Philadelphia, b.1943

Howardena Pindell

Born in Philadelphia in 1943, Howardena Pindell studied painting at Boston University and Yale University. After graduating, she accepted a job at the Museum of Modern Art, where she worked for 12 years (1967–1979), first as Exhibition Assistant, then as Assistant Curator in the Department of National and International Traveling Exhibitions, and finally as an Associate Curator and Acting Director in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books. In 1979, she began teaching at the State University of New York, Stony Brook where she is now a full professor. Throughout her career, Pindell has exhibited extensively. Notable solo exhibitions include: Spelman College (1971, Atlanta), A.I.R. Gallery (1973, 1983, New York), Just Above Midtown (1977, New York), Lerner-Heller Gallery (1980, 1981, New York), The Studio Museum in Harlem (1986, New York),...

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Biography

Born in Philadelphia in 1943, Howardena Pindell studied painting at Boston University and Yale University. After graduating, she accepted a job at the Museum of Modern Art, where she worked for 12 years (1967–1979), first as Exhibition Assistant, then as Assistant Curator in the Department of National and International Traveling Exhibitions, and finally as an Associate Curator and Acting Director in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books. In 1979, she began teaching at the State University of New York, Stony Brook where she is now a full professor. Throughout her career, Pindell has exhibited extensively. Notable solo exhibitions include: Spelman College (1971, Atlanta), A.I.R. Gallery (1973, 1983, New York), Just Above Midtown (1977, New York), Lerner-Heller Gallery (1980, 1981, New York), The Studio Museum in Harlem (1986, New York), the Wadsworth Atheneum (1989, Hartford), Cyrus Gallery (1989, New York), G.R. N’Namdi Gallery (1992, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2006, Chicago, Detroit, and New York), Garth Greenan Gallery, New York (2014, 2017), Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta (2015) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2018).

Pindell often employs lengthy, metaphorical processes of destruction/reconstruction. She cuts canvases in strips and sews them back together, building up surfaces in elaborate stages. She paints or draws on sheets of paper, punches out dots from the paper using a paper hole punch, drops the dots onto her canvas, and finally squeegees paint through the “stencil” left in the paper from which she had punched the dots. Almost invariably, her paintings are installed unstretched, held to the wall merely by the strength of a few finishing nails. The artist’s fascination with gridded, serialized imagery, along with surface texture appears throughout her oeuvre. Even in her later, more politically charged work, Pindell reverts to these thematic focuses in order to address social issues of homelessness, AIDs, war, genocide, sexism, xenophobia, and apartheid.

Howardena Pindell’s work has been featured in many landmark museum exhibitions, such as: Contemporary Black Artists in America (1971, Whitney Museum of American Art), Rooms (1976, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center), Another Generation (1979, The Studio Museum in Harlem), Afro-American Abstraction (1980, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center), The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s (1990, New Museum of Contemporary Art), and Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African-American Women Artists (1996, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta).

Most recently, Pindell’s work appeared in: Energy/Experimentation: Black Artists and Abstraction, 1964–1980 (2006, The Studio Museum in Harlem), High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967–1975 (2006, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro), WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution (2007, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles), Target Practice: Painting Under Attack, 1949–1978 (2009, Seattle Art Museum), Black in the Abstract: Part I, Epistrophy (2013, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston), and Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, (2015–2016, Museum Brandhorst; 2016, Museum Moderner Kunst) and We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–1985 (2017, the Brooklyn Museum, New York). Howardena Pindell was the subject of the 2018 retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago titled Howardena Pindell: What Remains to Be Seen, which traveled to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (2018) and the Rose Art Museum (2019).

Pindell’s work is in the permanent collections of major museums internationally, including: the Brooklyn Museum; the Corcoran Gallery of Art; the Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Studio Museum in Harlem; the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Whitney Museum of American Art; and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven.

Artworks

10

Autobiography: Fire (Suttee), 1986-1987

Related Categories

20th Century Art / Abstract Painting / Abstraction / African American / African American Art / American Art / Art of the 1980s / Atypical Forms and Shapes / Autobiographical Approach / Canvas / Collage / Contemporary American Art / Healing / Mixed Media Art / Mixed Media on Canvas / Mixed Media Painting / Painting / Philadelphia / Sewn/Woven Canvas / Social Issues / Traumatic Experience / United States / Women Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1967

    Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (1965 - 1967)

  • 1965

    Boston University (1961 - 1965)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Howardena Pindell: Autobiography, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, October 17–December 7

  • Howardena Pindell, Victoria Miro, London, June 5–July 27

  • 2018

    Howardena Pindell: Free, White and 21, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, August 25–December 23

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2021

    52 Women Artists: Revisiting a Feminist Milestone, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut

  • 2020

    A Picture Gallery of the Soul, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, September 12– December 12

  • “Awakened In You”: The Collection of Dr. Constance E. Clayton, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, February 20–July 12

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Education

  • 1967

    Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (1965 - 1967)

  • 1965

    Boston University (1961 - 1965)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Howardena Pindell: Autobiography, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, October 17–December 7

  • Howardena Pindell, Victoria Miro, London, June 5–July 27

  • 2018

    Howardena Pindell: Free, White and 21, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, August 25–December 23

  • Howardena Pindell, Document Gallery, Chicago, February 24–April 7

  • Howardena Pindell: What Remains to Be Seen, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, February 24–May 20, 2018; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, August 25–November 25, 2018; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, January 28–June 16, 2019 (2018 - 2019)

  • 2017

    Howardena Pindell: Recent Paintings, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, October 26–December 16

  • 2015

    Howardena Pindell, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, August 25–December 5

  • Howardena Pindell, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, September 11–October 29

  • 2014

    Howardena Pindell: Paintings, 1974–1980, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, April 10–May 17

  • 2013

    Howardena Pindell: Video Drawings, 1973–2007, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, March 15–April 16

  • 2009

    Howardena Pindell: Autobiography: Strips, Dots, and Video, 1974–2009, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, October 23–November 28

  • 2007

    Howardena Pindell: Hidden Histories, Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Baton Rouge, January 10–April 5

  • 2006

    Howardena Pindell: In My Lifetime, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, New York, June 3–August 31

  • 2004

    Howardena Pindell: Visual Afnities, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY, May 15–June 27

  • Howardena Pindell: Works on Paper, 1968–2004, Sragow Gallery, New York, April 3–June 5

  • 2003

    Howardena Pindell, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Detroit

  • 2002

    Howardena Pindell, Diggs Gallery, Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina

  • 2001

    Howardena Pindell: An Intimate Retrospective, Harriet Tubman Museum, Macon, Georgia, March 7–April 7

  • 2000

    Howardena Pindell: Recent Work, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago

  • Howardena Pindell: Collages, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2021

    52 Women Artists: Revisiting a Feminist Milestone, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut

  • 2020

    A Picture Gallery of the Soul, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, September 12– December 12

  • “Awakened In You”: The Collection of Dr. Constance E. Clayton, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, February 20–July 12

  • Women Artists at Yale, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, August 28, 2020–January 10, 2021 (2020 - 2021)

  • 2019

    Do You Keep Thinking There Must be Another Way, Mimosa House, London, February 15– April 27

  • The Body Electric, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, March 30–July 21

  • Cut: Abstraction in the United States from the 1970s to the Present, Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, June 1– August 25

  • The Art of Collage and Assemblage, Philadelphia Museum of Art, June 8–September 2

  • Less is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, June 26– September 22

  • NOMEN: American Women Artists from 1945 to Today, Phillips, New York, June 19–August 3

  • Painters Reply: Experimental Painting in the 1970s and Now, Lisson Gallery, New York, June 27–August 10

  • ACE: Art on Sports, Promise, and Selfhood, University Art Museum, University at Albany, June 28– December 7

  • Rosebud, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles, July 13–August 24

  • Painting/Sculpture, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, July 10–August 16

  • Please Recall to Me Everything You Have Thought Of, Morán Morán, Los Angeles, July 13–August 24

  • Wide World of Sports, Erica Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York, July 19–August 1

  • Rock My Soul, Victoria Miro, London, October 2–November 2

  • Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, January 15–April 14, 2019; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Michigan, September 13–December 8, 2019; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, January 17–April 12, 2020; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, May 9–August 2020; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, August 28–December 13, 2020 (2019 - 2020)

  • Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, September 29, 2019– January 5, 2020 (2019 - 2020)

  • Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power, MCA Chicago, October 26, 2019–January 26, 2020 (2019 - 2020)

  • With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art, 1972–1985, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 27, 2019–March 30, 2019; CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, June–December 2020; Perez Art Museum Miami, 2021 (2019 - 2021)

  • Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, November 22, 2019–January 2021 (2019 - 2021)

  • Afrocosmologies: American Reflections, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, October 19, 2019–January 20, 2021

  • 2018

    Varieties of Experience, Patchogue Arts Council Gallery, New York, January 13–February 25

  • Citizen: An American Lyric, St. John’s University Art Gallery, Queens, New York, January 15–March 14

  • Something to Say: The McNay Presents 100 Years of African American Art, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, February 8–May 6

  • A Page from My Intimate Journal (Part I), Gordon Robichaux, New York, February 11–April 8

  • Reclamation: Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia, March 3–September 2

  • Isness, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, March 15– April 21

  • Surface Work: Abstract Painting by Women, 1918–2018,

  • Victoria Miro, London, April 10–June 16

  • A Measure of Humanity, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, June 22–September 16

  • Histórias Afro-Atlânticas, Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, Brazil, June 28–October 21; Tomei Ohtake Institute, São Paulo, Brazil, June 28– October 21

  • Painting: Now and Forever, Part III, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, June 28–August 17

  • Radically Ordinary: Scenes from Black Life in America Since 1968, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio, July 14–December 23

  • Dialectics of Isolation: An Exhibition of Third World Women Artists of the United States, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, August 2–September 1

  • From Color and Form to Expression and Response: Abstract Art at University of Delaware, Mechanical Hall Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, September 5–December 7

  • We, The People, Central Slovakian Gallery, Banská Bystrica, September 18–November 3

  • On Protest, Art and Activism: Part II, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, October 1–December 19

  • Outliers and American Vanguard Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., January 28– May 13, 2018; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, June 24–October 30, 2018; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, November 18, 2018–March 18, 2019 (2018 – 2019)

  • Out of Easy Reach, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, April 27–August 4; Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, August 24–November 14, Gallery for Contemporary Art, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, January 7–February 28, 2019 (2018 – 2019)

  • Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, September 22, 2018–February 9, 2020 (2018 - 2020)

  • Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s: Works from the Sammlung Verbund Collection, Vienna, Brno House of Arts, Brno, Czech Republic, December 11, 2018–February 24, 2019; Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, July 18–December 1, 2019; International Center of Photography, New York, January–April 2020 (2018 - 2020)

  • 2017

    Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, January 28–May 7

  • Picturing Math: Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, January 31–May 1

  • Masterclass: A Survey of Work from the Twentieth Century, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, February 28–April 8

  • A Birthday Present as a Watch: Ketuta Alexi- Meskhishvili, Talia Chetrit, Ann Craven, Howardena Pindell, Thea Djordjadze and Hannah Weinberger, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, March 18–June 17

  • Painting on the Edge: A Historical Survey, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, June 8–July 29

  • 20/20: The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, July 22–December 31

  • Time as Landscape: Inquiries of Art and Science, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, September 28–December 31

  • Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art and Technology, 1968–85, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Phildelphia, October 8– December 8

  • We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85, Brooklyn Museum, New York, April 21– September 17, 2017; California African American Museum, Los Angeles, October 13, 2017–January 14, 2018; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Bufalo, February 17– May 27, 2018; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, June 26–September 30, 2018 (2017 - 2018)

  • Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, June 8– September 17, 2017; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., October 13, 2017–January 21, 2018; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, May 5–August 5, 2018 (2017 -2018)

  • An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940–2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, August 18, 2017–August 27, 2018 (2017 - 2018)

  • Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980, Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 13, 2017– January 14, 2018 (2017 - 2018)

  • Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, 1963– 1983, Tate Modern, London, July 12–October 22, 2017; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas,

  • February 3–April 23, 2018; Brooklyn Museum of Art, September 14, 2018– February 3, 2019; The Broad Museum, Los Angeles, March 23–September 1, 2019; de Young Museum,

  • San Francisco, November 9, 2019–March 8, 2020; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, April 26–July 19, 2020 (2017 - 2020)

  • 2016

    Blue and Black: African Rainbow, University of Delaware, Newark, February 10–May 15

  • Surface Area: Selections from the Permanent Collection, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, March 24–June 26

  • Hey You! Who Me?, 32 Edgewood Gallery, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, April 6–June 5

  • FORTY, MoMA P.S. 1, Queens, New York, June 19– August 29

  • Skins: Body as Matter and Process, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, June 23–July 29

  • Haptic, Alexander Gray Associates, New York, July 7– August 12

  • The African American Narrative, Maitland Art Center, Florida, July 15–September 4

  • Her Wherever, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, October 8 – November 13

  • Real / Radical / Psychological: The Collection on Display, Mildred Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, September 9, 2016–January 15, 2017 (2016 - 2017)

  • Reading the Image: Text in American Art Since 1969, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT, October 8, 2016–January 22, 2017 (2016 - 2017)

  • Art AIDS America, Alphawood Gallery, Chicago, December 1, 2016–April 2, 2017 (2016 - 2017)

  • Visual Art and the American Experience, National Museum of African American Art and Culture, Washington, D.C., September 24, 2016–2026

  • 2015

    Represent: 200 Years of African American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, January 10–April 5

  • New Acquisitions, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, February 11– June 7

  • Piece Work, 32 Edgewood Gallery, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, April 6–May

  • America Is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, May 1–September 27

  • Greater New York, MoMA P.S. 1, Queens, New York, October 11, 2015–March 7, 2016 (2015 - 2016)

  • Marks Made, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, October 17, 2015–January 24, 2016 (2015 - 2016)

  • Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, November 13, 2015– April 15, 2016; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, June 2–September 25, 2016 (2015 - 2016)

  • You Go Girl! Celebrating Women Artists, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York, December 5, 2015–April 3, 2016 (2015 - 2016)

  • 2014

    African American Artists and Abstraction, Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba, August 1–23

  • Art Expanded, 1958–1978, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 14, 2014–March 8, 2015 (2014 - 2015)

  • Variation: Conversations in and around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, August 24, 2014–March 22, 2015 (2014 - 2015)

  • Go Stand Next to The Mountain, Hales Gallery, London, November 28, 2014–January 24, 2015 (2014 - 2015)

  • 2013

    Black in the Abstract, Part I: Epistrophy, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, October 31, 2013–January 19, 2014 (2013 - 2014)

  • 2012

    Full Spectrum: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia Museum of Art, September 7– November 25

  • 2011

    Currents in Contemporary Art, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida, January 1–June 30

  • VideoStudio: Playback, The Studio Museum in Harlem, March 31–June 26

  • 2010

    The Chemistry of Color: African-American Artists in Philadelphia, 1970–1990, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, January 11–April 10

  • Collected: Refections on the Permanent Collection, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, April 1–June 27

  • Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 7, 2010–April 18, 2011 (2010 - 2011)

  • Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, College Park, September 16–October 29, 2010; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, September 16, 2010–June 26, 2011

  • 2009

    Paper: Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded, Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 11–June 22

  • Hidden Gems: Works on Paper, June Kelly Gallery, New York, July 9–31

  • 2008

    Strength in Numbers: Artists Respond to Confict, Sragow Gallery, New York, June 3–July 31

  • 2007

    For the Love of the Game: Race and Sport in African- American Art, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, June 1–November 30

  • WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, March 4–July 16, 2007; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, September 21–December 16, 2007; P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, New York, February 17–May 12, 2008; Vancouver Art Gallery, October 4, 2008–January 18, 2009 (2007 - 2009)

  • Lines, Grids, Stains, Words, Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 13–October 22, 2007; Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal, May 9–June 22, 2008; Museum Wiesbaden, Germany, September 28, 2008–January 1, 2009 (2007 - 2009)

  • Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image since 1970, Museum of Fine Art, Spelman College, Atlanta, September 14, 2007–May 28, 2008; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, October 18, 2008–January 4, 2009 (2007 - 2009)

  • 2006

    An Atlas of Drawings: Transforming Chronologies, Museum of Modern Art, New York, January 26–October 2

  • Driven to Abstraction: Contemporary Work by American Artists, New York State Museum, Albany, January 28–March 26

  • Energy/Experimentation: Black Artists and Abstraction, 1964–1980, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, April 5–July 2

  • High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967–1975, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, August 6–October 15, 2006; American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, DC, November 21, 2006–January 21, 2007; National Academy Museum, New York, February 13–April 22, 2007 (2006 - 2007)

  • 2005

    Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art since 1970, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, January 22– April 17

  • Bodies of Evidence: Contemporary Perspectives, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, July 1–September 25

  • 2004

    Something to Look Forward to, Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, March 26–June 27

  • Creating Their Own Image, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, The New School, New York, November 26, 2004–January 30, 2005 (2002 – 2004)

  • 2003

    Layers of Meaning: Collage and Abstraction in the Late 20th Century, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, February 8–April 27

  • Wish You Were Here, Too, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, June 24–July 19

  • Strange Days, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, September 20, 2003–July 4, 2004 (2003 - 2004)

  • 2002

    Outer and Inner Space: A Video Exhibition in Three Parts, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, January 18–August 18

  • Math-Art/Art-Math, Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida, February 22– March 30

  • In the Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, January 12– August 4, 2002; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, September 7–December 1, 2002; Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, January 4– April 6, 2003; International Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, May 15–July 27, 2003; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, August 30–November 9, 2003; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama, December 20, 2003–March 28, 2004 (2002 – 2004)

  • 2000

    An Exuberant Bounty: Prints and Drawings by African Americans, Philadelphia Museum of Art, February 5–April 16

  • Hidden Histories: African American Slavery and the Philippine Struggle for Independence after the War of 1898, Pro Arts, Oakland, California, March 8–April 15

Collections

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Bufalo

  • Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio

  • Baltimore Museum of Art

  • Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine

  • Brooklyn Museum

  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

  • Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

  • Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York

  • Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway

Bibliography

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Teaching

  • 1995

    Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (1995 - 1999)

  • 1979

    State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York (1979 - Present)