Mickalene Thomas | the artist
The artist Mickalene Thomas
Born 1971, Camden, NJ, USA.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, .
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Known for her elaborate paintings adorned with rhinestones, enamel and colorful acrylics. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute in 2000, and her MFA from Yale University in 2002 and currently lives and works in New York.
Inspired by images of iconic African American women, emblems of the black power movement, and her mothers photographs from the 1970s, Mickalene Thomas creates monumental pictures that explore and challenge the representation and objectification of women, and black women in particular…
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