Flag for the Moon, Die Nigger, 1969
This image appears in African American Art, plate 90.
painter, illustrator, author, educator
Ringgold was born in New York City in 1934. She studied at the City College of New York where she received her B.S. in 1955 and her M.F.A. in 1959. She is presently a Professor in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California in San Diego, CA. Her work today
inlcudes painted story quilts and children's sotry illustations.
During the Black Arts Movement, Rinngold used her art to protest racism and gender inequality. In 1971, she became a founding member of "Where We At" a black woman's artists' collective organized to lend visibility to African American visual art and to reconcile the exclusion of women artists from all-male collectives.
Spectrum Gallery, New York City, 1967
Harlem Cultural Council, 1970
Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Boston, 1971
"Where We At, Black Women Artists, 1971," Acts of Art Gallery, 1971
Rutgers University, 1973
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