Metro artist Faith Ringgold is named one of five “icons” who have transformed the art world by national magazine

UPDATE:  Metro artist Faith Ringgold has been named winner of the 2017 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement by the prestigious College Art Association. Born in Harlem in 1930, the artist, feminist, activist, and educator works in a variety of media, including painting, quilts, sculpture, performance, and children’s books. She previously won the Distinguished Feminist Award from the CAA in 2011.

Artist Faith Ringgold is one of the top “five artists who have transformed the art world over the last 50 years” according to ARTnews, the oldest and most widely circulated art magazine in the world. Celebrated as a pioneering artist and activist, Ringgold rose to great renown, against the odds, in the 1960s and 1970s.

In the ARTnews interview, Ringgold recounts a realization made early in her career: “I can’t tell your story, I can only tell mine. I can’t be you, I can only be me.”

The powerful, honest and vibrant visual narratives that are now her trademark come through in her artwork, PEOPLE PORTRAITS: in CREATIVITY; PERFORMING; SPORTS and FASHION, featured at Metro’s Civic Center/Grand Park Station. Learn more about the artwork and hear an interview with the artist here.

One of 52 smalti (glass) mosaics located across four mezzanine walls at Civic Center/Grand Park Station.

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