Professor Emeritus

Biography

Faith Ringgold, began her artistic career more than 35 years ago as a painter. Today, she is best known for her painted story quilts -- art that combines painting, quilted fabric and storytelling. She has exhibited in major museums in the USA, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. She is in the permanent collection of many museums including the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art. Her first book, Tar Beach was a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, among numerous other honors. She has written and illustrated eleven children's books. She has received more than 75 awards, fellowships, citations and honors, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship for painting, two National Endowment for the Arts Awards and seventeen honorary doctorates, one of which is from her alma mater The City College of New York. Faith Ringgold is married to Burdette Ringgold and has two daughters, Michele and Barbara Wallace; and three granddaughters, Faith, Theodora and Martha. She is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California in San Diego, California. To see images on-line, go to: http://faithringgold.blogspot.com. http://www.faithringgold.com

Artwork Images

Faith Ringgold's "Die" from the "American People Series", #20.
Faith Ringgold's "Die" from the "American People Series", #20.
Faith Ringgold's "The Flag is Bleeding"
Faith Ringgold's "The Flag is Bleeding"
Faith Ringgold's "Coming to Jones Road Part 2" #2: "We Here Aunt Emmy Got Us Now"
Faith Ringgold's "Coming to Jones Road Part 2" #2: "We Here Aunt Emmy Got Us Now"
Faith Ringgold's "Jazz Stories Mama Can Sing Papa Can Blow" #8: "Don't Wanna Love You Like I Do"
Faith Ringgold's "Jazz Stories Mama Can Sing Papa Can Blow" #8: "Don't Wanna Love You Like I Do"
Faith Ringgold's "Counting to Tar Beach"
Faith Ringgold's "Counting to Tar Beach"