DINDGA McCANNON

Born in NYC (1947). Lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

 

Dindga McCannon grew up in Harlem and began her career studying under Harlem Renaissance artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Charles Alston, Richard Mayhew, and Al Loving at the Art Students League of New York and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. She went on to become a pillar of the influential African-American art collective Weusi, and later a co-founder (with Faith Ringgold) of Where We At, a groundbreaking collective affiliated with the Black Arts Movement. 

Combining painting, printmaking, sewing, and non-traditional materials – personal objects, photographs, and other ephemera – made McCannon an early influencer of found-object quilting. Her works focus on the stories of women — iconic public figures, unknown heroines, family, and friends who shape her vibrant universe. 

McCannon’s work is in the public collections of the National Gallery of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Phillips Collection, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and Michigan State University. Her work has featured  in major museum exhibitions, including Afro-Atlantic Histories at the National Gallery of Art, We Wanted A Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-1985 organized by the Brooklyn Museum; and Black Power at the National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tennessee.
 

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Press

Dindga McCannon – interview: 'Not having money never stopped me creating what I wanted'

By Veronica Simpson

Studio International

October 18, 2022

Frieze art fairs open to starry crowds and solid sales

By Melanie Gerlis 

Finanical Times 

October, 2022

Everything Worth Seeing At Frieze London

By Charolette Jansen

Vogue

October 12, 2022

In the studio with… Dindga McCannon

Apollo

October 6, 2022

10 Women Artists Shattering Expectations of Feminist Art

By Charlotte Jansen

Artsy

September 21, 2022

Painter Dindga McCannon Takes the Spotlight at Art Basel Miami Beach

By Alex Greenberger

ARTnews

December 1, 2021

Weaving the Threads of Applied and Contemporary Art

By Ginanne Brownell

NY Times

November 28, 2021

Whitewaller Miami 2021 is Your Guide to Miami Art Week

by Whitewaller

Whitewaller

November 26, 2021

All Together Now

By Adam Bradley

The New York Times

October 13, 2021

DINDGA MCCANNON IS ANYTHING BUT INVISIBLE

By Abigail Glasgow

CULTURED

October 7, 2021

A Muralist Discovers Beacon

By Alison Rooney

The Highlands Current

October 4, 2021

Dindga McCannon on 'Where We At' and the Women of the blues

By Osman Can Yerebakan

Artforum

September 29, 2021

On View: ‘Dindga McCannon: In Plain Sight’ at Fridman Gallery in New York City

By Victoria L. Valentine

Culture Type

September 21, 2021

18 MUST-SEE EXHIBITIONS TO VISIT THIS FALL

By Keyaira Boone

ESSENCE

September 10, 2021

The World Catches Up With Dindga McCannon

By Jillian Steinhauer

The New York Times

September 10, 2021

Dindga McCannon on Alison Stewart's "All of It"

By Alison Stewart

WNYC

September 9, 2021

In Conversation: Dindga McCannon and Lowery Sims

PHILLIPS

November, 2020

Disclosures: Dindga McCannon, or A Table of Their Own

WhiteHot Magazine

October 23, 2020

Oral History Project: Dindga McCannon by Philip Glahn

BOMB Magazine

August 3, 2020

 
 

Order the In Plain Sight Catalog

This catalog is published on the occasion of Dindga McCannon’s first major solo exhibition, featuring a survey of her paintings, prints and mixed media quilts from the 1970s to today.

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Dindga McCannon in conversation at ICA Boston 2021

Dindga McCannon speaks with Beverly Smith, and Barbara Smith at ICA Boston