DINDGA McCANNON

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

 

Born in New York City and raised in Harlem and the Bronx, Dindga came of age as an artist and young mother during the rise of feminist art in New York City and the civil rights movement across the nation. Dindga 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 of Where We At Black Women Artists, a noteworthy collective affiliated with the Black Arts Movement. Throughout Dindga’s career, she created space for her own artistic exploration while building a support network for generations of Black artists to follow.

McCannon's work is in the public collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Michigan State University, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, among others. Her work has been included in recent exhibitions We Wanted A Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-1985 organized by the Brooklyn Museum; Black Power at the National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN; and Phillips X Presents: Dindga McCannon.

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Press

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