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Notable collectors include Blake Byrne, Swizz Beats, Alicia Keys, Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Carmelo Anthony, Peter Berg, and Reginald Lewis. Lagarrigue is represented by Galerie Olivier Waltman (Paris, Miami) and Dolby Chadwick (San Francisco). 

Jerome Lagarrigue

Portrait of a Young Man

2020

Oil on linen

40" h x 30" w

 

"Music is my gravity. I started out as a visual artist, but my dad collected records. Music was a natural presence in my life. It was the soundtrack to whatever I was drawing or painting."

Blitz Bazwule in an interview with Sheila Orfano for TEDFellows, February 2017.

Blitz Bazawule

A MOMENT IN TIME / Café

2020

Acrylic on canvas

30"h x 40"w

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"For me, everything is art. Literature is art, music is art, even culinary skills are art. I’m one of those artists who doesn’t see the need for clear barriers between art forms... Culture is a continuous strand."

Blitz Bazwule in an interview with Sheila Orfano for TEDFellows, February 2017.

Blitz Bazawule

A MOMENT IN TIME / Laundromat

2020

Acrylic on canvas

30"h x 40"w

 

Throughout his career, Montoya painted murals, still lifes, portraits and street scenes of Mexico and its inhabitants. His work has been shown throughout Mexico and the southern United States, and an anthology of his work was organized by the Diego Rivera Mural Museum in 1997. 

Gustavo Montoya

Niño y Niña de blanco

c. 1950s

Oil on canvas

20"h x 18"w

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 After completing her Bachelors in Painting from the National College of Arts, in 2014, Bokhari taught there for two years. She continued her studio practice alongside, and has exhibited her work in galleries in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore.

Sanié Bokhari

Alt-East

2020

Graphite & oil stick on canvas

72" h x 48" w

Bokhari received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2018. 

Sanié Bokhari

Prelude

2020

Acrylic on canvas

48"h x 36"w

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Pursuing a master’s degree at RISD allowed Bokhari's paintings to open up and express themselves as more direct representations of feminist agency. She began questioning the traditions she had left behind, but also appreciating, and understanding them from afar. 

Sanié Bokhari

Nominal Nabob

2019

Watercolor & tea wash on Vasli paper

14" h x 11" w

Bokhari recognizes two defining aspects of her life: an appreciation of artistic expression and of the nature of power structures such as patriarchy. Memories and interactions from her native Pakistan result in ambiguous visuals, reflecting a fear of censorship.

Sanié Bokhari

Tool Box

2019

Watercolor & tea wash on Vasli paper

14"h x 11"w

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"If I could contribute with not only my own personal work but through creating forums that can work towards gaining independence from forces of orthodoxy, I would look to achieve that by contextualising my work within the larger discourse of contemporary art to continue my personal and professional growth as a person and an artist."

Sanié Bokhari in an interview with Santunu Borah for The Indian Curator, November 2019. 

Sanié Bokhari

Clairvoyant

2019

Watercolor & tea wash on Vasli paper

14" h x 11" w

Debra Cartwright received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Virginia in 2010, and is currently pursuing her MFA in painting at Rutgers University. Collections include Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC.   

Debra Cartwright

Lindsay's Been in Bed-Stuy

2019

Oil on canvas

48" h x 60" w

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Born in Mumbai and raised in Singapore, Ramakrishnan traveled to the United States to complete her BFA in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her artworks have been exhibited at the Rubin Museum, Field Projects, Gateway Project Spaces, the Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts, and more. 

Sahana Ramakrishnan

Bearskin

2020

Ferric chloride, sumi ink, gold leaf, rhinestones, and oil pastel on paper

30" h x 22" w

 

"I seek out narratives, symbols and archetypes from Asian, African and European myth and contemporary ritual, but when they appear in my work they are chopped and skewed. Mythical references are a framework for me to address questions about human-animal relationships, and the versatility of the female figure."

Sahana Ramakrishnan

Groping in the Dark

2020

Tempera, sumi ink, color pencils, and rhinestones on paper

22" h x 30" w

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"My pieces sit somewhere between collage, scroll drawing and tapestry, and I develop them with the intention that they exist in flux between different cultures, geographies and histories.. Mutation, fusion and hybridity are important to me, both in the formal aspects of how the surface and object of the drawings function, and in the narratives they depict." 

Sahana Ramakrishnan

Austintipede

2019

Ferric chloride, acrylic, sumi ink, asphaltum, rope, rhinestones, glass beads, gold leaf, and color pencil on paper

57" h x 57" w

"Cantilevered is an architectural term where a building is anchored at one end and balancing a structure that extends out horizontally. The structure then becomes a metaphor for our lives. With some of the works in this series the shapes appear to be teetering and falling off the structural plinth. Mimicking the idea of letting go or prioritizing in hopes of gaining some normalcy or balance during these anxiety driven times."

Nanette Carter 

Cantilevered #13

2014

Oils on Mylar

60" h x 83" w

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"On one picture plane different textural surfaces, forms and colors might reside in harmony or in discord. I employ painting, printing, drawing and collage. My substrate has been frosted Mylar for over 25 years, hoping to achieve the maximum luminosity, density and transparency. The catalysts, for over four decades, have been the drama of nature in tandem with the drama of human nature."

Nanette Carter

Cantilevered #47 (Teetering)

2019

Oils on Mylar

15" h x 19" w

Nanette Carter received an MFA from the Pratt Institute of Art in 1978, where she currently serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor. Public collections include The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Perez Museum in Miami, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, among many others. 

Nanette Carter

The Weight #20

2018

Oils on Mylar

12.25" h x 21.5" w

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Deceus received a B.A. in sociology from Long Island University in 1992.

Public collections include Xavier University, New Orleans, LA and the Schomburg Center at the New York Public Library, among others. 

Francks Deceus

Mumbo Mumbo #3

2020

Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas

60" h x 48" w

 

Deceus studied printmaking at the venerated Bob Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, and in June of 2007, he completed a month-long printmaking residency in Gentilly, France. He received the Samella Lewis Award for Painting in the Hampton University Museum’s juried exhibition, “New Power Generation 2008.”

Francks Deceus

BKNY Mumbo Jumbo #5

2020

Acrylic on canvas

20" h x 16" w

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Stylistically, Deceus incorporates many of the influences and aesthetic forms of artists like Norman Lewis and Howard dena Pindell, and reverberates some of the artistic strains of his native Haiti. His modernist style combines figurative, abstract, and layered elements and relies heavily on a simplification of form and function. His work is characterized by a semiotic economy, minimalist use of imagery, and a deliberately limited palette range within series of work.

Francks Deceus

Mumbo #8

2020

Acrylic and collage on paper

22" h x 19" w

 

Born and raised in Suriname, Jungerman is a descendant of the Surinamese Maroons who escaped enslavement on Dutch plantations to establish self-governed communities in the Surinamese rain forest. Within their rich culture, many West-African influences are preserved including the prominent use of abstract geometrical patterns. 

Remy Jungerman

Pimba AGIDA III

2020

Cotton textile, kaolin (pimba) on wood panel (plywood)

36" h x 36" w

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Placing fragments of Maroon textiles, as well other materials found in the African diaspora such as the kaolin clay used in many African religious traditions or the nails featured in West African Nkisi Nkondi power sculpture, in direct contact with materials and imagery drawn from more “established” art traditions, Jungerman presents a peripheral vision that can enrich and inform our perspective on art history.

Remy Jungerman

Pimba AGIDA II

2020

Cotton textile, daolin (pimba) on wood panel (MDF)

24" h x 24" w

 

Jonathan Podwil (1966, Philadelphia) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Jonathan Podwil

CK IV

2019

Oil on Linen

18" h x 48" w

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Young's pieces can be found at the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, Florida; Bass Museum in Miami, Florida; the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington D.C.; the High Museum in Atlanta, Georgia; the Smithsoniana American Art Museum in Washington D.C., and the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Purvis Young

Untitled 

c. 1990s

Oil on fabric

44"h x 22"w

“I paint from reality. I paint the problems of the world. And something I get into myself and cry. I’m the artist. It’s not up to me to solve the world’s problems.”

Purvis Young

Rejoice I

c. 1990s

Paint on paper

19"h x 23.5"w

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"To paraphrase Saidiya Hartman, we are living in a future created by colonial violence and slavery. She writes, “myth is the threshold of history.” My work is not about colonialism, violence or slavery in content or image, but I am keenly aware of the physiological effects of these histories and their mythologies in our present lives."

Ambrose

the violet center

2020

Oil, acrylic, paper and various textiles

48"h x 36"w

"My process is an exploration of our bodies and land as sites of historical memory, mystical and imaginative potential. The act of making through collage becomes a process to re-member myself, my body, and my connection to land, re-membering that which has been dismembered across generations.

Ambrose

violeta

2020

Oil, acrylic, wool and various textiles

87"h x 36"w

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"Because I was raised without a strong Cuban influence, much of my artistic career has been fixed on trying to reclaim my heritage. An important element of my work is taking accountability for the unknown, what my limited experience as an American-born Cuban leaves to be desired."

Amy Bravo in an interview with Kate Mothes for youngspace, May 2019. 

Amy Bravo

Bohio After Midnight

2020

Acrylic, and found object on unstretched canvas

58"h x 72"w

 

"In a sense I am trying to create my own island in the vague outline of Cuba, using what I know about what I am supposed to be, and substituting in the rest. I paint the Cuba I see in my head, in dreams, where space doesn’t make sense; the people are both known and unknown, the culture beautiful and confusing."

Amy Bravo in an interview with Kate Mothes for youngspace, May 2019. 

Amy Bravo

In Yr Bones

2018

Acrylic, oil pastel and graphite on unstretched canvas

72"h x 100"w

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Simpson's works have been exhibited at and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Haus der Kunst; Munich amongst others. 

Lorna Simpson

III (Three Wishbones)

1994

Wooden box with bronze, ceramic and rubber

13.5"h x 5.5"w x 2"d

 

Suzanne Jackson

Untitled (1)

c. late 1960s

Ink, gouache on paper

23.5"h x 15.5"w

Suzanne Jackson's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, including the Studio Museum in Harlem and the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. A major retrospective of her work, Suzanne Jackson: Five Decades, was organized by Telfair Museums in 2019.  

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Jackson founded and managed Gallery32 in Los Angeles from 1968 to 1970, where she exhibited work by notable artists such as David Hammons, Emory Davis, John Outterbridge, and Senga Nengudi, among others.

Suzanne Jackson

Untitled (3)

c. late 1960s

Ink, gouache on paper

19"h x 12"w

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Untitled (4)

c. 1960s

Acrylic and metallic paint on paper

22"h x 17"w

Recalling the artistic community at Gallery32, Jackson stated, “In my generation we all worked together... We were all trying to support one another just to keep us going. There was nobody else who was going to do something, so we had to do it ourselves."

Suzanne Jackson in an interview with Shantay Robinson for Black Art in America, June 2019. 

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Jackson holds a BA in painting from San Francisco State University (1966) and an MFA in Drama from the Yale School of Art (1990). 

Jackson held numerous teaching positions over the course of her career, including a professorship at the Savannah College of Art and Design for over 20 years. 

Suzanne Jackson

Untitled (6)

c. 1960s

Ink, crayon, graphite on paper

25.5"h x 16"w

Over the course of his career,  Gardère had solo shows at Le Centre d’Art in Haiti, the Figge Art Museum, the Jersey City Museum and Skoto
Gallery, among others, and exhibited in numerous group shows in the US and Haiti.

Paul Gardère

Sinister Trio

2008

Acrylic on wood; plexiglas, ink, watercolor, colored pencil, collage, iris print on paper

52"h x 46"w 

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Gardère's mixed media works reside in the permanent collections of The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Schomburg Center for Research in
Black Culture in NY, The Figge Museum, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, among others.

Paul Gardère

Lost in Paris

1998

Acrylic, watercolor, collage, plexiglass, and mixed media on wood

50"h x 71"w x 5.5"d

Stan Squirewell received an MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting in 2007, where he studied with the late, Grace Hartigan.

 

Squirewell is the first winner of the Rush Philanthropic and Bombay Sapphire Artisan series.

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Courtney

2020

Mixed media collage with carved Shou Sugi Ban frame

22"h x 19"w 

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Squirewell was born and raised in Washington, DC and currently lives and works in New York, NY. 

 

Notable collections include the Reginald Lewis Museum, the Robert Steele Collection and the Smithsonian for the African American Museum.

Stan Squirewell

American Negro

2020

Mixed media collage with carved Shou Sugi Ban frame

12.5"h x 9.5"w