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  • Malcolm X #3 stele by Chase-Riboud, Polished bronze, rayon, and cotton

    Barbara Chase-Riboud

      For more than four decades, Barbara Chase-Riboud (BFA'57) has integrated mediums and materials in uniquely expressive ways to create a remarkable body of literary and visual arts. This fall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents the first comprehensive survey of her iconic Malcolm X steles. With related sculptures and drawings, the exhibition brings together more than forty works from the United States and Europe in the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in more than ten years.

      Chase-Riboud’s sculptures dedicated to Malcolm X have been likened to contemporary interpretations of the steles erected in various parts of the ancient world to commemorate important people and events. Cast from cut and folded sheets of wax, the sculptures combine bronze, manipulated into undulating folds and crevices, with knotted and braided silk and wool fiber. This expressive melding of forms and materials is evident in the Museum’s own Malcolm X #3 (1969), which matches the golden hue of polished bronze with cascades of glossy silk thread—a combination that conveys a subtle tension and unity among opposites.

      Born in Philadelphia and educated at the Philadelphia High School for Girls, Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, and the Yale University School of Design and Architecture, Chase-Riboud has lived in Paris since 1961. She is an internationally acclaimed visual artist whose widely exhibited work has been seen in solo exhibitions at the Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and in major arts festivals, including Documenta VI. Her towering public sculpture Africa Rising (1998) stands in the African Burial Ground National Monument in Lower Manhattan. Chase Riboud is also an award-winning poet and writer, known for her books of poetry From Memphis and Peking (1974) and Portrait of a Nude Woman as Cleopatra (1988) and the historical novels Sally Hemings (1979), Echo of Lions (1989), and Hottentot Venus (2003). In 1996, she was knighted as Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

      Excerpted from the Philadelphia Museum of Art News Release

  • painting of face with collage

    Trenton Doyle Hancock

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    • Trenton has had exhibitions at major galleries and museums throughout the world. Recent exhibitions have included A Better Promise, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA,,2010 Trenton Doyle Hancock, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX,2009, FEAR, James Cohan Gallery, New York, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy, Institute for Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

      He is the recipient of the Greenfield Prize at the Hermitage Artist retreat, Sarasota, Florida,2013 the Joyce Alexander Wein Award, Studio Museum of Harlem,2007, S.J. Wallace Truman Fund Prize in the 181st Annual Exhibition, National Academy Museum, New York, NY,2006, Penny McCall Foundation Award,2004, Artadia Foundation Award, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Grant Recipient and the Skowhegan Camille Hanks Cosby fellowship for African-American Artists, Skowhegan, MA

      His  work is in the collection of numerous museums including Museum of Modern Art, New York, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Fort Worth, Texas, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California among others.

  • Jennifer Packer Ottoman Oilcanvas

    Jen Packer

      Jen, BFA 2007, received her MFA from Yale in 2012. She was included in a group exhibition at Fredericks and Freiser, New York, NY, summer, 2012. and is currently  in the exhibition, ForeNov 11, 2012 Mar 10, 2013 at the Studio Museum of Harlem, New York.

      Fore presents twenty-nine emerging artists of African descent who live and work across the United States. Born between 1971 and 1987, the artists in Fore work in diverse media, often blending artistic practices in new and innovative ways.

      Fore is the fourth in a series of emerging artist exhibitions presented by the Studio Museum, following Freestyle (2001), Frequency (2005–06) and Flow (2008). This exhibition traces the development of artistic ideas since Flow, taking into account social, political and cultural conditions in the United States.

      Jen is an artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum of Harlem, 2012. She is the recipient of The Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Traveling Fellowships,Yale University,  and the Gamblin Paint Prize, Yale University