Mickalene Thomas  (American, 1971) 

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Mickalene Thomas Biography
1971   Born in Camden, NJ
1998   Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia
1999   Yale Norfolk Summer of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT
1995 - 2000   BFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2001   Vermont Studios Center, Johnson, VT
2000 - 2002   MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
2002 - 2003   Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2013   30 Americans - Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
2012   Mickalene Thomas - ICA - Institute of Contemporary ArtBoston, Boston, MA
Mickalene Thomas - Lehmann Maupin, New York City, NY
Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe - Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, NY
Origin of the Universe - Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Origin of the Universe - Avisca Fine Art, Marietta, GA
2011   Mickalene Thomas - Lehmann Maupin, New York City, NY
Mama Bush: One of a Kind Two - Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2010   Put A Little Sugar In My Bowl - Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
On-site 3: Mickalene Thomas - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
2009   She's Come UnDone!, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2008   Girlfriends, Lovers, Still Lifes and Landscape, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Group Show, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden
As Others See Us: The Contemporary Portrait, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
Perverted by Theater, curated by Franklin Evans, Apexart, New York, NY
The Other Mainstream II: Selections from the Collection of Mikki and Stanley Weithorn, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
City Stage, New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
Black Is, Black Ain’t, Renaissance Society, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
What’s Love Got to Do With It?, Bloom Projects, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA (solo)
2007   Sweet SweetBack’s Baadasssss Song, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
Commemorating 30 Years 1976-2007 Part Three 1991-2007, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Distinctive Messenger, House of Campari, New York, NY
Sex in the City, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
Taking Aim, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
Some Kind of Portrait, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Flava, Wedge Curatorial Projects, Toronto, Canada
Prime Time, Caren Golden Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY
An Imitation of Love, Brawlin Spitfire Two, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Project Room) (solo)
My Love is a 187, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Inspired in New York, Echo Gallery, New York, NY
2006   Not An Ocean Between Us: Voices of Women From African and the African Diaspora”, Winston Salem State University. Winston Salem, NC
Lag Time Line Up, Mumbo Jumbo Gallery, New York, NY
Something About You..., Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
“Materiality”, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York
“Wild Girls”, Exit Art, New York
“The Pulse of New Brooklyn”, MoCADA Museum, Brooklyn, NY
“Armory Art Fair” with Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Pier 90, New York
“Do You Think I’m Disco”, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
“Brawling Spitfire”, Special Project, Dust Gallery, Las Vegas (solo)
2005   “Art Basel” with Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Miami, FL
“NeoVernacular”, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles
“Five Artists, Five Projects”, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York
“Maximum Flavor”, Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Greater New York 2005”, P.S.1/MoMA, Long Island City, NY
“African Queen”, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
Tete-a-Tete, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
Frequency, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2004   “Me, Myself and I”, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
“Glamour, Glory and Gold”, The Proposition Gallery, New York
“Seeds and Roots”, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
“It’s About Memory”, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003   “Beauty”, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York
“Pantone”, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York
“Because I’m Worth It”, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
“Hands on Hands Down”, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
2002   “Why Don’t We Do It In the Road”, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL
1999   Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Elizabeth Stockel Battel Gallery, Norfolk, CT
1997   “Brush”, The Yellow Door Gallery, New York
The Knitting Factory, New York
Downtown Community Television Center, New York