AFRICAN AMERICAN, b. 1971

Mickalene Thomas is best known for her complex paintings made of rhinestones, acrylic, and enamel. Her work draws from Western art history, pop art and visual culture to examine ideas around femininity, beauty, race, sexuality, and gender. Thomas chooses to depict powerful women such as her mother, celebrities, and iconic art-historical figures.

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