Mickalene Thomas - Artists - Leslie Sacks Gallery

Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971)

Solo Exhibitions
2017   Muse: Mickalene Thomas, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont,  
           CA; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH; Virginia Museum of Contemporary
           Art, Virginia Beach, VA; Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA Mentors,
           Muses and Celebrities, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta,
           GA; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
           Mickalene Thomas: Muse and Tête-à-Tête, Maryland Institute College
           of Art, Baltimore, MD Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on a Prime-Time Star,
           Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; Moody
           Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
2016    tête-à-tête, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
           Mentors, Muses and Celebrities, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO
           the desire of the other, Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong, China
           Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like a Lady?, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
           Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête, Aperture
           Foundation, New York, NY;
2015   Mickalene Thomas: I am your sister, Galerie Obadia, Brussels, Belgium
           Mickalene Thomas at Giverny, Jepson Center,
           Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA
2014    I was born to do great things, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL
           Femme au divan I, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
           Femme au divan II, Pavillon Bosio,
           École Supérieure d’Arts Plastiques, Monaco
           Tête de Femme, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
           Mickalene Thomas: Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman, George
           Eastman House, Rochester, NY
2013   Better Days, Absolut Vodka project, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2012   How to Organize a Room Around a Striking Piece of Art, Lehmann
           Maupin, New York, NY Origin of the Universe, Santa Monica Museum of
           Art, Santa Monica, CA; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
           Mickalene Thomas, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
2011    More Than Everything, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
            Mama Bush: One of a Kind Two, The Hara Museum of Contemporary
            Art, Tokyo, Japan
2010    Put A Little Sugar In My Bowl, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles
            Projects, Culver City, CA
2009    Something You Can Feel, La Conservera Contemporary Art Space,
            Ceuti, Spain
            She’s Come UnDone!, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
            Mickalene Thomas, Alumni Achievement Award Exhibition, Pratt
            Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2008    Girlfriends, Lovers, Still Lifes and Landscape, Rhona Hoffman Gallery,
            Chicago, IL
            What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Bloom Projects, Santa Barbara
            Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
2007    An Imitation of Love, Brawlin’ Spitfire Two, Susanne Vielmetter Los
            Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2006    Something About You…, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
            Brawlin’ Spitfire, Special Project, Dust Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Group Exhibitions
2018    Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene
            Thomas, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2017    You Are Here, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
            Reclamation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody
            Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA
            Figuring History, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
            Historias da Sexualidade, Museu de Arte de Säo Paulo, Säo Paulo,
            Brazil 2017 Canadian Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ontario,
            Canada About Face, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY
            Trigger: Gender As A Tool And A Weapon, New Museum,
            New York, NY
            Created by Light, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
            Sonic Rebellion: Music As Resistance, Museum of Contemporary Art
            Detroit, Detroit, MI The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of
            Happiness, The School, Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook, NY
            Gray Matters, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
            THE CARPET KARTELL, Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York, NY
            Woman With a Camera, Museum of Contemporary
            Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
            Part I: Figuration, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
            Third Space / Shifting Conversations About Contemporary Art,
            Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
            Sharp Tongued Figuration, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, New
            Brunswick, NJ Constructing Identity: Petrucci Family Foundation
            Collection of African-American Art, Portland Art Museum, Portland, ME
2016    The Color Line, Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France
            Shifting Coordinates, 21c Museum Hotel, Cincinnati, OH
            First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA, Institute of
            Contemporary Art, Boston, Boston MA
            SHE: International Women Artists Exhibition, Long Museum,
            Shanghai, China
            Fifty Years After: Gordon Parks, Carrie Mae Weems,
            Mickalene Thomas, LaToya Ruby Frazier, James Barron Art, Kent, CT
            Repossession, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
            Modern Heroics: 75 Years of African-American Expressionism, Newark
            Museum, Newark, NJ
            Declaration, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
            Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada
            On Paper: Picturing Painting, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
            Everybody is crazy, but me, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
            In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking from the
            Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, Museum
            of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
            Unsuspending Disbelief, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts,
            University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
            REMIX: Themes and Variations in African-American Art, Columbia
            Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
            30 Americans, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
            Be My Guest: The Art of Interiors, No Longer Empty, New York, NY
            A Decade of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Saint Louis
            Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
            HAUTE HIP-HOP, projects + gallery, St. Louis, MO
2015    30 Americans, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
            No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection,
            Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
            Self-Proliferation, Girls’ Club Collection, Fort Lauderdale, FL
            Pratt Institute Alumni Exhibition 2015, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
            US IS THEM, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
            A Room of One’s Own, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
            Speaking Back | Curated by Natasha Becker, Goodman Gallery, Cape
            Town, South Africa   Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze,
            Smithsonian  National  Portrait  Gallery,  Washington,  D.C. Pops Stars!
            Popular Culture and Contemporary Art, 21c Museum Hotel, Durham,
            NC ReSignifications: European Blackmoors, Africana Re-Stagings,
            Sala D’Arme; San Firenze in Palazzo Vecchio; the Medici Palazzo; Villa
            La Pietra, Florence, Italy
            Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA, Museum of the African
            Diaspora, San Francisco, CA
            As We See It: Selected Works from the Danny Simmons Collection,
            African American Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
            Future Seasons Past, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
            Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, a Selection of Works From the
            Collection of Christy and WIlliam C. Gautreaux, The Kemper Museum,
            Kansas City, MO
2014    Fusion: Art of the 21st Century, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,
            Richmond, VA
            History, Bill Hodges Gallery, New York, NY
            The Pathology of Glamour, William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, MO
            Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet, and Contemporary Art, Studio
            Museum Harlem, New York, NY
            Post Pop: East Meets West, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom
            Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke
            University, Durham, NC
            Beyond the Classical: Imagining the Ideal Across Time, National
            Academy Museum, New York, NY
            Burn with Desire: Glamour in Photography and Film, Ryerson Image
            Center, Toronto, Canada First International Contemporary Art Biennial,
            Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
            Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present, Leila Heller Gallery,
            New York, NY
            Bash II, Kleinert/James Gallery, Woodstock, NY
            GIRL, curated by Pharrel Williams, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
            Aftershock: The Impact of Radical Art, Edleman Arts, New York, NY
            Alijira at 30, Dream and Reality, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton,
            NJ Pop Departures, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
            L’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Monaco, Monaco
            Reflect, Cut, Construct, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia Univeristy,
            New York, NY
            Aspects of the Self: Portraits of Our Times, Center for the Arts at
            Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
            30 Americans, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
            Domestic Unrest, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, United Kingdom
            Shakti, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
2013    Show and Tell: Calder Jewelry and Mobile, Salon 94, New York, NY
            Seven Sisters, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Lunch with Olympia, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
            Amor Fati, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY
            Desire, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
            Paintings from the gallery collection, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan
            30 Americans, Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, TN; Milwaukee Art
            Museum, Milwaukee, WI
            Personal, Political, Mysterious, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
            Black Eye, Concept NV, New York, NY
            Body Language, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
            The Distaff Side, The Granary, Sharon, CT
            Du Bois in our time, University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMASS,
            Amherst, MA Expanding the Field of Painting, Institute of
            Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, MA Contemporary Magic: A Tarot
            Deck Art Project, Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL; Virginia Museum of
            Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA
            The Opera, Performa, New York, NY
            Exposing the Gaze: Gender and Sexuality in Art, The Nasher Museum
            of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
2012    Twisted Sisters, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
            Tête-à-tête, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
            Configured, Benrimon Contemporary, New York, NY
            Contemporary African Printmakers, Nazareth College Arts Center,
            Rochester, NY
            Look Now: Modern and Contemporary Work from Private Collections,
            Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
            Bending the Mirror, Canani Center Gallery at the Columbus College of
            Art and Design, Columbus, OH
            Room in My Head: Staging Psychological Spaces, Gutstein Gallery,
            SCAD, Savannah, GA
            Histories: The Sheldon Permanent Collection, Sheldon Museum of Art,
            Lincoln, NE
            28 Days, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto,
            Global Africa Project, Reginald Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD; High
            Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum,
            Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle, WA
            Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the
            Present, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA
            Bling, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY
            Blacks in Black and White, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
2011    Reframing the Feminine, Girl’s Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
            Body Gesture, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
            Who, What, Wear: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Studio
            Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
            The Bearden Project, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
            Beyond Bling: Voices of Hip-Hop in Art, The John and Mable Ringling
            Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
            MelodyMania, RH Gallery, New York, NY
            EAT ME!, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
            A Room of Her Own, Lu Magnus Gallery, New York, NY
            Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the
            Present, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, USC Fisher Museum of Art,
            Los Angeles, CA
            Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, Andy Warhol Museum,
            Pittsburgh, PA Building the Contemporary Collection: Five Years of
            Acquisitions, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
            The Way We Are Now: Selections from the 21st c. Collection,
            Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
            Safety in Numbers? Images of African American Identity and
            Community, Portland Art Museum, Portland, ME
            Be Alive: Selections from the Hara Museum Collection, Hara Museum,
            Tokyo, Japan
            30 Americans, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C. and the North
            Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
            Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960, Baltimore Museum of Art,
            Baltimore, MD
            The Truth is Not in the Mirror, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette
            University, Milwaukee, WI; University Galleries at Illinois State
            University, Normal, IL
            Surface Value, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
            Elizabeth Catlett: Call and Response, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY
            Pattern ID, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
2010    XX-XY/Gender Representation in Art, Orlando
            Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
            Now WHAT?, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
            Sharon Stone in Abuja, Location One, New York, NY
            4 Eccentrics, The Proposition, New York, NY
            Summer Surprises, Pennsylvania Academy of
            Fine Arts, Pennsylvania, PA
            Inspired, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, NY
            The Global Africa Project, The Museum of
            Arts and Design, New York, NY
            Americans Now, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
            Pattern ID, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH; Kemper
            Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
            Versus, Hous Projects, New York, NY
            Collected: Reflections on the Permanent Collection, The Studio
            Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
            Shrew’d: The Smart & Sassy Survey of American Women Artists,
            Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
            Posing Beauty, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Williams
            College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
            Searching for the Heart of Black Identity: Art and the Contemporary
            African American Experience, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft,
            Louisville, KY
            40, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
2009    Landscape Revisited, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
            Extended Family: Contemporary Connections, Brooklyn Museum,
            Brooklyn, NY Posing Beauty, New York University, Tisch School of the
            Arts, New York, NY The Female Gaze: Women Looking at Women,
            Cheim & Read, New York, NY
            Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, The
            International Center of Photography, New York, NY
            Creating Identity: Portraits Today, 21c Museum Hotel, Louisville, KY
            Big Apple, Galerie Nordine Zidoun, Paris, France
            Undercover: Performing and Transforming Black Female Identities, The
            Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
            The Glamour Project, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
2008     30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
            Group Show, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden
            21: Selections of Contemporary Art from the Brooklyn Museum,
            Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
            As Others See Us: The Contemporary Portrait, Brattleboro Museum
            and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
            The Other Mainstream II: Selections from the Collection of Mikki and
            Stanley Weithorn, Arizona State University Museum of Art, Tempe AZ
            Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection, Museum of
            Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
            Black Is, Black Ain’t, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
            City Stage New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
            Perverted by Theater, apexart, New York, NY
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 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
            Materiality, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
            Wild Girls, Exit Art, New York, NY
            The Pulse of New Brooklyn, MoCADA Museum, Brooklyn, NY
            Do You Think I’m Disco, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
2005    NeoVernacular, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
            Five Artists, Five Projects, Wertz Contemporary, Atlanta, GA
            Frequency, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
            Tête-à-Tête, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY Maximum
            Flavor, Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA Greater New York
2005,   MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY African Queen, 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, NY Seeds and
            Roots, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
            It’s About Memory, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003    Beauty, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
            Pantone, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY
            Because I’m Worth It, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
            Hands on Hands Down, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

Public Collections
21c Museum
The Akron Art Museum
Allentown Art Museum
The Art Institute of Chicago
Baltimore Museum of Art
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Brooklyn Museum
Carnegie Museum of Art
Detroit Institute of Arts
Everson Museum of Art
George Eastman House
Girls Club
The Guggenheim Museum
Hammer Museum
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University
High Museum of Art
Honolulu Museum of Art
The International Center of Photography
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester
Milwaukee Art Museum
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Montclair Art Museum
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Museum of Modern Art
Montclair Art Museum
Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
The Newark Museum
New York Public Library
North Carolina Museum of Art
Norton Museum of Art
NSU Art Museum
Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art
Pizzuti Collection
Portland Art Museum
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
The Rubell Family Collection
Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The Seattle Museum of Art
Sender Collection
Sheldon Museum of Art
The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
The Studio Museum of Harlem
Taschen Collection
Telfair Museums
The Mikki and Stanley Weithorn Collection
Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
West Collection
Westermoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA
Whitney Museum of American Art
Worcester Art Museum
Yale University

2015    Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
2013    Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
            Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, ME
2011    The Versailles Foundation Munn Artists Program, Giverny, France
2010    Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO
            Durham Press, Durham, PA
2003    Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2001    Vermont Studios Center, Johnson, VT
1999    Yale Norfolk Summer of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT

Honors and Distinction
2015   USA Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz Fellow
           MoAD: Distinguished Contemporary Artist Award, San Francisco, CA
           MoMA PS1 Honoree, New York, NY
           AICA-USA Award: Best Show in a Commercial Space Nationally,
           Kavi Gupta, Chicago
           MoCADA: Artistic Advocacy Award, Brooklyn, NY
           BOMB Magazine: 34th Anniversary Honoree, New York, NY
2013    Anonymous Was A Woman Award
2012    Asher B. Duran Award, Brooklyn Museum of Art
2010    Timerhi Award for Leadership in the Arts
2009    Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
            Pratt Institute Alumni Achievement Award
2007    Rema Hort Mann Grant
2002    Barry Cohen Scholarship, Yale University
2001    Paul Harper Fellowship, Yale University
2000    Presidential Merit Scholarship, Yale University
1999    Elizabeth Stokel Battell Fellowship, Yale University