Circulars art

Year: 2010

Medium: Rhinestones, acrylic and enamel on wood panel

Size: 84 x 96 in.

​On long-term loan from Dr. Robert B. Feldman.

I'm Not the Woman You Think I Am

Mickalene Thomas (African American, b.January 28, 1971)

Part of the Who We Are Now: Selections from the Dr. Robert B. Feldman Collection of Contemporary Art Exhibit

Thomas

Year: 2010

Medium: Rhinestones, acrylic and enamel on wood panel

Size: 84 x 96 in.

​On long-term loan from Dr. Robert B. Feldman.

About Mickalene Thomas

New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas is best known for her elaborate paintings composed of rhinestones, acrylic and enamel. Thomas introduces a complex vision of what it means to be a woman and expands common definitions of beauty. Her work stems from her long study of art history and the classical genres of portraiture, landscape, and still life.

Inspired by various sources that range from the 19th century Hudson River School To Édouard Manet, Henri Matisse and Romare Bearden, she continues to explore notions of beauty from a contemporary perspective infused with the more recent influences of popular culture and pop art.

She is represented by Lehmann Maupin in New York, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects and Galerie Nathalie Obadia in Paris.