Mickalene THOMAS

"I love the fact that these artworks will be on boards that are accessible, whether it's for people that will place it as an artwork on a wall, or other people that will just ride it."

Mickalene THOMAS

"I love the fact that these artworks will be on boards that are accessible, whether it's for people that will place it as an artwork on a wall, or other people that will just ride it."

THE SKATEROOM presents Mickalene THOMAS

Mickalene Thomas is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist whose work has yielded instantly recognizable and widely celebrated aesthetic languages within contemporary visual culture. She is known for her elaborate portraits of Black women composed of rhinestones, acrylic, and enamel. Not only do her masterful mixed-media paintings, photographs, films and installations command space, they occupy eloquently while dissecting the intersecting complexities of black and female identity within the Western canon.

Outside of her core practice, Thomas is a Tony Award nominated co-producer, curator, educator, and mentor to many emerging artists. Apart from her own monumental solo shows, she simultaneously curates exhibitions at galleries and museums and collaborates with corporations and luxury brands. In 2023, she became the first Black femme artist to have a scholarship in her name at the Yale School of Art.

mickalene thomas skate art editions by the skateroom
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In Conversation with Mickalene Thomas