A Conversation with Howardena Pindell
Howardena Pindell has explored the intersection of art and activism for more than five decades. Hear this artist, curator, and teacher present her work in conversation with Brittany Webb, Curator of the John Rhoden Collection. Pindell's prints are on view as part of Making Community: Prints from Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Brodsky Center at PAFA, and Paulson Fontaine Press.
About the Artist
Howardena Pindell (b. Philadelphia, 1943) has explored the intersection of art and activism for more than five decades. As an artist, curator, and teacher, she has challenged the staid traditions of the art world and asserted her place in its history, both as a woman and one of African descent. Trained as a painter at Boston University and Yale University, Pindell has used unconventional materials such as glitter, talcum powder, sewing thread, and perfume to expand the boundaries of the rigid tradition of painting practice. The work she has created since 1979, when a car accident left her with short-term amnesia, expands upon this experimental formal language to confront a wide range of subjects, from the personal and diaristic to the social and political.
Pindell's work has been featured in many landmark museum exhibitions and is in the permanent collection of major museums across the globe. The artist, who lives and works in New York City, is a Distinguished Professor at Stony Brook at the State University of New York, where she has taught since 1979. Pindell is represented by Garth Greenan Gallery.