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This image depicts an artwork by Mickalene Thomas titled "I'm Not the Woman You Think I Am." This artwork was created in 2010 and measures 84" x 96" [HxW] (213.36 x 243.84 cm). Its medium is Rhinestones, acrylic and enamel on wood panel.
Mickalene Thomas
"I'm Not the Woman You Think I Am," 2010
This image depicts an artwork by Mickalene Thomas titled "Portrait of Qusuquzah #4." This artwork was created in 2011 and measures 60" x 48" x 2" [HxWxD] (152.4 x 121.92 x 5.08 cm). Its medium is Rhinestones, acrylic and enamel on wood panel.
Mickalene Thomas
"Portrait of Qusuquzah #4," 2011
This image depicts an artwork by Mickalene Thomas titled "Do What Makes You Satisfied." This artwork was created in 2006 and measures 72" x 48" [HxW] (182.88 x 121.92 cm). Its medium is Rhinestones, acrylic and enamel on wood.
Mickalene Thomas
"Do What Makes You Satisfied," 2006
This image depicts an artwork by Mickalene Thomas titled "Portrait of Wrestler #1(Brawlin' Spitfire Two)." This artwork was created in 2007 and measures 24" x 20". Its medium is Rhinestones, acrylic, enamel on panel.
Mickalene Thomas
"Portrait of Wrestler #1(Brawlin' Spitfire Two)," 2007
Mickalene Thomas "Portrait of Qusuquzah #6," 2015
Mickalene Thomas
"Portrait of Qusuquzah #6," 2015
This image depicts an artwork by Mickalene Thomas titled "Love's Been Good To Me #1." This artwork was created in 2010 and measures 96" x 72" [HxW] (243.84 x 182.88 cm). Its medium is Rhinestones, acrylic and enamel on wood panel.
Mickalene Thomas
"Love's Been Good To Me #1", 2010
This image depicts an artwork by Mickalene Thomas titled "You're Gonna Give Me the Love I Need." This artwork was created in 2010 and measures 96" x 144"  [HxW] (243.84 x 365.76 cm). Its medium is Rhinestones, acrylic and enamel on wood panel.
Mickalene Thomas
"You're Gonna Give Me the Love I Need", 2010
Installation view of "Mickalene Thomas: Put a Lil Sugar In My Bowl," 2010 at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
Installation view of "Mickalene Thomas: Put a Lil Sugar In My Bowl," 2010 at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
This image depicts an artwork by Mickalene Thomas titled "I Learned the Hard Way." This artwork was created in 2010 and measures 120" x 96" [HxW] (304.8 x 243.84 cm). Its medium is Rhinestones, acrylic and enamel on wood panel.
Mickalene Thomas
"I Learned the Hard Way", 2010
Mickalene Thomas, She Ain't A Child No More, 2010, Rhinestones, acrylic and enamel on wood panel, 84" x 96"
Mickalene Thomas
"She Ain't A Child No More," 2010
Mickalene Thomas, I'll Still Be True, 2010, Rhinestones, acrylic and enamel on wood panel, 72" x 72"
Mickalene Thomas
"I'll Still Be True," 2010
Mickalene Thomas, Portrait of Qusuquzah #3, 2010, Rhinestones, acrylic and enamel on wood panel, 60" x 48"
Mickalene Thomas
"Portrait of Qusuquzah #3," 2010
Mickalene Thomas, Portrait of Lady Blue #2, 2010, Rhinestones, acrylic and enamel on wood panel, 48" x 36"
Mickalene Thomas
"Portrait of Lady Blue #2," 2010
Mickalene Thomas, Untitled, 2008, Rhinestones, Acrylic and Enamel on Panel, 72" x 46"
Mickalene Thomas
"Untitled," 2008
Born in Camden, New Jersey
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
MFA Painting, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
BFA Painting, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia

Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

"All About Love," The Broad, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming); Traveling to The Hayward Gallery, London, UK (2025) (forthcoming)
“Je t’adore," Yancey Richardson, New York, NY
"Mickalene Thomas: Avec Monet," Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris, France
"Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires," Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
"Beyond The Pleasure Principle," Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
"Mickalene Thomas: A Moment's Pleasure," Baltimore Museum of Art, MD
"Better Nights," The Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL
"Jet: beautés du mois," Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
"Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires," Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA (Link)
"MUSE: Mickalene Thomas Photographs," Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington (Link)
“Mickalene Thomas: I Can’t See You Without Me,” Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
"Waiting on a Prime-Time Star," Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University, Houston, TX (Link)
"Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities," Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (Link)
"Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on Prime-Time Star," Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
“Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like a Lady?” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (Link)
“Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête,” Aperture, New York, NY; travelled to Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD; Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA (2017); Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA (2017); Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA (2018) (Link)
“the desire of the other,” Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
“Mickalene Thomas: Mentors: Muses, & Celebrities,” Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO
“Mickalene Thomas: MUSE,” Rivington Place, London, UK
“I am your sister,” Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels, Belgium
"I Was Born to do Great Things," Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Femme au Divan I," Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
Femme au Divan II, l'Ecole des Beaux Art, Monaco
Tete de Femme, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
"Mickalene Thomas: Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman", George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
"faux real - Lobby installation by Mickalene Thomas," Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
"Origin of the Universe" Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA and The Brooklyn Museum, New York
Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
Mickalene Thomas, Fotene Demoulas Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Mickalene Thomas-Mama Bush: One of a Kind Two Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
"More Than Everything",Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
Put A Little Sugar In My Bowl, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
Something you can feel, <a href="" target="_blank">La Conservera: Centro de arte Contemporaneo</a>, Murcia, Spain
"Shes Come UnDone!, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
"Girlfriends, Lovers, Still Lifes and Landscape, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Whats Love Got To Do With It?, Bloom Projects, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA
"The Unseen, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
"An Imitation of Love, Brawlin Spitfire Two, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Project Space)
"Something About You... Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Brawlin Spitfire, Special Project, Dust Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Selected Group Exhibitions

"Singular Views: 25 Artists," Rubell Museum, Washington D.C.
"Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage ," Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN
"Resting Our Eyes," ICA San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
"Positive Fragmentation," Organized By The National Museum Of Women In The Arts, On View At The American University Museum At The Katzen Arts Center, Washington, USA
“Young, Gifted and Black: The Lumpkin-Boccuzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art,” Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Davis, CA
"Women Painting Women," The Modern, Fort Worth, TX
"Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem," Traveling from Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA, to Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
"Plural Possilbities & the Female Body," Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
"Underexposed: Women Photographers from the Collection," High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
"Now Is The Time: Recent Acquisitions to the Contemporary Collection," The Baltimore Museum of Art, MD
"Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem," Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
"Portraits, from the 17th to the 21st century," Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels, Belgium
"Looking Forward," Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
"On the Frontline of Contemporary Art: from the Taguchi Art Collection," Shimonoseki Art Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan
"Never Done 100 years of Women in Politics And Beyond," Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
"Better Nights," curated by Mickalene Thomas, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL
"Orlando," Aperture, New York, NY
"Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection," International Center of Photography, New York, NY
"She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York," Gracie Mansion, New York, NY
"Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today," The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
“Black Blooded,” Curated by Jessical Gaynelle Moss, New Gallery of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC
“Cast of Characters,” Bureau of General Services—Queer Division and The LGBT Community Center, New York, NY
“Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas,” Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA (Link)
"Exposition D'été," Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels, Belgium
“Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance,” Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
“Body of Work,” Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
“Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon,” New Museum, New York, NY (Link)
“The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness,” The School, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
“Man Alive,” curated by Wendy White, Maruani Mercier, Brussels, Belgium
“Victors For Art: Michigan’s Alumni Collectors, Part I: Figuration,” University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
“Gray Matters,” Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
“Power,” Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, CA
“tête-à-tête,” curated by Mickalene Thomas, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
"Future Seasons Past," Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
"Resignifications," Museo Stefano Bardini, Florence, Italy
"A Room of Ones Own," Yancey Richardson, New York, NY
Celebrity, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
30 Americans, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
"Bash: An Exhibition in Two Parts," curated by Daniel Mason, MaxArt, Woodstock, NY
"Post Pop: East Meets West," Saatchi Gallery, London
"Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting," Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
"Beyond the Classical: Imagining the Ideal Across Time," The National Academy Museum, New York
"Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet, and Contemporary Art," Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY
"Reflect, Cut, Construct," Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, New York, NY
"Aljira at 30: Dreams and Reality," New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Aspects of the Self: Portraits of our Times, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Aftershock: The Impact of Radical Art, Edleman Arts, New York, NY
Pop Departures, Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, WA
Domestic Unrest, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, England
First International Contemporary Art Biennial, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Shakti, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
"Glyphs: Acts of Inscription" Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College Claremont, CA
"Du Bois in Our Time," University Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
"Body Language," The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Art Basel, Lehmann Maupin, Basel, Switzerland
Expanding the Field of Painting, ICA Boston, Boston, MA
Decopolis: The Talent of Others, The Proposition, New York, NY, curated by Mickalene Thomas
Configured, Benrimon Contemporary, New York, NY
tête-à-tête, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
Nailed, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA
American Dream, DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt, Germany
Americans Now, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Converging Voices/Transforming Dialogue:Selections from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection, University Museum of Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
A Room of Her Own, Lu Magnus Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, Pittsburgh, PA
Posing Beauty Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, and University of Southern Californias Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Beyond Bling, Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL
Building the Contemporary Collection:Five Years of Acquisitions, Nasher Museum of at, Durham, NC
Images from a Floating World: 18th Century Japanese Erotic Prints and the Echo in Modern Contemporary Art, Friedricks Freiser Gallery, New York, NY
The Truth is Not in the Mirror, Haggerty Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee, IL
Surface Value, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
The Way We Are Now: Selections from the 21c Collection Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH
Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960 Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Safety in Numbers? Images of African American Identity and Community Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
"The Global Africa Project, The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
4 Eccentrics, The Proposition, New York, NY
Sharon Stone in Abuja, Location One, New York, NY
Now What?, Norton Museum of Art, Miami, FL
XX-XY/Gender Representation in Art, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
Americans Now, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Collected. Reflections on the Permanent Collection, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Shrewd: The Smart & Sassy Survey of American Women Artists Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
Pattern ID, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, curated by Ellen Rudolph
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
Versus Hous Projects, New York, NY
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
Dress Codes, The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Creating Identity: Portraits Today 21C Museum, Louisville, KY
Black Is, Black Aint The Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Undercover: Performing and Transforming Black Female Identities The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
First Look, House of Campari, curated by Simon Watson, Los Angeles, CA
Remix Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Female Gaze: Women Looking At Women Cheim and Read, New York, NY
Crash Proof The Scholar and Feminist Online, Barnard Center for Research on Women, online exhibition
Elsewhere Saltworks, Atlanta, GA
The Glamour Project Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
CAN & DID - Graphics, Art, and Photography from the Obama Campaign Danziger Projects, New York, NY
"Perverted by Theater," apexart, New York, NY
30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL. Traveling to: North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
Group Show, Andrhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden
Belle du Jour, Collette Blanchard Gallery, New York, 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 Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
City Stage, New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
Black Is, Black Aint, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL and traveling to:
Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI, (February 13 May 3, 2009)
H&R Block Artspace ar the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Temple Gallery At the Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Sweet SweetBacks Baadasssss Song, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
Commemorating 30 Years 1976-2007, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Distinctive Messenger, House of Campari, New York, NY
Sex in the City, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
Some Kind of Portrait, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Taking Aim: Selections from the Elliot L. Perry Collection, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
Flava, Wedge Curatorial Projects, Toronto, Canada
Prime Time, Caren Golden Fine Art Gallery, New York
My Love is a 187, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Inspired in New York, Echo Gallery, New York, NY
Not an Ocean Between Us: Voices of Women from Africa 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
The Pulse of New Brooklyn, MoCADA Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Armory Art Fair with Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Pier 90, New York
Do You Think Im Disco, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
Tete-a-Tete, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York,NY
NeoVernacular, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles
Five Artists, Five Projects, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York
Frequency, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Maximum Flavor, Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Greater New York 2005, P.S.1/MoMA, Long Island City, NY
African Queen, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
Glamour, Glory and Gold, The Proposition Gallery, New York
Seeds and Roots, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
Its About Memory, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Me, Myself and I, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Beauty, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York
Pantone, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York
Because Im Worth It, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
Hands on Hands Down, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
Why Dont We Do It In the Road, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL
Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Elizabeth Stockel Battel Gallery, Norfolk, CT
Brush, The Yellow Door Gallery, New York
The Knitting Factory, New York
Downtown Community Television Center, New York


Oh Mickey! Kreemart and the American Patrons of Tate, Haunch of Venison, New York, NY
Professor of Music and DJ Dean of Admissions, MoMixx at Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY


Green, Tyler Interview with Michalene Thomas, The Modern Art Notes Podcast, June 18 (Link)


"Set it off," Curated by Racquel Chevremont and Mickalene Thomas—collectively known as Deux Femmes Noires, Parrish Museum, Hamptons, NY
"By Invitation Only 3", Jeff Vreeland, Kinz + Tillou Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
"tête-à-tête," QF Gallery, East Hampton, NY
"Another New York," Barclays Center, New York, NY
"Better Days," Art Bar at Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland, June 11- 15
"Decopolis: The Talent of Others," The Proposition, New York, NY
"tête-à-tête," Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
"The Brand New Heavies," Collette Blanchard Gallery, New York, NY

Awards, Grants and Fellowships

United States Artists Fellowship Award, Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz Fellow for Visual Arts
AICA Award for Best Show in a Commercial Space Nationally, Mickalene Thomas: I was born to do great things, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL (Link)
The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
Rema Hort Mann Grant
Barry Cohen Scholarship, Yale University
Paul Harper Fellowship, Yale University
Presidential Merit Scholarship
Elizabeth Stokel Battell Fellowship
Student Activities Graduate Assistant Award
Pratt Institute Student Leadership Award
Pratt Institute Black Alumni Scholarship

Guest Lectures

Mickalene Thomas in conversation with curator Lisa Hostetler, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
In Conversation: Larry Wheeler, Linda Dougherty & Mickalene Thomas, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Artist's Talk, Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL
Artist's Talk, American University, Washington, D.C.
Artists Lecture, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Artists Lecture, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Generation Next: Mickalene Thomas and the Legacy, Santa Monica Museum, CA
Artists Talk, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
ReIGNITE: Making Art in the World, Panel Discussion, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
MICA Senior Thesis Seminar, Brown Center Falvey Hall, Baltimore, MD
The Stoop Series, Brics Rotunda Gallery & NY Magazine, New York, NY
"Conversations with the Artists, MoMA, New York
"Artists Voice, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Fine Arts Seminar, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
"Artists Voice, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
Panel Discussion, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
"Two Years, Pratt Panel, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Artists Talk, Exploration Senior Summer Program, New Haven, CT


Anderson Ranch Arts Center Residency, Aspen, CO
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, ME
Versailles Foundation Munn Artists Program at Giverny, France
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO
Durham Press, Durham, PA
Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
Vermont Studios Center, Johnson, VT
Yale Norfolk Summer of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT


Gay, Roxane, Kellie Jones. "Mickalene Thomas," Phaidon Press, New York, NY
English, D., Barat, C., and Lowery, G. D. Among Others, Blackness at MoMA. Pg 426-427. Museum of Modern Art.
DiQuinzio, A., Hejinian, L., and Butler, J. New time: Art and feminisms in the 21st Century. Pg 102-103. University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
Sargent, Antwaun. "Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art," The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art, D.A.P. Publishing, New York, NY, 2020
Burton, J., and Bell, N. Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon. Pg 172-175. New Museum.
Blessing, Jennifer. "Muse: Mickalene Thomas: Photographs," Aperture, New York, NY
Hudson, Suzanne. "World of Art, Contemporary Painting," Thames & Hudson, pg 186-187
Mullins, Charlott, Picture People: The New State of the Art, Thames & Hudson, London, UK
Talmor, Ruti and Rene Mussai, Glyphs: Acts of Inscription, Exhibition Catalogue, Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, CA
Cateforis, David, Ed., Oppenheimer Collection, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Kansas
The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem
Surface Value, Des Moines Art Center
Beyond Bling, Ringling Museum of Art
Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21, The Bronx Museum of Art
RE: COLLECTION Selected Work from the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Studio Museum in Harlem
Pattern ID, Akron Art Museum
Mickalene Thomas, Regin de Murcia: La Conservera Centro de Arte Contemporaneo
Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography/Steidl
100 Contemporary Artists: L-Z, Taschen
The Glamour Project. Lehmann Maupin Gallery, NY
State of the Art: Contemporary Sculpture, Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin
TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, Dallas: amfAR and The Dallas Museum of Art and Sothebys
Posing Beauty: African American Images: 1890s to the Present, New York: Norton
Mickalene Thomas, Rhona Hoffman Gallery (essays by Kerry James Marshall and Sarah Elizabeth Lewis)
30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection
Art Now, Vol. 3, Taschen
The Other Mainstream II: Selections from the Mikki and Stanley Weithorn Collection, Arizona State University Art Museum
Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art
Art Now: Taschen Calendar
Palm Beach Collects: The John Morrissey Collection
Frequency: Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
P.S.1 Greater New York


Pogrebin, Robin. "Mickalene Thomas Takes Los Angeles," The NY Times, April 26 (Link)
Teague, Cass. "Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage exhibition opens at Frist Art Museum," PRIDE Publishing Group, September 15
Sheets, Hilarie M. "A Portrait Miniature Was Muse to Mickalene Thomas," The New York Times, September 8 (Link)
Artsy Staff. "The Artsy Collector: Mickalene Thomas," Artsy, August 22 (Link)
Reid, Tiana. "Mickalene Thomas’s Journey From Paralegal to Renowned Artist," Wall Street Journal Magazine, February 7 (Link)
Rathe, Adam. "How And Just Like That... Made Lisa Todd Wexley's Apartment a Shrine to Modern Black Art Charlotte York Goldenblatt, meet Mickalene Thomas," Town and Country, January 6 (Link)
Keh, Pei-Ru. "Mickalene Thomas on Black beauty, eroticism and power," Wallpaper*, October 21 (Link)
Okhio, Camille. "Mickalene Thomas on slicing her way through the Pleasure Principle," Dazed, October 20 (Link)
Flournoy, Angela. "Mickalene Thomas Is Reinventing Nudes," The New York Times, October 13 (Link)
In Collaboration with Jo Malone London, Frieze Magazine. "Dr. V. Joy Simmons’ Los Angeles is ‘a place of possibility’," Frieze, July 23 (Link)
Bahari, Sarah. “Exhibit showcasing top Black artists comes to Arlington museum,” Dallas News, June 1 (Link)
Sargent, Antwaun. "Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists," D.A.P. Distributed Art Publishers, 2020.
Pine, D.W. "We Designed 100 New Covers For TIME's Women of The Year Project. Here Are the Stories Behind Them," Time, March 5 (Link)
Brown, Timothy. "Review: Mickalene Thomas’s ‘découverte’ at Baldwin Gallery in Aspen," New York Times, February 12 (Link)
Finkel, Jori. "When a Mentor Said Tear Down Your Collection and Start Over, They Did," New York Times, February 12 (Link)
Rosen, Miss. "Inspired by Her Mother, Mickalene Thomas’ New Show Is Her Most Personal Yet," AnOther, December 13 (Link)
Jansen, Charlotte. "The Art Movements of the 2010s," Artsy, December 18 (Link)
Binlot, Ann. "Mickalene Thomas recreates the sparkling dance parties and radical black aesthetic of the ’70s and ’80s," Document, December 18 (Link)
"Making Room: Mickalene Thomas and More," Afro American, December 6 (Link)
Cohen, Alina. "Mickalene Thomas Opens a Seductive, Spectacular Show in Miami," Artsy, December 6 (Link)
Yerebakan, Osman Can. "Eight Highlights From Miami Art Week," New York Times Style Magazine, December 4 (Link)
Vogel, Carol. "The Rise and Rise of Mickalene Thomas," Town and Country, December 3 (Link)
Samaha, Barry. "The Baltimore Museum of Art Devotes a Year-Long Program to Female-Identifying Artists," Surface, August 5 (Link)
Lim, Kay. "Black models in modern art," CBS News, July 14 (Link)
Barmann, Jay. "SFMOMA Sells Rothko Painting To Fund Purchase Of 11 Works By Women And Minorities," SFist, June 28 (Link)
Desmarais, Charles. "SFMOMA’s new acquisitions an important drop in the bucket," SF Chronicle, June 28 (Link)
"The Most Influential Living African-American Artists," Artsy, February 25 (Link)
Stapley-Brown, Victoria. "Surround yourself in the 70s: Mickalene Thomas installation comes to Miami's Bass Museum," Art Newspaper, June 7 (Link)
Palumbo, Jaqui. "These Photographers Explore the Limitlessness of Gender Identity," Artsy, May 30 (Link)
Little, Colony. "The Studio Museum Conceives Its Future in a Traveling Exhibition," Hyperallergic, March 6 (Link)
Parris, Amanda. "In the heart of the AGO, 100 Black women artists gathered to celebrate. Is it a sign of true change?," CBS, February 8 (Link)
Valetine, Victoria L. "Black Art History: 17 Exhibition ‘Firsts’ Happening This February," The Culture Type, February 8 (Link)
Scott, Chadd. "'Posing Modernity' Prepares To Say 'Goodbye' To New York, 'Hello' To Paris," Forbes, January 25 (Link)
Burns, Charlotte and Julia Halperin. "Museums, Acquisitions and Artists of Color, Why Now is the Time for Change," Sotheby's, January 11 (Link)
Valetine, Victoria L. "Culture Type Picks: 18 Best Black Art Books of 2018," Culture Type, Janurary 4 (Link)
"'Mickalene Thomas: Femme Noires' at the Art Gallery of Ontario," Blouin Art Info (web), January 8 (Link)
Smith, Melissa. "How a Businesswoman Became a Voice for Art’s Black Models," New York Times, December 26 (Link)
Egan, Maura. "Enterprising Artists Are Redefining Country Living in Picturesque Northwestern Connecticut," Departures, September 24 (Link)
Smee, Sebastian. "Two revelatory exhibitions upend our understanding of black models in art," Washington Post, December 10 (Link)
Parris, Amanda. "The art world often excludes Black women. Mickalene Thomas's superpower is making them visible," CBC, December 7 (Link)
Rosen, Miss. "7 Black Artists You Should Know," Broadly, December 6 (Link)
Carrier, David. "Deconstructing Race in Western Painting," Hyperallergic, December 1 (Link)
Adams, Kelsey. "Mickalene Thomas celebrates Black women at the AGO," Now Toronto, December 3 (Link)
"Baltimore Museum of Art Launches Commission Series and Curatorial Fellowship with Focus on Diversity," Artforum, November 30 (Link)
Greenberger, Alex. "Baltimore Museum of Art Launches Diversity-Minded Commission Series and Curatorial Fellowship," Art News, November 30 (Link)
Hernandez, Jasmin. "Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont Run on Adoration and Activism," Elle, November 30 (Link)
"Mickalene Thomas: The artist on reclaiming the black female body," WBEZ Chicago, November 28 (Link)
Nguyen, Long. "Posing Modernity," Flaunt, November 12 (Link)
Reid, Tiana. "What it Means When Columbia Does a Show About the Black Model on Its West Harlem Expansion Campus," Vulture, November 9 (Link)
Edelson, Sharon. "As If, Audemars Piguet Bring Stimulating Talk to Beautiful Setting," WWD, November 9 (Link)
Sargent, Antwaun. "Seven Artists on the Warhol Influence," New York Times, November 1 (Link)
Goldsmith, Suzanne. "2018 Fall Arts Guide: November," Columbus Monthly, October 29 (Link)
Diderich, Joelle. "Dior Lady Art Project Celebrates Great Women Artists," WWD, October 29 (Link)
Cascone, Sarah. "‘I Use It as a Way of Drawing and Seeing’: Artist Mickalene Thomas on How Photography Became the Center of Her Practice," artnet news, October 26 (Link)
Sheet, Hillarie M. "New Attention for Figures in the Background," The New York Times, October 25 (Link)
Stapley-Brown, Victoria. "Show turns a spotlight on the black female figure in Modern art," The Art Newspaper, October 23 (Link)
"Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today," Apollo, October 1 (Link)
Pitts, Zac. "Mickalene Thomas Photography Exhibition," WDTN News, October 19 (Link)
O'Grady, Megan. "How Carrie Mae Weems Rewrote the Rules of Image-Making," New York Times Style Magazine, October 15 (Link)
Gilson, Nancy. "Arts review: In depicting women in her life, painter Mickalene Thomas prefers flash, depth," Columbus Dispatch, October 14 (Link)
Binlot, Ann. "The Art of Being A Muse," Document, October 10 (Link)
Weber, Jasmine. "Mickalene Thomas Makes a Muse of Cardi B," Hyperallergic, October 9 (Link)
Kai, Maiysha. "High Art: Cardi B and Artist Mickalene Thomas Collab for W Magazine," The Glow Up, October 9 (Link)
Solway, Diane. "Cardi B Channels Hollywood's Legendary Latina Glamour Queens in W's Art Issue," W Magazine, October 9 (Link)
Azzarello, Nina, "opera 'music video' by maurizio cattelan & pierpaolo ferrari is as wild as you'd imagine," designboom (web), 4 October (Link)
Adrian-Diaz, Jenna, "5 Lessons in Feminist Art," The Cut (web), October 3 (Link)
Drew, Kimberly and Nicole Chapoteau, "Artist Mickalene Thomas Opens Up About the Importance of Diverse Bodies In Her Work," Harper's Bazaar (web), October 3 (Link)
Keimig, Jasmyne, "Black Girl Magic, Mickalene Thomas, and Being My Own Muse," The Stranger (web), September 21 (Link)
Michael, Michael Love, "In Conversation: John Edmonds and Mickalene Thomas," Paper, September 19 (Link)
Pothast, Emily, "An Artist Pays Homage to Her Glamorous, Dying Mother," The Stanger (web), September 12 (Link)
Lee, Michael, "Wexner Center art exhibition to empower women, challenge art history norms," The Lantern, September 10 (Link)
Cascone, Sarah and Caroline Goldstein, "From Mark Bradford in Baltimore to Victor Hugo in LA: 33 Museum Shows Around the US Worth Traveling For," Artnet News (web), September 5 (Link)
Belcove, Julie L, "Artist Mickalene Thomas: "It was always a political statement," The Financial Times (web), August 31 (Link)
"Datebook: Our Top Columbus Events for September," Columbus Monthly (web), August 31 (Link)
Clemans, Gayle, "A look at painter Mickalene Thomas’ lesser-known photography at Henry Art Gallery," The Seattle Times (web), August 29 (Link)
Armstrong, Annie, "Carrie Mae Weems, Mickalene Thomas, Zoe Buckman, More Will Make Art for Planned Parenthood’s ‘Unstoppable’ Campaign," Art News, August 2 (Link)
Najjar, Christina, "Three New York City Artists to Follow on Instagram This Month," Hamptons (web), June 5 (Link)
Small, Zachary, "In Rihanna Photoshoot for Vogue Paris, Juergen Teller Cribs Imagery from Mickalene Thomas," Hyperallergic (web), July 24 (Link)
Stapley-Brown, Victoria, "Did Juergen Teller borrow from Mickalene Thomas’s work in Vogue Paris Rihanna shoot?" The Art Newspaper (web), July 24 (Link)
Upchurch, Michael, "Mother as muse in a powerful show of Black beauty," Crosscut (web), July 23 (Link)
“10 LGBTQ+ Artists who Redefined Contemporary Art,” Mutual Art (web), June 7 (Link)
Wilson-Goldie, Kaelen, “’Multiply, Identify, Her’ International Center of Photography Museum (ICP),” ArtForum (web), June 2 (Link)
“My Big Break: 7 Artists on Early Milestones That Changed the Course of Their Careers,” artnet News (web), May 31 (Link)
Levere, Jane, "What Happens When Art History Gets Refigured," Smithsonian Magazine (web), May 9 (Link)
Whitley, Zoe, "Do-it-yourself, do-it-right-now," Financial Times Weekend, April 28
Dellas, Mary, "An All-Women Art Show Honors Acclaimed Artist Mickalene Thomas," The Cut (web), April 9 (Link)
Rosen, Miss, "Artist Mickalene Thomas makes portraits to bring out your inner Foxy Brown," Dazed (web), April 5 (Link)
Martinez, Jaime, "Interview with Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont Curators for Volta's 2018 Section," Arte Fuse (web), February 21 (Link)
Flock, T.S., "Re-Presenting Black History in Art," Seattle Weekly (web), February 14 (Link)
Cleman, Gayle, "Seattle Art Museum's 'Figuring History' a powerful look at who is represented in art," The Seattle Times, February 14 (Link)
Cohen, Alina, "Artist Mickalene Thomas has a Message for Right Now: Resist," Observer (web), February 12 (Link)
Morosi, Sara, "An Exhibition that Retells America's Past Comes to the Seattle Art Museum," The Wall Street Journal, February 13 (Link)
Hymowech, Gena, "Bang, Bang!," The Indypendent (web), December 26 (Link)
Almino, Elisa Wouk, "Mickalene Thomas, Shinique Smith, and Others are Making Art for LA's New Metro Line," Hyperallergic (web), January 24 (Link)
Kinsella, Eileen, "Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont Will Co-Organize VOLTA's Special Curated Section," artnet News (web), January 26 (Link)
Zellen, Jody, “Preview of Exhibitions: Mickalene Thomas,” ArtScene, January
Ates, Tiffany Y., “How Mickalene Thomas is Ushering in a New Wave of Contemporary Art,” Smithsonian Magazine, January (Link)
Sargent, Antwaun, “How Black Artists, Dealers, and Collectors Art Boosting the Careers of Their Younger Peers,” Artsy (web), December 14 (Link)
Byrd, Rikki, “Mickalene Thomas Makes Black Women the Protagonists of Their Own Stories,” Hyperallergic (web), November 26 (Link)
Saltz, Jerry ,”The New Museum’s ‘Trigger’ is Radical in Content, Retrograde in Form: What Should We Make of That?” Vulture (web), October 23 (Link)
Magallon Areli Navarro ,” ‘Waiting on a Prime-Time Star’ explores black womanhood,” The Rice Thresher, October 4
Roffino, Sarah, “Behind the Screens,” Cultured Magazine, Fall (Link)
Schjeldahl, Peter, “The Art World as Safe Space,” The New Yorker, October 9 (Link)
Swanson, Carl, “This New Museum Exhibit Wants to Challenge Everything You Think You Know About Gender,” Vulture (web), September 21 (Link)
Sheets, Hilarie M., “Gender-Fluid Artists Come Out of the Gray Zone,” New York Times, September 15 (Link)
Mitter, Siddhartha, “Gallerist Jack Shainman Curates a Career-Spanning Show,” The Village Voice (web), August 8 (Link)
Fowler, Nancy, “Is upcoming Contemporary Art Museum exhibition opportunity for a do-over,” KBIA (web), August 2
Delaney, Lashea, “Contemporary Black Artists Are Redefining Portraiture in a Show at CAAM,” LA Weekly (web), July 21 (Link)
Sharp, Sarah Rose, “Artists Embrace the Grayscale,” Hyperallergic (web), July 20 (Link)
Amirkhani, Jordan, “Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on a Prime-Time Star,” Daily Serving (web), February 22
Brantley, Rebecca, “Black Angels: Mickalene Thomas at the Spelman Museum of Art,” Burnaway (web), March 17
Robinson, Shantay, “Review: Mickalene Thomas shows how ‘black girl magic’ has been with us all along,” ArtsATL (web), March 24
Neuendorf, Henri, “In Los Angeles, Sprüth Magers Celebrates the Artistic Contributions of African American Women,” artnet News (web), March 31
“Virginia MOCA's Summer Exhibitions Celebrate Contemporary Photography with Renowned Artist Mickalene Thomas and a Journey Through the South,” Artfix Daily (web), April 18
Thomas, Mickalene, “Kehinde Wiley,” Interview Magazine (web), May 22 (Link)
Lopez, Pablo, “Mickalene Thomas at MOCA Grand,” Contemporary Art Review LA (web), January 12 (Link)
Yates, Calder, “Reviews: Mickalene Thomas at MoCA Los Angeles,” Artillery, January / February (Link)
Booth, Katie, “Mickalene Thomas’s awe-inspiring portraits, a meaningful refelction of black women in art,” New York Times (web), January 29
Felsenthal, Julia, “Mickalene Thomas on Her Photographic Muses,” Vogue (web), January 28 (Link)
Travers, Andrew, “Judith Scott Retrospective Leads Three New Shows at Aspen Art Museum,” The Aspen Times (web), March 17
Conley, Kevin, “State Craft,” Town & Country, April
Stapley-Brown, Victoria, “Mickalene Thomas: ‘A black woman’s existence on this planet is a revolutionary act’,” The Art Newspaper (web), October 16
Helmke, Juliet, “Studio Check: Mickalene Thomas,” Blouin Modern Painters, March
Campbell, Andy, “Critic’s Pick: Mickalene Thomas at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,” Artforum (web), November
Salisbury, Vanita, Mickalene Thomas is Not Really a Subway Person, New York Magazine, February 6
Boucher, Brian, Mickalene Thomas and Kavi Gupta Feted Guests With an Armory Week Feast, ArtNet News, March 4
Valentine, Victoria L., For Artist Project, Mickalene Thomas, Nick Cave and Kehinde Wiley Reveal Their Favorite Works at the Met, Culture Type, March 31
Zeller, Heidi, Fourteen Artists Selected to Create Art for Crenshaw/LAX Line Project, The Source, April 15
Katz, Anita, SFMoMA, MoAD Showcase 20th Century Portraits, The San Francisco Examiner, May 21
Katz, Anita, SFMoMA, MoAD Showcase 20th Century Portraits, The San Francisco Examiner, May 21
Schuessler, Ryan, Blah, blah blah? Billboard art show confronts Missouri drivers head-on, Aljazeera America, May 31
Thomas, Mickalene, Mickalene Thomas Responds, ArtNews, June
Symonds, Alexandria, Mickalene Thomass Adventures in Italy, New York Times Style Magazine (web), June 17
Kino, Carol, Mickalene Thomas Publishes Monograph of Muses, The Wall Street Journal, June 25
20 Artists Who Make New York, Elephant, Spring
Tully, Judd, The Armory Show Contemporary Opens with a Flurry of Sales, ArtInfo, March 4
Tay, Michelle, Alexis Bittar Taps Contemporary Artists for 25th Anniversary Lucite Art, ArtInfo, February 15
Martin, Hannah, Alexis Bittars Fall Collection, Architectural Digest, February 19
Lamont-Djite, Tara, Alexis Bittar Celebrates New Collection with Charity Auction, Harpers Bazaar, February 19
Rosenfeld, Austen, Rhinestones are a Womans Best Friend,, March 6
Saad, Shirine, Mom, Muse: Mickalene Thomass artistic ode to the life of her mother, Nowness, November 12
Davis, Florangela, The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattles good life,, October 8
Messing Up Ideas of Beauty: The Queen of Afro-Kitsch, Mickalene Thomas Challenges Us All, Beautiful/Decay, October 9
Cooper, Ashton, Q&A: Mickalene Thomas on Finding Meaning in Material Things, ArtInfo, October 7
Silver, Leigh, Interview: Mickalene Thomas Discusses Creating a Different Kind of Portrait for her New Show I was born to do great things, Complex, October 1
Russeth, Andrew, Mickalene Thomas: I was born to do great thing at Kavi Gupta, ArtNews, September 23
Meisinger, Ann, Mickalene Thomas // I Was Born to do Great Things, The Seen, September 20
Stamler, Hannah, Reviews: Mickalene Thomas, Lehmann Maupin, NY, frieze, August
Corrigan, A., New York - Mickalene Thomas, Tte de Femme at Lehmann Maupin Through August 8th, 2014, ArtObserved, August 3
Rosenberg, Karen, REVIEW: Mickalene Thomas, Tte de Femme, The New York Times, July 17
Guiducci, Mark, 4 Art Shows to See That are Not Jeff Koons, Vogue, July 15
Yablonsky, Linda, All Dogs Go to Heaven, ArtForum, July 1
"Mickalene Thomas Creates Masterpieces with Geometric Cutouts, TrendHunter, June 30
Arikoglu, Lale, Mickalene Thomas Brings Collage and Glitz to Lehmann Maupin, New York Observer, June 28
Frank, Priscilla, Mickalene Thomas Delivers the Most Stylish Philosophy Less of All Time, The Huffington Post, June 26
Rafferty, Rebecca, ART: The center of the universe, City Newspaper, June 25
Adam, Georgina, The rise and rise of the superstar artists, The Art Newspaper, June 20
Shaw, Catherine, The latest trends in creative floor art, South China Morning Post, June 20
Russeth, Andrew, Mickalene Thomas Delves Deeper into Cubism Collage, New York Observer, June 19
Valentine, Victoria, Mickalene Thomas Art Rug Debuting at Barneys, CultureType, May 6
Vaughn, Katie, A Bustling Time for Tandem Press, Madison Magazine, May 5
Newton, Mike, Aftershock: The Impact of Radical Art, The Indypendent, May 2
Bell, Jonathan, Henzel gives us a preview of its new art rugs ahead of their Salone del Mobile unveiling, Wallpaper*, March 24
Cascone, Sarah, Mickalene Thomas Signs with Kavi Gupta, ArtNet, March 20
Nahmod, David-Elijah, Lesbian Artist Mickalene Thomas Tribute to her Mom, SFGN, March 7
Cheng, Susan, Housewives Get Their Revenge with Domestic Unrest at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, March 5
The Whitney Houston Biennial is Here to Make Your Feminist Art Dreams Come True, The Huffington Post, March 4
Shattuck, Kathryn, Whats on Monday, The New York Times, February 24
Thomas, Mickalene, A Different Type of Beauty: Painter Mickalene Thomas Eulogizes Her Late Mother, Creative Time Reports, February 24
Frank, Priscilla, Mickalene Thomas Directs Stunning Documentary for Her Mother and Muse, The Huffington Post, February 21
La Force, Thessaly, Artist Mickalene Thomas on her Film Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman, her Mother, and Creativity, Vogue, February 17
Obenson, Tambay, Artist Mickalene Thomas Honors Mother in Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman (2/24 on HBO), IndieWire, February 11
Benrimon, Alex, "In the Artist's Studio: An Interview with Mickalene Thomas," artnet, December 11 (Link)
Yablonsky, Linda," Elle Women in Art: Meet Eight Women Changing the Art World Today," Elle, November 14 (Link)
Sjostrom, Jan, "Fantasy landscape mural begins year-long stay at Norton Museum," Palm Beach Daily News, October 3
Gibble, Mary, "New Season, New Mural," Palm Beach Illustrated, September 17
Crandell, Ben, "At the Norton Museum, a natural vibe (hold the Jay Z),", September 17
"QF Gallery's Tete-a-Tete," East Hampton Star, August 20
Traff, Thea, "Away with the clich," The New Yorker, July 29
Leland, John, "Slow dance in Brooklyn," The New York Times, July 19
Vogel, Carol, "At Art Basel, an Unslaked Appetite for Buying," The New York Times, June 13
Bailey, Stephanie, Basel: Mickalene Thomas Better Days Absolute Art Basel, Whitewall Magazine, June 12
"Mickalene Thomas's Art Basel 70s Bar," Phaidon Blog, June
In the Studio with Mickalene Thomas,, March 27
Knowles, Solange, Solange Interviews Mickalene Thomas, Opening Ceremony New News, March 25
The Soapbox Interview: Mickalene Thomas, The Laundromat Project, January 24
Mickalene Thomas: Seurats Rhinestones, Muse, No. 5 Vol. I, January 23
Cole, Lori, "Mickalene Thomas at the Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston",, January 21
Bianco, Marcie, Pop Theory: Mickalene Thomas and Bodies That Matter, After Ellen, January 15
Cook, Greg, Mickalene Thomas: The Seduction of Blackness, 90.9 WBUR Boston, January 3
Solway, Diane, Musings on a Muse, W Magazine, January
Kazakina, Katya, Exposed Mom as Sultry Muse, Amusement Parks: Chelsea Art, Bloomberg, December 28
McQuaid, Cate, Mickalene Thomas at the ICA a dazzling display, The Boston Globe, December 27
Corcoran, Heather, Mickalene Thomass Elegy, Interview Magazine, December
Hudson, Suzanne, "Mickalene Thomas at the Santa Monica Museum of Art", Artforum, December, pp. 282-283
tte--tte: Mickalene Thomas in conversation with Carmen McCleod, Art Papers, November/December
Gilbert, Alan, Mickalene Thomass How to Organize a Room Around a Striking Piece of Art, Art Agenda, December 13
Hicks, Cinque, "Psychological Spaces at Gallery 1600", Artvoices Magazine, November/December, p. 96
Mickalene Thomas: A Whole Lotta Woman, The Economist Prospero Blog, November 30
Plagens, Peter, "From Rooms to Revolutions", The Wall Street Journal, November 24: A20
Montpezat, Charlotte, "Le corps noir de l'Histoire avec Kehinde Wiley et Mickalene Thomas", Le Huffington Post, November 24
Baumgardner, Julie, "Scroll Contributor | Julie Baumgardner on Mickalene Thomas", Scroll, Paddle 8, November 12
Budick, Ariella, "Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe, Brooklyn Museum, New York", Financial Times, November 7
Weschler, Michael, "The Bold Paintings of Mickalene Thomas", Architectural Digest, November
Gonzalez, Desi, "Mickalene Thomas Origin of the Universe", The Brooklyn Rail, November
Pollack, Maika, "Origin Stories: Materializing Six Years: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art and Mickalene Thomas at the Brooklyn Museum; Rosemarie Trockel and Judith Bernstein at the New Museum", GalleristNY, October 30
Loos, Ted, "Mickalene Thomas at the Brooklyn Museum", Sotheby's Inside: On the Loos, October 23
Warren, Tamara, "Mickalene Thomas and 'The Origins of the Universe'", Life + Times, October 22
Kustanczy, Cate, "Mickalene Thomas shows her soul at the Brooklyn Museum Special", Digital Journal, October 13
Roberts, Rebecca, "Some Thoughts on Mickalene Thomas at The Brooklyn Museum", Artinfo, October 9
Rauschenberg Political Show, ArtCaste, October 9
"Mickalene Thomas: A Star in the Art World", Arts Observer, October 6
Tam, Paulina, "The Brooklyn Cocktail: One Part Basketball. One Part Art." The Bare Square, October 5
Andries, Amanda, "Boldness Becomes Her: Mickalene Thomas Origin of the Universe at Brooklyn Museum", The Brooklyn College Kingsman, October
Wama, Chole, Portfolio: Mickalene Thomas, Modern Painters, October
Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe, Ebony, September 28
Ellis, Stacy-Ann, Mickalene Thomas Origin of the Universe, The Root, September 28
Happening | Opening of Mickalene Thomas Origin of the Universe Exhibition @ Brooklyn Museum, Paddle 8 Scroll, September 28
Chou, Kimberly, "One Artist's 'Origin' Story", The Wall Street Journal, September 27: A26
Rosenberg, Karen, Mickalene Thomas Rediscovers Her Mother And Her Muse, New York Times, September 27
Smith, Roberta, Loud, Proud and Painted: Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe, at Brooklyn Museum, New York Times, September 27
Sutton, Benjamin, Brooklyns Barclays Center Will Have Art by Mickalene Thomas, Jose Parla, and More, Boulin ArtInfo, September 21
Douglass, Lynn, "Want To See Great Art? Go To Brooklyn's Barclays Center", Forbes, September 25, 2012
Simon, Lizzie, "A Mother and a Muse", The Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2012
Dumas, DeShawn, Arousing Desire in Post Black America: Mickalene Thomass Tete-a-tete, artcritical, September 16
Duray, Dan "Fall Arts Preview: Top 10 Museums Exhibitions", Gallerist NY, September 13
Sheets, Hilarie M., "Photographer and Subject Are One", The New York Times, September 12
Rosenberg, Karen, "Exploring Islam, Pompeii and the Factory", New York Times, September 5
"Mickalene Thomas, 'Origin of the Universe'", Time Out Magazine, September 4
Mickalene Thomas Studio Visit, Boulin ArtInfo, September (Link)
Bodin, Von Claudia, Mickalene Thomas: Crazy, Sexy, Soul, Rolling Stone Germany, September
Female Persuasion, Fall Art Preview, New Yorker, September
Loos, Ted, People Are Talking About Art: Lush Life, Vogue, September
New works by multimedia artist Mickalene Thomas in Brooklyn Museum exhibition,, September
McGarry, Kevin, Mickalene Thomas, W Magazine, September
Wood, Eve, Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe at Santa Monica Museum of Art, Art LTD, September
Schad, Ed "Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe", Art Review, June 19
Scene: Mickalene Thomas/Origin of the Universe, The International Review of African American Art, Spring/Summer Issue
Finkel, Jori, Mickalene Thomas, up close and very personal, Los Angeles Times, April 20
Frankel, David, Mickalene Thomas, Artforum, December
Rosenberg, Karen, Mickalene Thomas: More Than Everything, The New York Times, October 20
Mickalene Thomas, conversation with Sean Landers, BOMB Magazine, June
Soul Kitchen: Studio Visit with Mickalene Thomas, Life and Times, May 23 (Link)
Maerkle, Andrea, Mama Bush puts black women in a powerful light, The Japan Times, April 8
Hirsch, Faye, Sharon Stone In Abuja, Art in America, March
Pollack, Barbara, Rhinestone Odaliques, ARTnews, January
Blasberg, Derek, Happy Birthday, Naomi!, V Magazine, Issue 65, p.38
Smith, Roberta, Print Fair 2010, The New York Times, November 5
Casagrande, Reggie, Feature: Mickalene Thomas: A Complex Vision, Lipsticktracez
Collected. Reflections on the Permanent Collection, Studio, Winter, p.13
Gaines, Carl, The Cleopatra Jones of the Brooklyn Art Scene, Brooklyn Based, April 8
Laster, Paul, A Window on Art, The New York Observer, April 21
Rudolph, Ellen, Pattern ID, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Thompson, Haven, Creative Chic, W Magazine, April, p. 92
In The Flesh, V Magazine, Issue 63, Spring, p. 46-47
Versus, Faction Magazine, Issue 11, January
Wagley, Catherine, Bright and Polished, Daily Serving, May 28 (Link)
Kazanjian, Dodie, Dreaming the Landscape, Vogue, November
Oates, Leah, Bedazzled: Fall 2009 Conversations with Mickalene Thomas, NY Arts, Fall
Cregan, Lisa, Cabin Fever!, CS Interiors, Fall 2009, p. 78-83
Miranda, Carolina, Features: Art Basel Miami: Sales May Be Soft, But the Party Goes On, WNYC, December 4 radio feature
Solway, Diane. Let Them Eat Cake, W Magazine Gallery Go-Round, November 4
Russeth, Andrew. Let Them Eat Cake, ARTINFO November 5
Yablonsky, Linda. The Moment: Sugar High at Haunch of Venison, T: New York Times Style Magazine, November 5
Gensler, Andy. The Moment: Rock on the Block, The Phillips de Pury Music Sale, T: New York Times Style Magazine November 19
Cox, Johanna, ArtWalk NY Turns 15, Honors Pat Steir, ELLE News Blog, November 18
Lunn, Natasha. The Moment: In Focus, Dressing Up at the ICP, T: New York Times Style Magazine October 15
Smith, Roberta, Dress Codes: Beyond a Simple Fashion Statement, New York Times, October 8
Portfolio: Mickalene Thomas, Fantom: Photographic Quarterly Issue 01, Autumn: pp. 3-11
Mickalene Thomas: Odalisques, ARTCO October 8: online.
Muscionico, Daniele. Ein Sommer mit Donna, Die Weltwoche No. 40, October: pp. 60-61
Edelson, Sharon. ICP Year of Fashion Culminates with Dress Codes, Womens Wear Daily, Sept. 16, p. 26
Egan, Maura. The Moment: Boogie Down Productions at MoMA, T: New York Times Style Magazine, Sept. 25
Medwick, Cathleen. Arthouse, O: The Oprah Magazine Vol. 10, No. 8, August, p. 134-41
Egan, Maura. The Moment: The Girlie Show, T: New York Times Style Magazine June 30
Brielmaier, Isolde and Ivan Lopez Munuera, Something You Can Feel, Exhibition catalogue, La Conservera, Murcia, Spain
Adam, Georgina, Buoyant Basel Contrasts With Russian Reluctance, The Financial Times, June 13-14, p. 12
Douglas, Sarah, Basel Grins and Bears Pre-Boom Prices, ArtInfo, June 11
Lamm, Kimberly. Mickalene Thomas, Shes Come UnDone! The Brooklyn Rail May
Smith, Roberta, Mickalene Thomas Shes Come Undone!, The New York Times, May 1
Kerr, Merrily. Mickalene Thomas, Shes Come UnDone! Time Out New York April 23-29: p. 53.
Shaw, Cameron, Mickalene Thomas at Lehmann Maupin, Art Forum, April 21
Kino, Carol, A Confidence Highlighted in Rhinestones, New York Times, April 7
What Does Glamour Mean to You? Glamour April: pp. 260-7.
Leive, Cindi, The Glamour Project, New York: Lehmann Maupin Gallery
Crisell, Luke. Body and Soul, NYLON April: p. 148.
Alexander, Lily, Mickalene Thomas: Shes Come UnDone!, Whitewall, April 2
Wright, Jeffrey Cyphers. Illusion, mystique, and plain beauty in sparkling paintings, The Villager Vol. 78, No. 43: April 1-7.
Go See: Mickalene Thomass Shes Come UnDone! at Lehmann Maupin in New York though May 2, 2009, AO Art Observed, March 31
Walker, Kara, Artists on Artists: Mickalene Thomas, Bomb Magazine, No. 107, p 72, Spring
Cotter, Holland, On the Piers, Testing the Waters in a Down Art Market, The New York Times, March 5
Dailey, Meghan, In the Studio: Mickalene Thomas, Art + Auction, March
Jackson, Brian Keith, American Vision, Giant Magazine, December/January
Hobbs, Robert, Franklin Sirmans and Michele Wallace, 30 Americans, exhibition catalogue, Rubell Family Collection
Bedolla, Myrtis. Rubell Show, A Stand Out, The International Review of African American Art Vol. 22, No 3: pp. 45-46.
Bonin, Claudia, Radar, Art Das Kunstmagazin, March 23
Cutler, Jody B. A Lineage is Not a Category, The International Review of African American Art Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 38-42.
Ditner, Judy, Ed. Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video. New York: The International Center of Photography/Steidl
Haber, John. Post-Post-Black, Habers Art Reviews ( March
Finch, Charlie. Another Country, Artnet March 30.
Frank, Alex. NYC Armory Show: Sour Times, Bright Colors, FADER, March 13
Laster, Paul. The Armory Show, Two Piers of Peerless Entertainment, ArtKrush February 26
Goings On About Town: Art: The Brand New Heavies, The New Yorker February 23: p. 10.
Grabner, Michelle. Reviews, ArtForum February: pp. 197-8.
Finch, Charlie. Having a Rave Up! Artnet January 29.
Holzwarth, Hans Werner, Ed. 100 Contemporary Artists: L-Z. Los Angeles: Taschen.
Leive, Cindi. The Glamour Project. New York: Lehmann Maupin Gallery.
Robinett, Rae Anne. Mickalene Thomas, Beautiful Decay Issue Z: pp. 74-81.
TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art. Dallas: amfAR and The Dallas Museum of Art and Sothebys.
Whats Up: Collected. Propositions on the Permanent Collection, Studio Spring 2009: p. 5.
Willis, Deborah. Posing Beauty: African American Images: 1890s to the Present. New York: Norton.
Ewing, John, New York: Perverted by Theater at Apexart, Art Lies, No. 60, Winter
Tonchi, Stefano, Now Shopping: The Art Basel Miami Wish List, The Moment, NY Times Blog, December 5
Weinberg, Lauren, Jet Set: Black History Shines in Mickalene Thomas show at Rhona Hoffman, Time Out Chicago, Issue 195, November 20-26
Holzwarth, Hans Werner, Art Now, Vol. 3, Taschen, essay by Vivian Rehberg
Copeland, Huey, The Blackness of Blackness, ArtForum, October
Salsbury, Britany, Critics Picks: Black Is, Black Aint, ArtForum, May
Psyllos, Steven. USA Today: A Visual Mixtape, TRACE, issue 81
Pratt, Ken. Material Stealth, Wound, Fall, issue 4
Evans, Ali, A Portrait of an Artist by an Artist, Studio Museum Harlem Magazine, Spring
Watson, Simon. Mickalene Thomas: Lush Life, Whitewall, no. 8, Winter
Rosenberg, Karen, At Fairs by the Beach, the Sands of Creativity, New York Times, December 8
Allan, Stacey, Mickalene Thomas at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Modern Painters, December 2007January 2008
Douglas, Sarah, Intimately Scaled Pulse Looks Promising, Artinfo, October 11
Goings On About Town: Shinique Smith / Mickalene Thomas, The New Yorker, May 7
Rosenberg, Karen, An Afternoon in Chelsea, New York Magazine, May 7
Cotter, Holland, Prime Time: Mickalene Thomas and Shinique Smith, New York Times, May 4
ES, Prime Time, Artkrush, May 2
Swartz, Anne, Sex Privilege and Power: The Paintings of Mickalene Thomas, NY Arts, May/June
Wiley, Kehinde, The Sexiest Image Ive Seen, GQ, April
Miller, Leigh Anne, Scope, Art in America, April
Hunt, Kenya, Rhinestones and Oprah, Metro, March 30
Miller, Rebecca, Shotgun Review, MyLove is a 187, March 18
Viafora Kress, Althea, Shaken, Not Deterred: Interview with Curator Brian Keith Jackson and artists Mickalene Thomas, Shinique Amie Smith, and Navin June Norling,, February 25
Trends, Mickalene Thomas, Muse Magazine, January 10
Thorncroft, Anthony,Basel Comes to the Beach, Financial Times, December 2
Lynn, Sue, One Gals Opinion of Art Basel, Entertainment and News, December
Youll have to stand in Line for the work of these hot, young Yale artists, American Art Collector, December
Camper, Fred, Desire in the Abstract, Chicago Reader, November 17
Peterson, Kristen, The Look is a Blast from the Past, Las Vegas Sun, October 27
Ross, Susan, More, More, More, NYArts, May/June
Valdez, Sarah, Frequency Bling and Beyond, Art in America, April
Gronlund, Melissa, Frequency, Frieze, March
Spence, Rebecca, How Street it is, ArtNews, February
Maximum Flavor, Bare & Bitter Sleep
Haber, John, Habers Art Reviews: Frequency, February
Genocchio, Benjamin, Exploring the Effects of Discos Beat, The New York Times, February
Cotter, Holland, Do You Think Im Disco, The New York Times, February
Stillman, Nick, Frequency, Brooklyn Rail, February
Oppenheim, Phil, 5X5 Five Artist/Five Perspectives, Art Papers, January/February
Ribas, Jose, Emerging Collectors: A Profile of John Morrissey, ArtInfo, January
Kastner, Jeffrey, Frequency, Art Forum, January
Frank, Peter, Neovernacular, Good Clean Fun, LA Weekly, December
Sirmans, Franklin, This Womans Work, Essence, November
Smith, Roberta, Where Issues of Black Identity Meet the Concerns of Every Artist, The New York Times, November 18
Feaster, Felicia, Five works by five artists 5X5 takes a mostly critical look at our media-drenched culture, Creative Loafing, October
Feaster, Felicia, Buy and Large exhibit explores our devouring desire for more stuff, Creative Loafing, June
Rimanelli, David, Greater New York 2005, Artforum, May
Wiley, Kehinde, Top Ten, Art Forum, April
Gardner, James, Theyre Unknown Under 30.., New York Post, March 23
New and Noteworthy: Queen Scene, Museums New York
Weinberg, Michelle, Its All About Me, Miami, November 25
Mills, Michael, Through A Fractured Lens, Newtimes, November 18
Laster, Paul, Back-to-back at SMH: interviews with Mickalene Thomas and Dave McKenzie, wburg, Vol. 4 No. 2, August
Nichols, Matthew Guy, Hands on Hands Down, Art in America, February
Smith, Roberta, Art in Review, The New York Times, January 23
Goings On, The New Yorker, August 27
Kim, Christine, Hands on, Hands Down (brochure), Studio Museum in Harlem, NY


Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman HBO Premiere, HBO Theater, New York, NY
Atlanta Television Festival, Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA
The Poetics of Unforgetting, Hackney Picture House, London, UK, June 6

Public Collections

21c Museum, Chicago, IL
Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Mikki and Stanley Weithorn Collection
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Sender Collection, Miami, FL
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
West Collection, Philadelphia, PN
Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA