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Faith Ringgold, born 1930 in Harlem, New York, is an internationally known artist and author. Ringgold has written and illustrated 20 children’s books and has received over 85 awards including 23 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees.  Her work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Brooklyn Museum in NY; the Art Institute of Chicago and Glenstone, MD, among others.   Artist statement
In 1972 Faith Ringgold created her first thangkas after viewing an exhibition of Tibetan art at the Rijk Museum in Amsterdam. She subsequently created dolls in The Family of Woman Series and hanging soft sculptures, Wilt and Couple series; both series feature painted coconut heads.  In 1975 Faith began her first art performances with masks and costumes. How did you learn your craft?
BA and MA from City College
Faith Ringgold Location
New York Date of birth
1930 Years active in puppetry
1970-Present Types of puppets performed and built
Hand-and rod puppets, objects, body puppets, masks Representative productions
In 1976 Ringgold served as Artist-in-Residence at Wilson College, where she developed The Wake and Resurrection of the Bicentennial Negro, an environmental performance piece. Website Mailing address
P.O. Box 60086, Washington, D.C. 20039 Phone number
1-844-GOYO-996 (1-844-469-6996)