APOGEE ISSUE 05 PREVIEW: Mickalene Thomas


Apogee Issue 05 launches in 3 days! Here is our 5th exclusive preview: ‘A Little Taste Outside of Love’ by the talented Mickalene Thomas.


A Little Taste Outside Love


A Little Taste Outside of Love, 2007

Rhinestones, acrylic, and enamel on wood panel

108 x 144 inches

274.3 x 365.8 cm


MICKALENE THOMAS is a distinguished, multidisciplinary visual artist who earned her BFA in painting at Pratt Institute, and MFA at Yale University School of Art. She has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally since 2003. Her fist solo museum exhibition was in 2012 at Brooklyn Museum and Santa Monica Museum. Recent solo exhibitions include George Eastman House, New York; L’Ecole des Beaux Art, Monaco; First International Contemporary Art Biennial, Columbia; as well as group exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan; National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMass, Amherst; and La Conservera Contemporary Art Centre, Ceutí, Spain. Thomas’s work is in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as the Seattle Art Museum, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., among many others. Thomas is represented by Lehmann Maupin in New York & Hong Kong, Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Galerie Nathalie Obadia in Paris, and Kavi Gupta in Chicago.

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