6 Black Artists You Should Know
To celebrate Black History Month, we are paying tribute to black artists from around the globe. Explore the artwork and legacy of Glenn Ligon, Billie Zangewa, David Hammons, Edmonia Lewis, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Lorna Simpson in our new playlist !

Nathaniel Mary Quinn is an American contemporary artist, born on April 23 1977 in Chicago, renowned for his captivating and emotionally charged artworks. He explores themes of identity, resilience, and the human experience, delving into the complexities of fragmented narratives and personal histories. He presents his latest exhibition “The Forging Years” at Gagosian Paris until July 28th 2023.

Quinn’s distinctive style combines elements of portraiture and abstraction, creating visually striking compositions that evoke a powerful sense of emotion and vulnerability. His artworks often feature fragmented facial features, pieced together in a mosaic-like manner, capturing the multifaceted nature of human identity.

In this exhibition, “The Forging Years,” Nathaniel Mary Quinn takes us on a deeply personal journey, reflecting on his upbringing in the Robert Taylor Homes of Chicago and the transformative power of art in his life.

Content produced by: Our Choices

On the agenda
video - 16:55
Nathaniel Mary Quinn – The Forging Years
By: Our Choices
video - 15:32
Lorna Simpson: Waterbearer
By: Amor Sciendi
video - 9:28
A Conversation with Glenn Ligon
By: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
podcast - 43:00
A brush with… Billie Zangewa
By: The Art Newspaper
video - 2:45
David Hammons’s Bliz-aard Ball Sale
By: Arte
podcast - 52:35
Kirsten Buick on Edmonia Lewis
By: The Great Women Artists