Victoria Miro has announced its representation of Howardena Pindell. The UK-based gallery is working with the multidiscplinary artist in collaboration with Garth Greenan Gallery, her rep in New York. Pindell's first exhibition with Victoria Miro is planned for June 2019 in London.
Focusing primarily on abstraction and conceptualism, Pindell engages with personal, political and social issues-from racism and feminism to AIDS and violence.
Over the years, she's worked across painting, drawing, photography, film and performance. Pindell, whose mixed-media paintings are defined by process, structure, and color, is best known for working with countless tiny paper circles made with a hole punch that she meticulously affixes one-by-one to her works, often in thick layers.
Yesterday, in recognition of her singular career, the College Art Association (CAA) announced Pindell is the recipient of its 2019 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Meanwhile, her first major survey, "Howardena Pindell: What Remains to Be Seen," has brought new and more expansive attention to her 50-year practice. After opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in February 2018, the retrospective traveled to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond last fall, and will be on view next month at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, the final venue.
Image: Howardena Pindell, Autobiography: India (Lakshmi), 1984
© Howardena Pindell, courtesy the artist, Garth Green Gallery, New York, and Victoria Miro, London/Venice