When Howardena Pindell has her first solo show in the UK, British art-lovers will discover a powerful voice, a woman who has distinguished herself in America as an artist, a curator and critic. Since moving to New York in 1967, the Philadelphian, now 76, has produced a varied body of work, from beautiful abstracts to furiously political pieces, dwelling on her experiences as a black female artist. 'It has been a rollercoaster experience,' she says of her five decades in the art world. She is 'stunned'by the upsurge of interest in her work, and grateful. 'For years I considered it under the radar; a message tossed out to sea in a bottle.'
Howardena Pindell, Untitled #88 (Dragon), 2007
Mixed media on paper collage
24.1 x 39.4 x 7.6 cm
9 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 3 in
© Howardena Pindell
Courtesy the artist, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York and Victoria Miro, London/Venice