Visiting Artist in Residence, Studio Arts
Primary Academic Program: Studio Arts
Biography:Tschabalala Self is a New Haven–based painter whose work is concerned with the iconographic significance of the Black female body in contemporary culture and uses methods usually relegated to outsider art. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bard in 2012 and a master in fine arts degree from the Yale School of the Arts. Her work is in public collections including the Aïshti Foundation in Beirut, Lebanon; Art Institute of Chicago; Brooklyn Museum, California African American Museum, Los Angeles; Emdash Foundation, London, UK; ICA Boston; JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, New York; Luma Foundation, Zurich; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Studio Museum in Harlem. She has held residencies at, among others, the Studio Museum; Liquitex Work-Residence, London; T293 Work Residency, Naples, Italy; La Brea Studio Residency, Los Angeles, and Fountainhead Residence, Rome, Italy. Recent solo exhibitions include Cotton Mouth, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, New York City; Thigh High, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London; Tschabalala Self, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, and Art Omi, Ghent, New York; Bodega Run, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and Yuz Museum, Shanghai; and at venues in London, Glasgow, Naples, and Berlin. She has been part of group exhibitions at institutions throughout the United States and internationally, including Long Beach Museum of Art; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; North Carolina Museum of Art; and MoMA PS1. She has been featured in articles in Teen Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Times, Vanity Fair, Elle France, San Francisco Chronicle, and Los Angeles Times, among others. An article at Christies.com noted that her “radical works depicting black female forms are breathing new life into figurative art.”
BA, Bard College; MFA, Yale School of Art. At Bard: Spring 2021.