Mickalene Thomas

Artist Profile Mickalene Thomas

New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas is best known for her elaborate paintings composed of rhinestones, acrylic, and enamel. Thomas introduces a complex vision of what it means to be a woman and expands common definitions of beauty. Her work stems from her long study of art history and the classical genres of portraiture, landscape, and still life.

Francois Meyer, Mickalene Thomas, 2013. Courtesy Francois Meyer. Image is Copyright © Francois Meyer.