The Right to (My) Life

Mixed media
91.4 x 121.9 cm / 36 x 48 in

© Dawn Williams Boyd. Courtesy the Artist and Fort Gansevoort, New York. Photo: Ron Witherspoon

Dawn Williams Boyd

Dawn Williams Boyd’s (b. 1952, Neptune, NJ; lives and works in Atlanta, GA) self-described ‘cloth paintings’ masterfully reinterpret the traditional craft of quilt-making in a contemporary context.  Utilizing historical references, current events and religious tropes as narrative frameworks, her intricate textile compositions often chronicle seminal moments in African American history and quotidian scenes of Black American life.

Courtesy the Artist and Fort Gansevoort. Photo: Tony Wang

Solo exhibitions include: ‘The Tip of the Iceberg’ at Fort Gansevoort in New York, NY (2022); ‘Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe’ at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, (2022); ‘Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe’ at Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY (2022); and ‘Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe’ at Dodd Galleries, University of Georgia in Athens, GA (2021).


On View in Somerset

The New Bend’, curated by Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator of The Kitchen, is on view until 8 May 2023.

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