Mickalene Thomas

 
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
1971
Born in New Jersey
 
2002
MFA Painting, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
2000
BFA Painting, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1998
Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia

Solo Exhibitions

2018
"Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires," Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA (link)
 
"MUSE: Mickalene Thomas Photographs," Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington (link)
 
“Mickalene Thomas: I Can’t See You Without Me,” Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
2017
"Waiting on a Prime-Time Star," Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University, Houston, TX (link)
 
"Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities," Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (link)
 
Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
2016
“Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like a Lady?” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (link)
 
“Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête,” Aperture, New York, NY; travelled to Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD; Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA (2017); Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA (2017); Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA (2018) (link)
 
“the desire of the other,” Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
 
“Mickalene Thomas: Mentors: Muses, & Celebrities,” Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO
2015
“Mickalene Thomas: MUSE,” Rivington Place, London, UK
 
“I am your sister,” Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels, Belgium
2014
"I Was Born to do Great Things," Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
"Femme au Divan I," Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
 
Femme au Divan II, l'Ecole des Beaux Art, Monaco
 
Tete de Femme, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
 
"Mickalene Thomas: Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman", George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
2013
"faux real - Lobby installation by Mickalene Thomas," Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
2012
"Origin of the Universe" Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA and The Brooklyn Museum, New York
 
Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
 
Mickalene Thomas, Fotene Demoulas Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
2011
Mickalene Thomas-Mama Bush: One of a Kind Two Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
 
"More Than Everything",Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
2010
Put A Little Sugar In My Bowl, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2009
Something you can feel, La Conservera: Centro de arte Contemporaneo, Murcia, Spain
 
"Shes Come UnDone!, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
2008
"Girlfriends, Lovers, Still Lifes and Landscape, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
"Whats Love Got To Do With It?, Bloom Projects, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA
2007
"The Unseen, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
 
"An Imitation of Love, Brawlin Spitfire Two, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Project Space)
2006
"Something About You... Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
"Brawlin Spitfire, Special Project, Dust Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Group Exhibitions

2018
"Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today," The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
 
“Black Blooded,” Curated by Jessical Gaynelle Moss, New Gallery of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC
 
“Cast of Characters,” Bureau of General Services—Queer Division and The LGBT Community Center, New York, NY
 
“Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas,” Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA (link)
2017
“Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance,” Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
 
“Body of Work,” Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
 
“Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon,” New Museum, New York, NY (link)
 
“The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness,” The School, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
 
“Man Alive,” curated by Wendy White, Maruani Mercier, Brussels, Belgium
 
“Victors For Art: Michigan’s Alumni Collectors, Part I: Figuration,” University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
 
“Gray Matters,” Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
 
“Power,” Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, CA
2016
“tête-à-tête,” curated by Mickalene Thomas, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
2015
Future Seasons Past, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
 
Resignifications, Museo Stefano Bardini, Florence, Italy
 
A Room of Ones Own, Yancey Richardson, New York, NY
 
Celebrity, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
 
30 Americans, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
2014
"Bash: An Exhibition in Two Parts," curated by Daniel Mason, MaxArt, Woodstock, NY
 
"Post Pop: East Meets West," Saatchi Gallery, London
 
"Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting," Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
 
"Beyond the Classical: Imagining the Ideal Across Time," The National Academy Museum, New York
 
"Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet, and Contemporary Art," Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY
 
Reflect, Cut, Construct, Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, New York, NY
 
Aljira at 30: Dreams and Reality, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
 
Aspects of the Self: Portraits of our Times, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
 
Aftershock: The Impact of Radical Art, Edleman Arts, New York, NY
 
Pop Departures, Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, WA
 
Domestic Unrest, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, England
 
First International Contemporary Art Biennial, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
 
Shakti, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
2013
"Glyphs: Acts of Inscription" Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College Claremont, CA
 
"Du Bois in Our Time," University Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
 
"Body Language," The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
 
Art Basel, Lehmann Maupin, Basel, Switzerland
 
Expanding the Field of Painting, ICA Boston, Boston, MA
 
Dcopolis: The Talent of Others, The Proposition, New York, NY, curated by Mickalene Thomas
2012
Configured, Benrimon Contemporary, New York, NY
 
tte--tte, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
 
Nailed, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2011
American Dream, DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt, Germany
 
Americans Now, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
 
Converging Voices/Transforming Dialogue:Selections from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection, University Museum of Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
 
A Room of Her Own, Lu Magnus Gallery, New York, NY
 
Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, Pittsburgh, PA
 
Posing Beauty Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, and University of Southern Californias Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
Beyond Bling, Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL
 
Building the Contemporary Collection:Five Years of Acquisitions, Nasher Museum of at, Durham, NC
 
Images from a Floating World: 18th Century Japanese Erotic Prints and the Echo in Modern Contemporary Art, Friedricks Freiser Gallery, New York, NY
 
The Truth is Not in the Mirror, Haggerty Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee, IL
 
Surface Value, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
 
The Way We Are Now: Selections from the 21c Collection Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH
 
Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
 
Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960 Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
 
Safety in Numbers? Images of African American Identity and Community Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2010
"The Global Africa Project, The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
 
4 Eccentrics, The Proposition, New York, NY
 
Sharon Stone in Abuja, Location One, New York, NY
 
Now What?, Norton Museum of Art, Miami, FL
 
XX-XY/Gender Representation in Art, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
 
Americans Now, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
 
Collected. Reflections on the Permanent Collection, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
 
Shrewd: The Smart & Sassy Survey of American Women Artists Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
 
Pattern ID, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, curated by Ellen Rudolph
 
Posing Beauty Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
 
Searching for the Heart of Black Identity: Art and the Contemporary African American Experience Kentucky
 
Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
 
Versus Hous Projects, New York, NY
2009
Landscape Revisited Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
 
Extended Family: Contemporary Connections Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
 
Posing Beauty New York University Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY
 
Dress Codes, The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
 
Creating Identity: Portraits Today 21C Museum, Louisville, KY
 
Black Is, Black Aint The Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
 
Undercover: Performing and Transforming Black Female Identities The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
 
First Look, House of Campari, curated by Simon Watson, Los Angeles, CA
 
Remix Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 
The Female Gaze: Women Looking At Women Cheim and Read, New York, NY
 
Crash Proof The Scholar and Feminist Online, Barnard Center for Research on Women, online exhibition
 
Elsewhere Saltworks, Atlanta, GA
 
The Glamour Project Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
 
CAN & DID - Graphics, Art, and Photography from the Obama Campaign Danziger Projects, New York, NY
2008
30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL. Traveling to: North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
 
Group Show, Andrhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden
 
Belle du Jour, Collette Blanchard Gallery, New York, NY
 
As Others See Us: The Contemporary Portrait, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
 
The Other Mainstream II: Selections from the Collection of Mikki and Stanley Weithorn, Arizona State
 
University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
 
Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
 
City Stage, New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
 
Black Is, Black Aint, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL and traveling to:
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI, (February 13 May 3, 2009)
 
H&R Block Artspace ar the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
 
Temple Gallery At the Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2007
Sweet SweetBacks Baadasssss Song, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
 
Commemorating 30 Years 1976-2007, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
Distinctive Messenger, House of Campari, New York, NY
 
Sex in the City, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
 
Some Kind of Portrait, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
Taking Aim: Selections from the Elliot L. Perry Collection, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
 
Flava, Wedge Curatorial Projects, Toronto, Canada
 
Prime Time, Caren Golden Fine Art Gallery, New York
 
My Love is a 187, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 
Inspired in New York, Echo Gallery, New York, NY
2006
Not an Ocean Between Us: Voices of Women from Africa and the African Diaspora, Winston Salem
 
State University, Winston Salem, NC
 
Lag Time Line Up, Mumbo Jumbo Gallery, New York, NY
 
Materiality, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
 
Wild Girls, Exit Art, New York
 
The Pulse of New Brooklyn, MoCADA Museum, Brooklyn, NY
 
Armory Art Fair with Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Pier 90, New York
 
Do You Think Im Disco, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
2005
Tete-a-Tete, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York,NY
 
NeoVernacular, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles
 
Five Artists, Five Projects, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York
 
Frequency, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
 
Maximum Flavor, Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
 
Greater New York 2005, P.S.1/MoMA, Long Island City, NY
 
African Queen, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
2004
Glamour, Glory and Gold, The Proposition Gallery, New York
 
Seeds and Roots, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
 
Its About Memory, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
Me, Myself and I, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
2003
Beauty, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York
 
Pantone, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York
 
Because Im Worth It, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
 
Hands on Hands Down, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
2002
Why Dont We Do It In the Road, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL
1999
Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
 
Elizabeth Stockel Battel Gallery, Norfolk, CT
1997
Brush, The Yellow Door Gallery, New York
 
The Knitting Factory, New York
 
Downtown Community Television Center, New York

Performances

2009
Oh Mickey! Kreemart and the American Patrons of Tate, Haunch of Venison, New York, NY
 
Professor of Music and DJ Dean of Admissions, MoMixx at Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Catalogues

2015
Mullins, Charlott, Picture People: The New State of the Art, Thames & Hudson, London, UK
2014
Talmor, Ruti and Rene Mussai, Glyphs: Acts of Inscription, Exhibition Catalogue, Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, CA
2012
Cateforis, David, Ed., Oppenheimer Collection, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Kansas
 
The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem
2011
Surface Value, Des Moines Art Center
 
Beyond Bling, Ringling Museum of Art
 
Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21, The Bronx Museum of Art
 
RE: COLLECTION Selected Work from the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Studio Museum in Harlem
2010
Pattern ID, Akron Art Museum
2009
Mickalene Thomas, Regin de Murcia: La Conservera Centro de Arte Contemporaneo
 
Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography/Steidl
 
100 Contemporary Artists: L-Z, Taschen
 
The Glamour Project. Lehmann Maupin Gallery, NY
 
State of the Art: Contemporary Sculpture, Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin
 
TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, Dallas: amfAR and The Dallas Museum of Art and Sothebys
 
Posing Beauty: African American Images: 1890s to the Present, New York: Norton
 
Mickalene Thomas, Rhona Hoffman Gallery (essays by Kerry James Marshall and Sarah Elizabeth Lewis)
2008
30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection
 
Art Now, Vol. 3, Taschen
 
The Other Mainstream II: Selections from the Mikki and Stanley Weithorn Collection, Arizona State University Art Museum
 
Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art
 
Art Now: Taschen Calendar
2007
FLAVA: WEDGE CURATORIAL PROJECTS (1997-2007) by Wedge
2006
Palm Beach Collects: The John Morrissey Collection
2005
Frequency: Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
 
P.S.1 Greater New York

Film/TV/Radio

2012
Green, Tyler Interview with Michalene Thomas, The Modern Art Notes Podcast, June 18 (link)

Curating

2014
"By Invitation Only 3", Jeff Vreeland, Kinz + Tillou Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
2013
tte a tte, QF Gallery, East Hampton, NY
 
Another New York, Barclays Center, New York, NY
 
Better Days, Art Bar at Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland, June 11- 15
 
Dcopolis: The Talent of Others, The Proposition, New York, NY
2012
tte--tte, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
2009
The Brand New Heavies Collette Blanchard Gallery, New York, NY

Grants and Awards

2015
United States Artists Fellowship Award, Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz Fellow for Visual Arts
2014
AICA Award for Best Show in a Commercial Space Nationally, Mickalene Thomas: I was born to do great things, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL (link)
2009
The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
2007
Rema Hort Mann Grant
2002
Barry Cohen Scholarship, Yale University
2001
Paul Harper Fellowship, Yale University
2000
Presidential Merit Scholarship
1999
Elizabeth Stokel Battell Fellowship
 
Student Activities Graduate Assistant Award
1998
Pratt Institute Student Leadership Award
1995-1997
Pratt Institute Black Alumni Scholarship

Lectures

2014
Mickalene Thomas in conversation with curator Lisa Hostetler, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
 
In Conversation: Larry Wheeler, Linda Dougherty & Mickalene Thomas, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
 
Artist's Talk, Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL
 
Artist's Talk, American University, Washington, D.C.
2010
Artists Lecture, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
 
Artists Lecture, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2009
Generation Next: Mickalene Thomas and the Legacy, Santa Monica Museum, CA
 
Artists Talk, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
2008
ReIGNITE: Making Art in the World, Panel Discussion, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2007
MICA Senior Thesis Seminar, Brown Center Falvey Hall, Baltimore, MD
2006
The Stoop Series, Brics Rotunda Gallery & NY Magazine, New York, NY
2005
"Conversations with the Artists, MoMA, New York
2004
"Artists Voice, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2003
Fine Arts Seminar, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
 
"Artists Voice, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
 
Panel Discussion, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
 
"Two Years, Pratt Panel, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2002
Artists Talk, Exploration Senior Summer Program, New Haven, CT

Collections

 
21c Museum
 
The Guggenheim Museum, New York
 
The Akron Art Museum
 
The International Center of Photography, New York
 
The Art Institute of Chicago
 
The Art Gallery of Ontario
 
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 
Brooklyn Museum
 
The Museum of Modern Art
 
Art National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
 
Nerman Museum of Contemporary
 
The Mikki and Stanley Weithorn Collection
 
The Rubell Family Collection
 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
 
The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
 
The Sender Collection
 
West Collection

Residencies

2017
Anderson Ranch Arts Center Residency, Aspen, CO
2013
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, ME
2011
Versailles Foundation Munn Artists Program at Giverny, France
2010
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO
 
Durham Press, Durham, PA
2002-2003
Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
2001
Vermont Studios Center, Johnson, VT
1999
Yale Norfolk Summer of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT

Screening

2014
Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman HBO Premiere, HBO Theater, New York, NY
 
Atlanta Television Festival, Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA
2013
The Poetics of Unforgetting, Hackney Picture House, London, UK, June 6

Selected Press

2018
Smee, Sebastian. "Two revelatory exhibitions upend our understanding of black models in art," Washington Post, December 10 (link)
 
Parris, Amanda. "The art world often excludes Black women. Mickalene Thomas's superpower is making them visible," CBC, December 7 (link)
 
Rosen, Miss. "7 Black Artists You Should Know," Broadly, December 6 (link)
 
Carrier, David. "Deconstructing Race in Western Painting," Hyperallergic, December 1 (link)
 
Adams, Kelsey. "Mickalene Thomas celebrates Black women at the AGO," Now Toronto, December 3 (link)
 
"Baltimore Museum of Art Launches Commission Series and Curatorial Fellowship with Focus on Diversity," Artforum, November 30 (link)
 
Greenberger, Alex. "Baltimore Museum of Art Launches Diversity-Minded Commission Series and Curatorial Fellowship," Art News, November 30 (link)
 
Hernandez, Jasmin. "Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont Run on Adoration and Activism," Elle, November 30 (link)
 
"Mickalene Thomas: The artist on reclaiming the black female body," WBEZ Chicago, November 28 (link)
 
Nguyen, Long. "Posing Modernity," Flaunt, November 12 (link)
 
Reid, Tiana. "What it Means When Columbia Does a Show About the Black Model on Its West Harlem Expansion Campus," Vulture, November 9 (link)
 
Edelson, Sharon. "As If, Audemars Piguet Bring Stimulating Talk to Beautiful Setting," WWD, November 9 (link)
 
Sargent, Antwaun. "Seven Artists on the Warhol Influence," New York Times, November 1 (link)
 
Goldsmith, Suzanne. "2018 Fall Arts Guide: November," Columbus Monthly, October 29 (link)
 
Diderich, Joelle. "Dior Lady Art Project Celebrates Great Women Artists," WWD, October 29 (link)
 
Cascone, Sarah. "‘I Use It as a Way of Drawing and Seeing’: Artist Mickalene Thomas on How Photography Became the Center of Her Practice," artnet news, October 26 (link)
 
Sheet, Hillarie M. "New Attention for Figures in the Background," The New York Times, October 25 (link)
 
Stapley-Brown, Victoria. "Show turns a spotlight on the black female figure in Modern art," The Art Newspaper, October 23 (link)
 
"Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today," Apollo, October 1 (link)
 
Pitts, Zac. "Mickalene Thomas Photography Exhibition," WDTN News, October 19 (link)
 
O'Grady, Megan. "How Carrie Mae Weems Rewrote the Rules of Image-Making," New York Times Style Magazine, October 15 (link)
 
Gilson, Nancy. "Arts review: In depicting women in her life, painter Mickalene Thomas prefers flash, depth," Columbus Dispatch, October 14 (link)
 
Binlot, Ann. "The Art of Being A Muse," Document, October 10 (link)
 
Weber, Jasmine. "Mickalene Thomas Makes a Muse of Cardi B," Hyperallergic, October 9 (link)
 
Kai, Maiysha. "High Art: Cardi B and Artist Mickalene Thomas Collab for W Magazine," The Glow Up, October 9 (link)
 
Solway, Diane. "Cardi B Channels Hollywood's Legendary Latina Glamour Queens in W's Art Issue," W Magazine, October 9 (link)
 
Azzarello, Nina, "opera 'music video' by maurizio cattelan & pierpaolo ferrari is as wild as you'd imagine," designboom (web), 4 October (link)
 
Adrian-Diaz, Jenna, "5 Lessons in Feminist Art," The Cut (web), October 3 (link)
 
Drew, Kimberly and Nicole Chapoteau, "Artist Mickalene Thomas Opens Up About the Importance of Diverse Bodies In Her Work," Harper's Bazaar (web), October 3 (link)
 
Keimig, Jasmyne, "Black Girl Magic, Mickalene Thomas, and Being My Own Muse," The Stranger (web), September 21 (link)
 
Michael, Michael Love, "In Conversation: John Edmonds and Mickalene Thomas," Paper, September 19 (link)
 
Pothast, Emily, "An Artist Pays Homage to Her Glamorous, Dying Mother," The Stanger (web), September 12 (link)
 
Lee, Michael, "Wexner Center art exhibition to empower women, challenge art history norms," The Lantern, September 10 (link)
 
Cascone, Sarah and Caroline Goldstein, "From Mark Bradford in Baltimore to Victor Hugo in LA: 33 Museum Shows Around the US Worth Traveling For," Artnet News (web), September 5 (link)
 
Belcove, Julie L, "Artist Mickalene Thomas: "It was always a political statement," The Financial Times (web), August 31 (link)
 
"Datebook: Our Top Columbus Events for September," Columbus Monthly (web), August 31 (link)
 
Clemans, Gayle, "A look at painter Mickalene Thomas’ lesser-known photography at Henry Art Gallery," The Seattle Times (web), August 29 (link)
 
Armstrong, Annie, "Carrie Mae Weems, Mickalene Thomas, Zoe Buckman, More Will Make Art for Planned Parenthood’s ‘Unstoppable’ Campaign," Art News, August 2 (link)
 
Najjar, Christina, "Three New York City Artists to Follow on Instagram This Month," Hamptons (web), June 5 (link)
 
Small, Zachary, "In Rihanna Photoshoot for Vogue Paris, Juergen Teller Cribs Imagery from Mickalene Thomas," Hyperallergic (web), July 24 (link)
 
Stapley-Brown, Victoria, "Did Juergen Teller borrow from Mickalene Thomas’s work in Vogue Paris Rihanna shoot?" The Art Newspaper (web), July 24 (link)
 
Upchurch, Michael, "Mother as muse in a powerful show of Black beauty," Crosscut (web), July 23 (link)
 
“10 LGBTQ+ Artists who Redefined Contemporary Art,” Mutual Art (web), June 7 (link)
 
Wilson-Goldie, Kaelen, “’Multiply, Identify, Her’ International Center of Photography Museum (ICP),” ArtForum (web), June 2 (link)
 
“My Big Break: 7 Artists on Early Milestones That Changed the Course of Their Careers,” artnet News (web), May 31 (link)
 
Levere, Jane, "What Happens When Art History Gets Refigured," Smithsonian Magazine (web), May 9 (link)
 
Whitley, Zoe, "Do-it-yourself, do-it-right-now," Financial Times Weekend, April 28
 
Dellas, Mary, "An All-Women Art Show Honors Acclaimed Artist Mickalene Thomas," The Cut (web), April 9 (link)
 
Rosen, Miss, "Artist Mickalene Thomas makes portraits to bring out your inner Foxy Brown," Dazed (web), April 5 (link)
 
Martinez, Jaime, "Interview with Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont Curators for Volta's 2018 Section," Arte Fuse (web), February 21 (link)
 
Flock, T.S., "Re-Presenting Black History in Art," Seattle Weekly (web), February 14 (link)
 
Cleman, Gayle, "Seattle Art Museum's 'Figuring History' a powerful look at who is represented in art," The Seattle Times, February 14 (link)
 
Cohen, Alina, "Artist Mickalene Thomas has a Message for Right Now: Resist," Observer (web), February 12 (link)
 
Morosi, Sara, "An Exhibition that Retells America's Past Comes to the Seattle Art Museum," The Wall Street Journal, February 13 (link)
 
Hymowech, Gena, "Bang, Bang!," The Indypendent (web), December 26 (link)
 
Almino, Elisa Wouk, "Mickalene Thomas, Shinique Smith, and Others are Making Art for LA's New Metro Line," Hyperallergic (web), January 24 (link)
 
Kinsella, Eileen, "Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont Will Co-Organize VOLTA's Special Curated Section," artnet News (web), January 26 (link)
 
Zellen, Jody, “Preview of Exhibitions: Mickalene Thomas,” ArtScene, January
 
Ates, Tiffany Y., “How Mickalene Thomas is Ushering in a New Wave of Contemporary Art,” Smithsonian Magazine, January (link)
2017
Sargent, Antwaun, “How Black Artists, Dealers, and Collectors Art Boosting the Careers of Their Younger Peers,” Artsy (web), December 14 (link)
 
Byrd, Rikki, “Mickalene Thomas Makes Black Women the Protagonists of Their Own Stories,” Hyperallergic (web), November 26 (link)
 
Saltz, Jerry ,”The New Museum’s ‘Trigger’ is Radical in Content, Retrograde in Form: What Should We Make of That?” Vulture (web), October 23 (link)
 
Magallon Areli Navarro ,” ‘Waiting on a Prime-Time Star’ explores black womanhood,” The Rice Thresher, October 4
 
Roffino, Sarah, “Behind the Screens,” Cultured Magazine, Fall (link)
 
Schjeldahl, Peter, “The Art World as Safe Space,” The New Yorker, October 9 (link)
 
Swanson, Carl, “This New Museum Exhibit Wants to Challenge Everything You Think You Know About Gender,” Vulture (web), September 21 (link)
 
Sheets, Hilarie M., “Gender-Fluid Artists Come Out of the Gray Zone,” New York Times, September 15 (link)
 
Mitter, Siddhartha, “Gallerist Jack Shainman Curates a Career-Spanning Show,” The Village Voice (web), August 8 (link)
 
Fowler, Nancy, “Is upcoming Contemporary Art Museum exhibition opportunity for a do-over,” KBIA (web), August 2
 
Delaney, Lashea, “Contemporary Black Artists Are Redefining Portraiture in a Show at CAAM,” LA Weekly (web), July 21 (link)
 
Sharp, Sarah Rose, “Artists Embrace the Grayscale,” Hyperallergic (web), July 20 (link)
 
Amirkhani, Jordan, “Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on a Prime-Time Star,” Daily Serving (web), February 22
 
Brantley, Rebecca, “Black Angels: Mickalene Thomas at the Spelman Museum of Art,” Burnaway (web), March 17
 
Robinson, Shantay, “Review: Mickalene Thomas shows how ‘black girl magic’ has been with us all along,” ArtsATL (web), March 24
 
Neuendorf, Henri, “In Los Angeles, Sprüth Magers Celebrates the Artistic Contributions of African American Women,” artnet News (web), March 31
 
“Virginia MOCA's Summer Exhibitions Celebrate Contemporary Photography with Renowned Artist Mickalene Thomas and a Journey Through the South,” Artfix Daily (web), April 18
 
Thomas, Mickalene, “Kehinde Wiley,” Interview Magazine (web), May 22 (link)
 
Lopez, Pablo, “Mickalene Thomas at MOCA Grand,” Contemporary Art Review LA (web), January 12 (link)
 
Yates, Calder, “Reviews: Mickalene Thomas at MoCA Los Angeles,” Artillery, January / February (link)
2016
Booth, Katie, “Mickalene Thomas’s awe-inspiring portraits, a meaningful refelction of black women in art,” New York Times (web), January 29
 
Felsenthal, Julia, “Mickalene Thomas on Her Photographic Muses,” Vogue (web), January 28 (link)
 
Travers, Andrew, “Judith Scott Retrospective Leads Three New Shows at Aspen Art Museum,” The Aspen Times (web), March 17
 
Conley, Kevin, “State Craft,” Town & Country, April
 
Stapley-Brown, Victoria, “Mickalene Thomas: ‘A black woman’s existence on this planet is a revolutionary act’,” The Art Newspaper (web), October 16
 
Helmke, Juliet, “Studio Check: Mickalene Thomas,” Blouin Modern Painters, March
 
Campbell, Andy, “Critic’s Pick: Mickalene Thomas at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,” Artforum (web), November
2015
Salisbury, Vanita, Mickalene Thomas is Not Really a Subway Person, New York Magazine, February 6
 
Boucher, Brian, Mickalene Thomas and Kavi Gupta Feted Guests With an Armory Week Feast, ArtNet News, March 4
 
Valentine, Victoria L., For Artist Project, Mickalene Thomas, Nick Cave and Kehinde Wiley Reveal Their Favorite Works at the Met, Culture Type, March 31
 
Zeller, Heidi, Fourteen Artists Selected to Create Art for Crenshaw/LAX Line Project, The Source, April 15
 
Katz, Anita, SFMoMA, MoAD Showcase 20th Century Portraits, The San Francisco Examiner, May 21
 
Katz, Anita, SFMoMA, MoAD Showcase 20th Century Portraits, The San Francisco Examiner, May 21
 
Schuessler, Ryan, Blah, blah blah? Billboard art show confronts Missouri drivers head-on, Aljazeera America, May 31
 
Thomas, Mickalene, Mickalene Thomas Responds, ArtNews, June
 
Symonds, Alexandria, Mickalene Thomass Adventures in Italy, New York Times Style Magazine (web), June 17
 
Kino, Carol, Mickalene Thomas Publishes Monograph of Muses, The Wall Street Journal, June 25
 
20 Artists Who Make New York, Elephant, Spring
 
Tully, Judd, The Armory Show Contemporary Opens with a Flurry of Sales, ArtInfo, March 4
 
Tay, Michelle, Alexis Bittar Taps Contemporary Artists for 25th Anniversary Lucite Art, ArtInfo, February 15
 
Martin, Hannah, Alexis Bittars Fall Collection, Architectural Digest, February 19
 
Lamont-Djite, Tara, Alexis Bittar Celebrates New Collection with Charity Auction, Harpers Bazaar, February 19
 
Rosenfeld, Austen, Rhinestones are a Womans Best Friend, Style.com, March 6
2014
Saad, Shirine, Mom, Muse: Mickalene Thomass artistic ode to the life of her mother, Nowness, November 12
 
Davis, Florangela, The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattles good life, Crosscut.com, October 8
 
Messing Up Ideas of Beauty: The Queen of Afro-Kitsch, Mickalene Thomas Challenges Us All, Beautiful/Decay, October 9
 
Cooper, Ashton, Q&A: Mickalene Thomas on Finding Meaning in Material Things, ArtInfo, October 7
 
Silver, Leigh, Interview: Mickalene Thomas Discusses Creating a Different Kind of Portrait for her New Show I was born to do great things, Complex, October 1
 
Russeth, Andrew, Mickalene Thomas: I was born to do great thing at Kavi Gupta, ArtNews, September 23
 
Meisinger, Ann, Mickalene Thomas // I Was Born to do Great Things, The Seen, September 20
 
Stamler, Hannah, Reviews: Mickalene Thomas, Lehmann Maupin, NY, frieze, August
 
Corrigan, A., New York - Mickalene Thomas, Tte de Femme at Lehmann Maupin Through August 8th, 2014, ArtObserved, August 3
 
Rosenberg, Karen, REVIEW: Mickalene Thomas, Tte de Femme, The New York Times, July 17
 
Guiducci, Mark, 4 Art Shows to See That are Not Jeff Koons, Vogue, July 15
 
Yablonsky, Linda, All Dogs Go to Heaven, ArtForum, July 1
 
"Mickalene Thomas Creates Masterpieces with Geometric Cutouts, TrendHunter, June 30
 
Arikoglu, Lale, Mickalene Thomas Brings Collage and Glitz to Lehmann Maupin, New York Observer, June 28
 
Frank, Priscilla, Mickalene Thomas Delivers the Most Stylish Philosophy Less of All Time, The Huffington Post, June 26
 
Rafferty, Rebecca, ART: The center of the universe, City Newspaper, June 25
 
Adam, Georgina, The rise and rise of the superstar artists, The Art Newspaper, June 20
 
Shaw, Catherine, The latest trends in creative floor art, South China Morning Post, June 20
 
Russeth, Andrew, Mickalene Thomas Delves Deeper into Cubism Collage, New York Observer, June 19
 
Valentine, Victoria, Mickalene Thomas Art Rug Debuting at Barneys, CultureType, May 6
 
Vaughn, Katie, A Bustling Time for Tandem Press, Madison Magazine, May 5
 
Newton, Mike, Aftershock: The Impact of Radical Art, The Indypendent, May 2
 
Bell, Jonathan, Henzel gives us a preview of its new art rugs ahead of their Salone del Mobile unveiling, Wallpaper*, March 24
 
Cascone, Sarah, Mickalene Thomas Signs with Kavi Gupta, ArtNet, March 20
 
Nahmod, David-Elijah, Lesbian Artist Mickalene Thomas Tribute to her Mom, SFGN, March 7
 
Cheng, Susan, Housewives Get Their Revenge with Domestic Unrest at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, March 5
 
The Whitney Houston Biennial is Here to Make Your Feminist Art Dreams Come True, The Huffington Post, March 4
 
Shattuck, Kathryn, Whats on Monday, The New York Times, February 24
 
Thomas, Mickalene, A Different Type of Beauty: Painter Mickalene Thomas Eulogizes Her Late Mother, Creative Time Reports, February 24
 
Frank, Priscilla, Mickalene Thomas Directs Stunning Documentary for Her Mother and Muse, The Huffington Post, February 21
 
La Force, Thessaly, Artist Mickalene Thomas on her Film Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman, her Mother, and Creativity, Vogue, February 17
 
Obenson, Tambay, Artist Mickalene Thomas Honors Mother in Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman (2/24 on HBO), IndieWire, February 11
2013
Benrimon, Alex, "In the Artist's Studio: An Interview with Mickalene Thomas," artnet, December 11 (link)
 
Yablonsky, Linda," Elle Women in Art: Meet Eight Women Changing the Art World Today," Elle, November 14 (link)
 
Sjostrom, Jan, "Fantasy landscape mural begins year-long stay at Norton Museum," Palm Beach Daily News, October 3
 
Gibble, Mary, "New Season, New Mural," Palm Beach Illustrated, September 17
 
Crandell, Ben, "At the Norton Museum, a natural vibe (hold the Jay Z)," SouthFlorida.com, September 17
 
"QF Gallery's Tete-a-Tete," East Hampton Star, August 20
 
Traff, Thea, "Away with the clich," The New Yorker, July 29
 
Leland, John, "Slow dance in Brooklyn," The New York Times, July 19
 
Vogel, Carol, "At Art Basel, an Unslaked Appetite for Buying," The New York Times, June 13
 
Bailey, Stephanie, Basel: Mickalene Thomas Better Days Absolute Art Basel, Whitewall Magazine, June 12
 
"Mickalene Thomas's Art Basel 70s Bar," Phaidon Blog, June
 
In the Studio with Mickalene Thomas, Art.sy, March 27
 
Knowles, Solange, Solange Interviews Mickalene Thomas, Opening Ceremony New News, March 25
 
The Soapbox Interview: Mickalene Thomas, The Laundromat Project, January 24
 
Mickalene Thomas: Seurats Rhinestones, Muse, No. 5 Vol. I, January 23
 
Cole, Lori, "Mickalene Thomas at the Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston", Artforum.com, January 21
2013-2013
Bianco, Marcie, Pop Theory: Mickalene Thomas and Bodies That Matter, After Ellen, January 15
2013
Cook, Greg, Mickalene Thomas: The Seduction of Blackness, 90.9 WBUR Boston, January 3
 
Solway, Diane, Musings on a Muse, W Magazine, January
2012
Kazakina, Katya, Exposed Mom as Sultry Muse, Amusement Parks: Chelsea Art, Bloomberg, December 28
 
McQuaid, Cate, Mickalene Thomas at the ICA a dazzling display, The Boston Globe, December 27
 
Corcoran, Heather, Mickalene Thomass Elegy, Interview Magazine, December
 
Hudson, Suzanne, "Mickalene Thomas at the Santa Monica Museum of Art", Artforum, December, pp. 282-283
 
tte--tte: Mickalene Thomas in conversation with Carmen McCleod, Art Papers, November/December
 
Gilbert, Alan, Mickalene Thomass How to Organize a Room Around a Striking Piece of Art, Art Agenda, December 13
 
Hicks, Cinque, "Psychological Spaces at Gallery 1600", Artvoices Magazine, November/December, p. 96
 
Mickalene Thomas: A Whole Lotta Woman, The Economist Prospero Blog, November 30
 
Plagens, Peter, "From Rooms to Revolutions", The Wall Street Journal, November 24: A20
 
Montpezat, Charlotte, "Le corps noir de l'Histoire avec Kehinde Wiley et Mickalene Thomas", Le Huffington Post, November 24
 
Baumgardner, Julie, "Scroll Contributor | Julie Baumgardner on Mickalene Thomas", Scroll, Paddle 8, November 12
 
Budick, Ariella, "Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe, Brooklyn Museum, New York", Financial Times, November 7
 
Weschler, Michael, "The Bold Paintings of Mickalene Thomas", Architectural Digest, November
 
Gonzalez, Desi, "Mickalene Thomas Origin of the Universe", The Brooklyn Rail, November
 
Pollack, Maika, "Origin Stories: Materializing Six Years: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art and Mickalene Thomas at the Brooklyn Museum; Rosemarie Trockel and Judith Bernstein at the New Museum", GalleristNY, October 30
 
Loos, Ted, "Mickalene Thomas at the Brooklyn Museum", Sotheby's Inside: On the Loos, October 23
 
Warren, Tamara, "Mickalene Thomas and 'The Origins of the Universe'", Life + Times, October 22
 
Kustanczy, Cate, "Mickalene Thomas shows her soul at the Brooklyn Museum Special", Digital Journal, October 13
 
Roberts, Rebecca, "Some Thoughts on Mickalene Thomas at The Brooklyn Museum", Artinfo, October 9
 
Rauschenberg Political Show, ArtCaste, October 9
 
"Mickalene Thomas: A Star in the Art World", Arts Observer, October 6
 
Tam, Paulina, "The Brooklyn Cocktail: One Part Basketball. One Part Art." The Bare Square, October 5
 
Andries, Amanda, "Boldness Becomes Her: Mickalene Thomas Origin of the Universe at Brooklyn Museum", The Brooklyn College Kingsman, October
 
Wama, Chole, Portfolio: Mickalene Thomas, Modern Painters, October
 
Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe, Ebony, September 28
 
Ellis, Stacy-Ann, Mickalene Thomas Origin of the Universe, The Root, September 28
 
Happening | Opening of Mickalene Thomas Origin of the Universe Exhibition @ Brooklyn Museum, Paddle 8 Scroll, September 28
 
Chou, Kimberly, "One Artist's 'Origin' Story", The Wall Street Journal, September 27: A26
 
Rosenberg, Karen, Mickalene Thomas Rediscovers Her Mother And Her Muse, New York Times, September 27
 
Smith, Roberta, Loud, Proud and Painted: Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe, at Brooklyn Museum, New York Times, September 27
 
Sutton, Benjamin, Brooklyns Barclays Center Will Have Art by Mickalene Thomas, Jose Parla, and More, Boulin ArtInfo, September 21
 
Douglass, Lynn, "Want To See Great Art? Go To Brooklyn's Barclays Center", Forbes, September 25, 2012
 
Simon, Lizzie, "A Mother and a Muse", The Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2012
 
Dumas, DeShawn, Arousing Desire in Post Black America: Mickalene Thomass Tete-a-tete, artcritical, September 16
 
Duray, Dan "Fall Arts Preview: Top 10 Museums Exhibitions", Gallerist NY, September 13
 
Sheets, Hilarie M., "Photographer and Subject Are One", The New York Times, September 12
 
Rosenberg, Karen, "Exploring Islam, Pompeii and the Factory", New York Times, September 5
 
"Mickalene Thomas, 'Origin of the Universe'", Time Out Magazine, September 4
 
Mickalene Thomas Studio Visit, Boulin ArtInfo, September (link)
 
Bodin, Von Claudia, Mickalene Thomas: Crazy, Sexy, Soul, Rolling Stone Germany, September
 
Female Persuasion, Fall Art Preview, New Yorker, September
 
Loos, Ted, People Are Talking About Art: Lush Life, Vogue, September
 
New works by multimedia artist Mickalene Thomas in Brooklyn Museum exhibition, artdaily.org, September
 
McGarry, Kevin, Mickalene Thomas, W Magazine, September
 
Wood, Eve, Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe at Santa Monica Museum of Art, Art LTD, September
 
Schad, Ed "Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe", Art Review, June 19
 
Scene: Mickalene Thomas/Origin of the Universe, The International Review of African American Art, Spring/Summer Issue
 
Finkel, Jori, Mickalene Thomas, up close and very personal, Los Angeles Times, April 20
2011
Frankel, David, Mickalene Thomas, Artforum, December
 
Rosenberg, Karen, Mickalene Thomas: More Than Everything, The New York Times, October 20
 
Mickalene Thomas, conversation with Sean Landers, BOMB Magazine, June
 
Soul Kitchen: Studio Visit with Mickalene Thomas, Life and Times, May 23 (link)
 
Maerkle, Andrea, Mama Bush puts black women in a powerful light, The Japan Times, April 8
 
Hirsch, Faye, Sharon Stone In Abuja, Art in America, March
 
Pollack, Barbara, Rhinestone Odaliques, ARTnews, January
2010
Blasberg, Derek, Happy Birthday, Naomi!, V Magazine, Issue 65, p.38
 
Smith, Roberta, Print Fair 2010, The New York Times, November 5
 
Casagrande, Reggie, Feature: Mickalene Thomas: A Complex Vision, Lipsticktracez
 
Collected. Reflections on the Permanent Collection, Studio, Winter, p.13
 
Gaines, Carl, The Cleopatra Jones of the Brooklyn Art Scene, Brooklyn Based, April 8
 
Laster, Paul, A Window on Art, The New York Observer, April 21
 
Rudolph, Ellen, Pattern ID, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
 
Thompson, Haven, Creative Chic, W Magazine, April, p. 92
 
In The Flesh, V Magazine, Issue 63, Spring, p. 46-47
 
Versus, Faction Magazine, Issue 11, January
 
Wagley, Catherine, Bright and Polished, Daily Serving, May 28 (link)
2009
Kazanjian, Dodie, Dreaming the Landscape, Vogue, November
 
Oates, Leah, Bedazzled: Fall 2009 Conversations with Mickalene Thomas, NY Arts, Fall
 
Cregan, Lisa, Cabin Fever!, CS Interiors, Fall 2009, p. 78-83
 
Miranda, Carolina, Features: Art Basel Miami: Sales May Be Soft, But the Party Goes On, WNYC, December 4 radio feature
 
Solway, Diane. Let Them Eat Cake, W Magazine Gallery Go-Round, November 4
 
Russeth, Andrew. Let Them Eat Cake, ARTINFO November 5
 
Yablonsky, Linda. The Moment: Sugar High at Haunch of Venison, T: New York Times Style Magazine, November 5
 
Gensler, Andy. The Moment: Rock on the Block, The Phillips de Pury Music Sale, T: New York Times Style Magazine November 19
 
Cox, Johanna, ArtWalk NY Turns 15, Honors Pat Steir, ELLE News Blog, November 18
 
Lunn, Natasha. The Moment: In Focus, Dressing Up at the ICP, T: New York Times Style Magazine October 15
 
Smith, Roberta, Dress Codes: Beyond a Simple Fashion Statement, New York Times, October 8
 
Portfolio: Mickalene Thomas, Fantom: Photographic Quarterly Issue 01, Autumn: pp. 3-11
 
Mickalene Thomas: Odalisques, ARTCO October 8: online.
 
Muscionico, Daniele. Ein Sommer mit Donna, Die Weltwoche No. 40, October: pp. 60-61
 
Edelson, Sharon. ICP Year of Fashion Culminates with Dress Codes, Womens Wear Daily, Sept. 16, p. 26
 
Egan, Maura. The Moment: Boogie Down Productions at MoMA, T: New York Times Style Magazine, Sept. 25
 
Medwick, Cathleen. Arthouse, O: The Oprah Magazine Vol. 10, No. 8, August, p. 134-41
 
Egan, Maura. The Moment: The Girlie Show, T: New York Times Style Magazine June 30
 
Brielmaier, Isolde and Ivan Lopez Munuera, Something You Can Feel, Exhibition catalogue, La Conservera, Murcia, Spain
 
Adam, Georgina, Buoyant Basel Contrasts With Russian Reluctance, The Financial Times, June 13-14, p. 12
 
Douglas, Sarah, Basel Grins and Bears Pre-Boom Prices, ArtInfo, June 11
 
Lamm, Kimberly. Mickalene Thomas, Shes Come UnDone! The Brooklyn Rail May
 
Smith, Roberta, Mickalene Thomas Shes Come Undone!, The New York Times, May 1
 
Kerr, Merrily. Mickalene Thomas, Shes Come UnDone! Time Out New York April 23-29: p. 53.
 
Shaw, Cameron, Mickalene Thomas at Lehmann Maupin, Art Forum, April 21
 
Kino, Carol, A Confidence Highlighted in Rhinestones, New York Times, April 7
 
What Does Glamour Mean to You? Glamour April: pp. 260-7.
 
Leive, Cindi, The Glamour Project, New York: Lehmann Maupin Gallery
 
Crisell, Luke. Body and Soul, NYLON April: p. 148.
 
Alexander, Lily, Mickalene Thomas: Shes Come UnDone!, Whitewall, April 2
 
Wright, Jeffrey Cyphers. Illusion, mystique, and plain beauty in sparkling paintings, The Villager Vol. 78, No. 43: April 1-7.
 
Go See: Mickalene Thomass Shes Come UnDone! at Lehmann Maupin in New York though May 2, 2009, AO Art Observed, March 31
 
Walker, Kara, Artists on Artists: Mickalene Thomas, Bomb Magazine, No. 107, p 72, Spring
 
Cotter, Holland, On the Piers, Testing the Waters in a Down Art Market, The New York Times, March 5
 
Dailey, Meghan, In the Studio: Mickalene Thomas, Art + Auction, March
 
Jackson, Brian Keith, American Vision, Giant Magazine, December/January
 
Hobbs, Robert, Franklin Sirmans and Michele Wallace, 30 Americans, exhibition catalogue, Rubell Family Collection
 
Bedolla, Myrtis. Rubell Show, A Stand Out, The International Review of African American Art Vol. 22, No 3: pp. 45-46.
 
Bonin, Claudia, Radar, Art Das Kunstmagazin, March 23
 
Cutler, Jody B. A Lineage is Not a Category, The International Review of African American Art Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 38-42.
 
Ditner, Judy, Ed. Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video. New York: The International Center of Photography/Steidl
 
Haber, John. Post-Post-Black, Habers Art Reviews (www.haberarts.com) March
 
Finch, Charlie. Another Country, Artnet March 30.
 
Frank, Alex. NYC Armory Show: Sour Times, Bright Colors, FADER, March 13
 
Laster, Paul. The Armory Show, Two Piers of Peerless Entertainment, ArtKrush February 26
 
Goings On About Town: Art: The Brand New Heavies, The New Yorker February 23: p. 10.
 
Grabner, Michelle. Reviews, ArtForum February: pp. 197-8.
 
Finch, Charlie. Having a Rave Up! Artnet January 29.
 
Holzwarth, Hans Werner, Ed. 100 Contemporary Artists: L-Z. Los Angeles: Taschen.
 
Leive, Cindi. The Glamour Project. New York: Lehmann Maupin Gallery.
 
Robinett, Rae Anne. Mickalene Thomas, Beautiful Decay Issue Z: pp. 74-81.
 
TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art. Dallas: amfAR and The Dallas Museum of Art and Sothebys.
 
Whats Up: Collected. Propositions on the Permanent Collection, Studio Spring 2009: p. 5.
 
Willis, Deborah. Posing Beauty: African American Images: 1890s to the Present. New York: Norton.
2008
Ewing, John, New York: Perverted by Theater at Apexart, Art Lies, No. 60, Winter
 
Tonchi, Stefano, Now Shopping: The Art Basel Miami Wish List, The Moment, NY Times Blog, December 5
 
Weinberg, Lauren, Jet Set: Black History Shines in Mickalene Thomas show at Rhona Hoffman, Time Out Chicago, Issue 195, November 20-26
 
Holzwarth, Hans Werner, Art Now, Vol. 3, Taschen, essay by Vivian Rehberg
 
Copeland, Huey, The Blackness of Blackness, ArtForum, October
 
Salsbury, Britany, Critics Picks: Black Is, Black Aint, ArtForum, May
 
Psyllos, Steven. USA Today: A Visual Mixtape, TRACE, issue 81
 
Pratt, Ken. Material Stealth, Wound, Fall, issue 4
 
Evans, Ali, A Portrait of an Artist by an Artist, Studio Museum Harlem Magazine, Spring
 
Watson, Simon. Mickalene Thomas: Lush Life, Whitewall, no. 8, Winter
2007
Rosenberg, Karen, At Fairs by the Beach, the Sands of Creativity, New York Times, December 8
 
Allan, Stacey, Mickalene Thomas at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Modern Painters, December 2007January 2008
 
Douglas, Sarah, Intimately Scaled Pulse Looks Promising, Artinfo, October 11
 
Goings On About Town: Shinique Smith / Mickalene Thomas, The New Yorker, May 7
 
Rosenberg, Karen, An Afternoon in Chelsea, New York Magazine, May 7
 
Cotter, Holland, Prime Time: Mickalene Thomas and Shinique Smith, New York Times, May 4
 
ES, Prime Time, Artkrush, May 2
 
Swartz, Anne, Sex Privilege and Power: The Paintings of Mickalene Thomas, NY Arts, May/June
 
Wiley, Kehinde, The Sexiest Image Ive Seen, GQ, April
 
Miller, Leigh Anne, Scope, Art in America, April
 
Hunt, Kenya, Rhinestones and Oprah, Metro, March 30
 
Miller, Rebecca, Shotgun Review, MyLove is a 187, March 18
 
Viafora Kress, Althea, Shaken, Not Deterred: Interview with Curator Brian Keith Jackson and artists Mickalene Thomas, Shinique Amie Smith, and Navin June Norling, vernissage-tv.com, February 25
 
Trends, Mickalene Thomas, Muse Magazine, January 10
2006
Thorncroft, Anthony,Basel Comes to the Beach, Financial Times, December 2
 
Lynn, Sue, One Gals Opinion of Art Basel, Entertainment and News, December
 
Youll have to stand in Line for the work of these hot, young Yale artists, American Art Collector, December
 
Camper, Fred, Desire in the Abstract, Chicago Reader, November 17
 
Peterson, Kristen, The Look is a Blast from the Past, Las Vegas Sun, October 27
 
Ross, Susan, More, More, More, NYArts, May/June
 
Valdez, Sarah, Frequency Bling and Beyond, Art in America, April
 
Gronlund, Melissa, Frequency, Frieze, March
 
Spence, Rebecca, How Street it is, ArtNews, February
 
Maximum Flavor, Bare & Bitter Sleep
 
Haber, John, Habers Art Reviews: Frequency, February
 
Genocchio, Benjamin, Exploring the Effects of Discos Beat, The New York Times, February
 
Cotter, Holland, Do You Think Im Disco, The New York Times, February
 
Stillman, Nick, Frequency, Brooklyn Rail, February
 
Oppenheim, Phil, 5X5 Five Artist/Five Perspectives, Art Papers, January/February
 
Ribas, Jose, Emerging Collectors: A Profile of John Morrissey, ArtInfo, January
 
Kastner, Jeffrey, Frequency, Art Forum, January
2005
Frank, Peter, Neovernacular, Good Clean Fun, LA Weekly, December
 
Sirmans, Franklin, This Womans Work, Essence, November
 
Smith, Roberta, Where Issues of Black Identity Meet the Concerns of Every Artist, The New York Times, November 18
 
Feaster, Felicia, Five works by five artists 5X5 takes a mostly critical look at our media-drenched culture, Creative Loafing, October
 
Feaster, Felicia, Buy and Large exhibit explores our devouring desire for more stuff, Creative Loafing, June
 
Rimanelli, David, Greater New York 2005, Artforum, May
 
Wiley, Kehinde, Top Ten, Art Forum, April
 
Gardner, James, Theyre Unknown Under 30.., New York Post, March 23
 
New and Noteworthy: Queen Scene, Museums New York
2004
Weinberg, Michelle, Its All About Me, Miami Newtimes.com, November 25
 
Mills, Michael, Through A Fractured Lens, Newtimes bpb.com, November 18
 
Laster, Paul, Back-to-back at SMH: interviews with Mickalene Thomas and Dave McKenzie, wburg, Vol. 4 No. 2, August
 
Nichols, Matthew Guy, Hands on Hands Down, Art in America, February
 
Smith, Roberta, Art in Review, The New York Times, January 23
 
Goings On, The New Yorker, August 27
 
Kim, Christine, Hands on, Hands Down (brochure), Studio Museum in Harlem, NY