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Introduction

Nona Faustine (born 1977) is a photographer and visual artist born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and The International Center of Photography at Bard College’s MFA program. Her work focuses on history, identity, representation, and evoking a critical and emotional understanding of the past, and proposes a deeper examination of contemporary racial and gender stereotypes.

Faustine’s images have received worldwide acclaim and have been published in a variety of national and international media outlets such as Artforum, New York Times, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, The Guardian, New Yorker Magazine, and Los Angeles Times. Faustine’s work has been exhibited at Harvard University, the Studio Museum of Harlem, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Schomburg Center for Black Research in Harlem, the International Center of Photography, Saint Johns Divine Cathedral, and the Tomie Ohtake Institute in Sao Paulo, among other institutions. Her work is in the collections of the David C. Driskell Center at Maryland State University, the Studio Museum of Harlem, the Brooklyn Museum, and recently, the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2019, Faustine was the recipient of the NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship, the Colene Brown Art Prize, the Anonymous Was A Woman grant and was a Finalist in the National Portrait Gallery's Outwinn Boochever Competition. In January 2020, she participated in the inaugural class of Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock Senegal Residency. 

Faustine's My Country silkscreen series, her first body of work publishd by Two Palms, will be featured in an exhibition at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA in 2020. 

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Fragment of Evidence, 2019
Silkscreen
40 x 60 inches
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Lincoln Memorial, 2019
Silkscreen
40 x 60 inches
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Liberty or Death, Sons of Africa, 2019
Silkscreen
40 x 60 inches
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Jackson Mississippi, 2019
Silkscreen
40 x 60 inches
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In Praise of Famous Men No More, 2019
Silkscreen
40 x 60 inches
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My Country, 2019
Silkscreen
40 x 60 inches
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Dr. J. Marion Sims, 2019
Silkscreen
40 x 60 inches
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Land of Freedoms Heaven, 2019
Silkscreen
40 x 60 inches
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Fragment of Evidence, 2019
Silkscreen
40 x 60 inches
Edition of 20

Lincoln Memorial, 2019
Silkscreen
40 x 60 inches
​Edition of 20

Liberty or Death, Sons of Africa, 2019
Silkscreen
40 x 60 inches
​Edition of 20

Jackson Mississippi, 2019
Silkscreen
40 x 60 inches
​Edition of 20

In Praise of Famous Men No More, 2019
Silkscreen
40 x 60 inches
​Edition of 20

My Country, 2019
Silkscreen
40 x 60 inches
​Edition of 20

Dr. J. Marion Sims, 2019
Silkscreen
40 x 60 inches
​Edition of 20

Land of Freedoms Heaven, 2019
Silkscreen
40 x 60 inches
​Edition of 20

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

2019  The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
2019  Perilous Bodies, Ford Foundation, New York, NY 
2019  Slavery In The Hands of Harvard, Harvard University, Cambridge, CT
2019  Building A House Without Walls, Cathedral of Saint Johns Divine, New York, NY 
2018  Half The Picture: A Feminist Look At The Collection, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY 
2018  Historios Afro-Atlanticas, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2017  Regarding The Figure, Studio Museum of Harlem, Harlem, NY
2017  My Country, Baxter St. Camera Club, New York, NY, Solo Exhibition 
2016  Mitochondria, Institute of Fine Art, New York, NY, Solo Exhibition

2016  I Found God In Myself: The 40th Anniversary of Ntozake Shange "For Colored Girls", African American Museum of Philadelphia 
2016  Constellation, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY

Awards

2019  Anonymous Was A Woman
2019  Colene Brown Art Prize
2019  Finalist in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Outwin Boochever Competition 

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