Mary F. Whitfield: Why?

Why? watercolor and gouache on Arches paper,
2.25 x 6.25 inches © 2002. Photo: Ron Meisel
Mary F. Whitfield: Why? is a collaborative exhibition between Abroms-Engel Insitute for the Visual Arts, University of AL, Birmingham and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute opening 31 May – November 2019. It will focus on the artist’s lynching paintings on loan from Phyllis Stigliano Art Projects and private collectors. The show is in conjunction with the Jefferson County Memorial Project working with the Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery, AL.

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Oh Papa and Mama, watercolor, gouache on Arches paper,
7.5 x 9.75 inches © 2002. Photo: Ron Meisel

A solo exhibition for Mary F. Whitfield was presented at the Outsider Art Fair 2019 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC, 17-20 January by Phyllis Stigliano Art Projects.

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Narrative: Bessie's Handstand, In Memory of my sister Bessie and my brother Greg, gouache on Arches paper,
4.75 x 18.75 inches © June 2002


Mama Picking up baby Efrin, watercolor and acrylic on Arches paper,
4 x 5.25 inches © 2001. Photo: Kerry Kehoe




Presented at

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237 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012 USA


Robert Kobayashi and his daughter Misa, 1995.

Robert Kobayashi - Retrospective

After forty years of joyous and memorable installations, Moe’s Meat Market closed 7 October 2017.



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