Nina Chanel Abney (born 1982) is an African American contemporary artist and painter who explores race, gender, pop culture, and politics in her work. Her work uses symbols and bright colors to present new ways of approaching loaded topics as she invites viewers to draw their own conclusions. Blending the playful and the serious, Abney has said that her work is “easy to swallow, hard to digest.” She is best known for her colorful graphic largescale paintings, four of which are included in the 30 Americans exhibition organized by the Rubell Family Collection of “works by many of the most important African-American artists of the last three decades”, which has toured museums and galleries in America since 2008.
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