Julie Mehretu

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Julie Mehretu's large-scale paintings, drawings, and prints mix elements of urban landscape with personal, energetic iconography. Mehretu sees her work as an investigation of identity and its links to community, power, and place, and combines found imagery with free gesture to place current and historical events in a new, unfamiliar context.

Mehretu has participated in numerous international exhibitions and biennials including most recently the Sharjah Biennial 12: the past, the present, the possible, UAE (2015) and Documenta (13), Kassel, Germany (2012). She has received international recognition for her work, including the American Art Award from the Whitney Museum of American Art and the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Award. 

Mehretu (b. 1970, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) lives and works in New York and is represented by Marian Goodman Gallery.


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