Kwame Brathwaite b. 1938 in New York, NY

 Kwame Brathwaite (b. 1938, New York, NY) is currently the subject of major touring exhibition, Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful. The exhibition premiered at the Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles, CA) and will next travel to the Museum of the African Diaspora (San Francisco, CA), Columbia Museum of Art (Columbia, SC), and Austin Museum of Art (Austin, TX). A monograph of the same title, produced by the Aperture Foundation, was released May 2019 with essays by Deborah Willis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts of New York University and Tanisha C. Ford, Associate Professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware. Brathwaite’s work has recently been acquired by such institutions as The Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY); National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC); Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY);  Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University (Chicago, IL); MIT List Visual Arts Center (Cambridge, MA); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston, Texas); Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY); The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY); Museum of the City of New York (New York, NY); Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Santa Barbara, CA); JPMorgan Chase Art Collection (New York, NY); and Sidley Austin LLP (New York, NY). Brathwaite's work has recently appeared in The New Yorker, The New York TimesVogue, New York PostNew York MagazineAperture, and other publications. Brathwaite lives and works in New York, NY.