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Lynette Yiadom Boakye Portrays Black Lives In Her Painting

By Genevieve Gatia on Mar 30, 2017 09:39 PM EDT

Lynette Yiadom Boakye is a black American young artist who portrays black lives in her painting and all her subjects exist only in her imaginative mind. The figures in her paintings mostly have black men and women with isolated backgrounds. 

According to Vogue, Lynette said she always thought she'd end up living somewhere else but she really loves staying in her studio. Lynette recently has a solo exhibit at the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Kunsthalle in Basel and the Haus der Kunst in Munich and by next month a show of Lynette's work will be conducted at New York's Museum.

The year 2016, Lynette Yiadom Boakye won the arts foundation fellowship for painting and in the year 2012, she won the New Museum's Pinchuk Foundation Future Generation Prize. And by the year 2013, Lynette made it to the shortlisted for the Turner prize for her 2012 exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery at London.

According to The Guardian, Lynette has unwillingly explained her enigmatic titles, which include "Citrine by the Ounce", "The Courtesy of a Saint", "The Cream And The Taste". Her studio was located in Hackney at the east London where she often stays and works with her paintings.

Lynette Yiadom Boakye's parents are both from Ghana. After arriving in the U.K.,her parents worked as nurses for the NHS. Lynette completed a foundation course in Central St. Martins and graduated from Falmouth University in United Kingdom year 2000 and completed an MA at the Royal Academy Schools in the year 2003.

Lynette took a lot of time before she realizes the idea of being an artist until her final year of her high school. However, it seems like Lynette is trying to make black people become visible and make people aware that they continue to experience discrimination from others.

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