Space Paintings & Collages
This semester, Deborah Z.'s Mixed Media students created collages inspired by the work of Alma Woodsey Thomas, specifically her "Space Paintings."
According to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, "Thomas became Howard University’s first fine arts graduate in 1924. [...] Howard University offered to host a retrospective of her work in 1966 [and] Thomas, determined to create new works for her upcoming exhibition, delayed her retirement. It was during this time that she developed the abstract, colorful, mosaic-like painting style for which she became best known. It wasn't until 1975, at the age of 84, that she became the first black woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art."
Pictured: Lucas S. '25, Rose D. '25, and Tessa L. '25.