Dindga McCannon was born and raised in Harlem, N.Y. She began her artistic career at age 16 and has been making art for over five decades. She has worn many artistic hats during that time as painter, printmaker, muralist, wearable art designer, author, illustrator, quilter, and mixed media artist. Dindga mixes and combines combinations of these media into what she calls Art Quilts.
Ms. McCannon has taught in schools, shelters, other alternative venues as well as teaches out of her studio. Additionally, she was one of the founding members of “Where We At, Black Women Artists” the first African American Women Artists collective (1971-2000). She has exhibited at galleries throughout the United States including the American Craft Museum, the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian, the American Folk Art Museum and the Brooklyn Museum. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Bennett Collection of Women Realists, the Disney Corporation, the Proctor and Gamble Collection and the Brooklyn Museum.
Three Girls on the Lower East Side, 1975
Linoleum cut on dyed pink paper, 18" x 17.5"