Julie Mehretu

b. 1970, Ethiopia

After studying in Senegal, Mehretu received her BFA from Kalamazoo College and MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She completed a residential fellowship at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (1998-99), before relocating to New York City where she lives and works. The recipient of many awards, Mehretu's work has been featured at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (2002), the Studio Museum of Harlem and P.S. 1 Contemporary Arts Center in New York.

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After the completion of the wall drawing, Julie Mehretu was interviewed by David Binkley, Chief Curator, and Kinsey Katchka, Research Specialist, on March 28, 2003.

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Ink and acrylic on canvas
152.5 x 213.5 cm (60 x 84 in.)
Private collection (courtesy White Cube, London)

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Untitled (detail)
Ink and latex
438 x 430 cm. (172 x 170 in.)
National Museum of African Art

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