Bitterness makes you ugly
DIMENSIONS 12 x 9 in (30.48 x 22.86 cm) MEDIUM Acrylic on canvas paper, 2022
Signed by the artist on front
This work is part of a group exhibition entitled @ Brad Phillips’ Group Show, curated by Brad Phillips and featuring works on paper by Cristine Brache, Danny Ische-Knoblauch, Ella Flood, René Kemp, Maud Madsen, Emiliano Maggi, Uman, and Michelle Uckotter, Frances Waite. This online exhibition will be on view until December 17th, 2022.
Armed with a fervent appreciation and near-encyclopedic knowledge of art, artist Brad Phillips has been virtually curating a stream of consciousness style group show under the Instagram account @brad_phillips_group_show for years. The account has garnered an engaged following, in part, because Brad has no agenda other than sharing great art. In the second edition of our ongoing Curator Series, we approached Brad to bring his virtual group show to life through an online exhibition featuring series of works on paper by 9 artists who have recently caught his eye.
Uman (b. 1980; Somalia) was born in Somalia and grew up in Kenya. She emigrated to Denmark in her teens and after a decade there, arrived in New York City. She has held solo exhibitions at Fierman (New York), Eleni Koroneou Gallery (Athens, Greece), Anne De Villepoix (Paris, France), and White Columns (New York), among others. Select group exhibitions include Aga Khan Museum (Toronto), Venus Over Manhattan (New York), Rachel Uffner Gallery (New York), Nicola Vassell Gallery (New York), and Karma (New York). She lives and works in Upstate New York.