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Black History Month Spotlight: We're showcasing contemporary Black artists who inspire us.
Contemporary visual artist Julie Mehretu is known for her multi-layered and abstract paintings on a large scale. Her artwork depicts the effects of urban sociopolitical changes. Mehretu was included in Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2020.
From Walker Art Center, "At the onset of a millennium defined by globalization, Julie Mehretu has created a new form of history painting whose themes include identity, cultural history, geography, and personal narrative."
• More about Julie from Walker
• Read an article from ArtNews about Julie's abstractions referencing today's most important social issues
• Watch a video about Julie's process