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Robert Pruitt Women
Jul 18, 2013 - Oct 27, 2013
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  • Robert Pruitt
    El Saturn, 2011
    Courtesy Virginia J. Simmons, MD

  • Robert Pruitt
    Be of Our Space World, 2010
    Courtesy the artist and Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Inc., Houston, TX

  • Robert Pruitt
    Silk & Soul, 2007
    Courtesy the artist

  • Robert Pruitt
    Rich Girl, 2011
    Courtesy the artist and Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Inc., Houston, TX

  • Robert Pruitt
    Sun God, 2011
    Courtesy the artist

  • Installation view of Robert Pruitt: Women
    Photo: Adam Reich

  • Installation view of Robert Pruitt: Women
    Photo: Adam Reich

  • Installation view of Robert Pruitt: Women
    Photo: Adam Reich

Robert Pruitt (b. 1975) is Houston-based artist well known for drawings, videos and installations dedicated to examination of the historical and contemporary experiences of African Americans. Robert Pruitt: Women includes nearly twenty large-scale conté drawings of black women. Combining elements of science fiction, hip-hop culture and comic-book graphics, each figure is at once politically charged, physically grounded and fantastic—a blend of willful self-determination and culturally conditioned myth.

Robert Pruitt received his BFA from Texas Southern University and MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to his solo work, Pruitt is a founding member of the artist collective Otabenga Jones & Associates. He has exhibited his work at venues including the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Dallas Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem, and he was a participating artist in the 2006 Whitney Biennial and SITE Santa Fe 2010. Pruitt received the Artadia Artist Award in 2004 and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation award in 2008.

Robert Pruitt: Women is organized by Naima J. Keith, Assistant Curator.

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