Rising Art Star Naudline Pierre’s Religious Upbringing Informs Her Ecstatic, Spiritual Canvases—See Them Here

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By Sarah Cascone
Naudline Pierre, The Thrill of Affection (2018). Photo courtesy of Shulamit Nazarian.
Although Pierre graduated from the New York Academy of Art only two years ago, she’s already making a name for herself with a buzzed-about two-person booth at New York’s Armory Show in March. The daughter of a Haitian minister, Pierre grew up in a deeply spiritual community, witnessing exorcisms and learning about the prophets and the apocalypse. That religious imagery suffuses her canvases, which boldly incorporate female nudity while reclaiming the Eurocentric tradition of figurative painting for a black woman. Check it out before it’s gone. [More]
Installation view of “Naudline Pierre: For I Am With You Until the End of Time” at Shulamit Nazarian. Photo courtesy of Shulamit Nazarian.
Naudline Pierre, Descent (2016). Photo courtesy of Shulamit Nazarian.
Naudline Pierre, A Weight to Carry (2017). Photo courtesy of Shulamit Nazarian.

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