The New York–based artist Toyin Ojih Odutola, who is known for her intimate, subtly colored portraits, is now represented by Stephen Friedman Gallery in London. She joins a slate that includes Huma Bhabha, Thomas Hirschhorn, and Kehinde Wiley.
Ojih Odutola’s work is currently on view at the Whitney Museum, where she is having her first solo New York museum exhibition. For that show, she created a new series of drawings that depict members of two imagined Nigerian families with skin and clothing that is intricately and inventively patterned.
The Nigerian-born artist was recently named an artist-in-residence at Barnard College in New York, and her work appeared two days ago on the Twitter account of DeRay McKesson, as she gave the activist a private tour of her Whitney show.