Learn more about Julie Mehretu and get the latest Julie Mehretu articles and information. The title refers to her current project, which is called "Citizens Against Toxic Wastes." It is one of eight ongoing projects by her, which she describes as "an exploration of what has become America." Mehretu, who is also an artist living in New Hampshire, is the first African American contemporary illustrator ever nominated for this prestigious award and first to win an Artist of the Year award...
- Born: 1970 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Education: East Lansing High School
- Alma mater: Kalamazoo College, Rhode Island School of Design
- Occupation: Painter
- Awards: MacArthur Fellow
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