Reading List: Self-Taught Artists
A reading list of writing about self-taught artists from Burnaway’s archives compiled by the magazine’s editors.
September 21, 2018
Curator Daniel Fuller listens to self-taught artist and musician Lonnie Holley’s 2018 album MITH, which features the nearly eighteen-minute-long song “I Snuck Off the Slave Ship.” Fuller curated an exhibition of Holley’s work of the same name at Atlanta Contemporary in early 2017.
March 21, 2019
Jordan Amirkhani considers what it means when the first major retrospective dedicated to an American artist born into slavery is interrupted by a government shutdown.
April 12, 2019
Tennessee-based self-taught artist Laura Craig McNellis’s unique vision makes the ordinary extraordinary at SHRINE gallery in New York.
April 15, 2019
Artist Karen Tauches visits the unmapped highways of the rural South in Way Out There: The Art of the Southern Back Roads at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
October 8, 2019
Annie Moye tells the love story behind a colorful artist environment in Mississippi and reports on efforts to preserve it following the artist’s death.
October 2, 2019
Hunter Braithwaite examines the music and drawings of self-taught artist Henry Speller, who recorded the sights and sounds of Memphis’s colorful nightlife.