is a painter, mixed media sculptor, performance artist, writer and teacher. She received both her BS degree and her MA degree in Art from City College, City University of New York in 1955 and 1959. Ringgold is a professor of art at the University of California in San Diego. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and in Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. Ringgold's work is included in many private and public collections.