The New Math, Acrylic, 7x5 feet, 2015“With extraordinary graphic skills and masterful brushwork Issa Ibrahim embraces the cartoon and comics pedigree of American art with a puckish approach and adds his intellectual and emotional capacity to pay homage to the African American experience.”

-Alexandra Plettenberg

 

ISSA IBRAHIM interviewed on THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW Wednesday June 1, 2016 on NPR WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820

THANK YOU to the dynamic duo of Wonder Women, Carolina Penafiel at Local Project Art Space LIC and Curator Martha Henry, and all my friends old and new for making my art exhibition/book launch THE HOSPITAL ALWAYS WINS a heartfelt embrace and rousing success. In honoring me you honor my Mom and help keep her memory alive. Continued peace, blessings and love.

9-Cruel Nails, acrylic, 24x36, 2009

 

Winner of prestigious Edward R. Murrow & THIRD COAST 2014 Awards for BEST NEWS DOCUMENTARY NPR’s ‘The Hospital Always Wins’ An hour long feature by Laura Starecheski for State Of The Re:Union

 Out Now

  ‘THE HOSPITAL ALWAYS WINS: A MEMOIR’ by Issa Ibrahim
Published by CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS

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 About the artwork-

“Using bright cheery colors and the graphic style of American comic books, Ibrahim superimposed his personal life stories onto Old Master compositions, such as The Birth of Wonder Woman after Botticelli, thus realizing multi-layered and complex autobiographical stories as well as social and political commentaries.”

-Martha Henry

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