Installation photo of an art gallery with monoprints on the wall and a small platform in the middle of the room

Raque Ford, Nighttime Grudge or How I wanted to be a Rockstar (2022). Installation View.

Raque Ford (b. 1986, Columbia, Maryland) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Raque Ford infuses abstraction with narrative potential, producing layered works that explore how identity is crafted from the remnants of popular culture. Known for her distinctive way with materials, Ford troubles the line between painting and sculpture, using reflective acrylic and transparent Mylar, welded steel chains and laser-cut text. Her high-gloss surfaces are incised with spidery script that quotes from a range of sources: song lyrics, snippets of conversation, excerpts from fiction and diaristic jottings.