Feature: Artnet x Alteronce Gumby

Folasade Ologundudu, Artnet, December 22, 2021



Alteronce Gumby has had quite a year. After closing his highly successful dual-site exhibition, “Somewhere Under the Rainbow/The Sky Is Blue and What Am I,” this past summer at False Flag and Charles Moffett galleries, the Yale-trained painter released his first monograph, Colour Is a Beautiful Thing, with contributions by star-making figures Antwaun Sargent and Ashely James, chronicling Gumby’s experimentations in color, form, and texture.


In a recent interview, Gumby shared with me his thoughts on the importance of leaving a legacy, the ways in which people make assumptions about his work as a Black abstract painter—and why he has one eyebrow raised at the art world and the newfound success of Black artists.