Malado Francine (born Malado Francine Baldwin-Tejeda) is an American multi-media artist based in Los Angeles. Her work in multiple media examines the intersection of culture and identity through the re-telling of personal narratives. Outstanding influences in her work include a childhood spent in Dakar, Senegal and Bamako, Mali as the daughter of former Peace Corps volunteers in a mixed-race family. She holds a BA in comparative literature from Swarthmore College, and an MFA in painting from the New York Studio School. She spent more than 15 years living and making art in New York City before moving to Los Angeles in 2013.
Her work is in public and private collections worldwide, including her early film work as a part of Miranda July’s Joanie4Jackie film archive at Bard College and the Getty Research Institute, the William Louis-Dreyfus collection, Kean University, Michael Levine Foundation, The Philosophical Research Society, and the Ruth Bader Ginsburg collection.
*Photo of the artist by Claire Luce Baldwin.