For half a century, Ida Applebroog has innovated across styles—minimalism, expressionism, and cartoon—and mediums including painting, drawing, film, and sculpture. Applebroog frequently combines scenes from urban and domestic life with text, transforming otherwise banal imagery into situations rife with anxiety, irony, and humor. The artist is renowned for her investigations of gender and sexual identity, power, politics, and the pernicious role mass media plays in desensitizing the public to violence.
Applebroog’s exhibition at ICA Miami is the artist’s first solo U.S. museum show in nearly two decades. Her work has been shown in the United States and abroad, including solo exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; The Power Plant, Toronto; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; and High Museum of Art, Atlanta.