Lynette Yiadom Boakye (born 1977, London, UK) is an artist of Ghanaian descent based in London.
Boakye attended Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Falmouth College of Arts and the Royal Academy Schools. Her paintings are predominantly figurative with raw and muted colours.
Yiadom-Boakye has shown work internationally in exhibitions, most recently the Gwangju Biennale curated by Okwui Enwezor, Korea; ‘Flow’ at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York and ‘M25. Around London’ curated by Barry Schwabsky at the CCA Andratz, Mallorca; the seville Biennale 2006, curated by Okwui Enwezor and many others including John Moores 23 at the Walker Gallery in Liverpool, Direct Painting at Kunsthalle Mannheim in Germany, 2004 Bloomberg New Contemporaries at various venues throughout the UK and Blackout at Brixton Art Gallery.