#Black Artists

Women Artists

Augusta Savage: The Woman Who Defined 20th-Century Sculpture

Augusta Savage was a sculptress whose name is often missing from the list of illustrious Harlem Renaissance artists. Throughout her life, she merged...

Anastasia Tsaleza 9 October 2023

Lubaina Himid, The Operating Table, 2019. Women Artists

Stories of Black Britishness by Lubaina Himid

Winner of prestigious awards, including the Turner Prize, Lubaina Himid has a long and prolific career as an artist, curator, and teacher. Her art...

Natalia Tiberio 1 October 2023

Women Artists

Portraits by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: They Are Black Because I’m Not White

Celebrated in 2018 with a solo show at the New Museum in New York, the English painter of Ghanaian descent Lynette Yiadom-Boakye hypnotized me with...

Magda Michalska 1 October 2023

Women Artists

Emma Amos: The Story of Postmodernist African-American Artist

Emma Amos is a great example of how a Black woman artist can confront racism and sexism in the art world. On May 20th, 2020, Amos left us at the age...

Arianna Richetti 18 September 2023

The Carters (Beyoncé amd Jay-Z) in front of Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, 1503, Louvre Music

All Louvre Masterpieces from Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s APES**T Video Explained

The famous music video shows Jay-Z and Beyoncé at the Louvre Museum in Paris. There are shots of them standing in front of the Mona Lisa wearing...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 August 2023

Women Artists

Lavett Ballard’s African American and Female Narratives

Lavett Ballard in her art practice creates a lexicon of images of African American culture and female identity. The physical testimonies of the...

Maia Heguiaphal 4 July 2023

Women Artists

Faith Ringgold: An American Icon

Faith Ringgold is an artist, educator, storyteller, activist, and a mother. Ringgold is also an American treasure whose artistic journey has followed...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 12 June 2023

African Art

Martin Senkubuge: Fighting the Stigma of Vitiligo

At first glance, Martin Senkubuge’s drawings look like actual photographs. The artist is the founder of Part of Us, a visual campaign aimed to...

Vithória Konzen Dill 25 May 2023

Black Matrilineage, Photography, and Representation: Another Way of Knowing, edited by Lesly Deschler Canossi and Zoraida Lopez-Diago, Leuven University Press, 2022 (cover image) Photography

Black Motherhood in Photography: Book Review of Black Matrilineage, Photography, and Representation

Black Matrilineage, Photography, and Representation: Another Way of Knowing by co-editors Lesly Deschler Canossi and Zoraida Lopez-Diago of the...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 27 February 2023

Women Artists

Dream-Like Artworks: Minnie Evans’ Divine Inspiration

Folk Art, Surrealist, Visionary, Americana, call it what you will. Minnie Evans’ (1892—1987) dream-like artworks speak of another world, a world...

Rachel Witte 25 February 2023

Beverly McIver, Blinding Light: Whatever Might Rise, 2018, Craven Allen Gallery & House of Frames, Durham, NC, USA. Indyweek. Contemporary Art

Black American Artists in North Carolina

Are you curious about Black American artists from or working in the state of North Carolina? Well, look no further. Here is a (short) list to get you...

Rachel Witte 25 February 2023

Contemporary Art

Official Portraits of Michelle and Barack Obama

On February 12, 2018, the official portraits of former US president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle were unveiled. They are the latest additions...

Karolina 20 February 2023