Today we’re going to look at some of the world’s most talented black female artists!
When you think of the word “artist,” your mind is probably instantly drawn to music.
If I told you to think of visual art, who are some people you might name?
Chances are names like Pablo Picasso come to mind.
The list might continue with Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Rembrandt – and the list goes on and on.
Something’s wrong with this list, isn’t there?
With the exception of Salvador Dali, these are all white men.
Can you name any black artists?
To be frank, you might only be able to name Jean-Michel Basquiat, and he’s still a man.
Can you name any women?
For this, you might be able to name Frida Kahlo.
What am I trying to show you?
I’m trying to demonstrate that black female artists are underrepresented in the creative world.
Can you name a black female artist of the past or present?
There are quite a few of them and their work is powerful.
There are painters and photographers.
You’ll find those who make sculptures and quilted art.
There are black female artists who even write and animate.
The fact of that matter is that black female artists exist, and we need to start paying attention to them.
Check out our list of 9 black female artists who redefine art.