18 Black Female Artists to Discover

Throughout history, women have been represented in many ways, most notably in renowned classical artworks like Yves Klein's Untitled Anthropometry or Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring.

This month we'll be taking a moment to celebrate the female artists that have paved the way for more diverse representation of women in imagery and beyond. Here's a list of just a few black female creatives from world-renowned to up-and-coming to feed your artistic appetite:

 

 

1. Amika Cooper | Digital Art (USA)

  

@blackpowerbarbie

 

2. Amberlee Green | Digital Art (UK)

 

@line_and_honey (Available online HERE)

 

3. Bethlehem | Photography (Canada)

  

@almostdidntshootyou

 

4. Wangechi Mutu | Painter, Sculptor (Kenya)

  

@wangeshistudio

 

5. Brianna McCarthy | Mixed Media (Trinidad & Tobago)

  

@macabrii

 

6. Buki Kekeré | Drawing (UK)

   

 

7. Carrie Mae Weems | Photography (USA)

  

 

8. Enam Gbewonyo | Mixed Media (UK)

  

@enamgd

 

9. Jamea Richmond-Edwards (USA)

  

@jamearichmondedwards

 

10. Alexis Eke | Digital Art (Canada)

  

@alexis.eke

 

11. Selma Burke | Sculptor (USA)

  

  

12. Lina Iris Viktor | Mixed Media (UK)

  

@linairisviktor

 

13. Lois Mailou Jones | Painter (USA)

  

 

14. Lorna Simpson | Mixed Media (USA)

  

@lornasimpson

 

15. Nnenna Okore | Sculpture (Nigeria)

  

@nnennaokore

 

16. Oroma Elewa | Performance Art (Nigeria)

  

@oroma.elewa

 

17. Peju Alatise | Painter & Sculptor (Nigeria)

  

@peju.alatise

  

18. Lulama Wolf | Painter (South Africa)

  

@lulamawolf

 

 

Was your favourite artist on the list? Let us know in the comments who your #1 black female artist is and why! #DiscovertheDiaspora #InternationalWomensDay

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