18 Black Female Artists to Discover This International Women's Day

Black Girl Magic put to the canvas.

BY  ALESHA BAILEY   /   MAR  4  2020,  5:13 AM GMT



We're celebrating 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)


2. Amberlee Green | Digital Art (UK)

@line_and_honey (Available online HERE)


3. Bethlehem | Photography (Canada)


4. Wangechi Mutu | Painter, Sculptor (Kenya)


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



6. Buki Kekeré | Drawing (UK)

 Buki Kekeré sketch


7. Carrie Mae Weems | Photography (USA)

Carrie Mae Weems Lobster Dinner at the Kitchen Table


8. Enam Gbewonyo | Mixed Media (UK)

Enam Gbewonyo Colonialist Ravelry

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9. Jamea Richmond-Edwards (USA)


10. Alexis Eke | Digital Art (Canada)


11. Selma Burke | Sculptor (USA)

Selma Burke with sculpture


12. Lina Iris Viktor | Mixed Media (UK)


13. Lois Mailou Jones | Painter (USA)

Lois Mailou Jones artwork


14. Lorna Simpson | Mixed Media (USA)


15. Nnenna Okore | Sculpture (Nigeria)

Nnenna Okore here and now



16. Oroma Elewa | Performance Art (Nigeria)

Oroma Elewa Tom. The Money



17. Peju Alatise | Painter & Sculptor (Nigeria)



18. Lulama Wolf | Painter (South Africa)



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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