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)

@macabrii

 

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

Explore more

 

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

@nnennaokore

 

16. Oroma Elewa | Performance Art (Nigeria)

Oroma Elewa Tom. The Money

@oroma.elewa

 

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

 

 

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published