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10 Brilliant Black Artists

This week I took some time to work on making sure the art I'm seeing in my instagram feed is from a diverse group of artists (I followed some hashtags like #blackartists and #blackgirlartshow to make sure I continue to see new-to-me artists on my feed, and did some intentional searching around to find artists to follow). In the process I found some new favorites! Here are ten of my favorite Black artists, some old favorites and some that were new to me.*

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum

Ronni Nicole Robinson

(full disclosure: the second photo is one I took featuring one of her pieces that is in my own collection.)

Nneka Jones

Tawny Chatmon

Esiri Erheriene-Essi

Raoul Olou

Diedrick Brackens

Nastassja E. Swift

(She also put together her own list of resources, places people can donate funds, and favorite black artists here!)

Ronald Jackson

Delita Martin

*I left Kehinde Wiley off the list just because I figure he is likely famous enough by now that everyone knows him. But if you don't, he is a bonus number 11! Google him immediately. ;) I first saw his work in person a few years ago at the Brooklyn Museum and was blown away. If you ever get the chance to see his work in person, do it!




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