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21 Fascinating Pieces of Visual Art By Black Women

• Sep 1, 2015

Powerful. Fascinating. Beautiful. These words describe both the art and artists behind them. Check out these pieces created from a black woman’s point of view.

Lina Viktor
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The artist with the golden touch. Lina Viktor’s preferred choice of medium is 24‐Karat gold. The color palette of blue, gold, black and white can be seen throughout her work. Viktor is New York‐based but hails from London.

Lakwena Maciver

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Lakwena Maciver is a London‐based mixed media artist who has exhibited her art on a grand scale. From street installations to galleries, Lakwena uses kaleidoscopic colors to bring about a refreshing aesthetic.

Michelle Robinson

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michelle robinson instamichelle robinson artMichelle Robinson is a self‐taught artist residing in Los Angeles, California. Robinson works with bold colors and patterns to enrich and celebrate the female form.

LlanaKila
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Victoria Brown is the artist behind Llanakila. On Brown’s website, she notes her art as a representation of the essence of Blackness in this millennium through acrylic and digital paintings. “I am inspired by skin, eyes, mind, hair, male and female energies, emotions, love, sadness, protesting injustice, the powers of nature, the evolving world, and the Universe,” says Brown.

Nakeya Brown
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Nakeya Brown has got folks talking over the past year with her works “Hair Stories Untold” and “The Refutation of Good Hair.” Browns work takes an introspective of the history of black hair and even the attitudes towards the hair industry of today.

Brianna McCarthy

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Briana McCarthy is a self‐taught mixed media artist that hails from Trinidad & Tobago. According to her website, McCarthy’s focus “aims to create a new discourse examining issues of beauty, stereotypes, representation as well as the documenting the process – particularly poignant in an ever smaller digitally connected world.”

Monchi

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Monchi is the work of London‐based artist Nyanza D. The Monchi pieces highlight women of color in a way that no one has done within the traditional pop art format.

Sharlene Perkins

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Sharlene Perkins is a Los Angeles‐based painter and illustrator. Perkins’ “Music is my Sanctuary” series married jazz musicians with musicians of different genres. Think Grace Jones meets Josephine Baker or Fela Kuti meets Nat King Cole.

Ojo Agi

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Ojo Agi is a Nigerian‐Canadian visual artist. Agi’s piece “For Sad Girls and Lonely Boys” explores rich textures and tones chooses to explore the sensitive side of people of color that is often not acknowledged by mainstream society.

Nina Chanel Abney

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The Chicago‐born artist Nina Chanel Abney paintings often serve as commentary on both pop culture and sociopolitical issues. Abney was featured as one of Forbes Top 30 Under 30 artists to watch.

 

Are there any black female visual artists you’ve been admiring?

About Rinny

Texan by birth, Los Angeleno by situation. Lover of Tame Impala and Shoegaze music. Comedian by trade. Macaroni and Cheese connoisseur by appetite.

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Sabrina black

I really like this. This is all too good.

Pocahontas45
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Pocahontas45

So cool!! Love to be inspired by other artist

theBlackRaven
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Yesssss I love this article. I have reblogged several of these artworks on tumblr. Glad to have links to their artworks.

Jacky
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Jacky

Lovely!

SheridaDaily
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Yes yes yes to al!!! Amazing work. Thanks BGLH 🙂

http://www.sheridadaily.com

maralondon
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maralondon

Loving all the of the work. I’ve been a fan of Brianna’s art for sometime now. Her work reminds me of a well known artist called Chris Ofili who coincidently settled Trinidad.

AfroQueen
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AfroQueen

This is purely amazing. Like woooww.

Toya
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Toya

From one visual artist to another these ladies are wonderful! If interested you can check out my work below

http://latoyamhobbs.com, Instagram: latoyahobbs, FB, LaToya M. Hobbs Fine Art

lis
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lis

DOPE!…All of it.…Kara Walker

Marmaduke
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Marmaduke

amazing. when i’m rich (please make that happen Lord ahaha), I’d love to commission pieces from any of these women. fierce stuff.

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