Thank you to everyone who responded with their favorite Black artists and creators. I *loved* finding new-to-me artists, and I hope you do too.
Here are the artists the community shared:
@eisroughdraft, artist, designer, bookbinder, poem maker
@folkquilts, a quilted fusion of fine fabrics and recycled scraps culled from the backs of folks
Faith Ringgold, painter, writer, speaker, mixed media sculptor, and performance artist
Michael LeVell, artist
@theartoffun likes to make pictures
@oge_mora, illustrator and collage enthusiast
@temi.coker, photographer and graphic designer
@kialagives, book artist
@christaforrestfineart, creative soul artist
@iamclassygirl, mixed media artist, designer, and instructor
@shirien.creates, infusing design and illustration with her passion for social justice and healing
Charles White, painter and printmaker
Kimmy Cantrell, artist
Art Smith, jeweler
@taylorsaleem, maker and mom
@_lisa_mb_, artist working in collage, assemblage sculpture, altered books
Nikki Cade, artist, maker, nomad
If I missed any that you sent me, I apologize – let me know, and/or please add more artists Black artists you love in the comments.
Loving Black art and Black culture is not the same thing as taking action towards justice for George Floyd and the many other victims of police brutality, or towards creating a just and equal society. Sharing these artists is just one small way to celebrate and support Black artists.
On that note: I encourage you to share too! And better yet: to buy their art.
It’s Day 60 of the project — how is it going? I’ve taken a few days off from posting on Instagram, but I am loving reading about your experiences of the project for the book (there are over 400 responses already!). If you missed the survey I sent out last week, you can find it here.
Art by Sharon McPeake