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There's a New Wave of Critically Recognized Black Female Artists. These Publications are the First to Document Their Work

There’s a New Wave of Critically Recognized Black Female Artists. These Publications are the First to Document Their Work

  A NEW WAVE OF BLACK FEMALE ARTISTS has been making strides in the art world, over the past several years, with major exhibitions, museum acquisitions, collector support, gallery representation, and auction records that most practitioners don’t see in their entire careers. These recent publications are the first major volumes to document the individual practices...
Exploring the Subjectivity of Black Children, Works by Deborah Roberts Have Recently Been Acquired by Museums in Boston, San Francisco, and Scotland

Exploring the Subjectivity of Black Children, Works by Deborah Roberts Have Recently Been Acquired by Museums in Boston, San Francisco, and Scotland

  STEPHEN FRIEDMAN GALLERY in London recently announced 10 institutional acquisitions that occurred over the past year. Works by six artists on its roster, including Deborah Roberts, Yinka Shonibare CBE, and Denzil Forrester, have been acquired by museums around the world. “Adam and Eve” (2013) and “The British Library” (2014), installations by Shonibare, were added...
The Year Ahead in African American Art: What to See and Do in 2020

The Year Ahead in African American Art: What to See and Do in 2020

  THE YEAR IN BLACK ART is off to a fascinating start. In January, Helen Molesworth organized a Noah Davis (1983-2015) exhibition at David Zwirner gallery in New York, a rare look at more than 20 paintings by the late Los Angeles-based artist and founder of the Underground Museum. The Johnson Publishing Company art collection...
National Portrait Gallery: African Americans and Racial Justice are Popular Subjects at Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

National Portrait Gallery: African Americans and Racial Justice are Popular Subjects at Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

  OCCURRING EVERY THREE YEARS, the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition has showcased the work of numerous African American artists. Amy Sherald won first prize in 2016, transforming her career. In the latest cycle, Deborah Roberts, Genevieve Gaignard, Lava Thomas and Nona Faustine are among the finalists, and Wayde McIntosh tied for third prize. Their works...
Culture Type Picks: 14 Best Black Art Books of 2019

Culture Type Picks: 14 Best Black Art Books of 2019

  BLACK ARTISTS spanning generations are receiving more and more critical recognition and opportunities. Some of the most compelling illustrated art books published in 2019 are monographs contributing to the much-deserved and in many cases long-overdue attention of individual artists. New volumes are dedicated to Kwame Braithwaite, Robert Colescott, Lubaina Himid, Suzanne Jackson, and Julie...
Latest News in African American Art: Kehinde Wiley's First Public Monument Unveiled, Darren Walker Joins National Gallery of Art Board & More

Latest News in African American Art: Kehinde Wiley’s First Public Monument Unveiled, Darren Walker Joins National Gallery of Art Board & More

  The following review presents a snapshot of recent news in African American art and related black culture:   NEWS Joined by a sea of onlookers gathered in Times Square, Kehinde Wiley unveiled “Rumors of War” (2019) on Sept. 27. The artist’s first public monument is made of patinated bronze and stands more than 27...
Black Female Artists Are Headlining Exhibitions Throughout London This Summer

Black Female Artists Are Headlining Exhibitions Throughout London This Summer

  MORE THAN A DOZEN EXHIBITIONS, most in and around London, are showcasing the work of black female artists this summer. Presented at museums, nonprofits, and commercial galleries, many of the shows are breaking new ground for the artists, who span generations. Faith Ringgold at Serpentine Galleries is making her European institutional solo debut and...
Artist Deborah Roberts Joined Vielmetter Los Angeles and Has an Exhibition at Gallery's New Downtown Space

Artist Deborah Roberts Joined Vielmetter Los Angeles and Has an Exhibition at Gallery’s New Downtown Space

Deborah Roberts is presenting “Native Sons: Many thousands gone” at Vielmetter Los Angeles   VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES announced its representation of Deborah Roberts in late February and her first exhibition with the gallery opened last week. Roberts is known primarily for her collage on paper works. The Austin, Texas-based artist makes abstracted representations of black...
Culture Type: The Year in Black Art 2018

Culture Type: The Year in Black Art 2018

IN MANY WAYS, 2018 was a watershed year for black artists. Overdue recognition of art by African American artists and black artists from throughout the world, continued to grow among collectors, curators, critics, scholars, and gallery owners. There were many indicators of the ever-expanding institutional and market interest. European attention on African American artists rose....
2018 Anonymous Was A Woman Grants Awarded to 10 Artists, Deborah Roberts and Heather Hart Among Them

2018 Anonymous Was A Woman Grants Awarded to 10 Artists, Deborah Roberts and Heather Hart Among Them

“My Body, Your Rules” (2018) by Deborah Roberts   EVERY YEAR, 10 WOMEN ARTISTS receive Anonymous Was A Woman grants. The unrestricted awards of $25,000 go to women artists who are more than 40 years old. The 2018 recipients were just announced and Deborah Roberts, Heather Hart, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, and Michèle Stephenson, are among...
Art Basel Miami Beach 2018: Select Galleries Throughout the Mega Fair are Showing Works By African and African American Artists, Here's Where to Find Them

Art Basel Miami Beach 2018: Select Galleries Throughout the Mega Fair are Showing Works By African and African American Artists, Here’s Where to Find Them

“In My Solitude” (2018) by Billie Zangewa at Blank Projects.   ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH (ABMB) opens to the public today. The 17th edition of the art fair features more than 250 galleries from 35 countries in the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center. The enthusiasm surrounding ABMB has infused the entire city over the...