black artists

This slideshow is dedicated to black, contemporary artists that we believe our readers should know more about. The artworks highlighted here span drawing, painting, quilting, and sculptural practice.
African American artists have contributed to this nation’s cultural landscape throughout its history. From colonial to modern times, realistic portraiture to striking abstractions, here we highlight …
Hilton Als is many things: author, curator, critic, teacher, and winner of many awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Art & Object spoke to Als about his…
April Bey’s practice is grounded in the fundamental truth that systems and attitudes don’t need to be the way they are. Through both her striking aesthetic and her conceptual approach, Bey breaks…
In Kehinde Wiley's first renowned works, he replaced white royalty, nobility, and saints with young Black men. "Rumors of War" is, among other things, a continuation of his determination to address…
Fresh off its survey of Faith Ringgold, the New Museum presents a retrospective of another veteran African American painter whose aesthetic DNA courses through subsequent generations of black artists…