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Kara Walker – Visual Artist (Video)

Kara Walker – Visual Artist (Video)

Kara Walker (born November 26, 1969) is a contemporary African American artist who explores race, gender, sexuality, violence and identity in her work. She is best known for her room-size tableaux of black cut-paper...

Kara Walker by Matthea Harvey

Kara Walker by Matthea Harvey

by Matthea Harvey BOMB 100/Summer 2007, ART I’ve been thinking about Kara Walker’s work for a long time. Two years ago, a bleeding barn from one of her watercolors appeared in one of my...

The Art of Kara Walker

The Art of Kara Walker

“One of my earliest memories involves sitting on my dad’s lap in his studio in the garage of our house and watching him draw. I remember thinking: ‘I want to do that, too,’ and...

Leon Keay – Visual Artist

Leon Keay – Visual Artist

„Im watching u“ by Leon Keay L.@.K.ART began whilst on my travels through Israel in 1999,although i attended art college in Leicester before this,i didnt really class myself as an artist untill i started...

A special issue of the International Review of African American Art

A special issue of the International Review of African American Art

Vol. 24, No. 2 – A special issue of the International Review of African American Art on connections between mass media, pop culture, digital technologies and visual art. “Artists are just as much products...

Eric Holder: Voting Rights Act Can’t Be Called Unnecessary Yet

Eric Holder: Voting Rights Act Can’t Be Called Unnecessary Yet

This print shows when, in 1965, hundreds of civil rights marchers started on a peace march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama led by the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.  Their goal was to secure...

2012 Henry Taylor – African American Artist Profile – W Magazine & New York Times

2012 Henry Taylor – African American Artist Profile – W Magazine & New York Times

Henry Taylor, who lives in Los Angeles, paints fast, loose and sensuously on canvases great and small. Portraiture is his work’s center of gravity. His subjects include friends, relatives, acquaintances from the art world...

Berry, Diana, Smokey and More! Go Inside the Sleek ’60s Photo Shoot for Motown: The Musical

Berry, Diana, Smokey and More! Go Inside the Sleek ’60s Photo Shoot for Motown: The Musical

The stars of Motown: The Musical are getting ready to go dancing in the streets when the Broadway-bound production bows this spring. In a behind the scenes video from a recent photo shoot, cast...

30 Stunning Black woman Paintings and Illustrations by Frank Morrison

30 Stunning Black woman Paintings and Illustrations by Frank Morrison

Frank Morrison’s paintings stunned me not only for their originality and beauty but also because of their complimentary depictions of the black woman. The body forms of the woman are not anatomically accurate but...

After Tanner: African American Artists since 1948 at PAFA

After Tanner: African American Artists since 1948 at PAFA

By andrea kirsh April 13, 2012 As recent national news has made painfully clear, ours is not  a post-racial society, and much as I’d rather not see African American artists exhibited in the context...

Kevin Cole Visual Artist

Kevin Cole Visual Artist

When I turned eighteen years old, my grandfather stressed the importance of voting by taking me to a tree where he was told that African-Americans were lynched by their neckties on their way to...