10 Female African American Artists To Know

In need of art therapy, ESSENCE.com went about searching for visual artists who best represent what it means to be a Black woman today. Whether choosing to paint, collage or create multimedia installations, a fresh crop of African American artists like Shinique Smith (above) are making waves in a field where, for so long, Black women were underrepresented. Check out how these female African American artists are changing the game. The holidays may be over but you can still look for gift ideas for the art lover in your life.Check out a painting of Michael Jackson that recently sold for $175K.
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