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Meet 5 Black Women Who Are Making A Splash In The Art World | Essence

Meet 5 Black Women Who Are Making A Splash In The Art World | Essence

JOEONNA BELLORADO-SAMUELS, ERIN CHRISTOVALE, ASHLEY STEWART, MARIANE IBRAHIM, COURTNEY WILLIS BLAIR, African American Art, Black Art, KINDR'D Magazine, KINDR'D, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, Willoughby Avenue, WRIIT,

Those paintings by Black artists that we see hanging in a gallery or major museum didn’t get there by happenstance. When it comes to the business of art, strong representation is essential for the creatives behind the works we consume.

The talents first had to be discovered by someone with a reasonable amount of power, someone who could wholly support them. From museum curators to gallery owners and directors, here are some of the women responsible for getting Black art in front of mainstream eyes.

JOEONNA BELLORADO-SAMUELS
DIRECTOR
JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY
NEW YORK CITY

What does your position entail?

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As a director, I advocate for artists on our gallery roster. I have a multifaceted role that includes building and maintaining institutional and client relationships, organizing exhibitions and doing strategic planning for the growth of the artists and the gallery.


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