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.
JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY
NEW YORK CITY
What does your position entail?
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.