I had the pleasure of being featured in the first edition of the Mahyue Magazine by Black Girls Who paint. Mahyue Magazine is their quarterly online magazine that highlights BGWP members, available art, ongoing community engagement initiatives, artist interviews, and partnerships. Inspired by the little girl within every Black woman artist, Mahyue Magazine reminds us to think outside of the box and to be a living manifestation of our inner child's wildest dream.
I was super excited when the BGWP founder Sasha reached out to me to do the feature. We've been internet friends for a few years and it has truly been amazing to see her not only grow as a fellow artist, but to create this amazing platform for black women visual artists.
Statistically, 51% of working visual artists today is women, and yet only 3-5% of the artwork in permanent U.S. collections are by women artists, and an even smaller percentage of that is by black women. Spaces like BGWP are needed to not only educate the masses about black women visual artists. It is a platform that allows us to be our most vibrant selves and to tell our stories.
During my interview we talked about my artwork and my style, finding your art community, and experimenting with the creative process. To read the full interview click the link below, and to support Black Girls Who Paint, you can donate here.
Full Mahyue magazine - https://issuu.com/blackgirlswhopaint/docs/mahyue_issue_1/6