30 Black Artist Under 40 You Should Know


As Black History Month comes to a close, take a look at 30 young black artists who are contributing to the ongoing conversation of race and representation in contemporary art.

Whether through sculpture, photography, video or performance, each artist illuminates the complexity of the self with a unique and bold vision.


From Kalup Linzy's soap opera shorts to Kehinde Wiley's traditional portraits updated with black models, the following young artists show there is no single way to address race in contemporary culture. Playful or meditative, sarcastic or somber, the following artists tackle the subject with a ferocious curiosity, passion and vulnerability.  

Kalup Linzy and Kehinde Wiley head the list but it also includes other brilliant tallent including, Jacolby Satterwhite, Kevin Beasley, Nina Chanel Abney, Awol Erizku, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Sam Vernon, Xaviera Simmons, Alexandria Smith, Caitlin Cherry, Sondra R. Perry, Matthew Thomas, Jayson Musson, Toyin Odutola, Paul Anthony Smith, Adam Pendleton, Maya Freelon Asante, Jennifer Packer,  Sadie Barnette, Kenya Robinson, Kalup Linzy, Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle, Ebony G. Patterson, Wilmer Wilson IV, Malcolm A. Davis II, Hank Willis Thomas, Zachary Fabri, Vanessa German, Derrick Adams, Dineo Seshee Bopape,

Black Artists Under 40 You Should Know (Huff Post)

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