What Does It Mean to Be a Black Artist Today?
At BlkArthouse, we constantly ask ourselves what it means to brand ourselves as Black artists and create or promote Black art. Our artists's works of art reflect their personal history, experiences, and perspectives--all of which are heavily influenced by their identity as Black individuals. To promote yourself, however, as a "black artist" raises the risk of being becoming a commoditized or cornered in the market. To better understand the experience and perspectives of our artists regarding their racial and professional identity, we asked the BlkArthouse artists: what does it mean to be a Black artist?