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The Essence

48 x 36
Commissioned for exhibition



Exploring the invisible visibility of Black women living in today’s society. 

Black women are the most undervalued, disrespected and overlooked living creature in the world. Through my artworks I force needed conversations while shining a light on the beauty and the strength of Black women and because I am one of them!


Washington, DC born artist, Simone Agoussoye is known for her creative depictions of people. Simone blends her traditional skill in portraiture with fresh, unique and unconventional techniques, transforming her from a realistic fine artist to more of a contemporary artist. Simone’s evolution in portrait artistry has allowed her to explore using materials such as crushed glass in her work. She is highly creative with an insatiable thirst for growth and development in her artistic skill.