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Black Women & Black Art are Being Represented in NYC

New York is home to some of the most fantastic artists. Most of them never get their chance to shine in vendors and spaces where they only feature White artists. 7.6 percent of all exhibitions at 30 prominent American museums have been of work by Black artists. An even slimmer number for Black women being able to exhibit their work. That’s why it’s crucial for us to encourage and support the spaces that choose to share their walls with Black women. On May 18, 2019, Nubian Shorties Night out held their second annual art expo, “I’ll Introduce Myself.”

Tiffany Dames (Creator of Nubian Shorties Night Out) & Dee Glow (Brand Ambassador & event host) at SK Artspace.

“I started the I’ll Introduce Myself series so Black Women can retake control of their narrative. So many think they can explain who we are based on expectations and stereotypes but guess what we don’t need the help… we can introduce ourselves.” Tiffany Dames, creator of Nubian Shorties Night Out

The event was curated to allow Black women to showcase who they are and break those molds placed around on us by other art curators. This event featured 10 artists that focused on different mediums of art from jewelry making to large scale canvases. This event had a packed turnout and allowed other women to connect with the community in a positive setting. Spaces such as these have been proven to be impactful within the art community, and there’s always a reason why tickets sell out.

Artist Olivia Georgette, present at “I’ll Introduce Myself.”

We want to thank Nubian Shorties for the community efforts and events they are creating for Black women. Let’s continue to give Tiffany Dames, creator of Nubian Shorties Night Out, her flowers.

You can find the follow artists on their socials at:

@iamchelseanicole_

@oliviageorgette

@wndrlndart

@lovejaded_designs

@authentic_expression_

@izel.in.progress

@mikacjames

@khalidahcarrington

@queenshidart

@itsautumnm (Yes, that’s me)

All photography taken by Reek Will

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