Black Girls Who Paint Presents Femininity Defined Group Exhibition

Abreesha Jones, Chocolate Expressions, 30″ x 40″ x 2″ Acrylic and Oil Pastel on Stretched Canvas, 2020.
On View: July 1 – August 1, 2021

BLACK GIRLS WHO PAINT (BGWP) presents Femininity Defined, an online group exhibition examining divine femininity independent of the female body. This exhibition challenges the western framing of femininity, whereas femininity is commonly defined by adherence to beauty standards and societal gender roles while masculinity is commonly defined by one’s attributes and presence. With the absence of bodily identifiers, the artists are free to explore what Divine Femininity looks like for them through their choice of materials. As a result, the audience is invited to think outside the box and further conceptualize femininity in their own everyday lives.

This four-week online exhibition from July 1 to August 1, 2021, will include artworks for purchase PLUS online programming, including a private viewing, artist talks, studio visits and more! Featured artists are as follows: Aliyah Bonnette, Abreesha Jones, Ashley Cole, Aviyah Keren, Bri Simpson, Bria Edwards, Cassandra Hickey, Christie Clermont, Danae Antoine, Elisa Gusdal, Gherdai Hassell, Helen Ellis, Jaazaniah McClure, Jennifer Jackson Lee, Jessica Owens-Young, Kadiatou Coulibaly, Ke’Chanbria Ball, Korina Isler, Latisha Coleman, Lauren Luna, Lauren Wallace, Maya Perez, Michelle Lee, Prudence Bonds, Robyn Thompson-Duong, Sabiyha Prince, Sophia Oshodin, Symphonii Smith-Kennedy, & Valencia Washington.

Virtual exhibition will open on Thursday, July 1st, 2021 at 1PM (Eastern Standard Time).

Exhibition Opening & Month: July 1-31, 2021 (BGWP website and Instagram)

Our online exhibition will open on July 1, 2021 at 1PM (Eastern Standard Time) and will be available to all. Will have a programming on our Instagram Page (@blackgirlswhopaint) that will highlight several featured artists of the Femininity Define Exhibition.

  • Week 1 (Tuesday & Thursday at 12PM EST & 7PM EST on Instagram Live): The Artist + Her Practice – studio visits & creative spaces
  • Week 2 (Tuesday & Thursday at 12PM EST & 7PM EST on Instagram Live): Then + Now – artist practices and redefining moments
  • Week 3 (Tuesday & Thursday at 12PM EST & 7PM EST on Instagram Live): Art + Activism – art and artmaking as an act of defiance
  • Week 4 (Tuesday & Thursday at 12PM EST & 7PM EST on Instagram Live): Reframing Her Story – controlling your own narrative

Artist Talk: August 1, 2021 (Zoom)

Join them on August 1, 2021 at 1-2PM (Eastern Standard Time) for their artist talk. You’ll be able to meet and hear from the featured artist and have a final veiwing of the Feminity Defined exhibition.

Exhibition closes after the Artist Talk.