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“I have always been an artist. I have always been a creative soul… A lover of all things creative.” – Tamara Madden, 2011
Some of the best works of art have been produced during high adversity and turmoil. For centuries, artists have been able to showcase their creative abilities despite what personal matters may surround them.… read more.
Faith Ringgold is an American artist whose work transcends generations with timely and timeless pieces that speak volumes on the Black identity in the United States that still resonates with young and old audiences. But it was only last year — in 2022 — that she finally received the exposure she had long deserved.… read more.
On the anniversary of the opening day of Olivia Sterling’s exhibition Yowl, we’re celebrating this important artist!
Olivia is a British artist known for her hard-hitting messages delivered in a colorful, picture-book style. As a Black woman, she uses her art to address issues of race in the UK. Another signature element of her style is something you might not see right away; little letters ‘B’ and ‘W’, to symbolize the labeling and compartmentalizing of people of different skin tones that she observes. … read more.
Globally, the fight for women’s rights is still happening. This can be seen in the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the United States this past summer and the subsequent protests that occurred after it.
The current protests in Iran are in response to the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. She was killed by Iran’s morality police because she was not wearing the hijab to government standards.… read more.
Happy birthday, Niki de Saint Phalle! Today we’re celebrating this French-American artist.
Niki de Saint Phalle is a sculptor, painter, filmmaker and illustrator. She is best known for her sculptures, which combine whimsical and colorful appearances with serious subject matter. In the words of FF2 contributor Jessica Bond, “The whimsical nature of Saint Phalle’s work added an essential component to her art.… read more.
You can’t necessarily change what’s going on, no, but I can say what I think about it. I’m free to do that. And I will.
As a Black woman living in the USA, learning about my history is something that has been heavily contested. The narrative that I have learned about my ancestors is often seen as whitewashed and trauma-filled, focusing on the handful of accomplishments we have made or the trauma we have endured (and the trauma we still going through) through the remnants of slavery.… read more.