Black in Color: A Collective of Black Artists, is an organization founded by Candice Tasker and Lola Wood created to provide a platform for Black artists and their works. Black in Color provides a space that identifies and amplifies artists of color so they too can be seen, appreciated, experienced, and valued. The collective also highlights remarkable talent with artistic works containing central themes of identity, activism, and cultural influence, working to create a group of art world professionals who empower one another to achieve mutual success, while bringing awareness to important issues that impact the community.
To date, Black in Color has collaborated with various artists, including Maria-Lana Queen, Janet Pickett Taylor, and Robin Holder, to name a few, and the list is only getting longer.
For too long, artists of color have found their work underrepresented and undervalued. With a lack of support and resources, the market, while global, is still rife with fresh, young, innovative talent.
Black in Color identifies, amplifies and provides a platform for that talent to be seen, appreciated and experienced.
This is a group of art world professionals taking the helm and empowering one another to achieve mutual success.
This collective and its events, exhibits, and interactions make up an ever evolving space, created as a platform for artists to interact with their audiences as well as continue to share their work.
Our mission is to bring awareness to important issues that impact our community by engaging artists who use their work to magnify these topics.
We hope to use this platform to start, and in many instances, continue conversations that will make us a stronger people.