Whether you’re an ex-art history minor or just really like pretty things on your walls, I have great news for you. Art is *very* easy to come by now. You can browse social media or sites like Etsy and Society6 for unique pieces from all over the world—no fancy auctions in silk gloves where everyone talks in a faux-British accent…or at least that’s how I picture it.
And ICYMI, there are talented Black artists all over these platforms, specializing in all kinds of styles, themes, and low-key genius techniques. With the click of a button (and a scroll of this very page) you can support a Black artist and secure a print.
So if you’ve been meaning to adorn your space with some cool new flair, we’ve taken the liberty of assembling a few options for ya. Looking for a captivating portrait? A surrealist print to awe your mom when she comes to visit? An abstract landscape? I’ve got you. The Black artists below all offer distinctive pieces that will add a dose of character to any room they’re in. Just check them out and see for yourself below!
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this ode to your plant children
Harvey uses vibrant colors and fun designs in a way that will brighten up any room, like this piece, “The Grass Is Greener.”
this minimalist portrait
Nabe Art is all about emphasizing the beauty of the outline, and their minimalistic work manages to make a lot out of a little. “Serendipity” is available on their site.
this star of any room
When it comes to lively and eye-catching scenes, Rii captures it best. For example, just check out the print, “Golden Land” on their site.
this blue and orange profile
Haitian abstract artist Marianata A. Sylvaince is based in NYC and focuses on specific emotions, as you can see in “Intimacy.”
Alicia Noelle Jay
Jay is a Brooklyn-based artist who creates using watercolors and acrylics. “Mini World Environmental Blues” is available on Society6.
this modern portrait
this textured piece
Stevens Jay Carter
Based in Oakland, California Carter has had murals commissioned all over the country. Now you can have a version of his work on display in your own home. “The Three Graces” is available on SaatchiArt.
this charming painting
Known for her work starring on the Nickelodeon show Gullah Gullah Island, Daise is also an artist. In recent years her work has been thematically focused on people and collard greens. “Girl in the Collard Greens” is available on her site.
this almost-neutral print
Morgan Harper Nichols
As a poet/artist, Nichols incorporates her own thought-provoking words into her pieces. “Surrender Is A Practice” is available on Garden24.
this visual masterpiece
Texada has forged his own style of art that he’s coined ‘Camoism.’ It’s “based on the concept of Interconnectedness, in which the artist seeks to express a single thought, through various subjects; then emphasizes the relationship between all subjects via colorful, camouflage sequences.” The piece “Matte’s Universal Symphony of Sinners,” seen here, uses interconnectedness in a captivating way.
this bold graphic
Ceballos is an NYC-based artist who sells his work on streets all around the city. If you’re not in the 212 you can still get your hands on one of his archival ink prints via his site. This print “Accept the Gift” is available there.
this astro-loving image
Parris is a Los Angeles artist who showcases the beauty of the human body in many pieces. “Scorpio in Venus” is available on Artist Sourced.
this homage to the it bag
Akil is an Atlanta-based artist whose work, “takes a contemporary view on black divinity, pulling from traditional African cultures, spirituality, and the intersection of blackness and fashion.” This print “Revolutionized Luxury” features a staple of black fashion, the well sought-after Telfar bag. It’s available on the Osaze Akil site.
this warm-toned painting
Through a unique abstract perspective, this artist’s work seeks to express the daily hindrances the black community faces. “Untitled Mood” is available on Aslur’s site.
this image for everyone who misses summer
Uma Leoni is a California-based artist whose styles include scribbilism and line art. She cites this piece “HEAT” as her favorite, and the print is available on her website.
this photo that will have everyone staring
Bond is a photographer from San Francisco, CA who has prints of his photos, like this one “Salt I” which is available for purchase on his site.
this whirlwind piece
The abstract acrylic creations from this artist will add depth to any room. This print “Love in Nature” is available on the Armani Arts site.
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