Abstract art by female artists is a staple at Well + Wonder. We adore our artists who are inspired to create in this genre and take such joy seeing these pieces find homes amongst our community of Well + Wonder collectors.
This past summer we turned our eyes and ears to stories of black artists forging their way in the mainstream art world. Stories that we have always valued and were thankful for the reminder of their significance amongst all artists and the world around us. We reached out to Sarah Mantilla Griffin, PhD, founder of Art House Market and most recently co-founder of UNREPD, for a deeper understanding of the vital role Southern black female artists are playing in museums, galleries and collections across the country.
We’ve been fortunate enough to collaborate with Sarah in the past. She was featured as a Guest Curator back in February of 2019 and has acquired Well + Wonder art over the years. Being a brilliant art historian and advocate for underrepresented artists, Sarah wrote an incredibly insightful article to help us gain a better understanding of the topic at hand. The title is Resisting “Thingness”: Black Southern Women’s Abstract Art.
This article is just as relevant as it was last summer, maybe even more so. In honor of Black History Month, join us in celebrating black Southern women working in abstraction.
HERE is a link to the full article (photos and footnotes included!). Read on below for a summary...
(Lanecia Rouse Tinsley, "Silent Things I Know" 2018)
(Stacy Lynn Waddell, "Women Are Powerful and Dangerous" 2017)
Dr. Griffin, we cannot thank you enough for enlightening us with your knowledge and research on this very important segment of the art world. We are grateful for your friendship and look forward to cheering you on at UNREPD!