feature: artist amani holbert’s womanist expression meets cultural pride in her fascinatingly compelling series

June 28, 2016

For visual artist Amani Holbert, capturing the essence of cultural beauty and recognition is a number one priority. As she herself navigates through the modern societal realities of African American beauty and interpretation, Holbert takes the initiative by writing her own. Her chilling, potent pieces serve to directly empower women of color and to promote social activism- aiming to strengthen the Black community with her art and message. While thoroughly understanding the burden of ‘self-determination- many women of color face, she works to illuminate the beauty of womanhood as she strongly represents her rich culture. Pulling influence from artists such as Frida Kahlo and Kerry James Marshall, her enlightened art serves as a much needed platform for cultural acknowledgement. Check out her enticing paintings below.

By Cree B. McClellan