Instagram black artists

Celebrating Black Artists You Should Follow on Instagram

You’ve read the antiracism books. You’ve marched in Black Lives Matter protests. You’ve patronized black businesses and donated to the ACLU. Now what can you do to support the black community in the wake of George Floyd’s death? Well, you can follow black artists on Instagram! Today, we celebrate the black artists who bring keen eyes, impeccable talent, and visual beauty to a social media platform that desperately needs diversity. Give these illustrators, graphic designers, painters, photographers, and multimedia artists a follow — or, better yet, buy some of their art or commission them for a custom portrait or project.

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Laci Jordan: @solacilike

Monica Ahanonu: @monicaahanonu


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This photo says “enough” #georgefloyd

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Temi Coker: @temi.coker


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In college, i served at @resurrectionhouston and whenever we brought church to the Hood, George Floyd was there. The mission was simplely to bring The goodnews of Jesus Christ to our third ward community. This one hit home and I’m praying for my Houston fam as well as George’s family. George was made in the image of God, he was loved, he loved, he spoke up, he encouraged. I’m sure George knew about the Ahmaud Arbery case not knowing he was next. This is sickening. Pray, but please put some action to that. Call 612-324-4499 to ask for justice for Big Floyd Click the link in my bio to fill out the petition – In moments like these I feel Psalms 13 & Psalm 94 reflect my thoughts. #justiceforfloyd #bigfloyd #georgefloyd

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Devon Blow: @devthepineapple

Melissa Koby: @mkoby_

Kendra Dandy: @theebouffants


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Do better, speak out, take action. We’re all watching, non black folks

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Danielle Coke: @ohhappydani


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His name is Ahmaud Arbery. Learn his story. Mourn with those who mourn. Seek justice. #IRunWithMaud #AhmaudArbery

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Watson Mere: @artofmere_


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#Again…. “My Brothers Keeper” by Watson Mere

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Queenbe Monyei: @queenbemonyei

Michelle Robinson: @mister_michelle

Antoinette Thomas: @theantoinettethomas

Teddy Phillips: @stattheartist

Adrian Armstrong: @adrianarmstrongart

Natasha Cunningham: @aboutnatlife

Ciara LeRoy: @prettystrangedesign

Bobby Rogers: @bobbyrogers_

Edinah Chewe: @wildlogic


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Art is not linea or represented as one entity and (for me) it’s a space and place to conceive realities that can transcend, and transform beyond the initial thoughts, becoming something else entirely new, something inspiring, potentially empowering. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And, art is subjective, yes, and requires a mental investment, which can be daunting at first…to believe in the intangible. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But it’s through self-expression, better yet, creative exploration of any kind, that you begin to find your artistic voice. And within that journey, you unmask your perception and begin to expand your imaginative ideas, unearthing a new way, hopeful way of being for yourself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #CreativityFound #GraphicArtist #ExploreToCreate #SelfEmpowerment #ColorInspiration #DontQuitYourDayDream #GirlbossLife #ColorSplash #VisualCommunication #VisualDesign #RisingWomen #CreativeGrowth #WomenWhoConnect #WomenWithAmbition #CreativeWomen #GirlbossLife #BeTrueToYou #FromWhereIStand #LiveUnscripted #NewBeginningsAhead #CreateCultivate #CreativeDreams #CreativeMinds #Wildlogic #MindsetIsEverything #DigitalIllustrator #TypeInspire #TypeGang #ArtDirection #TuesdayMotivations

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Leslie Barlow: @ljpinko


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