BLACK GIRLS WHO PAINT (BGWP) is a safe space created to support and empower Black women painters by promoting sisterhood, community, and positive representation. Black women painters are a force to be reckoned with and representation will soon reflect this. As such, BGWP is also a platform formed by a Black girl (woman) who paints that believes in increasing our visibility and resources while encouraging meaningful dialogue and relationships. In doing so, BGWP empowers Black girls and women of all walks of life to invest in themselves, their artistry, and their business.
- Sasha-Loriene, Founder and CEO of BGWP, Owner of Sasha-Loriene LLC
Sasha-Loriene - Washington, DC Metropolitan area (DMV)
Sasha-Loriene is a self-taught painter who captures her thoughts, feelings, and interpretation of the world in every piece. Her passion and raw talent have ignited her lifelong mission of encouraging creativity, thought, and expression in the community. As such, Sasha-Loriene created BGWP on September 4th, 2017 as a specific effort to increase the visibility, resources, and access for black women painters around the world - something she would have liked to see as a young girl.
Currently, Sasha-Loriene uses her work to challenge the status quo on and off the canvas, as she digs deeper into finding her place as a black woman in the arts and defining what femininity means to her. With growing support and drive for success, she continues to flourish as an eccentric artist and propel BGWP forward as an inspiration for others interested in influencing the culture of art.
Korina Isler - Washington, DC
Korina views her relationship with art as an ongoing journey to creativity. She found her artistic home in mixed media work with paint and canvas. Korina loves teaching young children and adults alike, that you don’t need much to get painting and creating. She believes that the most beautiful pieces are often made when you are low on supplies and high on creativity. Connecting creative black women artists and empowering them has become a passion for Korina.
Korina’s current work focuses on re-imagining the magic that is everyday life. She focuses on the “how” rather than the “what”. Korina hopes to provide more women of color with the safe space and tools to carve out their place in this world.
Taylor Sanders - Philadephia, PA
Temple University - Art History Major with a Minor in International Business
What does being a "black girl who paints" mean to Taylor?
Being a black girl who paints means that I am blessed with a beautiful gift to create from my imagination. I feel empowered by my skills and by others that share it. We are brilliant and magical all in one.