Abreesha Jones, Chocolate Expressions, 30" x 40" x 2" Acrylic and Oil Pastel on Stretched Canvas, 2020.


BLACK GIRLS WHO PAINT (BGWP) presented Femininity Defined, an online group exhibition examining divine femininity independent of the female body. This exhibition challenged the western framing of femininity, whereas femininity is commonly defined by adherence to beauty standards and societal gender roles while masculinity is commonly defined by one's attributes and presence. With less emphasis on bodily identifiers, the artists were free to explore what Divine Femininity looks like for them through their choice of materials. As a result, the audience was invited to think outside the box and further conceptualize femininity in their own everyday lives.

This five-week virtual exhibition from July 1 to August 8, 2021, included artworks for purchase PLUS online programming, including a private viewing, artist talks, studio visits and more! Featured artists were as follows: Aliyah Bonnette, Abreesha Jones, Ashley Cole, Aviyah Keren, Bri Simpson, Bria Edwards, Cassandra Hickey, Christie Clermont, Danae Antoine, Elisa Gusdal, Gherdai Hassell, Helen Ellis, Jaazaniah McClure, Jennifer Jackson Lee, Jessica Owens-Young, Kadiatou Coulibaly, Ke'Chanbria Ball, Korina Isler, Latisha Coleman, Lauren Luna, Lauren Wallace, Maya Perez, Michelle Lee, Prudence Bonds, Robyn Thompson-Duong, Sabiyha Prince, Sophia Oshodin, Symphonii Smith-Kennedy, & Valencia Washington

View the Artist Catalog here.



Collectors & Press Week: June 21-25, 2021 (BGWP website & Zoom)

Our Collector & Press Week Programming is a private viewing room of exhibition for press, art collectors, and art administrators who are interested in the dialogue and bigger conversation of the arts at hand.

*This is a private invite-only event. If you are a member of an arts organization, arts administators, art collector, curator, press, etc. and would like to request access, please email outreach@blackgirlswhopaint.com with your name and organization. 


Exhibition Opening & Month: July 1 - August 8, 2021 (BGWP website and Instagram)

Our online exhibition will open on July 1, 2021 at 1PM (Eastern Standard Time) and will be available to all. Will have a programming on our Instagram Page (@blackgirlswhopaint) that will highlight several featured artists of the Femininity Define Exhibition.