Artist using vibrant colors & techniques to portray African American women
Tiffani Glenn graduated from The Art Institute of Tampa in 2007, where she received her BFA in Media Arts and Animation. Her style of drawing embraces her background in animation, hence why the subject’s in her work take on an animated appearance. Tiffani Glenn’s paintings focus on embracing the character of African American women by portraying them from a unique, stylized point of view. Many of her works of art incorporate the use of vibrant colors using acrylic paint. Her primary focus with her paintings is to portray her subject’s as empowered and self-accepting. Tiffani firmly believes in inspiring women to be proud of whom they are and embracing the things that make them different.
She did her first television interview with WEDU/PBS Arts Plus and became one of the first African American women to have her artwork reproduced on the cover of WEDU’s “Arts Plus” magazine 2017. In 2019, she began working with Framed Gallery in Cleveland, OH. She has also participated in 2018 Essence Festival, and Red Dot Miami 2019 for Miami Art Basel. Tiffani is a wife and mother, but she always finds time to pursue her passion as an artist. When not painting, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys music and watching old-time television shows. She has always had a love for art since she was a young child.
My work is an examination of women and children of color from a stylized, distinctive perspective. Though on the surface the characters may appear fun-filled with a backing of vibrant colors, the overall message is to look beyond the obvious. The challenge is for those who see my work to look more carefully at the many adversities women and children of color face in society and see them depicted as women who choose to overcome those adversities by exuding self-acceptance and a feeling of empowerment.
I want women of color to let go of who they think they are supposed to be and simply be who they are without feeling ashamed. Being a woman in society has its own challenges, but being a black woman poses even more challenges. It is important to me that black women not only feel, but know that they can beat the odds by standing firm in who they are. As a whole, that is the message I want my art to embody.