Black Feminist Art Movement Essay

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Washington is not a black feminist artist and does not consider herself a part of any political movement, just like Pickett, she identifies herself as black woman who is a mother and artist. Her artwork also speaks to a feminist perspective message. Washington knew earlier on in the 1960’s her artwork did not fit the mold of mainstream white galleries. Washington’s priority was not being called a black feminist it was about showing her artwork. She felt black women were being overlooked because of the Guerilla Girls were screaming at the museums to let them in.
“That we would have a venue and if no one gave us a venue we pulled our money together, we made a venue, we rented a venue, and we stole a venue so we could show our art, and our art was about being black women, married, unmarried, gay, straight you know, bisexual, whatever, transgendered. We wanted to make some art and we wanted our art to stand up against any man, black, white or green, out there, to
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From my interviews of these five black artists I have concluded there appears to be no distinct black feminist art movement today. Furthermore, with the term black feminist artist not being a word artist personally identify with, is the marginalization of black female artists no longer an issue. I asked the artists if they could explain their support network system into mainstream museums and galleries? Artists typically work in isolation which Pickett and Washington consider a solidary experience. Both artists have a combination of over sixty-year career as an artist and a support network they created on their own. Pickett retired and relocated to an area around other artists but she also uses social media as a support network. Pickett recalls after graduating for art school in the early 1970’s, she hit the pavement and looked for venues to show her

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