Original Art: Amy Sherald

Amy Sherald
The Rabbit in the Hat

A few weeks ago I discovered the work of painter, Amy Sherald on Pinterest.  This Baltimore-based artist blends portraiture, social commentary and satire into each of her pieces.  As I was checking out Amy’s bio I was delighted to see that she had studied at my alma mater, Spelman College, under my art professor, Dr. Arturo Lindsay.  I could immediately tell that I liked this woman and her work.

Amy Sherald
They Call Me Redbone, But I’d Rather Be Strawberry Shortcake

Sherald has had a prestigious art career since her college days, studying in Panama, Peru, Norway and China.

Amy Sherald
Well Prepared and Maladjusted

To me, her paintings are an interesting look at Black identity, each with a twist that makes the viewer question the identities that are imposed on African-Americans as a consequence of racist ideas.  I find her paintings absolutely fascinating.

Amy Sherald
Guide Me No More

You can view Sherald’s portfolio on her website, and contact her directly if there is a piece that speaks to you.

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