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See Inside a Beautiful New Coffee-Table Book Celebrating 50 Leading Artists and Curators of Color

In her new coffee table book , Jasmin Hernandez wants to inspire young Gen Z-ers of color through the example set by artists and curators such as Derrick Adams, Firelei Báez, Genevieve Gaignard, Naima J. Keith, and Jasmine Wahi.

out this month from  “is like a guide book, or a manifesto, or source book, saying, ‘You can enter, you can enter,’” Hernandez told Artnet News. “These are 50 ways of how we did it. Here are 50 tales and narratives of how everyone did it.”

The author came to know many of the artists and creatives featured in the book over the course of writing her blog Gallery Gurls, which she launched in 2012. In that time, many have exploded to art stardom, offering them unprecedented visibility in the traditionally insular, white-male-dominated art world.

Gallery Gurls was inspired by a continuing education course that Hernandez took at Sotheby’s Institute. She co-founded it with the only other Black woman in the class as a way to seek out and highlight artists of color and women artists—the voices that were notably absent.

Jasmin Hernandez. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah.

Jasmin Hernandez. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah.

Looking back, things have changed quite a bit in the nine years since. “I knew that the tide would turn and gates would open,” she said. “As with everything in this country, it just takes time. We see it in Hollywood with this Black renaissance in film and TV, and the art world is no different.”

The book offers a series of mini studio visits, with photographs by Jasmine Durhal and Sunny Leerasanthanah and an interview with the artist about their practice. (The photoshoots took place in 2019.)

A number of the artists had previously been featured on the Gallery Gurls blog, but she also sought out new voices, particularly among, queer, trans, and nonbinary artists of color, such as KT Pe Benito, a non-binary New York artist who Hernandez discovered on Instagram.

KT Pe Benito in their former live/work space in Queens, New York, standing in front of their oil pastel, <em>Becoming My Own Island</em> (2019), and excerpts from their multimedia installation <em>Entries to Faustina (Growing out of colonialism for my grandmother’s sake</em> 2018. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.” width=”683″ height=”1024″ srcset=”https://www.antheamissy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/1614357608_256_See-Inside-a-Beautiful-New-Coffee-Table-Book-Celebrating-50-Leading.jpg 683w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2021/02/p062_KT-Pe-Benito-200×300.jpg 200w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2021/02/p062_KT-Pe-Benito-33×50.jpg 33w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2021/02/p062_KT-Pe-Benito-1280×1920.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 683px) 100vw, 683px”/></p>
<p class=KT Pe Benito in their former live/work space in Queens, New York, standing in front  (2019), and excerpts from  2018. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

“I didn’t play art-world politics. I didn’t think ‘this can only be Black and Brown superstar artists from the Chelsea blue-chip galleries,’” she said. “I also looked at nightlife. I looked to ballroom. I looked at street art and graffiti and unrepresented artists.”

The book also strives to be intergenerational, featuring trailblazers such as Renée Cox and Lola Flash, both in their early 60s, as well as emerging figures, such as 25-year-old Uzumaki Cepeda.

“Cepeda is a Dominican artist from the Bronx. She’s completely self-made, has no art degree,” said Hernandez. “Her social media presence is her power, and her work is experimental and out of the box. She’s an outsider who made it and didn’t need art-world gatekeepers to give her opportunities.”

<em>We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World</em> by Jasmin Hernandez. Courtesy of Abrams Books. ” width=”824″ height=”1024″ srcset=”https://www.antheamissy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/1614357608_539_See-Inside-a-Beautiful-New-Coffee-Table-Book-Celebrating-50-Leading.jpg 824w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2021/02/WeAreHere_Cover-241×300.jpg 241w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2021/02/WeAreHere_Cover-40×50.jpg 40w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2021/02/WeAreHere_Cover-1545×1920.jpg 1545w” sizes=”(max-width: 824px) 100vw, 824px”/></p>
<p class= by Jasmin Hernandez. Courtesy of Abrams Books.

Hernandez hopes will become a series. “This should not be like the one book that we get in 2021 because of what happened in 2020,” she said. “The door is not ajar—it’s been kicked open. And more are coming.”

See more photos from  below.

Ayana Evans in front of Sparkle Installation at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Ayana Evans in front of Sparkle Installation at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Gabriella Sanchez in front of her painting <em>It’s All Good</em> (2019) in her Los Angeles studio. Photo by Jasmine Durhal, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.” width=”682″ height=”1024″ srcset=”https://www.antheamissy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/1614357608_654_See-Inside-a-Beautiful-New-Coffee-Table-Book-Celebrating-50-Leading.jpg 682w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2021/02/p024_Gabriella-Sanchez-200×300.jpg 200w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2021/02/p024_Gabriella-Sanchez-33×50.jpg 33w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2021/02/p024_Gabriella-Sanchez-1278×1920.jpg 1278w” sizes=”(max-width: 682px) 100vw, 682px”/></p>
<p class=Gabriella Sanchez in front of her painting (2019) in her Los Angeles studio. Photo by Jasmine Durhal, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Connie Fleming in her workspace in artist Kevin McHugh’s apartment in New York City. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Connie Fleming in her workspace in artist Kevin McHugh’s apartment in New York City. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Larry Ossei-Mensah at A/D/O by MINI in Brooklyn. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Larry Ossei-Mensah at A/D/O by MINI in Brooklyn. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels in her Brooklyn home. Her art collection includes Mel Bochner, Leslie Hewitt, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Hank Willis Thomas, Kerry James Marshall, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and Jackie Nickerson. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels in her Brooklyn home. Her art collection includes Mel Bochner, Leslie Hewitt, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Hank Willis Thomas, Kerry James Marshall, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and Jackie Nickerson. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

David Antonio Cruz at Project for Empty Space in Newark, New Jersey. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

David Antonio Cruz at Project for Empty Space in Newark, New Jersey. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Genevieve Gaignard in her studio in Los Angeles. Photo by Jasmine Durhal, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Genevieve Gaignard in her studio in Los Angeles. Photo by Jasmine Durhal, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Naima J. Keith stands in front of <em>Levitated Mass</em>, a large-scale public art sculpture by Michael Heizer at LACMA. Photo by Jasmine Durhal, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.” width=”682″ height=”1024″ srcset=”https://www.antheamissy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/1614357610_989_See-Inside-a-Beautiful-New-Coffee-Table-Book-Celebrating-50-Leading.jpg 682w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2021/02/p121_Naima-J.-Keith-200×300.jpg 200w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2021/02/p121_Naima-J.-Keith-33×50.jpg 33w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2021/02/p121_Naima-J.-Keith-1278×1920.jpg 1278w” sizes=”(max-width: 682px) 100vw, 682px”/></p>
<p class=Naima J. Keith stands in front of , a large-scale public art sculpture by Michael Heizer at LACMA. Photo by Jasmine Durhal, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Tourmaline at A/D/O by MINI in Brooklyn. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Tourmaline at A/D/O by MINI in Brooklyn. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Kia LaBeija during her residency at Performance Space New York in the East Village, New York City. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Kia LaBeija during her residency at Performance Space New York in the East Village, New York City. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Derek Fordjour with a colorful work in progress in his Bronx studio. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Derek Fordjour with a colorful work in progress in his Bronx studio. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Lauren Argentina Zelaya at her desk at the Brooklyn Museum. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Lauren Argentina Zelaya at her desk at the Brooklyn Museum. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Legacy Russell in her Brooklyn home. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Legacy Russell in her Brooklyn home. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Firelei Báez in her Bronx studio. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Firelei Báez in her Bronx studio. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh in her Brooklyn home next to her painting <em>Najva</em> (2016).Photo by Jasmine Durhal, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.” width=”683″ height=”1024″ srcset=”https://www.antheamissy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/1614357611_515_See-Inside-a-Beautiful-New-Coffee-Table-Book-Celebrating-50-Leading.jpg 683w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2021/02/p228_Tatyana-Fazlalizadeh-200×300.jpg 200w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2021/02/p228_Tatyana-Fazlalizadeh-33×50.jpg 33w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2021/02/p228_Tatyana-Fazlalizadeh-1280×1920.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 683px) 100vw, 683px”/></p>
<p class=Tatyana Fazlalizadeh in her Brooklyn home next to her painting (2016).Photo by Jasmine Durhal, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Felipe Baeza in his Brooklyn home surrounded by his art, including a work in progress hanging on the wall. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Felipe Baeza in his Brooklyn home surrounded by his art, including a work in progress hanging on the wall. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Essence Harden outside their Los Angeles home. Photo by Jasmine Durhal, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Essence Harden outside their Los Angeles home. Photo by Jasmine Durhal, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Suhaly Bautista-Carolina in her Brooklyn home. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.

Suhaly Bautista-Carolina in her Brooklyn home. Photo by Sunny Leerasanthanah, ©2021 Jasmin Hernandez.


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