ARTS.BLACK is a journal of art criticism from Black perspectives predicated on the belief that art criticism should be an accessible dialogue – a tool through which we question, celebrate, and talk back to the global world of contemporary art. The journal is edited by Taylor Renee and Jessica Lynne.

ARTS.BLACK is part of the Allied Media Projects network. Support the journal with a tax-deductible donation here.

Taylor Renee

Taylor Renee Aldridge is a Detroit based writer and curator. Taylor is the 2016 recipient of The Andy Warhol Foundation Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant for Short Form Writing. She received her M.L.A from Harvard University with a concentration in Museum Studies and a B.A from Howard University with a concentration in Art History. Taylor has worked at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art (Harvard University), and has been awarded the Goldman Sachs Junior Fellowship at The National Museum of American History (Smithsonian Institutions). She has written for the Detroit MetroTimes, ARTNews, ContemporaryAnd, SFMoMA’s Open Space and Hyperallergic.

Jessica Lynne

Jessica Lynne received her B.A in Africana Studies from NYU and has been awarded residencies and fellowships from Art21 and The Cue Foundation, Callaloo, and The Center for Book Arts. Her writing has appeared in publications such as  Aperture, Art in AmericaThe Brooklyn Rail, and Kinfolk. Currently, Jessica serves as the Manager of Development and Communication at Recess.

Sanjana Srinivasan

Sanjana Srinivasan is a writer/critic who is currently pursuing her MFA degree in Art Writing and Criticism at the School of Visual Arts. She is a graduate of Stella Maris College (India) where she studied Visual Arts with a specialization in Painting. She is currently pondering on popular cinema’s relation to education and relationships in general.