Engaging children with artists who look like them, have similar experiences, and come from similar backgrounds is a great source of inspiration and empowerment. By reflecting their own identities, experiences and motivations (mirrors) and also providing insight into the identities, experiences and motivations of others (windows) can move students toward more nuanced perceptions of the world around them (sliding glass doors).*  Discover new BIPOC artists to add to your curriculum.


*Source: By Rudine Sims Bishop, The Ohio State University. "Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors"
This is a evolving and growing resource. If you have any suggestions or would like to recommend additional artists, please e-mail us at antiracistartteachers@gmail.com We thank you for your collaboration!

Drawing / Painting

Artists listed in alphabetical order by first/preferred name.

Artists have many layered identities and art educators need to present them as such.


Representing diverse artists in your curriculum is only part of an Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist curriculum. It needs to be more than a symbolic effort and art educators need to take into account intersectionality when introducing these artists to students. How do aspects of an artists’ social and political identities (ex. gender, sex, race, class, sexuality, religion, ability, physical appearance, etc.) intersect within their work?
In addition, we recognize that race is socially constructed and it is impossible to put humans in clearly defined categories by race. Racial identity is deeply personal, and artists within any given subgroup define themselves differently. Race, ethnicity, and nationality are all factors artist's individually consider as their personal identity. However, as mentioned previously that is not all that there is to their identity. We know that artists have many layered identities and art educators need to do the research to present them as such.
For the purpose of accessibility, we have attempted to organize artists into 8 subgroups: Asian, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Middle Eastern/North African, Multiracial/Multiethnic, Pacific Islander/SE Asian, and South Asian. Our goal is to use present artists based on how each artist defines themselves in relation to their work. These groupings are not perfect, as humans are not meant to be divided into boxes. We hope this resource can help art educators identify who is missing from their curriculum in order to create a curriculum more representative of the incredible diversity among students and artists today.

A

Aaron Douglas
American (Black)

Abdias do Nascimento
Brazilian (Latinx)

Abdur Rahman Chughtai
Pakistani (South Asian)

Abdus Shakur
Bangladeshi (South Asian)

ʻĀdil Sīwī
Egyptian (Middle Eastern)

Adrian Brandon
American (Black)

Affandi
Indonesian (Asian)

Ahmed Parvez
Pakistani (South Asian)

Akbar Padamsee
Indian (South Asian)

Akram Ati
Afghani (South Asian)

Albert Namatjira
Australian Aboriginal (MacDonnell Ranges)

Alex Janvier
Cold Lake (Indigenous)

Ali Akhlaqi
Afghani (South Asian)

Aliza Nisenbaum
Mexican (Latinx)

Alla Abudabbus
Libyan (North African)

Alma Woodsey Thomas
American (Black)

Amrita Sher-Gil
Hungarian Indian (South Asian)

Amy Sherald
American (Black)

Andrea Carlson
Ojibwe (Indigenous)

Anjolie Ela Menon
Indian (South Asian)

Anna Kim
Filipino (Southeast Asian)

Anna Jane McIntyre
Canadian (Black)

Arif Bahaduri
Afghani (South Asian)

Ariuntuya Jambaldorj
Mongolian (Asian)

Ashanté Kindle
American (Black)

Atia Islam Anne Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Atul Dodiya
Indian (South Asian)

Aung Ko
Burmese (Southeast Asian)

Ajay Rathod
Indian

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Aung Myint
Burmese (Southeast Asian)

Augusto Marín
Puerto Rican (Latinx)

Afewerk Tekle
Ethiopian (Black)

Alejandro Macias
Mexican American (Latinx)

Abe Odedina
Nigerian (Black)

Asuka Anastacia Ogawa
Japanese-Brazilian (Black)

B

Baatarzorig Batjargal
Mongolian (Asian)

Bahman Mohasses
Iranian (Middle Eastern)

Bashir Mirza
Pakistani (South Asian)

Barkley L Hendricks
American (Black)

Battur Tsedenpil Mongolian (Asian)

Beatriz Milhazes
Brazilian (Latinx)

Benny Andrews
American (Black)

Bharti Kher
British Indian (South Asian)

Bian Qing
Chinese (Asian)

Bidhata K.C
Nepalese (South Asian)

Bunky Echo-Hawk
Pawnee & Yakama (Indigenous)

Byron Kim
Korean American (Asian)

C

Carolyn Castaño
Colombian American (Latinx)

Carmen Herrera
Cuban (Latinx)

Carmen Lomas Garza
Chicana (Latinx)

Cbabi Bayoc
American (Black)

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Charles Alston
American (Black)

Chuang Che
Chinese (Asian)

Charles White
American (Black)

Clementine Hunter
American (Black)

Colin David
Pakistani (South Asian)

Cheanick Nov
Cambodian (Southeast Asian)

Cheong Soo Pieng
Chinese (Asian)

Christine Ay Tjoe
Indonesian (Asian)

Christi Marlene Belcourt
Métis Canadian (Indigenous)

Crystal Worl
Tlingit and Deg Hit’an Athabascan (Indigenous)

Criselda Vasquez
Mexican-American
(Latinx)

D

D. Tsolmon
Mongolian (Asian)

Daniela Garcia
1st generation Mexican American/Latina (Latinx)

Daphne Odjig
Canadian First Nations of Odawa-Potawatomi-English Heritage (Indigenous)

David Driskell
American (Black)

Delfin Finley
American (Black)

Derrick Adams
American (Black)

Devdad Chakraborty Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Dilara Begum Jolly Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Dina Chhan
Cambodian (Southeast Asian)

Dong Shawhwei
Taiwanese (Asian)

Duane Slick
American, Mesqwaki, and Ho-Chunk artist (Indigenous)

E

Elias Izoli
Syrian (Middle Eastern)

Elizabeth Barreto
Puerto Rican (Latinx)

Ellis Wilson
American (Black)

Elmer Misa Borlongan Filipino (Southeast Asian)

Emma Amos
American (Black)

Emory Douglas
American (Black)

Emmi Whitehorse
Navajo (Indigenous)

Ernest Concepcion
Filipino (Southeast Asian)

Ernie Barnes
American (Black)

Eqbal Mehdi
Pakistani (South Asian)

F

Faeq Hassan
Iraqi (Middle Eastern)

Fadjar Sidik
Indonesian (Asian)

Faith Ringgold
American (Black)

Faramarz Pilaram
Iranian (Middle Eastern)

Farhad Moshiri
Iranian (Middle Eastern)

Firoz Mahmud
Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Firelei Báez
Dominican (Black, Latinx)

Fong Chung-Ray
Chinese (Asian)

Frank Bowling
Guyanan/British (Black)

Frank Morrison
American (Black)

Freddy Rodríguez
Dominican (Latinx)

Frida Kahlo
Mexican (Latinx)

G

Gabriel Orozco
Mexican (Latinx)

GAO Xingjian
Chinese (Asian)

George Keyt
Sri Lankan (South Asian)

Ghada Amer
Egyptian (Middle Eastern)

Gloria Petyarre Australian Aboriginal (Anmatyerre)

Godo Dashdondov Bayartsetseg
Mongolian (Asian)

Gordon Walters
New Zealander (Māori)

Greg Ito
Japanese American (Asian)

Gülsün Karamustafa
Turkish (Middle Eastern)

Gulay Semercioglu
Turkish (Middle Eastern)

H

Hale Woodruff
American (Black)

Handrio
Indonesian (Asian)

Hamed Hassanzada
Afghani (South Asian)

Hassan Massoudy
Iraqi (Middle Eastern)

Harold D. Smith Jr.
American (Black)

Hashem Khan
Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Hayv Kahraman
Iraqi (Middle Eastern)

Helen Zughaib
Lebanese (Middle Eastern)

Heri Dono
Indonesian (Asian)

Henry Ossawa Tanner
American (Black)

Hong Zhu An
Chinese (Asian)

Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds
Cheyenne and Arapaho (Indigenous)

Horace Pippin
American (Black)

Howardena Pindell
American (Black)

Houmam Al Sayed
Syrian (Middle Eastern)

Huma Mulji
Pakistani (South Asian)

Hsiao Chin
Chinese (Asian)

I

Ibrahim el-Salahi
Sudanese (North African)

Ilyes Messaoudi
Tunisian (North African)

Imran Qureshi
Pakistani (South Asian)

Inji Aflatoun
Egyptian (Middle Eastern)

Iona Rozeal Brown
American (Black)

Irami Buli
Fijian (Pacific Islander)

İrfan Önürmen
Turkish (Middle Eastern)

Ismail Gulgee
Pakistani (South Asian)

J

Jacob Lawrence
American (Black)

Jaime Romano
Puerto Rican (Latinx)

Jacqueline Valenzuela
Mexican-American (Latinx)

Jamal Shah
Pakistan (South Asian)

James Lavadour
Walla Walla (Indigenous)

Jamil Naqsh
British Pakistani (South Asian)

Jamini Roy
Indian (South Asian)

Jason Garcia (Okuu Pin) Santa Clara Pueblo and Tewa (Indigenous)

Jaune Quick–to–See Smith. Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Métis and Shoshone descent (Indigenous)

Jawad Saleem
Iraqi (Middle Eastern)

Jean-Michel Basquiat
Haitian/Puerto Rican (Black, Latinx)

Jeremy Enecio
Filipino (Southeast Asian)

Jesse Treviño
Mexican American (Latinx)

Jessi Raulet
American (Black)

Jessica Spence
Jamaican-American (Black)

Jesus Treviño
Mexican American (Latinx)

Jiang Cheng
Chinese (Asian)

Jiha Moon
Korean (Asian)

Jin Jinghong
Chinese (Asian)

Jirapat Tatsanasomboon
Thai (Southeast Asian)

Jitish Kallat
Indian (South Asian)

Jittagarn Kaewtinkoy
Thai (Southeast Asian)

Johnson Eziefula
Nigerian (Black)

John Pule
Niuean (Pacific Islander)

Jordan Casteel
American (Black)

Jorna Newberry
Pitjantjatjara (Pacific Islander)

José Antonio Torres Martino
Puerto Rican (Latinx)

José A. Rosa Castellanos
Puerto Rican (Latinx)

José Braulio Bedia Valdés
Cuban

Julie Mehretu
Ethiopian-American (Black)

K

Kadir Nelson
American (Black)

Kama Wangdi
Bhutanese (South Asian)

Kamea Hadar
Hawaiian (Pacific Islander)

Katsushika Hokusai
Japanese (Asian)

Kayla Mahaffey
American (Black)

Kerry James Marshall
American (Black)

Kevin Kabue
Kenyan (Black)

Kehinde Wiley
American (Black)

Khishigsuren Batdelger
Mongolian (Asian)

Kitagawa Utamaro
Japanese (Asian)

Koon Wai Bong
Chinese (Asian)

Kritsana Chaikitwattana
Thai (Southeast Asian)

Kudditji Kngwarreye Australian Aboriginal (Utopia)

Kamrooz Aram
Iranian (Middle Eastern)

Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād
Persian (Middle Eastern)

Kanak Chanpa Chakma Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Kurchi Dasgupta
Nepalese (South Asian)

Khaled Hafez
Egyptian (Middle Eastern)

Khaled Takreti
French-Syrian (Multiethnic)

K G Subramanyan
Indian (South Asian)

Kay WalkingStick
Cherokee (Indigenous)

Kent Monkman
Canadian Cree (Indigenous)

Kang Chun-hyuk
Korean (Asian)

L

Lambert Ho
Fijian (Pacific Islander)

Laylah Ali
American (Black)

Lenore Chinn
Chinese-American (Asian)

Li Yushuang
Chinese (Asian)

Lim Young Sun
Korean (Asian)

Liu Dan
Chinese (Asian)

Liu Guosong
Taiwanese (Asian)

Lkhagvadorj Enkhbat
Mongolian (Asian)

Lois Mailou Jones
American (Black)

Lulwah Al-Homoud
Saudi Arabian (Middle Eastern)

Lucía Méndez Rivas
Dominican (Black, Latinx)

M

M F Husain
Indian (South Asian)

Ma Paisui
Chinese (Asian)

MA Shuqing
Chinese (Asian)

Madelyn Sneed Grays
American (Black)

Mahi Binebine
Moroccan (North African)

Malina Suliman
Afghani (South Asian)

Marcus Cadman
Navajo and Kickapoo

Marela Zacarías
Mexican (Latinx)

Massinissa Selmani Algerian (North African)

Matug Aborawi
Libyan (North African)

Md Tokon
Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Melesio Casas
Chicano (Latinx)

Michael Kabotie
Hopi (Indigenous)

Mickalene Thomas
American (Black)

Moe Brooker
American (Black)

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
Iranian (Middle Eastern)

Monirul Islam
Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Monsur Ul Karim Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Motonaga Sadamasa
Japanese (Asian)

Manuel Mendive
Afro-Cuban (Black, Latinx)

Monica Garza
Mexican and Korean (Multiethnic)

Mubinul Azeem Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Myrna Báez
Puerto Rican (Latinx)

N

Nabila Horakhsh
Afghani (South Asian)

Nalini Malani
Indian (South Asian)

Nandalal Bose
Indian (South Asian)

Nasreen Shaikh Jamal Al Lail
Indian and Saudi (Multiethnic)

Neil Pasilan
Filipino (Southeast Asian)

Nguyen Thi Chau Giang Vietnamese ( Southeast Asian)

Nick Quijano
Puerto Rican (Latinx)

Nina Chanel Abney
American (Black)

Nobo Kumar Bhadra Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Norman Lewis
American (Black)

Norval Morrisseau
Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (Indigenous)

Nyein Chan Su
Burmese (Southeast Asian)

O

Odili Donald Odita
Nigerian (Black)

Olga Albizu
Puerto Rican (Latinx)

Omar El-Nagdi
Egyptian (Middle Eastern)

Onon Urjinkhand
Mongolian (Asian)

Orkhontuul Banzragch
Mongolian (Asian)

P

Palmer Hayden
American (Black)

Pan Hsinhua
Taiwanese (Asian)

Patssi Valdez
Chicana (Latinx)

Paula Liz
Puerto Rican (Latinx)

Peng Yihsuan
Taiwanese (Asian)

Q

Qayyum Chowdhury
Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Qin Feng
Chinese (Asian)

R

Rabindranath Tagore
Indian (South Asian)

Rashid Diab
Sudanese (North African)

Ragini Upadhyay Grela Nepalese (South Asian)

Rafa al-Nasiri
Iraqi (Middle Eastern)

Rafael Soriano
Cuban (Latinx)

Raja Ravi Varma
Indian (South Asian)

R.C. Gorman
Navajo (Indigenous)

Reggie Laurent
American (Black)

Reza Derakshani
Iranian (Middle Eastern)

Ricardo Jaén
Panamanian American (Latinx)

Roberto Gutierrez
Chicano (Latinx)

Robyn Kahukiwa
Māori (Pacific Islander)

Roger Shimomura
Japanese American (Asian)

Romare Bearden
American (Black)

Ronald Ventura
Filipino (Southeast Asian)

S

Sadek Rahim
Algerian (North African)

Sadequain
Pakistani (South Asian)

Safwan Dahoul
Syrian (Middle Eastern)

Saira Wasim
Pakistani (South Asian)

Salima Hashmi
Pakistani (South Asian)

Sam Gilliam
American (Black)

Samarjit Roy Chowdhury Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Sara Barriera
Mexican & Puerto Rican (Latinx)


Sara Shamma
Syrian (Middle Eastern)

Selwyn Muru
Māori (Pacific Islander)

Seneka Senanayake
Sri Lankan (South Asian)

Seif Wanly
Egyptian (Middle Eastern)

S H Raza
Indian (South Asian)

Shahabuddin Ahmed
Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Shahzia Sikander
Pakistani (South Asian)

Shakir Hassan Al Said
Iraqi (Middle Eastern)

Shari Arai DeBoer
Japanese American (Asian)

Shashir Bhattacharjee Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Shen Hao
Chinese (Asian)

Shen Kelong
Chinese (Asian)

Shen Qin
Chinese (Asian)

Shonto Begay
Navajo (Indigenous)

Sofia Maldonado
Puerto Rican (Latinx)

SM Sultan
Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Stanley Whitney
American (Black)

Starr Hardridge
Muscogee (Indigenous)

Stephen Wiltshire
British (Black)

Steven Yazzie
Navajo and Laguna Pueblo (Indigenous)

Sushma Shakya
Nepalese (South Asian)

Suzy González
Xicana (Latinx)

Syed Abdullah Khalid Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Syful Islam
Bangladeshi
(South Asian)

Sun Mu
Korean (Asian)

Szeto Lap
Chinese (Asian)

T

Takashi Murakami
Japanese (Asian)

Tammam Azzam
Syrian (Middle Eastern)

Tarsila do Amaral
Brazilian (Latinx)

Tayeb Mehta
Indian (South Asain)

Therdkiat Wangwatcharakul
Thai (Southeast Asian)

Thornton Dial
African-American (Black)

Thukral & Tagra
Indian (South Asian)

Titus Kaphar
American (Black)

Tony Bechara
Puerto Rican (Latinx)

Toyin Ojih Odutola
American-Nigerian (Black)

U

Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu Mongolian (Asian)

Utagawa Hiroshige
Japanese (Asian)

V

Vasan Sitthiket
Thai (Southeast Asian)

Vasudeo S Gaitonde
Indian (South Asian)

W

Walasse Ting
Chinese (Asian)

Wang Zhiyi
Chinese (Asian)

Wayde McIntosh
American (Black)

Wen Zhengming
Chinese (Asian)

Wendi Ruth Valladares
Mexican American (Latinx)

William Johnson
American (Black)

X

Y

Yang Chihung
Chinese (Asian)

Ye Yongqing
Chinese (Asian)

YIN Zhaoyang
Chinese (Asian)

Yoshitomo Nara
Japanese (Asian)

Yun-Fei Ji
Chinese (Asian)

Z

Zakaria Ramhani
Moroccan (North African)

Zainab Haidary
Afghani (South Asian)

Zainul Abedin
Bangladeshi (South Asia)

Zayasaikhan Sambuu
Mongolian (Asian)

Zeng Fanzhi
Chinese (Asian)

Zheng Chongbin
Chinese (Asian)

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Asian: a native or inhabitant of Asia, or a person of Asian descent.

BIPOC: Black, Indigenous and People of Color.

Black: of or relating to any of various population groups having dark pigmentation of the skin or ancestry originating in Africa.

Ethnicity: a group of people who identify with one another with similarities such as history, culture, language, ancestry, etc.

Indigenous: ethnic groups who are the original or earliest known inhabitants of an area, in contrast to groups that have settled, occupied or colonized the area more recently.

LatinX: a person of Latin origin or descent.

Middle Eastern: a person of Middle Eastern origin or descent.

Multiethnic: of two or more ethnicities.

Multiracial: of two or more races.

Nationality: the status of belonging to a particular nation.

North African: Peoples with origins based in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara belonging to a particular nation.

Pacific Islander, or Pasifika, are the peoples of the Pacific Islands. It is a geographic and ethnic/racial term to describe the inhabitants and diaspora of any of the three major sub-regions of Oceania. It is not used to describe non-indigenous inhabitants of the Pacific islands.

Person of color: a person who is not white or of European parentage.

Race: a group of people who share cultural elements such as language, history, etc.

South Asian: a person of origin or descent from Southern Asia.

South East Asian: a person of origin or descent from the South Eastern part of Asi