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!


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.


Alán Serna
Mexican (Latinx)

Andrea Pérez Bessin
Puerto Rican (Latinx)

Angela Pilgrim
American (Black)

Antonio Maldonado
Puerto Rican (Latinx)

Antonio Martorell
Puerto Rican (Latinx)


Barbara Jone-Hogu
American (Black)

Belkis Ayón
Cuban (Latinx)

Betye Saar
American (Black)


Chen Ting-shih
Chinese (Asian)

Chen Qi
Chinese (Asian)


David Bernie
Ihanktonwan Dakota Oyate (Indigenous)

David Hammons
American (Black)

Didier William
Haitian (Black)

Delita Martin
American (Black)


Elizabeth Catlett
American & Mexican (Black)

Eric J. Garcia
Chicano (Latinx)

Ernesto Yerena Montejano
Chicano (Latinx/ Indigenous)

Ester Hernandez
Chicana (Latinx)


Fatu Akelei Feu'u
Samoan (Pacific Islander)

Francis Robateau
Belizean American (Latinx)

Favianna Rodriguez
American (Latinx)


Gabriel García Román
Mexican-Amaricón (Latinx)

Garvin Sierra
Puerto Rican (Latinx)

Glenn Ligon
American (Black)

Gordon Walters
New Zealander (Māori) (Pacific Islander)


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

Hsiao Chin
Chinese (Asian)


Jamaal Barber
American (Black)

J. Leigh Garcia
Biracial Latina (Latinx)

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Jen Hewett
American (Black)

Jennifer Mack-Watkins
American (Black)

Jesus Barraza
Xicanx (Latinx)

Joe David
Nuu-Chah-Nult (Indigenous)

Jorge Soto Sánchez
Puerto Rican (Latinx)

José Guadalupe Posada Mexican (Latinx)

José R. Alicea
Puerto Rican (Latinx)

Juliana Kang Robinson
Korean (Asian)


Kalidas Karmakar
Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Kay Brown
American (Black)

Kay Douglas
American (Black)


LaToya Hobbs
American (Black)

Leopoldo Méndez
Mexican (Latinx)

Leslie Diuguid
American (Black)

Luz Donoso
Chilean (Latinx)


Matthew Willie Garcia
Hispanic (Latinx)

Marco Hernandez
Mexican (Latinx)

Marco Sánchez
Mexicano (Latinx)

Melanie Cervantes
Xicana (Latinx)

Mildred Beltré
American (Black)

Molly Murphy-Adams
Lakota (Indigenous)

Norman Akers
Osage (Indigenous)


Ronald Ventura
Filipino (Southeast Asian)

Rosenda Alvarez Faro
Puerto Rican (Latinx)


Safiuddin Ahmed Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Saurganga Darshandhari Nepalese (South Asian)

Seund Ja Rhee
Korean (Asian)

Seema Sharma Shah Nepalese (South Asian)

Stephanie Santana
American (Black)

Sonny AssuLigwi'lda'xw of the Kwakwaka'wakw Nations (Indigenous)


Tony Aguero
Costa Rican (Latinx)

Tanekeya Word
American (Black)

Wendi Ruth Valladares
Mexican American (Latinx)


Yolanda Lopez
Chicana (Latinx)

Zarina Hashmi
American Indian (South 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 Asia