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!

Sculpture / Installation

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

Abdulnasser Gharem
Saudi Arabian (Middle Eastern)

Adal Maldonado
Puerto Rican (LatinX)

Adia Millett
American (Black)

Ai Weiwei
Chinese (East Asian)

Alan Pelaez Lopez AfroIndigenous Mexican (Black, LatinX, Indigenous)

Alex Da Corte
American Venezuelan (LatinX)

Alexandria Smith
British (Black)

Alyssia Gibson
American (Black)

Andrea Pérez Bessin
Puerto Rican (LatinX)

Azade Köker
Turkish (Middle Eastern)

Ashanté Kindle
American (Black)

Ahmed Mater
Saudi Arabian (Middle Eastern)

Aung Ko
Burmese (Southeast Asian)

Anish Kapoor
Indian (South Asian)

Augusta Savage
American (Black)

Ahmet Ögüt
Turkish (Middle Eastern)

Andrea Chung
Jamaican/Chinese and Trinidadian (Black, Asian)

Asim Waqif
Indian (South Asian)

Anita Fields
Osage and Muscogee (Indigenous)

Arlo Namingha

Tewa and Hopi (Indigenous)

B

Barbara Horiuchi
Japanese American (East Asian)

Barry Johnson
American (Black)

Beatriz Cortez
Salvadorian (LatinX)

Bharti Kher
British Indian (South Asian)

Brian Jungen
Dane-Zaa & Swiss (Indigenous)

Balan Nambiar
Indian (South Asian)

Bill Reid Haida Canadian (Indigenous)

Bob Boyer
(Cree)/Métis Nation (Indigenous)

Bruce Alfred
Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw Tribe (Indigenous)

C

Cai Guo-Qiang
Chinese (East Asian)

Cai Xiaosong
Chinese (East Asian)

Carmen Argote
Mexican American (LatinX)

Cauleen Smith
American (Black)

Chakaia Booker
American (Black)

Chatchawan Amsomkid
Thai (Asian)

Cheryll Leo-Gwin
Chinese American (East Asian)

Charlene Teters
Spokane (Indigenous)

D

Damián Ortega
Mexican (LatinX)

David Hammons
American (Black)

Dempsey Bob
Tahltan and Tlingit (Pacific Islander)

Dexter Sy
Filipino

Do Ho Suh
Korean (East Asian)

Diane Douglas-Willard
Haida (Indigenous)

Doris Salcedo
Colombian (LatinX)

Dolorosa Sinaga
Indonesian (Southeast Asian)

E

Ebony G. Patterson
Jamaican (Black)

Elmer Misa Borlongan Filipino (Southeast Asian)

Emanuel Martinez
Mexican American (LatinX)

Elizabeth Catlett
American & Mexican (LatinX)

Ernesto Neto
Brazilian (LatinX)

Edward Poitras
Métis (Indigenous)

F

Fayçal Baghriche
Algerian (North African)

Fred Wilson
American (Black)

Firdousi Priyabhashini
Bangladeshi (South Asian)

G

Gabriel Dawe
Mexican (LatinX)

Genco Gulan
Turkish (Middle Eastern)

Guadalupe Maravilla Salvadorean (LatinX)

Gu Wenda
Chinese (East Asian)

Gina Adams
Ojibwe, Lakota Irish,
& Lithuanian (Indigenous)

H

Haegue Yang
Korean (East Asian)

Hammiduzzaman Khan Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Hank Willis Thomas
American (Black)

Haruki
Japanese (Asian)

Hebru Brantley
American (Black)

Hiwa K
Iraqi (Middle Eastern)

Hoesy Corona
Mexican (LatinX)

Holly Wilson
Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma and Cherokee (Indigenous)

Htein Lin
Burmese (Southeast Asian)

Huma Mulji
Pakistani (South Asian)

Hu Weiyi
Chinese (East Asian)

I

Isamu Noguchi Japanese American (East Asian)

J

Jalondra Quvon
American
(Black)

Jean Shin
American-Korean (Asian)

Jeffrey A. Gibson Choctaw and Cherokee (Indigenous)

Jitish Kallat
Indian (South Asian)

Jingfang Hao & Lingjie Wang (duo) Chinese (East Asian)

Joe David
Nuu-Chah-Nult (Indigenous)

Justin Favela
Guatemala-Mexican-American (LatinX)

Juliana Kang Robinson
Korean (East Asian)

Juana Valdes
Cuban (Latinx)

K

Kamrooz Aram
Iranian (Middle Eastern)

Kara Walker
American (Black)

Karlito Miller Espinosa
Costa Rican (LatinX)

Kay Kang
Korean American (East Asian)

Kimmy Cantrell
American (Black)

Koshimizu Susumu
Japanese (East Asian)

Kenny Alvin Baird
(Cree)/Métis (Indigenous)

L

LaKela Brown
American (Black)

Larry Fuente
American (LatinX)

Lee Bul
Korean (East Asian)

Leeroy New
Filipino (Southeast Asian)

Li Chen
Taiwanese (East Asian)

Lim Minouk
Korean (Asian)

Liliana Porter
Argentinian (LatinX)

Luis Jiménez
Mexican American (LatinX)

M

Mark Bradford
American (Black)

Mark Chai
Hawaiian (Pacific Islander)

Mary Edmonia Lewis
American (Black)

Marela Zacarías
Mexican (LatinX)

Martin Puryear
American (Black)

Manal Al Dowayan
Saudi Arabian (Middle Eastern)

Maya Lin
Chinese American (East Asian)

Mel Chin
Chinese American (East Asian)

Michel Rangie
Vanuatuan (Pacific Islander)

Mika Tajima
Japanese American (East Asian)

Mounir Fatmi
Moroccan (North African)

Mulyana
Indonesian (Southeast Asian)

Mostafa Monowar Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Marie Watt
Seneca (Indigenous)

N

Nadine Robinson
Jamaican (Black)

Nam June Paik
Korean American (East Asian)

Natalie Ball
Klamath, Modoc, & African American (Indigenous, Black)

Neal Ambrose-Smith Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation (Indigenous)

Nge Lay
Burmese (Southeast Asian)

Nicholas Galanin Tlingit and Unangax̂ (Indigenous)

Noah Purifoy
American (Black)

Noriyuki Haraguchi
Japanese (East Asian)

Novera Ahmed Bangladeshi (South Asian)

O

Oscar Villamiel
Filipino (Southeast Asian)

P

Patrick Cabral
Filipino (Southeast Asian)

Patricia Perez Eustaquio
Filipino (Southeast Asian)

Parastou Forouhar
Iranian (Middle Eastern)

Paratene Matchitt
New Zealander (Māori) (Pacific Islander)

Paula Liz
Puerto Rican (LatinX)

Paula Schaafhausen Samoan (Pacific Islander)

Pedro Reyes
Mexican (LatinX)

Pepón Osorio
Puerto Rican (LatinX)

Phan Quang
Vietnamese (East Asian)

Pierre Santos
British (Black)

Po Po
Burmese (Southeast Asian)

Priscilla Monge
Costa Rican (LatinX)

Parviz Tanavoli
Iranian (Middle Eastern)

Preston Singletary
Tlingit (Indigenous)

Q

R

Rafael López del Campo
Puerto Rican (LatinX)

Rafa Esparza
Mexican American (LatinX)

Ralph Hotere
New Zealander (Māori) (Pacific Islander)

Raphael Montañez Ortiz
Yaqui-Puerto Rican (LatinX)

Rattana Salee
Thai (Southeast Asian)

Raúl de Nieves
Mexican (LatinX)

Ronny Quevedo Ecuadorean (LatinX)

Ruth Asawa
Japanese American (East Asian)

Reena Saini Kallat
Indian (South Asian)

Rashid Rana
Pakistani (South Asian)

Rebecca Belmore Anishinaabekwe (Indigenous)

Rebecca Gloria-jean Baird (Cree)/Métis (Indigenous)

Red Hong Yi
Chinese-Malaysian (Asian)

Rina Banerjee
Indian-American (South Asian)

Robert Davidson
Haida (Indigenous)

Rose B. Simpson
Santa Clara Pueblo (Indigenous)

Roxanne Swentzell
Santa Clara Tewa (Indigenous)

Richard Glazer-Danay
Kahnawake (Caughnawaga) Mohawk and Jewish (Indigenous)

S

Safâa Erruas
Moroccan (North African)

Sarah Mohanna Al Abdali
Saudi Arabian (Middle Eastern)

Sarah Sze
Chinese American (East Asian)

Sareth Svay
Cambodian (Southeast Asian)

Sahej Rahal
Indian (South Asian)

Shamim Sikder
Bangladeshi (South Asian)

Sheela Gowda
Indian (South Asian)

Sheelasha Rajbhandari Nepalese (South Asian)

Sheida Soleimani
Iranian-American (Middle Eastern)

Simone Leigh
American (Black)

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

Stephanie Mei Huang
Asian American (Asian)

Subodh Gupta
Indian (South Asian)

Syed Abdullah Khalid Bangladeshi (South Asian)

T

Tanya Aguiñiga
Mexican American (LatinX)

Teresita Fernández
Cuban (LatinX)

Tony Capellán
Dominican (LatinX)

Teruko Nimura
Japanese American (East Asian)

Tyree Guyton
American (Black)

Thukral & Tagra
Indian (South Asian)

Tanya Lukin Linklater Alutiiq (Indigenous)

Teresa Burga
Peruvian (Latinx)

U

V

Vanessa German
American (Black)

Voluspa Jarpa Saldías
Chilean (LatinX)

Vishal Jugdeo
Indo-Guyanese descent (South Asian, LatinX
)

Virgil Ortiz
Cochiti Pueblo (Indigenous)

W

Wah Nu and
Tun Win Aung
Burmese Couple (Southeast Asian)

Wendy Maruyama
Japanese American (East Asian)

Willard Wigan
British (Black)

William Cordova
Peruvian (Latinx)

X

Xenobia Bailey
African-American

Xu Bing
Chinese (East Asian)

Y

Yang Yuyu
Taiwanese (East Asian)

Yayoi Kusama
Japanese (East Asian)

Yinka Shonibare
British-Nigerian (Black)

Yoshitomo Nara
Japanese (East Asian)

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki
Japanese

Yoko Ono
Japanese (East Asian)

Yto Barrada
Franco-Moroccan (North African)

Yvette Mayorga
Mexican American (LatinX)

Z

Zahrah Al Ghamdi
Saudi Arabian (Middle Eastern)

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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