ArtFUBU (Art For Us By Us)
Inclusive Curation for BIPOC Student Artists
New York City based project
Art FUBU (Art For Us By Us) is excited to announce the launch of our online gallery, a space for student artists of color to display and sell their artwork that will administer fairly allocated funds and create exposure for artists. It is curated and founded by Leah Hornsby, who is studying the history of design and curatorial studies at Eugene Lang in New York City. This project was started in her dorm room, when she realized that there aren’t many platforms for bipoc art students at her PWI (primarily white institution).
Art For Us By Us is consistently updated with new artworks and pieces, and new artists that simply want to be featured on the basis of commissions. Currently, all students featured attend The New School (Eugene Lang and/ or Parsons), but we are open to accepting pieces from bipoc (black indigenous people of color) students in other institutions. The official launch date for Art For Us By Us was March 5, on a local level, but now we are hoping to expand to larger audiences.
ArtFUBU is an ever-growing network of artists and works of all mediums that will create opportunities and connections for student artists that have not been able to advertise their artwork as much as they would like to because of the pandemic. This project was originally meant to be an in person exhibition, but until a safe gallery space is secured, the online store will be the setting for this project. Artworks are available as prints on fine museum quality paper, with sizing at 16×20 inches and 18×24 inches.
Right now, Art FUBU is working with social media networks and accounts to build the brand, as well as school, family, and friend connections. We are hoping to engage new audiences that are able to purchase and circulate artwork amongst curation groups and galleries.
Leah Hornsby, Curator and Founder of Artfubu
March 5, 2021End Date
March 5, 2023Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 PMAddress
65 5th aveEvent Type