We're thrilled to welcome Jasmin Hernandez & Jamea Richmond-Edwards in conversation for We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World! We are Here includes profiles and portraits of 50 artists and art entrepreneurs challenging the status quo in the art world and we are here for it! This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event with a donation of any amount of your choice. Donations will go to Black Lives Matter DC. You can order the book below and there will also be an option to buy the book during the event. If you purchase the book from our website, you'll be automatically registered for the event.


“A feast for the eyes and soul, Jasmin Hernandez has curated a mélange of visionary artists and creatives who are redefining contemporary art. And in doing so, she’s providing a necessary compendium that will awaken your senses, enlighten your mind, and nourish your spirit.” — Steven Canals
Confidently curated by Jasmin Hernandez, the dynamic founder of Gallery Gurls, We Are Here presents the bold and nuanced work of Black and Brown visionaries transforming the art world. Centering BIPOC, with a particular focus on queer, trans, nonbinary, and BIWOC, this collection features fifty of the most influential voices in New York, Los Angeles, and beyond. Striking photography of art, creative spaces, materials, and the subjects themselves is paired with intimate interviews that engage with each artist and influencer, delving into their creative process and unpacking how each subject actively works to create a more radically inclusive world across the entire art ecosystem. A celebration of compelling intergenerational creatives making their mark, We Are Here shows a path for all who seek to see themselves in art and culture. #weareherebook



Jasmin Hernandez is the Black Latinx founder and editor in chief of Gallery Gurls. A platform that celebrates and documents BIPOC artists and art entrepreneurs of all identities since 2012. Her writing has appeared in Harper’s BazaarPaperBustleElleThe CutArtnet, and more. She is the debut author of the forthcoming Abrams title, We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World, releasing February 2021. She is a native New Yorker born to Dominican parents, based in Harlem, New York City. To learn more follow @gallerygurls.


Jamea Richmond-Edwards creates mixed media collages utilizing a variety of papers and hand-drawn elements. Her paintings examine the intersection of Black and Indigenous American history. Born and raised in Detroit Michigan, Richmond-Edwards graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Jackson State University in 2004 where she studied painting and drawing and went on to earn an MFA in painting from Howard University in 2012. She is a recipient of the 2019 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Award and a 2020 Joan Mitchell Artist in Residence. Jamea has exhibited her artwork nationally and internationally including the California African American Museum, Charles Wright Museum in Detroit MI and Kravets Wehby Gallery in New York. Her work is included in the collections of the Studio Museum of Harlem and Rubell Family Collection. She currently resides in Maryland with her husband and three sons.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 6:00pm
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We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World Cover Image
By Jasmin Hernandez, Swizz Beatz (Foreword by), Sunny Leerasanthanah (By (photographer)), Jasmine Durhal (By (photographer))
ISBN: 9781419747595
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams - February 2nd, 2021