Founded in 2018, Black Women of Print (BWoP) was spearheaded by Tanekya Word, A visual artist, educator and fine art printmaker.
Black Women of Print is an African Diaspora centered platform, a digital homeplace for independent, Mid-career and Established Black women printmakers. The organization serves as a place to support and promote the visibility of Black women printmakers and as a professional member directory of Black women printmakers who practice within the field.
I wanted to create a space where intergenerational Black women printmakers could form bonds like Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs and Elizabeth Catlett. From novice to masters of printmaking, it is my hope that we all can learn something from one another, support one another and also have a home so that the world can get to know the intersectional narratives of Black womanhood and our creative processes.
Black Women of Print promotes the visibility of Black women printmakers, via accessible educational outreach, to create an equitable future within the discipline of printmaking.