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David Antonio Cruz's new body of work 'For I Am - Or I Was, The Return Of The Dirty Boys' challenges the ideas of mascul...
04/13/2016
David Antonio Cruz - The Return of the Dirty Boys

David Antonio Cruz's new body of work 'For I Am - Or I Was, The Return Of The Dirty Boys' challenges the ideas of masculinity and identity in communities of color.

David Antonio Cruz's new body of work 'For I Am - Or I Was, The Return Of The Dirty Boys' challenges the ideas of masculinity and identity in communities of color.

Los Angeles native; NYC based interdisciplinary artist, Sanford Biggers, takes us along the journey of his artistic care...
04/13/2016
Sanford Biggers - To the Tune Of

Los Angeles native; NYC based interdisciplinary artist, Sanford Biggers, takes us along the journey of his artistic career and how it all began with music. #thebholdr #art #sanfordbiggers #music

Los Angeles native; NYC based interdisciplinary artist, Sanford Biggers, takes us along the journey of his artistic career and how it all began with music. As a widely celebrated artist and a selected Fellow for TED 2016, Biggers responsibly uses his platform to educate and start conversations.

The Afro-Supernatural...  Check out artist, Leonardo Benzant on The Bholdr.  #leonardobenzant #afrosupernatural #thebhol...
04/11/2016
Leonardo Benzant - Afrosupernatural

The Afro-Supernatural... Check out artist, Leonardo Benzant on The Bholdr. #leonardobenzant #afrosupernatural #thebholdr

Recognizing both his ties and disjunction from an ancestral past, Leonardo Benzant’s practice is driven by his connection to the trans African-Atlantic diaspora.

New York based painter Tim Okamura sat down with THE BHOLDR and talked about his art now and what's to come.  Check out ...
03/11/2016
Tim Okamura - Her Stories

New York based painter Tim Okamura sat down with THE BHOLDR and talked about his art now and what's to come. Check out the full interview on thebholdr.com or just click below. #timokamura #thebholdr #art #womenofcolor #blackwomen #africanamericanwomen #samurai #taate #interview

Canadian painter, Tim Okamura, talks about 10 year of primarily painting women of color, telling their stories and the samurai warriors that are to come.

The Ease of Fiction presents the work of four African artists living in the United States as the foundation of a critica...
03/02/2016
The Ease of Fiction - Curated by Dexter Wimberly

The Ease of Fiction presents the work of four African artists living in the United States as the foundation of a critical discussion about history, fact and fiction. The exhibiting artists, ruby onyinyechi amanze, Duhirwe Rushemeza, Sherin Guirguis, and Meleko Mokgosi, present recent paintings, drawings and sculptural works that explore issues of cultural identity, personal agency, and the very notion of "African art." Curated by Dexter Wimberly and on exhibition at CAM Raleigh in Raleigh, NC. #thebholdr #theeaseoffiction #dexterwimberly #CAMRaleigh, #rubyonyinyechiamanze #duhirwerushemeza #sheringuirguis #melekomokgosi #taate

The Ease of Fiction presents the work of four African artists living in the United States as the foundation of a critical discussion about history, fact and fiction. The exhibiting artists, ruby onyinyechi amanze, Duhirwe Rushemeza, Sherin Guirguis, and Meleko Mokgosi, present recent paintings, draw…

Isaac and Gabriel Fortoul talk about their creative process, creating powerful images with clean lines and their first s...
02/23/2016
Fortoul Brothers - Of Angels

Isaac and Gabriel Fortoul talk about their creative process, creating powerful images with clean lines and their first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, Ca. #fortoulbrothers #40owls #losangeles #LA #ofangels #thebholdr

Isaac and Gabriel Fortoul talk about their creative process, creating powerful images with clean lines and their first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, Ca.

Jazz vocalist, Somi, finds richness in her African roots. She shares of how she discovered jazz, her experience in Lagos...
02/23/2016
Somi - The Beautiful Road

Jazz vocalist, Somi, finds richness in her African roots. She shares of how she discovered jazz, her experience in Lagos, Nigeria and the art of jazz today. Join her on a stroll along The Beautiful Road. #somi #jazzmusic #thebeautifulroad #lagosnigeria #lagos #nigeria #Africa

Jazz vocalist, Somi, finds richness in her African roots. She shares of how she discovered jazz, her experience in Lagos, Nigeria and the art of jazz today. Join her on a stroll along The Beautiful Road.

Kimberly Mayhorn explores the social ties of black women and the conversations that are had about them in a moving show ...
02/08/2016
Kimberly Mayhorn - Fictive Kinship

Kimberly Mayhorn explores the social ties of black women and the conversations that are had about them in a moving show inspired by Sandra Bland's death and the assault on black bodies. #kimmayhorn #kimberlymayhorn #thebholdr #fictivekinship #sandrabland #blackwomen

Kimberly Mayhorn explores the social ties of black women and the conversations that are had about them in a moving show inspired by Sandra Bland's death and the assault on black bodies.

Arcmanoro Niles' new body of work 'Life Was A Party To Be Thrown' explores what it means to control and maintain power o...
02/01/2016
Arcmanoro Niles - The Party

Arcmanoro Niles' new body of work 'Life Was A Party To Be Thrown' explores what it means to control and maintain power over the body. #art #arcmanoroniles #thebody #theparty #thebholdr #taate

In Arcmanoro Niles' new body of work 'Life Was A Party To Be Thrown,' he explores what it means to control and maintain power over the body.

Renee Cox's fearlessness would explain her ability to survive twenty-three years in the art world. She's no stranger to ...
01/23/2016
Renee Cox - The Goddess

Renee Cox's fearlessness would explain her ability to survive twenty-three years in the art world. She's no stranger to criticism and controversy. Her photography and mixed-media art has celebrated blackness, the body, and womanhood. Come take a voyage with Cox on her journey. #reneecox #thebholdr #art #photography #soulculture #yomama #taate #thegoddess

Renee Cox's fearlessness would explain her ability to survive twenty-three years in the art world. She's no stranger to criticism and controversy. Her photography and mixed-media art has celebrated blackness, the body, and womanhood. Come take a voyage with Cox on her journey.

Independent Film Producer, Joey Carey of Sundial Pictures, talks about the many roles of a film producer, the fact that ...
01/15/2016
Joey Carey of Sundial Pictures - Official Selection / THE INSIDR

Independent Film Producer, Joey Carey of Sundial Pictures, talks about the many roles of a film producer, the fact that film festivals are no longer about art and what it takes to produce successful indie films like 'Obvious Child,' 'Pariah,' and 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi.' Check out THE BHOLDR's third installment of THE INSIDR. #sundialpictures #independentfilm #film #movie #indiefilm #indie #independentfilmproducer #filmproducer #obviouschild #pariah #jirodreamsofsushi #joeycarey #thebholdr #theinsidr #sundancefilmfestival #art

Independent Film Producer, Joey Carey of Sundial Pictures, talks about the many roles of a film producer, the fact that film festivals are no longer about art and what it takes to produce successful indie films like 'Obvious Child,' 'Pariah,' and 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi.'

THE BHOLDR starts off 2016 with sculptor, Kate Clark.  She uses the art of taxidermy to go beyond the barriers we've pla...
01/08/2016
Kate Clark - Hybrids

THE BHOLDR starts off 2016 with sculptor, Kate Clark. She uses the art of taxidermy to go beyond the barriers we've placed between ourselves and the animal kingdom. #kateclark #taxidermy #human #animals #humans #animal #animalkingdom #thebholdr #art #interview #taate #forartlovers #sculptures

Kate Clark uses the art of taxidermy to go beyond the barriers we've placed between ourselves and the animal kingdom.

THE BHOLDR is grateful for a wonderful 2015.  Thank you to all of the artists, supporters, subscribers and fans.  CREATE...
12/22/2015
THE BHOLDR 2015

THE BHOLDR is grateful for a wonderful 2015. Thank you to all of the artists, supporters, subscribers and fans. CREATE YOUR 2016! #THEBHOLDR #art #artists #artistlife #artistliving #create #newyear2016 #createart #createmagic #oldyear2015newyear2016 #theresanarttoeverything #taate

Twenty-fifteen has been a spectacular year for THE BHOLDR. We are grateful for the amazing artists who have welcomed us into their creative worlds. We are thankful for every fan, subscriber and supporter. ART IS BOUNDLESS. As we exit 2015, we encourage you to CREATE your 2016.

Her breakthrough performance in the hit indie film 'Tangerine' has earned her a Gotham Award and sparked an Oscar-nomina...
12/10/2015
Mya Taylor - Breaking Barriers

Her breakthrough performance in the hit indie film 'Tangerine' has earned her a Gotham Award and sparked an Oscar-nomination campaign that is raising awareness on transgender representation in television and film. Now a prominent figure in the trans community, Mya Taylor has proven that barriers are to be broken. "Out here it is all about our hustle." - Alexandra (Mya Taylor) 'Tangerine' #thebholdr #myataylor #seanbaker #seansbaker #tangerinefilm #tangerinemovie #tangerine #magnoliapictures #transgender #transcommunity #transwomen #transwoman #themyataylor #duplassbrothersproductions #freestylepicturecompany #iphone #shotonaniphone #kitanakikirodriguez #karrenkaragulian #mickeyohagan #jamesransone #independentfilm #indiefilm #independentfilms #indiefilms #gothamawards #oscars #theacademyawards #theoscars #film #hollywood #oscarnomination

Her breakthrough performance in the hit indie film 'Tangerine' has earned her a Gotham Award and sparked an Oscar-nomination campaign that is raising awareness on transgender representation in television and film. Now a prominent figure in the trans community, Mya Taylor has proven that barriers are…

THE BHOLDR had the privilege to chat with Sean Baker, the director and co-writer of the hit indie film 'Tangerine.'  Con...
12/03/2015
Sean Baker - Tangerine is the New Black

THE BHOLDR had the privilege to chat with Sean Baker, the director and co-writer of the hit indie film 'Tangerine.' Considered one of the best films of 2015 and taking home the Gotham Independent Film Audience Award and Breakthrough Actor Award, Sean Baker's 'Tangerine' has not only made an everlasting footprint on the film industry, but it could possibly make Oscar history. Check out the full interview on thebholdr.com. #tangerine #seanbaker #seansbaker #indiefilm #independentfilm #film #kitanakikirodriguez #sindee #myataylor #alexandra #karrenkaragulian #ianedwards #mickeyohagan #jamesransone #magnoliapictures #transwomen #transgender #transgenderactresses #iphone #iphone5s #filmicpro #moondoglabs #lilwayne #wolftyla #trapmusic #gothamawards #ifp #oscars #theacademy #thebholdr #interview #tangerineisthenewblack

Sean Baker (director and co-writer of the hit indie film 'Tangerine') talks about the important elements of a great film, filming with the iPhone 5s and working with breakout stars Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor (winner of the Gotham Independent Film Award as Breakthrough Actor). Considered on…

In THE BHOLDR's second feature of THE INSIDR, we talk to Independent Curator, Dexter Wimberly.  Click below to learn abo...
11/20/2015
Dexter Wimberly - Create A World... / THE INSIDR

In THE BHOLDR's second feature of THE INSIDR, we talk to Independent Curator, Dexter Wimberly. Click below to learn about his journey and transition into his curatorial practice which allows him to create worlds and emerge in his love for art. #thebholdr #interview #theinsidr #theinsider #dexterwimberly #art #theartworld #artcurator #artcuration #artexhibits #artexhibitions #artlovers

Independent Curator, Dexter Wimberly, talks about his journey and transition into his curatorial practice which allows him to create worlds and emerge in his love for art.

Don't categorize Olga Dobrowolska because her style of choreography cannot be boxed and labeled. Her unconventional use ...
11/13/2015
Olga Dobrowolska - It's in the ODNA

Don't categorize Olga Dobrowolska because her style of choreography cannot be boxed and labeled. Her unconventional use of various dance styles proves that the art of dance is in her DNA. #choreography #choreographer #OlgaDobrowolska #thebholdr #art #interview #dance #dancing #ballet #DNA #olgachoreography

Don't categorize Olga Dobrowolska because her style of choreography cannot be boxed and labeled. Her unconventional use of various dance styles proves that the art of dance is in her DNA.

In her third New York solo exhibition, Margaret Bowland uses enchanting imagery to explore alternative narratives, "unde...
11/05/2015
Margaret Bowland - Power

In her third New York solo exhibition, Margaret Bowland uses enchanting imagery to explore alternative narratives, "underscoring the dangerous allure of wealth and power." Power can be seen at Driscoll Babcock Galleries in NYC until 12.12.15. #thebholdr #margaretbowland #power #driscollbabcockgalleries #money #crows #fatherhood

In her third New York solo exhibition, Margaret Bowland uses enchanting imagery to explore alternative narratives, "underscoring the dangerous allure of wealth and power."

Considered one of the most important African American artists in the last three decades, Nina Chanel Abney takes on the ...
10/29/2015
Nina Chanel Abney - Always A Winner

Considered one of the most important African American artists in the last three decades, Nina Chanel Abney takes on the social issue of "Black Lives Matter" and the relationship between police officers and people of color in her fourth solo exhibition, 'Always a Winner.' Currently on display at Kravets Wehby Gallery until November 14, 2015. #art #blacklivesmater #ninachanel #ninachanelabney #kravetswehby #kravetswehbygallery #blacklives #peopleofcolor #police #cops #policeofficers #30Americans #thebholdr

Considered one of the most important African American artists in the last three decades, Nina Chanel Abney takes on the social issue of "Black Lives Matter" and the relationship between police officers and people of color in her fourth solo exhibition, 'Always a Winner.'

An amazing body of work about black men connections with each other.  Created during her residence at Lower Manhattan Cu...
10/22/2015
Jordan Casteel - Brothers

An amazing body of work about black men connections with each other. Created during her residence at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Jordan Casteel's second solo exhibition, 'Brothers,' takes you into intimate relationships and spaces of black men. You can see the exhibition at Sargent's Daughters in NYC until Nov 15th. #brothers #jordancasteel #sargentsdaughters #blackmen #blacklivesmatter #art #paintings #thebholdr #newyorkcityartists #newyorkcityart

American painter, Jordan Casteel, explores the humanity of black men as fathers, sons, brothers and cousins. Her second solo exhibition, 'Brothers,' contributes "a vision of blackness that shows the complexities of black men instead of reducing them."

Nominated as American Emerging Photographer of 2015 by Stella Kramer (Pulitzer Prize winning photo-editor) and United Ph...
09/25/2015
Alícia Rius - Animal Instinct

Nominated as American Emerging Photographer of 2015 by Stella Kramer (Pulitzer Prize winning photo-editor) and United Photo Industries, L.A. based photographer Alícia Rius Photography talks about her transition into photography, her passion for animals and being a featured artist in Brooklyn's Photoville 2015.

Nominated as American Emerging Photographer of 2015 by Stella Kramer (Pulitzer Prize winning photo-editor) and United Photo Industries, L.A. based photographer Alícia Rius talks about her transition into photography, her passion for animals and being a featured artist in Brooklyn's Photoville 2015.

Project Runway Season 5 and Project Runway All Stars runner-up Korto Momolu makes a worthy fashion statement raising awa...
09/18/2015
Korto Momolu - Fashion Statement

Project Runway Season 5 and Project Runway All Stars runner-up Korto Momolu makes a worthy fashion statement raising awareness of breast cancer during New York Fashion Week. Check out her interview with The Bholdr at her NYFW fashion show. #thebholdr #kmss16 #kortomomolu #nyfw

'Project Runway' and 'Project Runway All Stars' runner-up, Korto Momolu, makes a fashion statement that amplifies breast cancer awareness during New York Fashion Week. #NYFW

"I enjoy the imperfections I get when shooting with film." - Craig Wetherby, Photographer
08/28/2015
Craig Wetherby - Worth A Thousand Words

"I enjoy the imperfections I get when shooting with film." - Craig Wetherby, Photographer

Craig Wetherby usually tells us stories through his photographs. This time he uses his words to share with us his commitment to the craft of film photography and his passion for black & white photos.

Sean "Paperchasr" Williams of Obsessive Sneaker Disorder shares his expertise about the sneaker industry and his involve...
08/13/2015
Sean Williams of Obsessive Sneaker Disorder - Sneaker Culture / THE INSIDR

Sean "Paperchasr" Williams of Obsessive Sneaker Disorder shares his expertise about the sneaker industry and his involvement in the highly celebrated exhibition 'The Rise of Sneaker Culture' at the Brooklyn Museum. Check out the full interview on thebholdr.com. #thebholdr #osdlive #brooklynmuseum #nike #adidas #puma #theriseofsneakerculture #urbanculture

Sean "Paperchasr" Williams of Obsessive Sneaker Disorder shares his expertise about the sneaker industry and his involvement in the highly celebrated exhibition 'The Rise of Sneaker Culture' at The Brooklyn Museum.

Hit Music Producer, Reo, has proven himself to be bigger than "The Big C" as he tells of his defining moment that led hi...
08/06/2015
Reo - The Big R

Hit Music Producer, Reo, has proven himself to be bigger than "The Big C" as he tells of his defining moment that led him to produce hits for Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, T-Pain, Keyshia Cole, Kid Ink and many more. Check out his full interview on The Bholdr. #thebholdr

Hit Music Producer, Reo, has proven himself to be bigger than "The Big C" as he tells of his defining moment that led him to produce hits for Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, T-Pain, Keyshia Cole, Kid Ink and many more.

Polish and World War II hero, Jan Karski, is honored 15 years after his death through the beautiful artistic crochet wor...
08/01/2015
Olek - The Great Pole

Polish and World War II hero, Jan Karski, is honored 15 years after his death through the beautiful artistic crochet work of Olek. The Bholdr had the privilege to interview Olek at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in NYC. Watch to learn about her artistry and see the beautiful art she created to honor a great hero

With a deep passion of bringing awareness to crucial social issues, Olek brings her artistry of crocheting to the "Great Pole" bench honoring Polish and World War II hero, Jan Karski.

In celebration of Pride 2015, The Bholdr features Gabriel García Román and his on-going body of artwork titled "Queer ...
06/25/2015
Gabriel García Román - Saint

In celebration of Pride 2015, The Bholdr features Gabriel García Román and his on-going body of artwork titled "Queer Icons." Román strives to gain visibility to the often marginalized, queer people of color. Happy Pride from THE BHOLDR!

Gabriel García Román's on-going body of work, "Queer Icons" echoes the voices and displays the diverse identities of queer people of color.

If you haven't yet, be sure to check out The Bholdr's interview with visual artist, Yashua Klos where we talk about blac...
06/22/2015
Yashua Klos - An Investigation

If you haven't yet, be sure to check out The Bholdr's interview with visual artist, Yashua Klos where we talk about blackness and masculinity in the black community. It's "An Investigation."

Native Chicagoan and visual artist, Yashua Klos, investigates what is blackness and masculinity in the black community through intricate collages.

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