TRADITIONAL AFRICAN PAINTINGS THROUGH MODERN LENS

Malene Barnett, Brooklyn, NY based acclaimed artist, designer and founder of the Black Artists and Designers Guild, creates artwork and textiles that are influenced by her global travels including to the Caribbean and Africa as well as traditional African paintings. Her work has been commissioned by brands including Viacom, Saks, Marriott, Avalon Communities and the MetLife Building.

FOR THE LOVE OF ART

In 2017, Malene unveiled her collection, Market Series, a series of acrylics, watercolors, and pastels painted on wood. Market Series features visualizations of the black female nervous system as a means to explore the crossroads of pain, hope, and possibilities. Malene’s art encourages others to challenge the boundaries that inhibit self-expression.  “By returning home to the legacy of the past, we can move forward.” - Malene Barnet

Credit: Beth Diana Smith and Kiyonda Powell for Black Artists & Designers Guild

Barnett’s textile designs and artwork have been featured in New York Magazine, HGTV Magazine, Luxe + Design Magazine, and House Beautiful. She has spoken on Morning Joe, MSNBC Your Business, and TEDx. In 2019, she was awarded designer of the year by interiors + sources Magazine and the RADD Award (Real Estate, Architecture, Design Development) from Brownstoner.com.

FOUNDING BLACK ARTISTS & DESIGNERS GUILD

Malene’s artwork which is anchored by traditional African paintings and her luxurious wool and bamboo silk rugs with abstract prints adorn modern homes around the world; their jewel tones create a soothing mood in hallways and living spaces.

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