Synopses & Reviews
Profiles and portraits of 50 artists and art entrepreneurs challenging the status quo in the art world
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, non-binary, 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.
"...[T]his book is a brilliant documentation of what is happening inside the artist studio. Jasmin insists that we pay attention because history is in the making, and We Are Here is the visual manifesto declaring that we are here to stay!" Amy Sherald, contemporary artist
"Here in vibrant photographs and the words of the artists, curators, gallerists, and cultural instigators themselves are profiles of 50 of today's vital creative forces — or 51, counting Jasmin Hernandez herself. They are indeed here, and we can all be grateful for it." Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem
"A stunning collection of voices and visionaries, We Are Here is a delightful and deep discovery of artists we should get to know better." Numa Perrier, artist and filmmaker
"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 Co-Creator & Executive Producer of FX's POSE
About the Author
Jasmin Hernandez is the founder and editor in chief of Gallery Gurls. Her writing has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Paper, Bustle, Elle, The Cut, Artnet, and more. She is a native New Yorker born to Dominican parents, based in Harlem, New York City. To learn more visit gallerygurls.net and follow @gallerygurls.