Meet the Beyond the Boroughs Class of 2023

Back row (L to R): Ryan Cosbert, Emmanuel Massillon, Demitrius Wilson, Na'ye Perez, Terrell Villiers, Chaz Outing, Prinston Nnanna, Rahm Bowen. Front Row (L to R): Audrey Lyall, Isis Davis Marks, Maya Beverly, and Lauryn Levette

Good Black Art is built on mentorship and we have created an artist-lead campaign, Beyond the Boroughs, to give first hand advice from their fellow peers. This campaign isn’t just another spotlight of great artists on a gated list, this is a group of artists who we are recognizing for their talent and entrusting them to give their advice, support and share their experiences with the next generation of Black creatives.

Behind the scenes from the April shoot

We have chosen 12 NYC based artists with diverse backgrounds and practices who are killing it in their individual lanes. Beyond their talent, we believe they exemplify a collaborative spirit, kindness and humility. From leaving home to making that big city move, going to grad school, or obtaining gallery representation, these artists share which tried and true techniques help evolve their craft and what kind of care Black artists need in the industry.

This Good Black Art campaign gets transparent about the often glamorized reality of working in the arts. These 12 creatives lead by example and imagine the future of the arts ecosystem.

Behind the scenes from the April shoot

Shot by photographer Marcus Maddox who was sourced through Black Is Mag, this campaign will launch in May and will run for an entire year. To stay up to date on the campaign, check out the full launch video and follow Good Black Art on Instagram for the latest on the Beyond the Boroughs artists.