Visual Art: "Moving Forward," by Florine Demosthene – The Feminist Wire

Visual Art: "Moving Forward," by Florine Demosthene


Florine Demosthene earned her BFA from Parsons the New School for Design and her MFA from Hunter College. She has shown extensively through group and solo exhibitions in USA and London. She was a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 2011 and she was featured in the premiere issue of Arc (a magazine that is dedicated to highlighting emerging and established Caribbean artists). Demosthene’s artwork examines how black culture is commodified and fetishized. Whether through paintings or drawings, she seeks to magnify the subtlety of racial constructs and how viewers have become comfortable with derogatory images.