ARTS.BLACK is a journal of art criticism from Black perspectives predicated on the belief that art criticism should be an accessible dialogue - a tool through which we question, celebrate, and talk back to the global world of contemporary art. The journal is edited by Taylor Renee and Jessica Lynne.


Taylor Renee is a Detroit based writer and cultural enthusiast. She is a recent graduate of Harvard University’s Museum Studies Masters program and she received her BA in Art History from Howard University. Taylor has been awarded with the Goldman Sachs Junior Fellowship at The National Museum of American History (NMAH), and she currently works as an arts administrator in her hometown of Detroit.  She is on Twitter @Taylorraldridg and Instagram @TaylorRAldridge. 

Jessica Lynne is a Brooklyn based writer and arts administrator. She received her BA in Africana Studies from NYU. She has been awarded residencies and fellowships from The Sarah Lawrence College Summer Writers Seminar, Callaloo, and The Center for Book Arts. Jessica has contributed to publications such as Art in AmericaThe Art NewspaperThe Brooklyn RailHyperallergic, and Pelican Bomb.  She's on twitter and  Instagram at @lynne_bias