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tila studios 

charis books & more

We invite you to peruse our bookshelf that we have uniquely curated for the Black Woman Artist. From Art books to fiction to memoirs there is something here for everyone to gain more knowledge on the art practices of Black Women across the world. 

TILA Studios believes in the artist’s practice as a lifelong commitment to learning and seeking knowledge through research, exploration and applying the information you consume to your practice. We are partnering with Charis Books and More to continue that by selecting books and resources that we think will shape your career going forward. 

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In Things I Should Have Told My Daughter, Cleage takes us back to the 1970s and 80s, when she was a young wife and mother trying to find her voice as a writer. Living in Atlanta, she worked alongside Maynard Jackson, the city’s first black mayor and it was here among fraught politics that she began to feel the pull of her own dreams—a pull that led her away from her husband as she grappled with ideas of feminism and self-fulfillment.


 In Art on My Mind, bell hooks, a leading cultural critic, responds to the ongoing dialogues about producing, exhibiting, and criticizing art and aesthetics in an art world increasingly concerned with identity politics. Always concerned with the liberatory black struggle, hooks positions her writings on visual politics within the ever-present question of how art can be an empowering and revolutionary force within the black community.



A personal library is a deeply intimate thing. Your personal library is as close as you can get to an external manifestation of your interior world. It is an expression of your values, your hopes, your fears, your fantasies, and your concerns.

2023 catalogue 

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