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.
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.
Black RefractionsHighlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem
By Connie H. Choi, Thelma Golden, Kellie Jones, Pauline Willis
The New Black VanguardPhotography Between Art and Fashion by Antwaun Sargent, Addy Campbell (Photographer), Arielle Bobb-Willis (Photographer)
Stop Telling Women to SmileStories of Street Harassment and How We're Taking Back Our Power by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
Bearden's OdysseyPoets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden
By Kwame Dawes (Editor), Matthew Shenoda (Editor), Derek Walcott (Foreword by), Chris Abani (Contributions by), Rita Dove (Contributions by), Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon(Contributions by), Toi Derricotte (Contributions by), Vievee Francis (Contributions by), Nikki Giovanni (Contributions by), Ed Roberson (Contributions by)
Black InkLiterary Legends on the Peril, Power, and Pleasure of Reading and Writing
By Stephanie Stokes Oliver (Editor), Nikki Giovanni (Foreword by)
Lost & FoundThe CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, Series VII
By Audre Lorde, Toni Cade Bambara, June Jordan
Sister LoveThe Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989
by Audre Lorde, Pat Parker, Julie R. Enszer (Editor)
Things I Should Have Told My DaughteThings I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs
By Pearl Cleage
Grand MothersPoems, Reminiscences, and Short Stories About The Keepers Of Our Traditions
By Nikki Giovanni