- Sasha-Loriene, Founder & CEO of BGWP, Owner Mahyue Studios LLC
Sasha-Loriene - Washington, DC Metropolitan area (DMV)
Sasha-Loriene is an artist who captures her thoughts, feelings, and interpretation of the world in every piece. The goal of her art practice is to tell a story and create a personal experience that encourages viewer introspection. Sasha-Loriene uses bold colors, shapes, and subject matter to highlight the human experience and the intersectionality between identity (who we are externally), self (who we are internally), and purpose (who we are intrinsically). By focusing on her own self-discovery, she has tapped into a whimsical method of storytelling that liberates others to do the same.
As the founder of BLACK GIRLS WHO PAINT®, she bridges together identity, self, and purpose on a larger scale, cultivating the community she needed as a young girl.
Korina Isler - Washington, DC
Korina views her relationship with art as an ongoing journey to creativity. She found her artistic home in mixed media work with paint and canvas. Korina loves teaching young children and adults alike, that you don’t need much to get painting and creating. She believes that the most beautiful pieces are often made when you are low on supplies and high on creativity. Connecting creative black women artists and empowering them has become a passion for Korina.
Korina’s current work focuses on re-imagining the magic that is everyday life. She focuses on the “how” rather than the “what”. Korina hopes to provide more women of color with the safe space and tools to carve out their place in this world.<