Meet Malene Barnett…

Malene Barnett is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist, and textile designer, based in Brooklyn, New York. She is also the founder of the Black Artist+ Designers Guild, a curated collective of independent black artists, makers, and designers.

She is interested in finding ways to define the black narrative while raising awareness about racial inequality in America. Her artistic practice is inseparable from her work as an activist. Through her sculptural ceramic tiles and vessels, mixed media paintings and handwoven rugs, she shares her African heritage with a global audience.

Malene has been featured in publications like New York Magazine and Elle Decor, and has been invited to speak by MSNBC and TEDx. Her clients include Marriott, Viacom, Saks, WeWork, Avalon Communities, and the MetLife Building.

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