Shenika Hamilton aka Sad Black Girl, is a self taught artist based in Toronto, Canada.
The concept of Sad black girl was birthed from a deep depression Shenika was experiencing during the winter months of 2018. Her purpose is to shed light on how crippling the societal and cultural expectations of being a black female are by sharing her personal narrative of what it means to be a strong black female, while helping in the process to destigmatize mental health in people of color.
Mediums Sad Black Girl typically uses would be acrylic paint on any surface itâ€™ll adhere to. She thoroughly enjoys using bright colors to tell dark stories, illustrating 2 dimensional cartoon looking characters to express the emotional spectrum of her world and others.
All of her work is created with the intent of being received with light.
'There is so much beauty in pain, and immense strength in softness and vulnerability.'
Shenika Hamilton joined Fine Art America on June 14th, 2019.