Abi Salami

Abi Salami's work boldly explores the beauty and essence of black womanhood while promoting positive mental health. Informed by her own experiences and those of loved ones, she aims to normalize "Black Joy" by creating art that softly and tenderly re-injects humanity back into Blackness. In addition, her work vehemently campaigns for the need to place as much emphasis on healthy brains as we do to healthy bodies, especially within Black/African communities. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, and based in Dallas, Texas, Salami earned an MPA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin before committing to painting full-time. She has since exhibited in Dallas and across the United States, including at The Women’s Museum in Dallas, the African American Museum of Art in Dallas, and Viridian Artists Inc. in New York City. Her work has been featured on D Magazine, Voyage Magazine, Artsy, and on FOX16 morning news. She was selected as part of the Saatchi Art 2020 Rising Stars under 35 class.