Zephyr Art Collective strives to unearth and promote the best in minority, women and diaspora based artist from (but certainly not limited to) the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa.
Being a minority, female founded company, we look to help bring exposure to up-and-coming artists that are typically marginalized within the art world. The proof is in the numbers;
What Are the Statistics?
A recent survey of the permanent collections of 18 prominent U.S. art museums found that the represented artists are 87% male and 85% white.Public Library of Science
Of the 3,050 galleries in the Artsy database, 10% represent 0 women artist, while only 8% represent more women than men. Almost half represent 25% or fewer women.Global Art Market Report 2019
In NYC, 80.5% of artists represented by the galleries are white. That number jumps up to a whopping 88.1% if the numbers are filtered for US artists. In contrast, whites make up 64% of the general population, according to U.S. census data.
8.8% of artists represented by New York galleries are black, despite making up 16% of the U.S. population. Latino artists are the most underrepresented demographic, making up only 1.2% of artists represented by New York galleries despite being the largest minority group in the U.S.ArtNet News
Female artist represent only 2% of the art auction market. More than $196.6 billion has been spent on art at auction between 2008 and the first half of 2019. Of this, work made by women accounts for just $4 billion—around 2%.ArtNews Net