About Us

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;

“the worst represented group in the US art world are women of color. We make up just 1% of all of the artists in major collections despite the fact that we account for 20% of the US population.”

-Mona Chalabi

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

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