1. L’Oréal Knows, Feb 2020, 16 x 20 inches, Acrylic on wooden panel, 2. Only a Dentist Can Give Her Better Floride Treatment, Feb 2020, 16 x 20 inches, Acrylic on wooden panel
Dana Robinson is a visual artist who addresses black female identity, black love and blackness. Robinson has exhibited her work in the US, abroad. Currently she has work online with Medium Tings, Stay at Home Gallery, and Selena’s Mountain. Her work has been written about in NY Mag’s Vulture, VICE, and Ain’t Bad to name a few. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts with an MFA in Fine Art in 2019, and is preparing to show work for the first time in a virtual reality environment at Untitled Art Online with LatchKey Gallery and Selena’s Mountain later this month.
When Austria’s chancellor announced major restrictions in March, my friend Laura and I have taken the initiative to support the Viennese local businesses to get through the hard lockdown times. However, in the midst of pandemic we need to deal with injustice and continue fighting against the human virus: racism. Whether protesting, donating and signing petitions, there are also other ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
After weeks of overwhelming emotions, I am using my platforms like Instagram as well as my blog to raise awareness, and continue to fight against racism as well as police violence.
As the #BlackLivesMatter trend is slowly vanishing on social media, now it’s time for everyone to understand, that changes won’t happen overnight. Supporting a cause is not about one week of attending protests and sharing content. It’s about continuously spreading awareness against discrimination, fight for human rights, educate ourselves, and our children.