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The Top Five Black Women You Should Know In The Art World, According To Alaina Simone
Alaina Simone has been championing black artists and art professionals ever since 2004, when she got her first job in the art world at 555 Gallery and Studio in Detroit. In 2006, she moved to New York, where she began building a career as a gallerist, consultant and curator. Since then, career highlights have included staging exhibitions of works by artists such as Howardena Pindell and Herbert Gentry, directing the Merton Simpson Gallery of Traditional and Contemporary Art, serving as a founding board member of the Verbier 3-D Sculpture Park and Residency in Switzerland, and organizing Take FIVE, a performance and installation exhibition series that was inaugurated in St. Croix in 2016.