Amani Lewis

Amani Lewis

Vibrantly distorted and saturated characters that challenge narratives of power and identity.

“I want to preserve, showcase, and archive my people.”

Amani Lewis creates intimate portraits of friends and family to champion social change. The artist aims to share overlooked stories of Baltimore’s Black community in order to provide counter-narratives to misrepresentative media rhetoric. Layered, saturated colour palettes are created with a range of materials including cloth, paper, paint, pastel and glitter. He also blends painting and photograp...

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Born 1994, Amani Lewis is an American painter based in Baltimore, Maryland.


As part of an ongoing commitment to sharing their platform with others the artist co-founded C'LRD, a collective that focuses on amplifying the experiences of non-white artists.

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Enacting the community-led themes of their practice, Lewis gives 20-50% of the proceeds from each work to its subject or subjects, most of whom are friends, collaborators and peers from Baltimore's artistic community.

Collaborations with Amani Lewis