Founded in June 2016 by Shea Zephir, an Artistic Brand Curator, performing artist, digital content producer and entrepreneur, Art Living began as a project of passion, aiming to fill the void for accessible multifaceted Black artists and create an authentic virtual space where these contemporary visionaries can be celebrated and empowered while circulating their artistic expression.
Art Living is a New York-based video channel and lifestyle content platform of the cultural, historical, urban perspective that highlights multifaceted Black artists using their art and entrepreneurship as a catalyst for social change. We focus on the intimate narratives of local, independent, conscious subjects presenting abstract film shorts that reveal their personal brand. We at Art Living are the catalyst for new wave culture where creative heroes can explore, dream, discover, and empower. We introduce, highlight, and celebrate multifaceted artists’ as their virtual loudspeaker to harness their talents into a transcendent platform. Art Living also provides marketing promotion, social media campaigns, and collaborative opportunities for local, independent, conscious Black artists throughout New York City and beyond.
Shea Zephir is a graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia where she received her BS in Fashion & Marketing. She continues to work relentlessly through Art Living to support social change artists and entrepreneurs. This past summer alone Art Living has interviewed and highlighted a host of local powerhouse entrepreneurs and multidimensional artist such as Harlem Haberdashery, Harlem's Fashion Row, Harlem School of the Arts, Ronald Draper, Maleek Washington, Isis Kenney, and is committed to continuing the growth of the Art Living platform and the community of art ENTHUSIASTS that support it.
Our purpose is to introduce you to original works from a diverse catalog of multifaceted artists and expose you to the creative processes of the visionary geniuses cultivating contemporary art to new historic heights. Art Living is for “US”. It is a place for the passionate creators, the muses, and culture enthusiasts to explore the creative elements we love. We manifest modern day storytelling through innovative narrative visuals that captivate and create seamless boundaries between the audience and artist. Visitors lured by the look or style of the content will leave with a universal understanding of that artist's personal experience.
The Art Living family is a tribe of visionary artist who collaborate as a cohesive crew of storytellers. We are are the creative professionals individually honing our craft to refine our artistic and editorial voice.
Photos are courtesy of Shen Williams-Cohen