Originally from the African island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe, Aissata Pinto da Costa is now an artist based in Brooklyn, where she specializes in creating vibrant paintings, illustrations, and other works of art that showcase “The Melitas,” her signature silhouettes of female characters that represent women’s empowerment. The Melitas celebrate the values of friendship, love, passion and unity. These bold figures also exemplify Aissata’s mission of motivating women of all backgrounds to unleash their power! Don’t miss out on this influential piece!
Chantal McLaughlin, Aissata Pinto da Costa