Marie-Josè

is an artist based in Los Angeles, Ca.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Marie studied art briefly at the Academy of Art and later Sacramento State before graduating with a Bachelor's in Interior Architecture. Marie began painting in 2016 with the goal of visualizing black bodies in deep thought, by rendering ways emotion can affect our reality. Mostly done in acrylic or gouache, the paintings are emotionally guided and spirtitually inspired works of art, acknowledging vulnerability in its various forms specifically related to the Black experience and influenced by their Nigerian heritage and unique lived experiences. The path toward emotional freedom and the right to self reflection are what fuels them to create works that convey multiple dimensions of emotion; using acrylic paint, decorative paper, metal mesh, and fabrics to enforce the complexity of our human nature.  The work of Marie-Josè relies on the notion that the struggle of being vulnerable with others is a relatable phenomenon, and aims to bring those feelings to the surface to promote dialogue and action. Their work has been exhibited across California, and recently featured at the 2020 LA Art Show.

Latest Events, Installations & Exhibitions

2021

Gallery Girls LA

North Hollywood, CA

2020

WAM! 2020 | Group Show

Studio 361 | San Pedro, CA

2020

Circular Circuit w/ BG Gallery | LA ART SHOW

Los Angeles, CA

2019

Good Omen Market VII

Oakland, CA

2019

Mar Vista Block Party & Art Walk

Venice, CA

2019

Long Beach Zine Fest

Long Beach, CA

2020

Ground Mural/Street Art @ Crenshaw Imperial Plaza

Inglewood, CA

2019

New Bodies/New Spaces @ Silverlake Conservation

Los Angeles, CA

2019

San Francisco Zine Fest

San Francisco, CA

2019

Unbound: The Future is Black @ LA LGBT Center

Los Angeles, CA

2019

We Choose Art: Feminist Perspective 2.0

Los Angeles, CA

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