(b. 1992) is a visual artist based in the Los Angeles area.
Along with painting, collage & mixed media are some of the vehicles utilized for exploring the multiplicity of the Black femme experience. They employ surrealism as a tool for inspiring a previously indiscernible future and occasionally reimagining the past. Influenced by artists such as Rene Magritte, Kerry James Marshall, and the artist’s Nigerian heritage, many scenes offer Black figures among dreamlike cloudscapes and thematic metaphors that refer to the intricacy of life, the consequence of introspection, and emotions of vulnerability, hope, and courage. Defining their style as ‘Afro-Surrealistic’, the work reexamines the pre-conceived barriers of Black liberation. Marie-Jose has participated in numerous group shows, art markets and festivals nationwide, and had paintings in the Affordable Art Fair in New York and Aqua Art Miami in Miami Beach in 2022. They have shown work with the LA LGBT Center and the Museum of Science + Industry in Chicago. They were also a recent 2022 Artist in Residence participant in Albuquerque, NM and Fukuoka, Japan and made their international debut with a two-person exhibition with Studio Kura in Itoshima, Japan.
Latest Events, Installations & Exhibitions
"At the Intersection"|SoLA Contemporary
Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA
Art Residency and Group Exhibition
Studio Kura, Fukuoka, Japan
Museum of Science + Industry
Aqua Art Miami
Miami Beach, FL