A selection of recent paintings by Detroit, Michigan-based artist Mario Moore. With a BFA in illustration from the College for Creative Studies, and an MFA in painting from the Yale School of Art, Moore has since received awards and participated in numerous residencies, including, most recently, the prestigious Princeton Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University. His work is in several public and private collections.
Fascinated by history, Moore views painting as a historical journey that shifts through time — “from ancient Black civilizations that produced some of the most sophisticated and advanced empires the world has ever seen; European history paintings that depict Black bodies in subordinate roles; to the historical consequences of the Atlantic slave trade and the effects it has on African Americans today.” The influence of history can be seen throughout Moore’s detailed compositions.
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