Mario Moore’s beautifully rendered realist paintings focus on the personal, social and political implications of our segregated society. Presenting stories of his own life and those of friends and family, Moore weaves in multiple references to history, art, politics and literature to complete his narrative. Recently, he spent a year as the Hodder Fellowship artist in residence at Princeton University to produce The Work of Several Lifetimes, a series focused on the African American service workers employed on the campus of Princeton University.
Moore’s work has been exhibited widely including at the Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit, MI; The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, NJ; the Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI; The Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI and is currently in the Smithsonian Sites Exhibition (traveling), Men of Change.   His solo exhibition, Enshrined: Presence & Preservation opened at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit in June 2021 and at the California African American Museum (CAAM) in March 2022.
Mario Moore, a Detroit native, received a BFA from the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI and an MFA in Painting from the Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT. Moore lives and works in Detroit. He is represented by David Klein Gallery, Detroit.