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; The Detroit Institute of Arts; 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, Colby College Museum of Art 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.  He will have a solo exhibition at the Flint Institute of Art in January 2024.
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. In addition to the Hodder Fellowship residency at Princeton he has been awarded residencies at Duke University, The Josef and Annie Albers Foundation, Fountainhead, and Knox College.  His work is in the collections of the Detroit Institute of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Mott-Warsh Collection, LSU Museum of Art, Knox College, Vassar College and Williams College Museum of Art.


Moore lives and works in Detroit.

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