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. Most 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; The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, Princeton, 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 Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), Men of Change. In 2021 he will have a solo exhibition at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
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. He lives and works in Detroit.