Marvin Touré is an Ivorian American artist born in Takoma Park, Maryland during the summer of 1991. Although he was born in Maryland he spent most of his formative years in Atlanta, Georgia. Marvin's parents are both West African immigrants from the Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire), and he references this in his work. He pulls from this heritage and his urban southern upbringing as inspiration for his work. In 2014 he received his BA in New Media arts with a minor in Architecture from Southern Polytechnic State University located in Marietta, Georgia.