Marvin Touré
Class of 2016
Takoma Park, Maryland New York, NY

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.

<p>My work, introspective in nature, juxtaposes specific aspects of both West African and Black American cultures in order to view each from a different perspective. I examine common threads in the multifaceted nature of &quot;Blackness.&quot; Blackness as material, I think of my process as a study in this materiality, altering the intrinsic properties found.</p>
Marvin Touré, class of 2016

Upcoming Events and Exhibitions
Life on an Island
Mark Ramos and Alison Kuo
May 4 through July 31, 2019. Open hours Fri-Sun, 11am-5pm.
Free and open to the public
May 4, 3-6pm
Free and open to the public

Cycle 1 Exhibiting Artists: Rebecca Adorno, Hanna Alvgren, Eun Young Choi, Boyce Cummings, Shih Chieh Huang, Taezoo Park, Valerie Guinn Polgar, Mark Ramos, Federico Muelas Romero, Heather Renée Russ, and Jeremiah Teipen. Cycle 2 Projects: MFA Brown Art organized by Carlos Rosales-Silva, Marvin Touré, Georgette Maniatis, Leah Dixon, Jennifer Alexandra McDermott, Pedro Mesa, and Ivoire Foreman. Cycle 3 Projects: Regina Viqueira, Zoë Frederick, Dongsuk Lee (DS LEE), Georgia Lale, BombPop!Up, Kaja 'Cxzy' Andersen, Roberto Vega, Hee Sun Shin , and Owen Keogh.

Now That's What I Call Love!
Drea Cofield and Gaby Collins-Fernandez
May 17-May 26, open 12-7pm daily
Free and open to the public
May 17, 6-9pm
Free and open to the public
87 Lafayette Street
First floor
New York, NY 10013

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