Nicole Marroquin

She collaborated with V. Robin Grice in "Bi-Lingual." They write of their process:

"This collaborative installation is a part of an ongoing conversation between two artists about the multi-dimensional realities and requirements of being women of color in contemporary American society. Through the figure and various constructed objects, we're attempting to locate the everyday realities of patriarchy, racism, and class bias, and to connect these systems of oppression to our particular stories of girlhood, family relationships, and work life. While we tell very different stories, our goal is to explore what it means to be marginalized within the rubric of post-modernity as well as to imagine and acknowledge the possibilities for true diversity."

Biography

Nicole Marroquin received her MFA from University of Michigan in 2008 and her BFA from Eastern Michigan University with a K-12 Art Education Certification in 1999. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art Education at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited at Defibrillator, Chicago; Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares, Mexico City; Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids; Spaces, Cleveland; National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago; Whitadel Arts, Detroit; and Brooklyn Artist Gym; among others. Her work has been featured in publications such as Culture in Action 20 Years Later: Art Against The Law, Revista Contratiempo, AREA Magazine, and 500 Figures in Clay. Her artwork is also included in the collection of the National Museum of Mexican Art. Throughout her career she has been awarded with the Joan Mitchell Fellowship at the Center for Racial Justice Innovation, an Artist Residency at Casa Aztlan, a Propeller Fund Award and Propeller Fund Residency at Mana Contemporary, and the Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz Women of Excellence Award.

Website

http://nicolemarroquin.com/

Location

Chicago, IL

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