Lex Marie (b. 1992: Prince Georges County, MD) is a multidisciplinary artist who creates paintings, sculptures and installations that reflect her individual experiences yet encompasses the experiences of many in the African diaspora. Marie often uses found objects with sentimental value to put a physical form to past memories and present challenges many African American children face. From grade school report cards, her sons costumes that he has grown out of, bronzed baby shoes and more, she leaves a physical piece of history in every work she creates. Marie’s recent focus in her works has included issues surrounding adultification, discipline and the many issues within American school systems.
Marie holds a BA in studio art with a concentration in painting from the University of Maryland, College Park. Marie’s first solo exhibition Remember? Remember. opened in two separate locations in Washington, DC through Arena Social Arts Club (2021). Marie’s work has been curated into group exhibitions including Rooted in Voyage (Band of Vices, Los Angeles, CA, 2022); We Can’t Predict Tomorrow (Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, 2021); FRESH START by McCall Art Advisory (online, 2021); Women in the Arts on Artsy.com, curated by Latela Curatorial (2020), and a virtual art fair curated by Monochrome Collective in 2020. Marie received the Alma Thomas Scholarship from Washington Studio School in 2019. She lives and works in the metropolitan DC area.