Detroit's Crisis (Oil) by Mario Moore
Mario Moore of Detroit, MI, intends to pursue a graduate degree in painting at Yale. Since graduating with a BFA in Illustration from College for Creative Studies in 2009, Moore has been employed in the film industry.
"The work that I create is about my experience and sheds light into my world. I want to tell the story of young African American men and the impact history has had on us. When one views my work, I want there to be a connection to my biography, an idea that comes from the position that one becomes a part of the painting, one feels the narrative as if it were their story." - Mario Moore