Fall of 2021
Photo by Tara Geyer
Marvin Touré (b.1991) is an Ivorian-American artist who uses fictional narratives and the objects of innocence as a vehicle to interrogate themes of love, loss, and memory.
In 2014 he received a B.A. in New Media Arts with a minor in Architecture from Southern Polytechnic State University (now Kennesaw State University) in Marietta, Georgia. In 2016, he received an M.F.A. in Fine Arts from The School of Visual Arts in New York City and completed a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Touré has also completed residencies at the Franconia Sculpture Park (2018) in Shafer, Minnesota and SVA MFA Fine Arts’s Life on an Island on Governors Island, New York (2019). Since 2015, Touré has consistently been included in group exhibitions both nationally and internationally.
His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at The AC Institute in New York, New York (2018), and haul gallery in Brooklyn, New York (2019). In 2020 Touré participated in the group show A Muffled Sound Underwater at LatchKey Gallery and was awarded both a Black Artist Fund grant and the Peter S. Reed Foundation grant for Mixed Media/Sculpture.