2023 Fillmore School Studio Prize Winner
Lex Marie (b. 1992: Prince Georges County, MD) is a multidisciplinary artist who creates paintings, sculptures and installations that reflect many of her own individual experiences yet encompasses the experiences of many in the African diaspora. Marie’s most recent works focus on the many issues Black children can face in their childhood such as adultification biases, food insecurity, discipline and the many issues within American school systems as seen in her second solo exhibition Let Them Kids Be Kids which opened in Arlington, VA at the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington in 2022. Her work has been curated into group exhibitions including Stories From My Childhood (NIU Art Museum, DeKalb, IL 2022); Cumberland Valley Juried Exhibition (Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD, 2022); Future Places (Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA, 2022); Rooted in Voyage (Band of Vices, Los Angeles, CA, 2022); We Can’t Predict Tomorrow (Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington, VA, 2021) and FRESH START by McCall Art Advisory (online, 2021). Marie holds a BA in studio art with a concentration in painting from the University of Maryland, College Park. She lives and works in the metropolitan DC area.