MARIE E. SAINT-CYR
Wyandanch, NY, 11798
My work explores how we interact within imagined space by juxtaposing interior and exterior spaces, to challenge our understanding of what we perceive to be reality. As Haitian-American artist, the colors in my paintings evoke the charm and vibrancy of Caribbean pastorals alongside the urgency and layered energy of urban landscapes. The bright and saturated colors of the paintings express the strength and vibrancy of the Haitian people. The paintings resemble a collage because they are influenced by collages created from magazines and also digitally. I allow memories, emotions and present thoughts to influence the abstract shapes in the paintings.
Marie E. Saint-Cyr is an artist whose work explores how we interact within imagined space and evokes the charm and vibrancy of Caribbean pastorals alongside the urgency and layered energy of urban landscapes. Saint-Cyr migrated to the United States from Haiti at the age of eight and is currently based in Wyandanch, New York, while also working as an Arts Administrator and Educator. Saint-Cyr studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology and at Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence, Italy. In 2019, Saint-Cyr was awarded a one-year residency with the Haiti Cultural Exchange and an art and business fellowship with the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning.
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