Artist talk: Reflect on transcendent works with M. Florine Démosthène
M. Florine Démosthène, "The Struggle Makes You Beautiful," 2023, acrylic on Mylar, 50 x 38 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Join artist M. Florine Démosthène for a gallery talk on her newly opened exhibition at the SCAD Museum of Art. The artist will discuss her work in relation to spiritual signifiers and the shaping of identity while speaking on her exhibition Mastering the Dream, featuring all new works that depict enigmatic figures in otherworldly voids and cast the Black female body as transcendent, celestial amalgamations in mixed-media collages.

This event is free and open to the public.

About the artist
M. Florine Démosthène (b. 1971, New York) was born in the U.S. and raised between Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and New York. She earned her B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design in New York and her M.F.A. from Hunter College, City University of New York. Démosthène’s work has been exhibited extensively in solo and group shows in the U.S., the Caribbean, the U.K., Europe, and Africa, with recent solo shows including In the Realm of Love at Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Paris; The Armory Show, New York, with Mariane Ibrahim Gallery; and The Stories I Tell Myself at Gallery 1957, Accra, Ghana. She is the recipient of a Wachtmeister Award, a Tulsa Artist Fellowship, an Art Moves Africa Grant, and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. She has participated in residencies in the U.S., the Caribbean, the U.K., Slovakia, Ghana, and Tanzania. Démosthène’s work is held in the collections of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Africa First, University of South Africa (UNISA), Lowe Art Museum, Hessel Museum of Art, the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art, and various private collections worldwide.