Marie Magnetic (b. 1989) was born in Jackson, MI, and resides in Chicago. She is inspired by her identity as a queer, Jewish, Blackfoot, and neurodivergent woman as she examines dystopia, delight, and delusion in society. Growing up in a small town in southwestern Michigan helped to shape Marie's values as she witnessed friends and family suffer from addiction, mental health issues, poverty, and other forms of systemic disadvantage.
Marie’s artwork reflects the experiences of being othered, whether as a woman in a patriarchal society, an ethnic minority, or someone with a disability. Additionally, she is influenced by dada and surrealist art, working to create a sense of investigation for the viewer. Art is experimental for Marie- she uses painting, collage, and mixed media to delve into a world where familiarity and the unknown merge.
Marie has exhibited in group shows at the Chicago Fine Art Salon, Woman Made Gallery, Fulton Street Collective, and a solo exhibit at Little Broken Things Hair Salon. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Central Michigan University and is pursuing a BFA in Drawing and Painting at DePaul University. Recently, Marie was awarded a Merit award from Light, Space & Time Online Art Gallery, and an artist grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Marie hopes to teach her audience to think about the world differently, challenge societal norms, and inspire a greater social consciousness.