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Marc Chicoine | Fine Artist

About Marc Chicoine

Marc Chicoine We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.
- Proverb from Tokushima

Marc Chicoine is a visual artist and dancer based in Brooklyn, NY and Raleigh, NC. Marc was born in the Bay Area of California. He received his BA from Chicago based Northwestern University in Cognitive Science and Communication. He moved to NYC in order to pursue freestyle dance and further develop his creative ambitions. Marc began as a designer and commercial artist within the education technology sector, before returning to school to receive an MFA from the Pratt Institute.

Marc's paintings focus on corporeal experience with heavy influence from his dance practice. Both technically informed and raw, his encaustic, dry media, and gouache/oil pieces bridge the universal with the intimately psychological. Marc has exhibited across the United States. Showings include the Pratt Institute, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Viridian Artists in Manhattan, and Attleboro Arts Museum, amongst others. In free time, Marc enjoys sharing on the dance floor, being a long time student under dancer and teacher Sekou Heru. Marc believes that his movement practice is integral to his visual work, both creatively, rhythmically, and gesturally. Both systems of expression bridge technical prowess with improvisation.

'When creating visual narratives, be it with brush or on the dancefloor, I strive to bridge the universal with my own intimate psychosocial experiences. I aim to inspire viewers to consider how they ~wiggle~ through this life, and how seemingly isolating experiences may be vantage points for shared truths. I hope to peel away the divisive constructs we fashion around ourselves in order to reveal the shared patterns of experience and behavior at our core.' - MC

Showings:

39th Annual International Exhibition | UT Meadows Gallery - Tyler, TX
Homage | 311 Gallery - Raleigh, NC
A Generous Kingdom VIII | Verum Ultimatum Gallery - Portland, OR
Art of the Arts | d'Art Center - Norfolk, VA
Best of 2023 | KBM Art Gallery - Riverside, CA
Autumns Palette | Ohanlon Center for The Arts - Mill Valley, CA
Artists and Collectors Dinner | Cultural Center of Cape Cod - MA
44th Annual National | Arts Council of Wayne County -NC
National Drawing Exhibition | Ellington-White Contemporary - Fayetteville, NC
3rd Place - Figures and Faces | Fusion Art - Albuquerque, NM
Honorable Mention 8th Open| Teravarna Gallery
NorthStar Watermedia Society National Exhibition - Hudson, WI
Brooklyn Art Cave - Brooklyn, NY
Paint Your Art Out | KBM Art Gallery - Riverside, CA
Spot on #4 | D’art Gallery - Denver, CO
2023 Louisville Art Association National - Louisville, CO
Other Worldly | Ely Center of Contemporary Art - New Haven, CT
3rd Place Celebration National Exhibition | Old Town A&C Guild - NY
The Highs of Life International Exhibition | Trolley Barn Gallery - NY
TRAHC's 35th Annual Juried Exhibition - TX
National 2d | Cape Fear Studios and Gallery - NC
Used | Attleboro Arts Museum - MA
Honorarium - Color | Intersociety Color Council - RIT, NY
Works of Excellence | The Studio Door - San Diego, CA
Absolutely Abstract | MVA Gallery - PA
Art from Detritus | Viridian Artists - Chelsea, NYC
Exploring the World (Times Square) | The EVAC - NYC
Spring Break | Rhode Island Watercolor Society - RI
Figures or Faces | Las Laguna Art Gallery - CA
GALEX 56 | Galesburg Community Arts Center - IL
Drawing into Sculpture | Pratt Steuben Gallery - NYC
Kinetic | Cultural Center of Cape Cod - MA
Rose Colored Glasses | Core Art Gallery - CO
Baldwin National 2023 | Holt Russell Gallery - KC
Emerging | Nails In the Wall Gallery - NJ
March Showcase | Jones Gallery - KC
Wanderlust | Las Laguna Art Gallery - CA