Mario Joyce is a self-taught African American artist based in Los Angeles. His process began early and was heavily influenced by prejudices experienced growing up Black and Queer in rural Ohio. He uses genealogical research, soil from Southwest Ohio, carefully sourced vintage collage materials and oil paint to explore how American History is steeped in selective storytelling that neglects to share the experiences of marginalized communities. Mario has recently completed Pratt>FORWARD residency at New Lab in Brooklyn Navy Yard and exhibited with UTA Artspace in Atlanta . His work is privately owned by many collectors throughout the United States and abroad.