Collection: Marie Magnetic

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. 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 greater social consciousness.