Marquis V. Washington Art Showcase

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Marquis currently is a resident of the DFW metroplex. Born and raised in Dallas where he received formal art training from the Arts Magnet High School at Booker T. Washington. After studying Architecture Urban Design at Texas Tech University for 3 years, he later earned an Associate of Arts degree in Visual Communications from the Art Institute of Dallas in August 2001.
 
Marquis primarily uses acrylic paint mediums to relay messages based on historic developments to contemporary issues. His accomplishments include: Second place Martin Frost Congressional Art Competition, First place ACT-SO Regional Art Competition, Honorable Mention from the Visual Arts Competition Texas Tech University, Honorable Mention from the University of Houston Clear Lake Art Competition 1996.
 
Marquis’ work has displayed in various venues throughout Texas, Including murals in Lute Riley Honda, and Friese & Nichols Engineering’s corporate offices. Internationally, he has murals in establishments in the Bermuda Islands, and Ottawa Canada. 
 
From May - July 2001, Marquis completed his first "One-man" art show in Dallas. His second one-man show displayed February – March 2002 at Fretz Park Library, Dallas, and a group show during the same time period at the Irving Arts Center. Although Marquis is a freelance graphic designer, he is in transition to becoming a full time fine artist. On November 16, 2013, his work is on exhibit at the South Dallas Cultural Center, in a one-man show titled ‘Hip Hopular’.

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