"Papi iron my clothes, Papi let's go to church, Papi pa fem wont"
“Papi iron my clothes, Papi let's go to church, Papi pa fem wont”, 2020
Courtesy of the artist
Mark Fleuridor is a Haitian American artist born and raised in Miami, Florida. Fleuridor graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Painting. In his work, he explores his personal history within his background and familial experiences. It is important for Fleuridor to understand his family by dissecting his own memories and family narratives through the labor of his art process. Physically and digitally working with materials that reference Fleuridor's family helps him understand their past in Haiti and present lives within the Haitian community in Miami where he grew up. These topics are explored through mediums such as painting, performance, quilting and collage. Fleuridor has completed artist residencies such as Vermont Studio Center in Vermont and the Oxbow Artist Residency in Michigan and is currently attending Oolite Artist Residency in Miami, FL. He has exhibited his works in various exhibitions including; Idiom and Taxonomies at Oolite Arts in Miami Fl, We Are One at Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD and B_19 (Best of Baltimore 2019) at Baltimore City Hall. Fleuridor is a recipient of the Oolite Arts Ellies Awards 2020 for his project Being Held, a project to create a public mural in Miami that counters uncertain times by focusing on people, families and their love for each other.