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Mariam Paré

As a female artist with a disability, I developed my own process and techniques to express my own unique perspective.
About the artist

I am a Chicago based visual artist and mouth-painter. In addition to large scale paintings by mouth, I also make digital and installation art based on facets of the disability experience. I often collaborate with other artists in the disability community on projects aimed at making positive social change.

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For me, the act of painting is a dialogue between my inner self and the world I am experiencing. With the brush in my mouth, the marks I make on the canvas are my response to the voice that I hear.

For me, the act of making art is a dialogue between my inner self and the world I am experiencing. With the brush in my mouth, the marks I make on the canvas are my response to the voice that I hear. In a style inspired by modern and pop art, I created my design "Inter-abled" to reflect a sense of disability identity and awareness. The ideal outcome is more representation of disability in art, and the world around us.

It’s time to make unseen artists seen.