In Episode Six I interview visual artist M. Florine Démosthène. She was born in the United States and raised between Haiti and New York. At times she resides in Ghana where she moved after abruptly deciding to build her practice without the drama of being an artist in New York City.
Florine earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons School for Design in New York and her Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College in New York. She has exhibited extensively through group and solo exhibitions in the USA, Caribbean, UK, Europe and Africa.
She has shown with the Mariane Ibrahim Gallery in both a solo booth and group show at The New York Armory Fair in 2019 and 2020.
Florine is the recipient of a Tulsa Artist Fellowship, Arts Moves Africa Grant and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. She has participated in residencies in the USA, UK, Slovakia, Ghana and Tanzania. Her work can be seen at the University of South Africa (UNISA), Lowe Museum of Art, PFF Collection of African American Art and in various private collections worldwide.