Within my art practice, I create paintings which explore how we interact within imagined space and evokes the charm and vibrancy and Caribbean pastorals alongside the urgency and layered energy of urban landscapes. The oil paintings are abstract figurative, inspired by the abstract expressionism style. The figurative elements are influenced by collages and the abstract elements are influenced by thoughts and emotions that I experience during the process of creating the artwork. The paintings are meant to act as clues and are open to interpretation. Based on the viewer's life experiences, present thoughts and emotions, they will create their own unique interpretation of the painting.
Marie E. Saint-Cyr migrated to the United States from Haiti at the age of eight and is currently based in Wyandanch, New York, while also working as a Visual Artist, Educator, and Arts Administrator.
Marie studied at Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence, Italy, and received a BFA in Fine Arts and a minor in Art History from the Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2018, Marie participated in The Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management Fellowship, a collaboration between four prominent Brooklyn arts and culture organizations: where she learned about core areas of arts management, including Development, Marketing/Community Engagement, Education, Curatorial/Programming, Production/Tech, and Administration/Finance.
In 2018 Marie started a project management company, Saint-Cyr Art Studio, with a focus on designing, implementing and managing art and cultural programs and projects throughout New York. Saint-Cyr Art Studio was born out of Marie’s passion for Art, Education, Business and her desire to give back to her community. Marie was deeply impacted by various art cultural organizations through their free workshops and educational programs. These experiences not only enabled her to learn to express herself through art, but she also became very interested in the work it takes to make these programs happen. In 2019, Saint-Cyr was awarded a one-year residency with the Haiti Cultural Exchange.