Josette Marcario Thesis Show
Josette Marcario
Josette Marcario was born and raised in Connecticut, then moved to Brooklyn, New York to study at Pratt Institute. She majors in Fine Arts Painting with a minor in Community Art & Design Education. Josette is passionate about art and helping the community, and has experience with assisting practicing artists and art teachers. Now residing in Houston, Texas she is further exploring her art practice while finishing her BFA.



Her work consists of oil and acrylic paintings on canvas and wooden panels. She has experimented with found materials and uses them in her installations. Her work is inspired by her environment, mental health, past traumas, and therapy experiences. She values the practices of mindfulness to better understand the world around her in the past and present. Any place a person stands is a space, but her works focus on being in that space. Her hopes are that viewers become mindful of their own perceptions and emotional responses to their surroundings.
Marcario_Josette_01_Peaking_Acrylic on canvas_11x14in_Painting_2021
By Josette Marcario
Marcario_Josette_02_Doorway_Acrylic on canvas_13X24in_Painting_2021
By Josette Marcario
Marcario_Josette_03_Downstairs_Acrylic on canvas_24X36in_Painting_2021
By Josette Marcario
Marcario_Josette_04_Inside_Acrylic on canvas_18X24in_Painting_2021
By Josette Marcario
Marcario_Josette_05_Untitled_Acrylic on canvas_12X16_Painting_2021
By Josette Marcario
Marcario_Josette_06_Front Door_Acrlic on bedsheet_47X81in_Painting_2021
By Josette Marcario
Marcario_Josette_07_Untitled_18X24_Painting_2021
By Josette Marcario
Marcario_Josette_08_Hiding_24X36in_Painting_2021
By Josette Marcario
Marcario_Josette_09_Psych Ward_Oil pastel on paper_20X25in_Painting_2021
By Josette Marcario
Marcario_Josette_10_Drugs_Acrylic on air dry clay_3.5X1X1in_Painting_2021
By Josette Marcario
Marcario_Josette_11_Listening 01_Acrylic on pillowcase_36X16X6in_Painting_2021
By Josette Marcario
Marcario_Josette_12_Listening 02_Acrylic on pillowcase_36X16X6in_Painting_2021
By Josette Marcario
Marcario_Josette_13_Listening 03_Acrylic on pillowcases_46X12X16in_Painting_2021
By Josette Marcario
Marcario_Josette_14_Listening 04_Acrylic on pillowcases_40X50X6in_Painting_2021
By Josette Marcario
Artist Statement
I need to release what is holding me back, in order to move on in my life,

Can you feel the tension.. discomfort… frustration… loneliness?

I question what went on and why.



I watch films, take photos, and use images that move me based on composition, light and color. The narrative I want to present directs itself to what medium it will embody. I collect and arrange nostalgic materials selected from my personal trauma.




When I create ART, I can better understand the WORLD around me.

I am constantly perceiving and emotionally responding to my ENVIRONMENT in all contexts. Making this art helps me heal the internal wounds I have been trying to mend for YEARS.
Pills
Pills made of air dry clay, painted with acrylic.
By Josette Marcario