Maryam Moma

A master commander of the craft blade, Tanzanian-Nigerian collage artist Marryam Moma melds a palette of repurposed archival paper and other media to create layered imagery with new associations, deconstructing, and reintegrating pieces to create visual experiments in color, texture, and shape. Moma celebrates the human form, reinforces ideas about individuality and self-love. The clarity, discipline, and execution of her work reflects applied strengths from a formal education in architecture.

Moma aims to empower and uplift the Black Body, especially the Black female body. Unveiling the magic within this race, breaking collective contemporary stereotypes. Thus, changing attitudes and perceptions of Black women, allowing society to re-discover her: Powerful, complex, beautiful, revered, and valuable. Momas hand cut collages are focused on elevating the importance of the Black experience and body. The clarity, discipline, and execution of her work reflects applied strengths from a formal education in architecture

United Way x Maryam Moma