Markele Cullins (b. 1995) is an interdisciplinary artist born in Baltimore, MD and based in Los Angeles, CA and Baltimore, MD. Cullins received his BFA from The University of Maryland Baltimore County with a focus in Intermedia and obtained additional education from Maryland Institute College of Art, Haystack School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, and Art Coop.
His multidisciplinary practice combines traditional mediums and new media to ask questions about human connection to nature, spirituality, and time. He creates metaphysical artifacts that document and remix history to preserve the present and create new imagined realities. His work is an intimate offering deeply informed and influenced by Afrofuturism, mysticism, love, and family history.
His most recent exhibition is Soul of The Butterfly: Chicory Magazine and Baltimore Black Arts Activism (2022), an educational collaboration at the Enoch Pratt Library (Baltimore, MD). Other recent showings include a solo exhibition titled Reflections From Home at The Shed Space (Baltimore, MD), as well as two group exhibitions: The Athens Biennale (Athens, Greece) and Mickalene Thomas’ A Moment's Pleasure at the Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD).
Cullins was a founding member of Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture, and co-founded 4C Gallery, an online gallery for artists of color. Cullins also collaborates with communities and students as a designer to create zines preserving Baltimore public history.
Email Markelecullins@gmail.com to say hi, ask questions + for work or collaboration inquires