Tanzanian-Nigerian Marryam Moma is an Atlanta-based interdisciplinary artist with an emphasis on collage art. Marryam holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Tyler School of Art, at Temple University in Philadelphia. Marryam's formal studies at Tyler, informs her design decisions around light, color, texture and balance within her compositions. Frank Lloyd Wright, Kara Walker, Lorna Simpson and Alexander Calder influence her principal style and creative delivery.
Moma is intrigued with using collage as a medium to examine themes of faith and higher consciousness, societal issues, while celebrating the human form and reinforcing ideas about individuality and self-love. The clarity, discipline, and execution of her work in the collage medium reflects applied strengths from a formal education in architecture.
Collaging melds the palette of re-purposed pieces together into fresh, layered imagery with new associations and meanings that subliminally engage the subconscious. The process of deconstructing images and then re-integrating many pieces to create something completely new, is an intuitive and ongoing visual experiment where color, texture, shape and space come into play.
More recently, you will find Moma’s collages in the Starbucks permanent art collection, within their Jonesboro, GA store. Moma has also exhibited in Kai Lin Art Gallery, Zucot Gallery, Mason Fine Art, Facet Gallery, MINT Gallery and Notch 8 Gallery, Atlanta GA and at PRIZM Art Fair during Miami Art Basel 2019. In the Fall of 2020, Moma’s work has also been featured in Pop Science Magazine and Atlanta Magazine HOME editions. It is Marryam’s long term intention to create an art platform focused on reaching children in under-served communities to stimulate and encourage artistic expression.