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Maurice Moore
Performance Studies

Maurice Moore has recently completed his Master’s in African American Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the spring of 2018. From 2011 to 2017, he has exhibited work and performed at the Christina Ray Gallery in Soho New York, the Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh North Carolina, the Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville North Carolina, and the Gallery 307 + Orbit Galleries in Georgia Athens, and has worked with Rios/Miralda for the Garbage Celebration performance. The exhibition for his Master’s of Fine Arts thesis at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was installed at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in May of 2011. In 2012, his first solo show was exhibited at The Center for Visual Artists in Greensboro North Carolina. Throughout his collegiate career he has been awarded residences, fellowships and scholarships at the Penland School of Crafts, Ox-Bow, the Rios/Miralda Garbage Celebration Residency, the Herbert & Virginia H. Howard Scholarship, the Helen Thrush Scholarship, Milo and Virgil’s Fabulous Fund Scholarship, the Advanced Opportunity Fellowship for the College of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and the Provost’s Fellowships in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for a first year of study during the 2018-2019 academic year at the University of California-Davis. Based on Maurice’s performance practice, his work explores how Black queer people have implemented and created a means of survival through performance. For Maurice Black performance serves as a mode of active radical resistance drawing upon traditions and technologies such as call and response, improvisation, masking, reading, throwing shade and African-American Vernacular English. 

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