How did you become involved with the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington?
I became involved with MoCAA because I was curated into a group exhibition, it was a piece called At His Daddy’s House, and simultaneously I applied for their residency program and got in. Part of the residency program was to have a solo show, so that’s the stage I’m in right now.
What are some of your favorite spots in Arlington that you think visitors should check out?
When I got the spot in the curated show it was my first time visiting Arlington. Being born and raised in Maryland, I’ve always been close but Virginia seemed far to me until I showed my work here. Once I secured the residency at MoCAA I started looking for new housing and now I’ve been an Arlington resident for about a year.
I’d say one of my favorite things about Arlington are all the parks. I take my son to Mosaic Park and he loves the splash pad, the soccer fields and everything. The parks here are amazing.
Do you have any advice for aspiring artists?
I would say follow artists you like and their careers. What really has helped is the more I’m exposed to what you can do in the art world, the more I realize that I can do it too. So as I follow other artists’ careers I can see how they’re moving and mimic it in ways, and adjust it to my life and my career.
Follow Lex Marie on Instagram and learn more about her work on her website here. For more information about exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Arlington visit their website here.