Morel Doucet employs ceramics, illustrations, and prints to examine the realities of climate-gentrification, migration, and displacement within the Black diaspora communities. Through a contemporary reconfiguration of the black experience, his work catalogs a powerful record of environmental decay at the intersection of economic inequity, the commodification of industry, personal labor, and race.
Location: Miami, FL
Exhibitions and Awards: Morel Doucet (b. 1990) is a Miami-based multidisciplinary artist and arts educator that hails from Haiti. HE IS Emmy-nominated work has been featured and reviewed in numerous publications, including Vogue Mexico, Oxford University Press, Hyperallergic, Luxe Magazine Miami, Biscayne Times, and Indulge Magazine. Doucet has exhibited both in the US and aboard, including a solo show at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, Miami, FL; National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts, Pittsburgh, PA; American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami; Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, São Tomé et Príncipe, Haitian Heritage Museum, Miami, FL; Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL, and the Havanna Biennial.
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This work references Adam's original thought back in Eden's garden before the introduction of sin, sadness, and death on earth. The fish is a metaphor for free will and rebirth.