Maysha Mohamedi and Maureen St. Vincent also grew up in San Luis Obispo, graduated from San Luis High, and went on to art schools. They never knew each other until they first met as up-and-coming artists in the Bay Area. Now they are bringing their artwork back to SLOMA with their two-person exhibition entitled Morro Madonnas showing from July 5 through September 1, 2019.
Maysha Mohamedi got her BS in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego in 2002 before going on to the California College of the Arts in San Francisco for her MFA in Painting in 2011. She now lives and works in Los Angeles. Maysha uses materials in her artwork from all over: from tar that she collects with her sons off the beaches of Santa Barbara, to tubes of Middle Eastern paint imported from her mother country of Iran. She exhibits nationally and is a founding member of the Los Angeles art collective Binder of Women.
Maureen St. Vincent was born in San Luis Obispo. She got her BA from San Francisco State University in 2008 and graduated from Hunter College’s MFA program with an emphasis in painting in 2014. She now lives in Redwood City and has exhibited her Surrealist style artwork nationally, most notably at Crush Curatorial in New York City and Underdonk in Brooklyn.
Morro Madonnas celebrates its opening reception on Friday, July 5 with an opportunity to meet the artists.