skip to Main Content

November 22, 2019-January 4, 2020
106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition
Mario Moore, Juror

The Gold Medal Exhibition is an annual unthemed, all-media exhibition, open to all SC members in good standing. The annual Exhibition of Michigan Artists at the Detroit Institute of Arts was originated by the Scarab Club in 1911. In 1917 Alfred Nygard designed the medal awarded for “Best of Show” each year.

Mario Moore (b. 1987) is a Detroit native, currently residing in New York City. Moore received a BFA in Illustration from the College for Creative Studies (2009) and an MFA in Painting from the Yale School of Art (2013). He has participated as an artist-in-residence at Knox College, Fountainhead residency and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Moore’s work has afforded him many opportunities– from multiple exhibitions and featured articles including the New York Times. His work is included in several public and private collections which include the Detroit Institute of Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Some of his solo show exhibits have been seen at the David Klein Gallery and The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art. His work is also included in Fired Up! Ready to Go! Finding Beauty, Demanding Equity: An African American Life in Art (2017) and The Studio Museum in Harlem’s catalog, Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art (2014). He has recently been awarded a Princeton Hodder Fellowship for 2018-2019.

For more information about Mario Moore visit his website:

Back To Top