Marcus Leslie Singleton

Marcus Leslie Singleton

Born in 1990 in Seattle, WA

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


2012         Design of Textile and Fashion, Seattle Art Institute, Seattle, WA

Public Collections

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida 

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine 

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas

Singleton’s practice offers implicit critiques of contemporary social and political issues while simultaneously inviting viewers to engage in a visceral discourse examining the dialogue around spirituality and social constructs. Through natural, carefree, and playful strokes, his work depicts narrative scenes highlighting the trials of reality and it's nonphysical components; "I'm interested in creating new paths that aim to contextualize aesthetic beliefs and inspire people to unlearn and humanize us presently and in the future," Singleton explains. His presentation of these timelines both highlight and celebrate the multiplicity in society detailing the parallel realities of joy and hardship in a figurative language. Using spontaneity, scale, and expressive placement of color Singletons paintings offer a jovial perspective that is both poignant and bold.

Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
Body Full of Stars , New York
June 21 - July 28, 2023

Solo Exhibitions


Soiled, Journal Gallery, New York, NY

Diagrams & Dilemmas, Jupiter Contemporary, Miami Beach, FL


Future Memories, TURN Gallery, New York, NY


Quarantine Series, Journal Gallery, New York, NY


Circusland, TURN Gallery, New York, NY


Marcus Leslie: Tell Me How Long The Train’s Been Gone, Medium Tings, Brooklyn, NY

Group Exhibitions


Body Full of Stars, Ceysson Bénétière, New York, NY


VI XX – Twenty years of V1 Gallery, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Superposition Gallery Annual Group Show, Eastville Museum, Sag Harbor, New York

Interior Dialogs, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


Summer Sun, Van De Weghe Gallery, Hamptons, NY

(ir)Reverent Futures, Group Show, Online

Shake Up The Room, September Gallery, Hudson, NY, University Museum, Albany, NY


I Was Tempted To Throw My Phone In The River, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, California


Brilliant Champions Group Show, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

2015   New School MFA presentation for the Afro-Futurism exhibition 

2018   Electrospective talk for upcoming artists and producers

2020   JUSTSMILE magazine interview with Tschabalala Self

2020   JUXTAPSOSED Magazine Art Review

2021   Art Forum Critics Review

2021   Art Net News Studio Visit

2022       New York Times

2022       T Magazine/  New York Times