We are so excited to share our first Artist of the Indigneous Collective, Mer Young!
Mer is "Tongva (Long Beach), Descendant of Chichimeca & Mescalero-Chiricahua Ndé Apache Tribe. Mer Young is an Indigenous published artist who has created a body of artwork manifested in collages, drawings, paintings, and founder of Mausi Murals public artworks. Young's artworks aim to inspire, celebrate and elevate repressed indigenous, first nations and native cultures and women of color. Her works also focus on matters of immigration and the uprising to justice, equality and complete freedom of Black Lives."
What we love about Mer's work is the inclusion of black and brown people's portraits, the incorporation of what feels like multimedia, and mostly the earthy femininity of the colors she uses.
In an interview with the VoyagerLA Mer said, "I have been creating art for some time. I am a multidisciplinary artist who has created a body of artwork manifested in collages, drawings, paintings, and public artworks. I began exhibiting my drawing and paintings in galleries for about ten years. I grew tired of my work being inaccessible then I sought out to do murals. Social media has been helpful as far as gaining recognition for the analogue and digital collage works that I do, it has allowed me to expand and work on commissions."
We are so thankful of Mer for allowing us to be inspired by her amazing work. Mer has her work available in prints!! Make sure to check out her shop here.