Abdul Mazid

Abdul Mazid is an American artist based in Los Angeles, California. Working across a wide range of media, Mazid incorporates – sculpture, drawing, video, installation, and painting –to explore the underlying complexities of identity and intersectionality as determined by micro and macro economic systems.

A first generation American of Syrian and Mexican decent, Mazid draws upon his own personal experiences growing up in a hybridized cultural environment. Using these intersectional experiences as a point of reference, he transforms materials and imagery to further investigate concepts surrounding socioeconomics, globalization, and the hybridization of identity.

Mazid studied economics at the University California Santa Barbara (2003) before obtaining his MFA at Claremont Graduate University (2014). Mazid is represented by Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Los Angeles.

I am, 2016, artist’s body hair, adhesive on canvas, 20” x 30” Courtesy of Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles
Dark Inventory II, 2015, wood, paint, found object, wire, 144” x 144” x 122” Courtesy of Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles
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  1. […] Abdul Mazid lives and works in L.A. Currently he’s preparing for a solo show in spring, 2019 at Shoshana Wayne Gallery. He is taking a moment to depart from his post graduate work and revisiting work from before graduate school involving oil painting and sculpture. Returning to this medium years later, and post grad school, has allowed him to see the materials in a new way. Mazid’s solo show at Shoshana Wayne will involve this revisited work. […]

  2. […] Abdul Mazid lives and works in L.A. Currently he’s preparing for a solo show in spring, 2019 at Shoshana Wayne Gallery. He is taking a moment to depart from his post graduate work and revisiting work from before graduate school involving oil painting and sculpture. Returning to this medium years later, and post grad school, has allowed him to see the materials in a new way. Mazid’s solo show at Shoshana Wayne will involve this revisited work. […]