Ingrid Yuzly Mathurin, a Haitian American artist, infused meaning into her life with each hardship she had to face. Her first-hand tangencies with abuse, teenage pregnancy, family mental illness and immigration served to shape her into a complex, multifaceted person whose art evokes the depths of the human
Ingrid’s work is born at
the juncture of her interests in African spirituality, female empowerment, social justice and mental health. Born in New York and raised in Florida, Ingrid faced rough urban realities alien to many – growing up, she took refuge in art as a medium through which to either reflect on or run away from some of
them, too close to home for comfort. As an adult, she realized her pieces could contribute to social and political change for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities, as well as
other groups facing discrimination.
Her mural works, larger than life, often reflect powerful realities back to their onlookers – and their vibrant colors revitalize communities mired down by grey. Ingrid has long been drawn to what lies behind appearances – and her
portraiture work uncovers the beauty of people of color, the value of hardship and the potentiality of our shared experiences.
A versed artist, Ingrid began exploring drawing and graffiti art from a young age, acquiring diverse skills with time. Today, her works harmoniously combine a mastery in oil painting, graffiti art, drawing, and film photography. Having studied fashion design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Ingrid infuses her work with elements of modern fashion. She captures the often-conflicting expanse of human emotions, including shared experiences of pain and love. Ingrid
aims to take negative experiences and transform them into positive and joyful artworks.
Ingrid’s dedicated art practice led to, among others, an exhibition at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum of Art in South Africa and a graffiti art collaboration with Colin Kaepernick and his nonprofit Know Your Rights Camp. In 2021, she completed her first four-month long Artist-in-Residency program in Brooklyn, NY at the Carrie Able Gallery. Ingrid also traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands in St. Croix at the St. Croix Educational Complex to create a mural and organize a community paint day, and worked with Senator Jon Ossoff and Branded Arts to create art campaigns and murals to fight voter suppression and advocate for equal voting rights in Atlanta, GA. Her biggest artwork to date is a 52-feet mural commissioned by Adult Swim, and she recently collaborated with NFL Films for former NBA legend Vince Carter’s ESPN show Vince’s Places. During a virtual program with Project Art U.S. in 2021-22, she mentored 40 kids, teaching them how to draw and paint – a clear proof of her leadership abilities. Her latest projects include group exhibits at the J. Mackey Gallery in the Hamptons, and at The 60 Collective in Brooklyn. Ingrid is also a recent recipient of The Other Art Fair’s New Futures award.
Ingrid’s long-term goal as an artist is to be an art educator and to continue producing artwork that focuses on building community while uplifting people of various backgrounds.