Mz. Icar is an anonymous art collective. We were established in 2018. Our membership is comprised of an illustrator, photographer, designer, prop stylist, street artist, and collage artist. We started the collective to create works that celebrate Women, global Blackness, and Play. We create narratives in the form of mixed-media street, art and fine art, that explore histories and imagine the best case scenario future, from the perspective of women, and people of color.
Our work has been exhibited at Pyramid Hill Museum in Hamilton, Ohio, Culture House in Washington, D.C., Welancora Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, The Leroy Neiman Gallery at Columbia University, New York, Westwood Gallery, New York, i-20 Gallery, New York, New York, WNYC Radio’s Green Space, New York, New York, Rush Gallery, New York, New York Andenken Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, SXSW, Austin, Texas, and as part of Art for Obama: Manifest Hope and the Campaign for Change, Democratic Convention Gallery Exhibition. We have done site-specific installation work at Etsy’s headquarters, Publicis, and branded art projects for Ms. Lauryn Hill’s world tour, Essence Magazine and Nickelodeon.
Our members have been featured and written about in The New York Times, the New York Post, Gawker, and The Wall Street Journal. We have spoken on panels for The Asian American Art Alliance, Corridor Gallery, the Black Futures Now project, Toronto, Canada, the New York Film Academy, and Craft Magazine.
The Mz. Icar collective and Erin Patrice O’Brien have teamed up to explore value in terms of iconography. Part archival study, part portrait series, this collection of remixed photographs celebrates Black women, and the value of representation.