My Style: Visual artist Marryam Moma

"It is important we share more stories of Black life that have long been left untold."

My Style: Visual artist Marryam Moma
Moma is wearing a white tee featuring her original collage art and produced in collaboration with VuVoi, a tulle vest by Oyemwen, a sequin skirt she made, and Converse sneakers.

Photograph by Ben Rollins

Nigerian-born Marryam Moma’s art draws heavily on her heritage and her architecture studies at Temple University. However, it was her time working as a model at the Parsons School of Design that transformed her work like only influence from fashion and haute couture can.

Neighborhood Alpharetta
The Soul of a Lioness
Virtually Speaking Because people weren’t gathering in traditional ways during the pandemic, I had to really think about how I could fully present my work in virtual environments and spaces. There has been lots of amazing support in the Atlanta arts community during this transition.
Brands that Inspire EightTwenty91, Marabou Koban, VuVoi, Arafa Ukonga, Andrea Iyamah, lots of vintage
Inspiration in ATL High Museum, Mint Gallery, ZuCot Gallery
Tell our stories It is important we share more stories of Black life that have long been left untold. We need to talk about building generational wealth, togetherness, and community.
Style statement Classic, timeless, comfortable
Style muse Tracee Ellis Ross
Spring must-have Converse (I have like 15 pairs), lipstick
Take two (accessories) Vibrant lip, great bag
Zoom ready Mascara, lipstick, a well-lit room
Cook or eat out? Cook
Sing or dance? Dance

This article appears in our April 2021 issue.