Markel Uriu

(American, born 1988)

Markel Uriu's artworks explore time, cycles, impermanence, the unseen, and cultural interchange. This led her explore the nature of invasive species, their environmental impacts, and their links to humanity, colonialism, and globalization. Drawing from her Japanese and Irish-American heritage, she is also interested in "liminal spaces" where there is a transition from one thing or experience to another.

Uriu earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Whitman College, in Walla Walla, Southeastern Washington, in 2011. She was based in Seattle, Washington, from approximately 2014-2021. She was a member of the Lion's Main Art Collective for Queer and Trans Artists and SOIL Gallery (both in Seattle).