Marcellus Armstrong is an artist invested in the intersection of archives, blackness, and representation. Across disciplines, Armstrong's work is inspired by the poetics of hard and soft material. Drawing from personal, fictional, and historical ephemera, his projects explore the dialectics of narrative and identity through material and form. William Marcellus Armstrong was born in Baltimore and is a graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, with an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies. He lives in Philadelphia.