Marcellus Armstrong

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.

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Grants Awarded to Marcellus Armstrong

$25,000 - Awarded December 2021

Focus areas
Representation in Media

The 2021 film grant will support "Talking Walls," an audio-visual oral history project centering the narratives of queer and Black elders. With record interviews and documentation of subjects who have resided in one location for 15 years or longer, The project will culminate into an experimental documentary film where queer elders discuss perspectives on home and personal sanctuaries.

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