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maser artist residency 

MOCA and the ViBe Creative District in partnership with the City of Virginia Beach Office of Cultural Affairs welcomed internationally renowned artist, Maser, for an artist residency in July 2017. Maser created a large mural, titled People and Plants on the back of MOCA’s building (that faces I-264 heading west), a sculptural installation across the street from the Virginia Beach Convention Center (forthcoming), and a Perfomring Arts stage in ViBe Park on Cypress Avenue between the Virginia Beach Library and Wareings Gym plaza.

Originally from Ireland, the artist began using the moniker ‘Maser’ in 1995 painting graffiti on the streets of Dublin. Maser’s background in painting and graphic design strongly influences his work. His bold use of color, simplicity of form and geometric patterns has gained international notoriety. Walls, buildings and installations across Austria, France, Slovenia, Spain, the UK and soon in Virginia Beach, exalt Maser’s relationship with color and abstract style.

Most recently, Maser opened his solo show Foreign Language at Graphic Studio Gallery in Dublin. This comes on the back of his show Orbiting on the Periphery at Lazarides Gallery in London (the gallery that famously represented Banksy), and a large installation at the Palais de Tokyo gallery in Paris.

MOCA and ViBe Creative District would like to thank the following supporters of Maser’s residency:

City of Virginia Beach Office of Cultural Affairs

Business Consortium for the Arts

City of Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau

Paint Donated by PPG of Virginia Beach

McKenzie Construction

Bay Mechanical

Century Concrete

Capital Concrete

Davis Ad Agency

Alex Animation

Chris Crowder, Retnauer Baynes Associates, L.L.C.

Gregory M. Gerling, McPherson Design Group                                            

Hyatt House Virginia Beach / Oceanfront

Blueline Rentals

Union Brick

Wareings Gym  

Special thanks to the following for their assistance. 

Andy Harris, Caitlin Blomstrom, Steve Robbins,  Josh Malbon / Malbon Creative, Sabine Segaloff, The Stockpot, Zeros Subs Oceanfront, Esoteric, Hearth Wood Fired Cuisine, Chesapeake Bay Distillery.




All the images are Courtesy of the Artist.

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