Fred Marque Dewitt

Visual artist

Fred Marque Dewitt is an African American interdisciplinary artist with a disability who is researching and exploring ways to deconstruct notions of white supremacy as it is promoted in early American art. His research places materials as a cornerstone of cultural liberation. Dewitt studied filmmaking at San Francisco State University, and he received a MFA from UC Berkeley in 2021 where he currently teaches painting and drawing. His art practice incorporates painting, sculpture, and performance. Dewitt mines the soil of the urban landscape to provide a fuller understanding of the American experience. Dewitt is a history painter and ceramicist who documents contemporary struggles. His artwork also asks the viewer to dream of a different reality, a speculative reality, an Afro-surreal reality where blackness unapologetically thrives.