Mariam Paré


Mariam Paré is well-recognized creative talent who is celebrated for her colorful portraits painted by mouth, and other multimedia works. She is a member of the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists. Some of her major commissions include Craig H. Nielsen Foundation, Omorose Cosmetics, LifeWTR, Refinery29, and Pepsi company.

Mariam often tackles motifs surrounding the issues of gun violence and disability awareness. She is co-creator of Tres Fridas Project, an exhibition that “re-imagines art through the disability lens”. Mariam was awarded a 3Arts Fellowship for 2020, and continues to work in collaboration with University of Illinois (Chicago) Disability Culture Leadership Initiative. She volunteers on the Associate Board at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, helping to coordinate art exhibits for artists in the disability community.