Markel Uriu is an interdisciplinary artist in Seattle, WA. Her work explores the quiet intimacy of inner worlds, feminine labor, impermanence, and the unseen. Drawing from mythology and rituals, in addition to her Japanese-American heritage, she explores these concepts through ephemeral botanical narratives and two-dimensional work.
Markel received her BA from Whitman College. She is the recipient of various awards and residencies, most recently the 2018 Amazon Artist in Residence, and the 2016-2017 Artbridge Fellow at Pratt Fine Arts Center. She is a member of the Lion's Main Art Collective for Queer and Trans Artists and SOIL Gallery, and has shown in New York, Boston, and Seattle.