Born in 1992, Aiston currently lives in Northbrook, Illinois. Since joining the studio last Fall, Marice has started to form a distinctive body of work heavily driven by narrative and the everyday. Drawn to both reading and writing, she has a natural instinct for storytelling. Informed by an ongoing interest in nature and joyful relationships between friends, siblings, or pets and their owners, her multi-colored marker drawings are populated with fictional characters typically engaged in leisure activities. Idiosyncratic hand-written text floats across the surface – dialogue, phrases, and timestamps that range from the matter of fact to poetic. Quickly drawn stick figures boast exaggerated hats, specific items of clothing, or curly hair standing on end, often lending them the appearance of radiant butterflies.
2019 North Shore Award Show
Circle Contemporary, North Shore - 2019