Mario Joyce Belyusar is a self taught African American artist living in New York City. His artistic process began early and was heavily influenced by religious and racial prejudice experienced in rural Ohio. He began using both genealogical research and paint to further understand and share the social history of discrimination. After a recent move to New York City, he is furthering his studies in the African diaspora and how American History is steeped in selective storytelling that neglects to share the experiences of marginalized communities. His work is characterized by vibrant colors, strong line and heavy texture. He has exhibited his work in many group exhibitions, including most recently at Bellevue College in Seattle, Washington. His work is privately owned by many collectors throughout the U.S.