Morel Doucet (b. 1990) is a Miami-based multidisciplinary artist and arts educator that hails from Haiti. His work utilizes illustrations, ceramics, and prints to discuss the impact of climate-gentrification, migration, and displacement affecting Black diasporic communities. Through a contemporary reconfiguration of the Black experience, his work catalogs a powerful record of environmental decay at the intersection of economic inequity, the commodification of industry, personal labor, and race.
Doucet’s Emmy-nominated work has been featured and reviewed in numerous publications, including Vogue Mexico, Oxford University Press, Hyperallergic, Luxe Interiors + Design, Biscayne Times, PBS, Miami Herald, WhiteHot Magazine, The Berlin Journal, and Hypebeast. He graduated from the New World School of the Arts with the Distinguished Dean’s Award for Ceramics. From there, he continued his education at the Maryland Institute College of Art, receiving his BFA in Ceramics with a minor in creative writing and a concentration in illustration. Doucet work is held in collections of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Tweed Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, the Plymouth Box Museum, Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art, Microsoft, and Facebook.
Doucet has exhibited extensively in national and international institutions, including the Havana Biennial; the Venice Biennale, the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, Miami, FL; the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts, Pittsburgh, PA; the American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA; the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami; Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, São Tomé et Príncipe, Haitian Heritage Museum, Miami, FL, and Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL.
As an Arts Educator, his interest is helmed by immersing young audiences in personalized courses that instigate curiosity, sensory perception, and visual literacy.