"Above everything else, art is assigned the task of empathy. In her recent work M. Moore presents individuals not as objects or types but as living things. I’ve always thought of portraiture as a pretentious genre which empowered and entrusted the artist to bring forth the truth of the subjective person behind the veil of the everyday. In a range of essential media Moore manages to enforce and prioritize an individual within the mechanics of representation. The media and the artist are never dominant and we are granted an access that makes possible a unique and genuine exchange between individuals outside of both time and place. These are moments that are beautiful and hard, challenging and hopeful.
In a time when nothing is private and little is personal, Moore offers us glimpses of individuals that far surpass image alone. "
- Jaclyn Conley, Artist/Critic
"I remember Moore's whole person -- her artist self -- shift during the process of creating Boy Named Sue. It was stunning, like the work. Her work is so finely-etched, so deeply-personal, and so revealing of our universal deeper selves that you find you must turn inward to see the work. She's an observer of humans that others want to look away from. Where they keep their head down and pretend to be texting on their iPhone...she fixes her precise gaze directly with them. I say "with" not "at" because there's a quality to the work that makes you land into the moment when the picture was taken. A perfect storyteller."
- Jeremy Cohen, Artistic Director
"With the use of varied media, this work brings life and energy to its subjects by embodying not just a momentary state of being but rather capturing a vital essence, a subtle ‘geist’, through Moore’s artistic practice. In the penetrating soulful gazes; textured dermal layers; rich sinuous lines, and tightly cropped compositional fields, she encapsulates the very conditions of life intrinsic to each subject and even more so to the fundamental sphere of the social experience, both public and private, found in today’s world. The very layered and rich work that results communicates first in a quiet whisper, then all at once resoundingly, ultimately revealing its truth. Moore’s imagery steals your attention igniting a torrent of feeling in the mind and the heart."
- Amanda Langer, Langer Collection
"That shit is dope as hell. You could work in Time Square." - Ahmed, Aden 24 Hour Gourmet Deli, South 3rd Street and Roebling Street Brooklyn New York