Debo Mouloudji (b. 1990 Paris, France) is a figurative-narrative oil painter, mythologist, and witch based in Brooklyn, NY. She has been published in New American Paintings and holds an MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute in 2022. She has studied drawing and painting at l’Académie de la Grande Chaumière and at the Art Students League of New York.
The intention behind my figurative-narrative oil paintings is to expose the patriarchal Judeo-Christian appropriation and demonization of the Great Goddess, the primordial deity, and, by way of this vilification, the colonization and oppression of women. The predominant subject is a reflection on the nature of the primordial deity and Her subsequent denigration, with a focus on Her kinship with the serpent. The visceral, earthy, figures in my paintings are glowing, sensual, and empowered, they are not pawns of patriarchal propaganda, they are the truth of feminine power, myth, and history. I make significant references to historic paintings in the hope that the viewer will understand how my edits and alterations serve to challenge the patriarchal history and religion represented in those works. My paintings serve to exalt the feral and monstrous aspects of the feminine divine, expose systems of oppression, and renew ancient knowledge.