Photo: Liz Ophoven

About

Mary earned her degree in sculpture from the University in Washington in 2003. Here, her focus was metal casting. After completing her last quarter - which was spent in the studio art program in Rome - she began to pursue the business of art in Seattle with a impetus towards creating community and opportunity.

For the next ten years Mary's art involvement would be largely on the administrative side. Her most formative experiences are co-founding Twilight Artist Collective (2005-2012), Building and managing the Georgetown Stables, (2010-2019), Make. Believe. Gallery (2012-2014).

In recent years she has refocused on her own art and is currently involved in the following:
The Royal Mansion Gallery featuring all local artists. Owner, 2012-current. CORE Gallery Member 2013 - current.
The Georgetown Trailer Park Mall - a shopping mall comprised of independent business operating out of vintage trailers. Owner, 2014 - current.
Pugmill Society, ceramic collective at Equinox Studios. Director 2015-current.
Within this facility and within the community of Equinox she has been able to amplify her growth as an artist and teacher. Cultivate Arts PNW is her newest vision for sharing our talents with each-other! 

CV

Education:
University of Washington, BFA Sculpture 2003
UW study abroad, Rome, Italy 2003

Gallery Representation:
CORE Gallery, 2014
Twilight Gallery, 2005 to present
Ghost Gallery, 2014

Honors:
“Best in show” 2002- Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA, Juror: Ester Claypool

Selected Exhibits:

2019
Solo Exhibition, “Ascension”, CORE Gallery, Seattle, Wa.2018
Solo Exhibition, “The Guardian” CORE Gallery, Seattle, Wa.
2017
Solo Exhibition, "Part III:  The Muse, Taking Herself Apart" CORE Gallery, Seattle, Wa.
Group Exhibition, Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Seattle Center, Seattle, Wa.
2016
Solo Exhibition, "Momentum", CORE Gallery, Seattle, Wa.
Group Exhibition, Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Seattle Center, Seattle, Wa
2015
Solo Exhibition, "The Matriarch", CORE Gallery, Seattle, Wa.
2014
Solo Exhibition, “Rise with the Lark", CORE Gallery, Seattle, Wa.
2011
Permanent installation "Gulls", Link Apartments 4th floor corridors, Seattle, WA
Solo Installation, “Bubble Yum” 619 Western, Seattle WA
Group Exhibition, Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Fremont Studios, Seattle WA
2010
Group Exhibition, “Morris Graves Invitational”, Rock| DeMent, Seattle WA
Group Exhibition, “The Birds”, Twilight Gallery, Seattle WA
Group Exhibition, “Bad Words”, curated by Chris Crites, Twilight Gallery, Seattle WA
2009
Group Exhibition, “Sugar and Spice”, Bherd Studios, Seattle, WA
2008
Performance, “Juke the Juke”, The Stables, Seattle WA
2004
Group Exhibition, ”Coupling II”, Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle WA
2003
Group Exhibition ”Urgente”, UW School of Art, Rome, Italy
2002
Group Exhibition ”School of Art Juried Show”, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle WA