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Mary Mortimer

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A Wife's Work, 2017 Fiber Letterpress On Found Objects © mmortimer
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Quaker Tenets, 2017 Letterpress 8.5x11" Prints © mmortimer
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Knitted Samplers, 2017 Knitted Linen Cotton With Letterpress 8.5 X 11" 3 Panels © mmortimer
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Washboard (seen with cups), 2017 Mixed Media © mmortimer
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We Are the Love of Those Who Have Gone Before Us, 2017 Letterpress 11x17" © mmortimer
Vessel
Memory Vessel, 2008 Painted Hog Gut Over Reed, Memory Ball Enclosed Approx 18"X14"X5" © Mary Mortimer
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Basket, 2008 Hog Gut Over Found Wire, Linen, Twine Approx 10"X5"X7" © Mary Mortimer
Birdsandbeeshouse
Birds and Bees House, 2008 Mixed Beeswax Over Found Objects 9"X9"X8" © Mary Mortimer
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Travel Journal 2007, 2008 Mixed Media Recycled © Mary Mortimer
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I have a flower, 2009 Beeswax Over Found And Rebound Book 18"X6"X6" © Mary Mortimer
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Home Maker - Nesting Show Installation, October 2011 Installation © 2011 Mary Mortimer
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Home Maker - Nesting Show Installation, October 2011 Fiber © 2011 Mary Mortimer
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Travel Nests, October 2011 Mixed Media © 2011 Mary Mortimer
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Bark, 2008 Paper 9"X9" © mmortimer
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Deer Isle, 2008 Mixed 9"X28.5" © mmortimer
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
New York
Lives in
Berkeley, CA
Works in
Oakland, CA
Schools
School of Visual Arts New York (SVA), BFA
Representing galleries
The Compound Gallery & Studios
Tags
sculpture, mixed-media, installation
Statement

Common threads in my work are food, home and environment.

My most recent work concerns family history – in particular, that of my paternal grandmother.

Upon receiving a photograph of her father and his daughters, I began exploring my lost Quaker heritage. 

This work stems from the journey into that past and its relevance to my present.

 

Mary is a printmaker and fiber artist at The Compound Gallery and Studios in Oakland, CA. 

She holds a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in NYC

www.instagram.com/marymortimerstudi...

http://thecompoundgallery.com

www.marymortimer.com - coming soon


EXHIBITIONS

2014

Compoundaganza! - The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA
Homeostasis - The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA

2013
The Art of Letterpress - The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA
Pink Week - Center For Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA

2012
Wonder - Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA 
Pink Week - Tangent Gallery, Sacramento, CA 

2011
Nesting - Cricket Engine Gallery and Project Space, Oakland, CA
Wood - Tangent Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Flora/Fauna - Tangent Gallery, Sacramento

2010
Green - Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA 

2009
Kitsch - Tangent Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Working in Wax - Bedford Gallery/Lesher Center, Walnut Creek, CA
Meet the Ironkids - Studio Quercus, Oakland, CA
Juried Annual 2009 - Pro Arts, Oakland, CA

2008
The Bird Show - Tangent Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Box Art - Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
Pink Week - Tangent Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Tiny Iron - Davarts Gallery, Denver, CO
Haystack Open Studios, Deer Isle, ME

2007
Pink Week - Tangent Gallery, Sacramento, CA


PERFORMANCES


Live Art Wednesdays - Levende East, Oakland, CA
Iron Bowling  - 2008 - Cast Iron Performance with Ironkids, Denver, CO
Hopi’s Wheel - 2005 - Cast Iron Performance with Ironkids, Birmingham, AL


PROFESSIONAL


 

California College of the Arts - Visiting Speaker, Fashion Dept - San Francisco, CA
The Crucible - Instructor in Foundry, Moldmaking, Welding - Oakland, CA
Textile Designer and Director for international fabrication of Rugs, Printed and Woven Textiles,
with travel in USA, India, China, Portugal

 

EDUCATION


San Francisco Center for the Book - Letterpress, Bookbinding - 2009
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts - Writing, Book Arts, Fiber, Glass - 2013, 2009, 2008, 2003
Archie Bray - Soda-Fired Ceramics - 2007
Anderson Ranch - Ceramic Sculpture - 2005
Urban Glass - Intermediate Glassblowing - 1996-1998
Guggenheim Museum - Conservation Lab Internship - 1982
School of Visual Arts - BFA - 1982