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MARY TASILLO

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Mary Tasillo is an artist working in handmade  paper, the artist book, printmaking, and mixed media. She is also a teacher, writer, and independent scholar. Mary’s work is inspired by politics, current events, and the narratives of day-to-day urban life in Philadelphia, PA. She balances limited edition work with the democratic multiple to ensure the broadest possible audience, sharing her work in galleries, in library collections, and on the street.

 

Mary has exhibited internationally. Recently she has shown work at Pierro Gallery at The Baird Center in South Orange, NJ; The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA; Susan Hensel Gallery in Minneapolis, MN; and Galleria Sotoportego in Venice, Italy. She was artist-in-residence at The Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN, in 2008 and at 40th Street AIRSpace, Philadelphia, PA, in 2007.

 

Recently, Mary has been a featured speaker at the 9th Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Conference and Fair, The University of the Arts, and the Action: Interaction / Book: Art Conference at Columbia College Chicago. Her writing has been published in the Journal of Artist Books and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Mary is a columnist and assistant editor of the Hand Papermaking Newsletter, as well as editor of the Book Arts Classified. She is a 2009 recipient of the Mary Lilly Research Fellowship at Duke University’s Sallie Bingham Center, where she will be researching early-nineties zines and artist books by women.

 

Mary holds an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Her work is included in collections including The Print and Picture Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia, PA; the Fine Print Collection of the Newark Public Library, NJ; Scripps College Library, Claremont, CA; and the University of California Santa Barbara Library Collections.

 

mary@citizenhydra.net

 

 

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