Mary Bero

 

STATEMENT


“Mary Bero fearlessly breaks all the traditional rules of fiber art.  She deftly combines embroidery, painting, and sculptural elements to create exuberant works of art.  She is a virtuoso of color.  Her images are loosely connected, as if part of a daydream or, at times a nightmare.  The various elements in the picture plane come together through a succession of small marks, and build to a cohesive whole.”

Jane Sauer, Speaking with Threads exhibition. 




HONORS: National Endowment  Fellowship for the Arts 1986 & 1992


COLLECTIONS: Smithsonian, Chazen Museum, Denver Art Museum,  Minneapolis Art Institute,

Chicago Art Institute, Helen Allen Textile Collection, MMOA, Highsmith