Mary Bero



“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


Philadelphia Museum of Art

Boston Museum of Art

Smithsonian Museum of

American Art

Chazen Museum

Denver Art Museum

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Chicago Art Institute

Helen Allen Textile Collection, MMOA


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