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. 


National Endowment  Fellowship for the Arts 1986 & 1992


Boston Museum of Art, Boston, MA

Block Gallery, Northwestern University, IL

Chazen Museum, Madison, WI

Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Detroit Institute of Art, Michigan

Helen Allen Textile Collection, UW, Madison, WI

Highsmith Inc., Ft. Atkinson, WI

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN

MMOCA, Madison, WI

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA

Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

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