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:

Boston Museum of Art, Boston, MA

Chazen Museum, Madison, WI

Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Helen Allen Textile Collection Madison, WI

Highsmith Inc., Ft. Atkinson, WI

Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN

MMOCA, Madison, WI

Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC



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