Artist Profile - Mary Ann Peters
Mary Ann Peters
Mary Ann Peters is a multi-disciplined American artist whose combined studio work, installations, public art and arts activism have been regionally and nationally recognized. History, architecture, science, personal heritage, politics and questions of perception have informed her ideas throughout her career. Her work is research based, with attention given to identifying disparate information that can coalesce and redefine a topic. A second generation Arab American, her recent paintings, drawings and installations use traditional as well as unorthodox materials to interpret interlinked historical and contemporary narratives aligned with the Arab world. She is a current board member of On the Boards, is a founder of COCA (Center on Contemporary Art), and a former board member and president of NCFE (National Campaign for Freedom of Expression). Her awards include a Camargo/Art Matters Fellowship (2017), the Stranger Genius Award in Visual Art (2015), an Art Matters Foundation research grant (2013), the MacDowell Colony Pollock/Krasner Fellowship (2011), the Civita Institute Fellowship (2004) and the Behnke Foundation Neddy Award in Painting (2000). She lives and works in Seattle, Washington.