bio

b.1988, Lives and works in London

Responding to place and landscape, Mary weaves together remembered and observed imagery, resulting in subtle and often lyrical work. The physical processes of drawing, painting and printmaking are important tools for her to make works that contain an emotional and sensory charge as well as a sense of time unfolding.

Mary studied art at Goldsmiths College in London, where she developed a fascination with the photographic image and it’s unreliability as a container of memory, and later at the Royal Drawing School where she re-connected with the physical and unconscious aspects of image making through observational drawing.

Tied in with this enquiry into the unconscious is a deep interest in the therapeutic quality of art. Mary runs art workshops alongside her studio practice in museums and galleries in London such as the British Museum and National Gallery and is interested in the affect of both looking at and making art. She is constantly influenced by philosophy, psychology and literature as well as visual culture.

Contact

maryanneherb@gmail.com

 

EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming

2019 - MARCH Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London


Past

2018 The Drawing Year End of Year Exhibition, Royal Drawing School, London

2018 Drawing Year Open Studios, SPACE, London

2018 The Ingram Collection Young Contemporary Talent Purchase Prize Exhibition, The Cello Factory, London

2018 The Best of the Drawing Year 2018, Christie’s, London

2018 Let Me Know Before You Arrive, 145 Bethnal Green Rd, London

2018  Nostalgia, TOON, Amsterdam

2017  Relative Distances, London Review Bookshop, London

2016  Makeready, Attico Arts Centre, Watford

2016  Meet the Artists, Orleans House Gallery, London

2016  A Circle of the Same, Anteros Art Foundation, Norwich

2015  Drawing Intensive, Mercer Chance, London

2014  Recent Etchings, Cafe Viva, London

2013  Meet the Artists, Orleans House Gallery, London

2011  Counterpoints, Rag Factory, London

Awards and Residencies  

2019 The Royal Drawing School Dumfries House Residency, Scotland

2018 The Ingram Collection Young Contemporary Talent Purchase Prize 2018 - finalist

ART WORKSHOPS AND MUSEUM AND GALLERY EDUCATION

National Gallery, Museum of London, British Museum, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Bow Arts, Orleans House Gallery, Open House London, London Transport Museum.

 

EDUCATION

2018  Postgraduate Diploma in Drawing, The Royal Drawing School, London

2010  BA (Hons) Fine Art and Contemporary Critical Studies, Goldsmiths University of London

2007  Foundation Diploma (Distinction), Byam Shaw School of Art, London