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Mary Flack
Chicago, Illinois

Instructor, Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online


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In my work, I am interested in suggesting open-ended narratives for the viewer to identify with and explore. Working representationally, I hope to use a common language that, while easily accessible by the viewer, can express complex emotions, moods, and ideas. Representational painting offers me the opportunity to reflect and meditate on an image. The act of painting is so much more than a recording of fact. Rather, it is an opportunity to communicate not just the way something looks, but the process of picturing something. In the process of painting, there are moments of struggle, of ease, of elation, despair, and resistance. We all have to work these things out, don't we?  Painting is just the way that I have found works best for me.





born: 1976, Milwaukee, Wisconsin



American Academy of Art, MFA, 2007

Academy of Art University, BFA, 2000


selected awards/honors

Best of Show, Beverly Art Center, 2011

Figurative Award, Beverly Art Center, 2010


selected group shows

Surrounded, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 2013

Self-Portrait Show, Studio 659, Whiting, Indiana, 2013

Small Works, Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, Illinois, 2012



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