August 7 through September 26, 2020
Fridays and Saturdays
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Mary Farrell earned her BFA in printmaking from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in
1989 and her MFA in printmaking from the University of Cincinnati in 1995.
Farrell taught drawing and printmaking at Gonzaga University from 1995 until her
retirement in 2020. She received an Artist Trust Fellowship in Washington state
(2000), and Artist Trust Gap grant in Washington (2000, 1997). Her work is in
many private and public collections including the Portland Art Museum, The City
of Seattle Art Collection, The Jundt Art Museum in Spokane WA., and the China
National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China.
Farrell says that her work is primarily about “locating larger meaning within
fragments of the world around me, inspired by the human body and plant forms.
I think in terms of geography, topography, and terrain as the place where the
drawn mark traces the tensions and connection between man and nature. I think
in terms of landscape and contained gesture within the bounded space of the
picture plane. And mostly, it’s about drawing.”