Born in Flushing Queens, Mary married and raised two sons in Holliswood Queens while summering in Springs since the early 80’s before moving here full time in 2006. Mary has a studio where she does her glasswork in her home in Springs.
She has always been an avid gardener and draws on her love of the natural environment of the East End, the woodlands, flora and beaches for her inspiration. Having witnessed much of the depletion of the natural wetlands and woodlands of Long Island, Mary feels it is important to illuminate and preserve them in her art.
After working in the Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations in NYC, Mary studied Interior Design at New York School of Interior Design (NYSID). Through her studies at NYSID, she was introduced to the world of glass art. She was drawn to the medium of glass by the intensity and vibrancy of the color in glass. Mary often quotes Dale Chihuly, master glass blower, who said “Color is one of the great properties of glass and is more intense in glass than in any other material.”
Mary then studied stained glass at Pratt Institute.
Eventually, the stained glass led her into kiln formed or fused glass which is really a logical progression. Each has its attributes. Both can be used architecturally but the kiln formed glass can be formed into more varied objects … Sculpture, bowls, jewelry etc.
She studied kiln formed glass at Urban Glass under Anne Hayes, George Thomas, Erica Rosenfeld and Moshe Bursuker and at Bullseye Glass under Miriam DeFiore of Italy.
Mary has exhibited at the Lehman Gallery, Bridgehampton Historical Society, Barnes Gallery in Garden City, Studio East and the Fiedler Gallery both in Greenport, Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor, East End Art juried shows, Guild Hall, Peconic Land Trust and Nature Conservancy Landscape shows, Artist Alliance of East Hampton shows as well as various group shows at Ashawagh Hall and other Hamptons venues. She has held a Studio tour in her home studio to benefit Guild Hall as well as AAEH studio tours.
Mary is on the board of the Artist Alliance of East Hampton and is currently the president of the Alliance.
She is also a weekly volunteer at the Springs Food Pantry.
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Romany Kramoris Gallery
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