MISS, Mary

Creator

Miss, Mary
b. United States, 1944
Mary Miss is a trained sculptor specializing in site-specific art and architecture as well as installation art and landscape design. She was born in 1944 in New York City and spent much of her childhood moving around particularly in the Western United States. In 1966, she graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Art, and obtained an MFA from the Rhinehart School of Sculpture within the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1968. From the 1970s, Mary Miss has worked with the subject of art in the public sphere and addressed relevant issues, such as environmentalism and feminism. In her art. South Cove (1984), in Battery Park City, New York, and Framing Union Square (1992-2000) at the Fourteenth Street Union Square Subway Station, New York, are just a couple among many significant engaging works she has created in public areas for viewers to interact with. She has also been featured in exhibitions including Weather Report: Art and Climate Change (curated by Lucy Lippard at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007), Twenty-Six Contemporary Women Artists (Aldrich Museum, 1971), and many more in museums, universities, and other artistic institutions. Her work highlighting pressing issues in tangible artworks has received a considerable amount of attention and she has been presented with awards such as the Urban Land Institute’s Award for Excellence.

Citation

Miss, Mary, b. United States, 1944, and Mary Miss is a trained sculptor specializing in site-specific art and architecture as well as installation art and landscape design. She was born in 1944 in New York City and spent much of her childhood moving around particularly in the Western United States. In 1966, she graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Art, and obtained an MFA from the Rhinehart School of Sculpture within the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1968. From the 1970s, Mary Miss has worked with the subject of art in the public sphere and addressed relevant issues, such as environmentalism and feminism. In her art. South Cove (1984), in Battery Park City, New York, and Framing Union Square (1992-2000) at the Fourteenth Street Union Square Subway Station, New York, are just a couple among many significant engaging works she has created in public areas for viewers to interact with. She has also been featured in exhibitions including Weather Report: Art and Climate Change (curated by Lucy Lippard at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007), Twenty-Six Contemporary Women Artists (Aldrich Museum, 1971), and many more in museums, universities, and other artistic institutions. Her work highlighting pressing issues in tangible artworks has received a considerable amount of attention and she has been presented with awards such as the Urban Land Institute’s Award for Excellence. , “MISS, Mary,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 25, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4742.