Mary Stern Grossman

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Biography

After growing up in New York I spent one year in Boston at a junior college, then transferred to Parsons School of Design to study fashion illustration. The foundation year was excellent, but I left mid-second year to study sculpture full time for 2 1/2 years at the Art Students League. In addition to sculpture, I was studying photography on my own.

Worked for a while as a photo stylist, then at an advertising agency learning to edit film.

It was at this time that I married and moved overseas for 2 years.

I spent time teaching English and math in Algeria, as well as photographing the world around me.

The following year in Paris I studied silkscreen and began my yoga practice. I came back to the states, and after a year of ceramics and glaze chemistry, I went back to sculpture.

Studied at Pratt doing life size clay figures, anatomy as well as casting. Finally finished my BFA at Parsons.

Had my son and began tie and dye and watercolor.

Began mono-printing and etching, which eventually led me to the NY Studio School, where after 3 1/2 years I received my certificate in Painting in 2005.

And have been painting ever since

And have been painting ever since

© Mary Stern Grossman 2017