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Artist Mary Matthews


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Biography


Houston native, Mary Ellen Matthews, received a BS in Elementary Education in 1964 from the University of Houston.  Her art career began when she studied jewelry at the Glassell School of Art.  Her studies led her to the Southwest School of Art and Craft in San Antonio in the early 1980’s where she studied the fine art of paper making.
Matthews’ work has evolved over the years from wall art, to vessels, to layered sculpture, and to books. Her unique hand-made book works have been selected for inclusion in shows at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, the Chicago Public Library, the Museum Santa Maria della Scala, Siena, Italy, the Museum del Corso, Rome, Italy, and a three person show at the Center for Art and Spirituality, San Antonio, Texas.
Now Mary Ellen is residing in Santa Fe, N M and San Antonio, Tx. She is painting and printmaking and combining these into assemblages.
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