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Biography

Mara Metcalf has been exhibiting professionally since completing her BFA at the Rhode Island school of Design (RISD) ('80) and an MFA from Tufts University/Museum School Boston ('88). Originally from Portland Oregon, Mara moved "east," to Rhode Island to pursue her art studies at RISD. Metcalf will exhibit work in a two person show, "If it's not you, it's me," Metcalf + Napolitano, at the Bannister Gallery, RI College in 2016. Over the summer, she had a solo show in the AS220 Project Space. Mara's paper collages are currently in the Boston Drawing Project at Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston MA. Recent exhibitions of her work include: "Arcadia" at Krause Gallery in the Moses Brown School, "Locally Sourced" through Yellow Peril Gallery at Craftland in Providence RI and "On Nature" at Chazan Gallery in Providence RI. Her work is in the collection of the RISD Museum in Providence RI. Yellow Peril Gallery gallery currently has several transfer and collage pieces available in their flat file. Metcalf is a member of the faculty at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, teaching drawing and mixed media since 1991. She received the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2010 and was nominated again in 2015. Metcalf has been awarded a travel grant to study Giotto frescos in Italy and a faculty enrichment grant to revisit famous waterfalls in Oregon. Mara also teaches summer courses and workshops through the RISD CE program and has her studio and home in Providence RI.