Mary Ellen Strom
Mary Ellen Strom's artworks unearth submerged narratives in the environment, history and cultural discourse(s). Strom's project-based work takes the form of installation and temporal public art.
Strom's work has been exhibited in a wide range of contexts including museums, galleries, on passenger trains, large-scale video projections onto industrial sites and mountain rock faces, in empty retail stores, on ranches, horse arenas and on rivers. Recent awards include an International Fulbright Scholar Fellowship, ArtPlace America, a Bogliasco Fellowship to the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities, The MAP Fund, ARTADIA-The Fund for Art and Dialogue, the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellowship Prize, Art Matters, and Creative Capital, among others. Strom’s individual installations and collaborative projects have been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the ICA Philadelphia, The Contemporary Art Museum Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, The Pompidou-Metz, Paris, France, The Nagoya Museum of Fine Arts, Japan, Espacio Cultural Contemperaneo, Montevideo, Uruguay, the Currier Museum, Manchester, NH among others.
Strom has participated in residencies including the Watermill Center, PS1/MoMA, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The International Studio and Curatorial Program, The Headlands Center for the Arts and Bellagio Center Lake Como, Italy funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.
Strom is a founding member of the arts organization Mountain Time Arts in Bozeman, MT. MTA produces interdisciplinary public art projects that focus on social and environmental justice in the Rocky Mountain West.