art by Mary Curtin


b. 1989, NY.


Folk stories and mythology from all over the world inspires me. I love when metaphysical aspects are incorporated into the everyday lives of people in these stories. The extraordinary turns their lives can take make me want to create similar work, making my own curious scenes. Whether I am working on something taken directly from stories of the past or creating my own fictions, I try to keep the magical quality alive. 

Mary Curtin received her BFA in 2011 from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University (presently known as The Lesley University College of Art and Design) with a major in Illustration. Since Graduation, she has continued constantly making art and growing as an artist. She lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.


Cambridge Art Association's 2018 Members Prize Show
presented at the University Place Gallery • February 1 – March 23, 2018

Artist featured in Duende Literary Journal • Issue 5 Fall 2017  

2017 Summer Exhibition • Emerging Artists
Cambridge Art Association
Presented at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery • July 6-28, 2017

Boston Arts Academy & Tryptic Press Present • A New England Art Awakening
Group Show and Art Sale - Sandra and Philip Gordon Gallery
January 28th, 2017 

Inclusion in CHROMA Vol. 4 • an art annual featuring local artists.
Reception and art show to promote the book:
Chroma - A New England Art Awakening
Montserrat College of Art Main Gallery, Beverly, MA
July 30 - September 25, 2016

4TH Annual Small Works National Juried Exhibition
Shirt Factory Gallery, Glens Falls NY • February 10 - March 12, 2016

 REVENGE OF...FREEKY FRIGHT NIGHTS • at the Fourth Wall Project
Presented by Space 242 • October 28 - 31, 2011 

The Art Institute of Boston Senior Illustration Show
by Glovebox at Midway studios in Boston • March 21 - April 25, 2010 

Get Your Freak On! Celebrating Circus Folk, Carnies & Sideshow Freaks
Presented by Space 242 • April 30 - May 21, 2010