Mary Hood, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin is currently an associate professor at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona where she teaches intaglio and digital processes for printmaking. Previously, Mary taught at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of North Texas, respectively as a visiting assistant professor. As part of her teaching philosophy, Mary focuses on the idea of the democracy of printmaking, the distribution of individual voices and the collective impact of community-affiliated projects. Recent projects include RIPPLE (2005), a fundraising event for Katrina evacuees in Arizona, DITTO (2006), a public art printmaking project, and Map(ing)(2009/2011/2013), a collaborative printmaking project between Native artists and ASU graduate students. Mary Hood received her Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Dallas, in Dallas, Texas and her Bachelor of Fine Art from Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Mary’s studio practice focuses on concepts of Silence, Time and Space, Identity and experience and has been exhibited widely throughout the world including the International Print Center New York, NYC, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, Blue Star Art Complex, TX, LaGrange Art Museum, GA, Loyola University Chicago, IL, Kasene Kulturcenter, Denmark, Estonia National Library, Estonia, Contemporary Art Projects, Bulgaria, VACA Cultural Association, Italy, Polytechnic Institute of Technology, New Zealand, Pont Aven School for Contemporary Art, France, Alexandria Bibliotheca, Egypt, International Print Triennial in Krakow, Poland, and the Guanlan Print Biennial in Shenzen, China. Additionally Mary is the recipient of numerous residencies, publications, and awards, including the 2008 Faculty Achievement Award and the 2006 Award for Public Scholarship. Most recently Mary was awarded the Evelyn Smith Endowed Professorship for the 2012/2013 academic year.
1995-8 Master of Fine Art, Printmaking, awarded Full Tuition Remission Scholarship by the Braniff Graduate School: Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, University of Dallas: Irving, TX.
1990-3 Bachelor of Fine Art: Printmaking/Painting, awarded the Verman Kimbrough Endowed Scholarship an the Dorotha Dawson Memorial Endowed Scholarship, Ringling School of Art and Design: Sarasota, FL