| bio |
Mary Ann Casey is a writer, painter, and sculptor from Auburn, AL. She is a mosaic of American cultural heritage which is illuminated through her work. Full of passion and love, her works tell a story that everyone can sense in their own soul. Born and raised in the deep South, her contemporary paintings of rural cultures are sensitively portrayed through a variety of media. Mary Ann relies on her faith and Southern roots for inspiration, and her belief in the importance of family and faith are themes that run throughout her work. Mary Ann’s work has been displayed throughout the South, including the Wiregrass Art Museum in Dothan, AL, the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy, AL, and the African-American Museum in Dallas, TX.
| artist statement |
In the pursuit of understanding, pure expression is born. Mary Ann’s images are infused with love, encouragement, and understanding; instilling hope, the shoring up of hearts. Each one a petition for forgiveness, the realization of peace and connection. She paints beyond singularity to a place of belonging. Her work reflects collective heritage and seeks to foster understanding and a sense of collective humanity across cultures. Mary Ann’s work moves the participant beyond a surface level to one that provokes healing and inspires self-reflection.