Mary Jane Pories
Mary Jane Pories is an American artist born in Rochester, NY, now living in Grand Rapids MI, working primarily in acrylics and oils. Her improvisational approach to life and art results in works that are energetic, surprising, and emotional. A colorist by nature, her bold use of hue and playful approach to form, reveal her influences from Abstract Expressionism and Fauvism. She holds a BA in Art and English and was the Art Director/Graphic Designer for a magazine before returning for her MAT and teaching at the high school level, growing the program from one semester to six. She’s served as an adjunct instructor at Kendall College of Art and Design and is a member of Grand Valley Artists. She’s continued her studies at Bennington College, Savannah College of Art and Design and taken numerous workshops in painting over the years, learning from masters such as Mary Bentz Gilkerson, Carolyn Fehsenfeld and Tony Couch. Her work is in private collections and has been exhibited locally at the Franciscan Center, Celebration of the Arts in 2016, and in 2018, in All Art Works and ArtPrize 10.
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