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Windblown

Windblown

Title

Windblown

Description

Mary Merkel-Hess was born on April 6, 1949 in Waterloo, Iowa. She grew up in an extended family near Gilbertville, Iowa. She attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and graduated in 1971 with a BA in sociology and philosophy. She attended art school and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and received a BFA in 1976. While there she studied with Ruth Gao and Mary Tingley.
In 1977, she began graduate work at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. She studied metalsmithing with Chunghi Choo and received an MFA in 1983. After graduation, she became a full-time studio artist. She gave up metalsmithing but continued to work in paper, developing her own techniques for making paper structures. She takes occasional breaks from studio work to teach and give workshops. Her work is exhibited widely and is in many private and public collections.

Creator

Merkel-Hess, Mary

Publisher

University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History

Date

2004
2005-11-11

Rights

Digital collection © The University of Iowa. All works are copyright the individual artist.

Relation

The Daily Palette Digital Collection
Visual Arts
http://dailypalette.uiowa.edu/?artwork=701

Format

25
17
8
reed and paper, acrylic paint

Type

Still image
Assemblages (Sculpture); Assemblage (Sculpture technique); Reed (Grass); Paper (Fiber product); Acrylic paint

Identifier

11112005.jpg
183409339
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/dp/id/1162