Mary Meyer's work explores the shapes, patterns, and symmetries that connect our bodies with the natural world. Driven by materiality and process, her work is strongly influenced by a background in traditional stone carving and foundry casting methods. Meyers wall panels and installations are comprised of various media-- wood, paper, wax, ceramic, sand-- with an emphasis on reflective components such as metal castings, found objects, and graphite surface treatments. Originally from the Midwest, she works full time from her studio in Arizona, her home for 20 years. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University, and her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona, where she received the MFA Fellowship.
In 2016, Meyer was recognized as one of the citys 100 Creatives by Phoenix New Times. Notably, she was awarded an Artist Grant through Contemporary Forum, a support arm of the Phoenix Art Museum. She teaches 3D Design at Scottsdale Community College, and has served as a Faculty Associate teaching Foundry Casting Methods at Arizona State University. She also conducts sculpture workshops for the Visions Youth Program through the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally, and is represented in numerous private collections.