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December 2018

From a review in Arts & Culture Blog/Double Negative of “Room 103”, an exhibit at the Saul Hay Gallery in Manchester UK, Oct – Nov 2018:

“American textile artist Mary Mazziotti explores closely related themes through Needling the Regime, a series of propaganda tapestries for her imagined country of Amurka which hang from the ceiling of Saul Hay. In Mazziotti’s work Soviet imagery and lettering play against the American ideologies which are her target, while the painstaking nature of the medium of needlework clash with the crass, offhanded slogans of “the press needs to shut up” and “just don’t worry about it”. The juxtapositions and contradictions running through her work inspire uncomfortable reflection on her themes, the effect being that we are forced to consider how susceptible we are to accepting outrageous, inconsistent, even impossible propositions if presented to us through rousing propaganda or conveyed by a confident and convincing politician in a sharp suit. The slogan on the workers’ caps – “Make Amurka Great Again” – leave little room for doubt about the true target of her work.”

"Room 103"/Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester, UK
“Room 103″/Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester, UK

 

May 2018

I’m sad to report that I have lost my most-wonderful studio space of the last 10+ years, a victim of the relentless gentrification that’s turning our charming neighborhood into a disaster zone. I’ve moved for now into a smaller space.  New challenges, and all that. Please note my new address should you wish to send cards or bibelots:

Mary M. Mazziotti
Mazziotti Studio
5134 Carnegie Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

8'2"H x 8'5"W
Broken Armadillo Triptych 1/hand-embroidery on textile8’2″H x 8’5″W

For the last few months I’ve been focusing on one large work — about 8 feet x 23 feet — called “Broken Armadillo”, as a reflection on current life in America. It’s was a challenge to photograph (thanks, Dave Albrecht), but you can see the whole piece in my Portfolio section.

 

 

MARCH 2018

psycho-shower-scene

Earlier this year I was shortlisted as one of five artists for the £15,000 DARE Art Prize, part of the DARE partnership between Opera North and the University of Leeds in the UK. The model challenges artists and scientists to work together on new approaches to the creative process. My proposal was to work with academics, engineers and singers to investigate ways of visualizing the most fundamental and universal expression we have — the scream.
https://www.operanorth.co.uk/news/dare-art-prize-winner-announced

 

Mary M. Mazziotti
Mazziotti Studio
5134 Carnegie Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
mazziotti@mindspring.com
www.mazziottiart.com