Primarily known for her trompe l’oeil installations, Mary Temple‘s cross-discipline conceptual artworks blur boundaries between painting, sculpture and drawing. Informational spin, false documents, and verisimilitude all play important roles in Temple’s practice.
Temple has exhibited her work throughout the US and abroad. The artist has completed commissioned projects at venues that include, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; SculptureCenter, Queens, NY; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA; Sculpture Center, LIC, NY; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, Rice Gallery, Houston, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA; The Drawing Center, NY, among many others.
Temple is the recipient of the 2010 Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellowship, the 2010 Basil Alkazzi Award for Excellence in Painting, and a 2010 and 2007 Fellow in Painting from NYFA. Having recently completed permanent commissions for a middle school and MTA subway station in NYC, Temple is in the process of working on a large public commission for the Lobby of the Mickey Leland Federal Building, in Houston, TX, scheduled to open in 2013.
Mary Temple was born in Arizona, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.