Mary Ann Glass
My work has been described as spiritual and sensual, serious and elegant. I enjoy experimenting with a wide range of medium from acrylic to watercolor. digital to infrared photography, manipulated Polaroids, solarized etching plates, encaustics, cyanotypes and other mixed media. My focus now is on iPhoneography, and I have been teaching the phone apps to students for several years.
I’m one of the owners of RiverWinds Gallery in Beacon, NY, which celebrated its 15th anniversary this year (making it the longest-running gallery in Beacon)
I grew up in a village in Ohio, attended Ohio State University and the American Graduate School of International Management and moved to Manhattan to pursue not only a career but the dream of big-city sophistication. Eventually I ended up at Chase Manhattan Bank, using my writing and editing skills to become a Vice President. After 13 years there, I took a leave of absence and attended the summer intensive program at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Montana. In 1999, I left my corporate job and settled in the Hudson Valley as a professional photographer.
I've studied with such photographers as Eric Lindbloom, Dan McCormack, Joel Meyerowitz, Joyce Tenneson and Arlene Collins. My images have been exhibited in group shows curated by Joyce Tenneson; Nat Trotman, Associate Curator, Guggenheim Museum of Art; Malcolm Daniel, Curator of Photographs, Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Steven Evans, former Managing Director of Dia:Beacon.
I've been invited to participate in two International Artist Residencies in Myslenice, Poland, and in Beacon, NY. My work has been chosen for shows at the New Century Gallery in Manhattan; the School of International Photography Center in NYC; the Center of Photography at Woodstock, NY; Collaborative Concepts in Beacon, NY; 721 Gallery in Kingston, NY; the 1212 Gallery in Richmond, VA; The Front Gallery in Patterson NY: The Albert Shahanian Gallery in Poughkeepsie; The Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, and the Montauk Library Gallery. I've had solo shows at Montgomery Row in Rhinebeck, Locust Grove, Bannerman Gallery, RiverWinds Gallery, the Amacord Gallery, Barnes & Noble and Chill. One of my photos won a Red Ribbon at the Front Gallery in Patterson, NY !
In addition, I’ve taught photography at the Barrett Art Center and galleries in the area and have led workshops to Italy and photo tours of the Hudson Valley. I also judge photo contests for photography clubs throughout the area. Since moving to the Hudson Valley, I have curated more than 130 exhibits.