Mary Schwalbe was born in Gainesville, Florida in 1995 and studies studio art (with a concentration on painting) at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. She also attended the Glasgow School of Art on exchange. Primarily focusing on portraiture, Mary is interested in exploring the vulnerability of expression and the often 'othering' burden of femininity.


She is on track to graduate in 2017 with a double minor in English and Philosophy.

Her current CV can be downloaded here


Painting and Printmaking Year II Show- 12/2015
Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow, UK)

Badass Botanicals Group Show  06/2016
Con Artist Collective (NY, NY)

Back to Bates Group Show- 10/2016
Bates College (Lewiston, ME)

Studio Art Thesis Group Show- 04/2017
Bates College (Lewiston, ME)

Relevant Coursework
FYS 418 Drawing as Thinking
AVC 366A Drawing the Model/ Sustained Study I
AVC S35 Materials and Techniques of Drawing and Painting
AVC 350A Visual Meaning I
AV/CM 252 Art of the Middle Ages
AVC 202A Painting I: Color and Design
AVC 212A Drawing: Still Life to Model I
AVC 377A Picturesque Suburbia
AV/TH 221 Performance Art
AVC S34A Building a Studio Practice
AVC 314A Advanced Painting I
AV/WS 287 Gender and Visual Culture
AVC 457A Senior Thesis: Studio Art

Teaching Experience
Let's Get Ready SAT Tutoring (09-12/2013, 09-12/2014)

Poland High School Mentor Program (10/2014-04/2015)

Tree Street Youth (09/2016-Present)