Mary V. Marsh
Mary V. Marsh is an Oakland artist making prints, artist’s books, and installations. By exploring the changing technologies of communication, she looks at how information is delivered and how it is perceived. Her years of working in libraries provide a foundation for ideas and materials, and research about reading informs the work. Mary V. Marsh has exhibited throughout the Bay Area with solo shows at San Jose Museum of Art, San Francisco Arts Commission at Grove Street, Berkeley Art Center, San Francisco Public Library Skylight Gallery, and Mercury 20. She makes artist’s books and prints as Quite Contrary Press, some are collaborative works with her husband Tony Bellaver. Quite Contrary Press shows at the CODEX Book Fair, and is in the collections of SFMOMA Library, The Bancroft Library, Harvard Fine Arts Library, Yale University Art Library and many others. Public collections include Alameda County, Berkeley Civic Art Collection, and the City of Hayward. She received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1992, and a Fellowship Award from Kala Art Institute in 2018.