Mary Bero



“Mary Bero fearlessly breaks all the traditional rules of fiber art.  She deftly combines embroidery, painting, and sculptural elements to create exuberant works of art.  She is a virtuoso of color.  Her images are loosely connected, as if part of a daydream or, at times a nightmare.  The various elements in the picture plane come together through a succession of small marks, and build to a cohesive whole.”

Jane Sauer, Speaking with Threads exhibition. 

HONORS: National Endowment  Fellowship for the Arts 1986 & 1992


Philadelphia Museum of Art

Boston Museum of Art

Smithsonian Museum of American Art

Chazen Museum

Denver Art Museum

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Chicago Art Institute

Helen Allen Textile Collection



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