EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS
Featured Work, Arnot Art Museum’s 76th Regional Competition, Elmira, NY (2019)
Large Scale Outdoor Painting, Quiet Support, Elmira, NY (2018)
Portrait Interrupted: Recycling and Renewing the Personal, Solo Exhibition, Corning, NY (2017)
Large Scale Painting, Botanical Mural, Horseheads, NY (2017)
Featured Work, Arnot Art Museum’s 75th Regional Competition, Elmira, NY (2016)
Mary Milliken was born in Elmira, NY. She graduated from Corning Community College and SUNY Binghamton, receiving a B.A. in English Literature in 2010. In 2016, she received an M.A. in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While primarily a painter, her body of work ranges from the visual arts to video and music. Her painting Portrait of Ned In Chicago (2015) won the Arnot Art Museum’s 75th Regional Competition in 2016. In 2017, she won the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes' Solo Exhibition Grant and accompanying mentorship with artist Dan Reidy. Her subsequent solo exhibition, Portrait, Interrupted: Recycling and Renewing the Personal, ran from October to November 2017 at the Evelyn Peeler Peacock gallery in Corning, NY. Miss Milliken’s work is not confined to museum or gallery spaces. Her memorial etchings and murals are sprinkled throughout the Southern Finger Lakes region. In early 2018, she was the Elmira Chamber of Commerce’s first choice to design and paint a mural for the YWCA of the Southern Tier in Elmira, NY. The mural, entitled Quiet Support, was unveiled in August of that year. Most recently, her paintings, Shroud (2017) and Portrait of My Father (2017) were featured in Arnot Art Museum’s 76th Regional Exhibition. In addition to her work as a visual artist, Miss Milliken is a designer and educator. She served on the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016 and is currently the Junior Designer at Mackenzie-Childs in Aurora, NY.