Mary Smith-McCulloch, was born in Ardrishaig, Argyll, Scotland
Completed her D.A. (Printmaking), Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, 1964 and her Dip.Ed (Art Education), Glasgow, Scotland, 1965.
2005- present – Professor Emeritus, Department of Creative Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC-O
As the artist states… “My work explores and investigates the relationship of archetypal forms and structures present when man intersects with the land. I continue to focus on two areas of investigation, one, my continuing interest in western civilization and its layers of history and two, the Okanagan Valley where I reside.
I use my etching press as my primary tool for making my prints whether they are monoprints or intaglio based”.
Mary’s work has been exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions at:
Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC – Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland – Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon BC – Long Gallery, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia – Triangle Art Gallery, Calgary AB – The Art Ark Gallery Kelowna BC – Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton BC – Pritchard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, USA – Graphic Studio, Dublin, Ireland – Salmon Arm Art Gallery, Salmon Arm BC – Agart World Print Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia – Best of Scottish Printmaking, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland – International Print Triennial/94, Cracow, Poland – Ist International Mini print Exhibition, Marabor, Slovenia – Ist International Print Biennial, Maastricht, The Netherlands –
Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton BC
British Columbia Art Collection
Capri Hotel, Kelowna, BC
CHBC Television Station Kelowna BC
Eldorado Hotel Kelowna BC
Inland Revenue, Edinburgh, Scotland
Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland
Nesbitt Burns, Toronto ON
Okanagan Regional Arts Council
Ritsumeikan University, Japan
TD Waterhouse, Toronto ON
Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon BC
Waterfront Wines, Kelowna BC
Mary lives in Kelowna BC.