About Mary Ellen Scherl

"My art is often issued based. Women's issues, genetics, cancer and genocide are some of subjects I address through my figurative, biomorphic and mixed media sculpture. I am particularly interested in challenging contemporary standards of beauty with figurative work that possesses inner strength and dignity. While some of my pieces are carved in stone and employ digital processes, I mostly sculpt in clay by observing a live model."
   ~ Mary Ellen Scherl

About the Artist

Mary Ellen Scherl was born in Miami, Florida, received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and currently lives and works in New York.

Since 2005, Ms. Scherl has gained national recognition for creating "Mamorial", a non-profit breast cancer initiative that offers healing and awareness through art.

"Mamorial" has been exhibited widely, most notably in Miami during Art Basel and recently at New York University Medial Center during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Ms. Scherl frequently lectures on her art. She has been reviewed in the New York Times, and featured on NBC Nightly News and in numerous local and national media. Presently she serves as President for the Sculptors Guild in New York and on the Board of the International Sculpture Center, the publisher of Sculpture Magazine.

 

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