Artist's Talk: Mary Frey
April 16, 2019
UMass Amherst Campus
Mary Frey will present images from two of her recent publications, Reading Raymond Carver (2017) and Real Life Dramas (2018), and discuss her process and thoughts about re-shaping early work into a new form — the photo book.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition What’s So Funny? How Humor Makes Us Think / Co-curated by Kayla Peterson (M.A. Art History, 2020) and Siyu Shen (M.A. Art History, 2020) / On view through April 28 at the University Museum.
Aabout the Artist: Mary Frey earned her MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 1979 and later taught photography at the Hartford Art School; she retired from the undergraduate program in 2015. Among the numerous awards Frey has received are a Guggenheim Fellowship (1984), and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1980 and 1992). She was the Harnish Visiting Artist at Smith College (1994–95). Her pictures are included in many public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Chicago Art Institute; and the International Polaroid Collection. www.maryfrey.com