about

“‘I’ve been finding it hard to tell the real from the fake…’ she said.”

“Mary Tidy-Coyle is a nationally showing/published artists and curator. She is originally from Philadelphia, PA, where she received her BFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, and her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Currently Tidy-Coyle lives and works in West Palm Beach, FL, where she is a professor at Palm Beach State College.  In her artwork she is a creator of fiction- a storyteller, giving her audience just enough to compose their own narratives. As artist, filmmaker and actor she adorns many disguises in her video work.  By inserting herself into an invented world her performance as ‘actor’  allows for the re-invention of self, commenting on  issues of identity and gender.  In her constructed works, as ‘artist’ she continues juxtaposing people, places and things, further creating an unknown narrative with mysterious characters; leaving her audience to muse. ”

Education:

2009-2011 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA, MFA

2003-2008 Tyler School of Art – Temple University, Elkins Park PA, BFA Painting, Magna Cum Laude

Awards/Honors/Publications

2013 All Along The Watchtower review

2008 Recipient of the Allen Koss Memorial Senior Portfolio Award in Painting

Exhibitions:

2016

3 Year Extravaganza!, ArtHouse429, West Palm Beach FL

2015

CANVAS Outdoor Museum: Local Showdown Kick-Off Exhibition, ArtHouse429, West Palm Beach FL

2 Year Extravaganza!, ArtHouse429, West Palm Beach FL

2014

Sea-ing Vintage, ArtHouse429, West Palm Beach FL

Language Art, Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach FL

ADORN:  the art that surrounds us, ArtHouse429, West Palm Beach FL

EXPOSURE:  the fine art of photography, ArtHouse429, West Palm Beach FL

DETOUR:  the fine art of folk, outsider and street art, ArtHouse429, West Palm Beach FL

2013

All Along The Watchtower, Pterodactyl, Philadelphia PA

Love. Sex. Unity. Respect. , Magoski Arts Colony, Fullerton CA

Art Inter/National, Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh PA

2012

Intension, Bridge Club of Center City, Philadelphia PA

2011

Containment Policy, Pterodactyl, Philadelphia PA

Liminality and the Ephemera  To Enter and Exit, Mark and Unmark, The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum at Ursinus College, Collegeville PA

110th Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA

Venus Delta, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA

2008

The Struggle Within, Tyler School of Art -Temple University, Elkins Park PA

 

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