Beach and Water, Photo Credit: Mary Ellen Strom"Beach and Water," Image Credit: Mary Ellen Strom.

Mary Ellen Strom

Spring 2021 Public Art Residency and Spring 2022 Mills Gallery Exhibition Project:


Mary Ellen Strom is an artist, curator, and writer. Strom’s project-based artworks are produced with community organizers, humanities and science scholars, environmentalists, local politicians, and cultural theorists. Her artworks have been exhibited in museums and galleries, and on farms, cattle ranches, on rivers, on trains, industrial sites, horse arenas, beaches, and pools. Exhibitions include: MoCA, LA; MoMA, NYC; ICA, Philadelphia; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; MFA, Boston; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Wexner Center, Columbus, OH; Pompidou Centre-Metz, Paris; Satouchi Trienniale, Japan; Hayward Gallery, London; Nagoya Museum of Fine Arts, Japan; and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Awards include: International Fulbright Scholar Fellowship, Bogliasco Fellowship, Creative Capital, Artadia, the MAP Fund, Warhol Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts. Strom is a Media Arts Professor of the Practice at SMFA at Tufts. She is the Projects Director for the Center for Arts, Design + Social Research and a co-founder of the public art organization Mountain Time Arts (MTA) in Southwestern Montana, U.S. MTA’s upcoming project “Yellowstone Revealed” features public artworks by Indigenous artists and scholars in Yellowstone National Park in August 2022.