Mary McCoy is an environmental artist and writer whose interdisciplinary work includes both indoor and outdoor installations, sculpture, artist’s books, drawing, and painting, often with the inclusion of text and with an emphasis on found natural materials. Her solo work and collaborations with Howard McCoy have been exhibited in the U.S., Ireland, Wales and New Zealand, notably at Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD; Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD; Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD; Loyola College, Baltimore, MD; Cardigan Heritage Center, Cardigan, Wales; Spirit Square Arts Center, Charlotte, NC; C.A.G.E., Cincinnati, OH; Brody’s Gallery, Washington, DC; Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY; Gallery 10, Ltd., Washington, DC; and the International Sculpture Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
Her writings have been published in Orion Magazine’s Place Where You Live, Gargoyle Magazine, Bay to Ocean 2021, and Salisbury University Art Galleries Here/Not Here–Art and Poetry of Place. Her artist’s books include three printed books, The Turning Year, Iceland and Tree Tales, and numerous handmade artist’s books. She is a former art critic for The Washington Post, Sculpture, New Art Examiner, American Craft, and The Washington Review and currently writes for The Chestertown Spy and The Talbot Spy.