Mary Coss is an interdisciplinary artist known for her haunting installations of identity, memory, and time. Born in Detroit, she received her MFA from Syracuse University, Dept. of Experimental Studios. This hybrid sculpture and media department introduced a life-long interest in an exploratory process that combines traditional and building materials with digital and analogue media. Recognized through awards and grants by the NEA, ACLU, Ford and Puffin Foundations, her extensive exhibition record includes northwest galleries, museums, sculpture parks, and public art commissions. Travel is integral to her practice and includes international cultural exchange, exhibits and residencies. As a cultural worker, Coss has mentored, taught, and curated arts infused with social justice and is cofounder of METHOD Gallery, a rape crisis center, a teen public art program, and Borealis Light Festival.