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Mary Starke

Raleigh, NC

Mary Starke was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1988. She completed her BA in Studio Art with distinction at Meredith College in 2011. Mary works predominantly in the medium of Embroidery. She has used her work to visually capture the moments that have, and continue to, shape the lives of women, particularly in the South. Her embroidered drawings portray snapshots of people in different stages of life. Often times the work is inspired by the photographs of her family. She enjoys stitching life back into heirloom fabrics that have become outdated by integrating her own embroidered designs. Her work has been shown at Artspace, VAE, Litmus, and the World of Art Showcase. Mary finds inspiration in the embroidered work of Joetta Maue and Jenny Hart. Mary lives and works in Raleigh.