Mary Ann Peters is an American artist noted for her studio work, installations, public art projects and arts activism. At BAR she is exploring ideas for her installation series titled "impossible monuments" which includes drawings, notes, maquettes and paintings. 

Mary Ann Peters  is an artist whose combined studio work, installations, public art projects and arts activism have made noted contributions to the Northwest and nationally for over 30 years. Most recently her work has focused on the overlap of contemporary events with splintered histories in the Middle East.  Her awards include the 2015 Stranger Genius Award in Visual Art, a 2013 Art Matters Foundation research grant, the MacDowell Colony Pollock Krasner Fellowship (2011), the Civita Institute Fellowship (2004) and the Behnke Foundation Neddy Award in Painting (2000). She is a founder of COCA (Center on Contemporary Art), a recipient of the Artist Trust Leadership and Arts Award, and former board member and board president of NCFE (National Campaign for Freedom of Expression), the seminal group who defended artist rights and the First Amendment during the Helms era. She lives and works in Seattle, Washington.

Mary Ann Peters
Dates of residency: 
 April 4 - May 15, 2016
Lives and Works:  Seattle, Washington
Education: MFA University of Washington, Seattle, WA
BA University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Selected Shows:
2016 Impossible monument (nothing but the memory), Oxbow, Seattle
2015 What stays the same is never soJames Harris Gallery , Seattle
2012 From a history of ruin, James Harris Gallery, Seattle