Mary Farrell is a contemporary artist. She received her B.F.A. in printmaking from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1989 and her M.F.A. in printmaking in 1995. Farrell has taught drawing and printmaking at Gonzaga College of Arts & Sciences, Spokane, since 1995. She received the Scholar of the Year award from the University (2001), Artist Trust Fellowship in Washington state (2000), and the Artist Trust Gap Grant in Washington state (2000, 1997). Her work is in many private and public collections including the Portland Art Museum, The City of Seattle Art Collection, The Jundt Art Museum in Spokane WA, and the China National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China. Farrell’s artwork is primarily about locating larger meaning within fragments of the world around her, inspired by the human body and plant forms. She views terms of geography, topography and terrain as the places where the drawn mark traces the tension and connection between man and nature.