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My art explores themes of identity and myth, soul and place, nature and transformation, society and the political.

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ABOUT ME

I like to paint. My influences are Expressionism, Surrealism and Outsider and Political Art.

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BIOGRAPHY

Mary Lou Springstead was born in Brooksville, Florida in 1970. Primarily a painter, she continues to develop her own visionary, expressive and narrative style. Her influences are: Expressionism & Surrealism, Feminist, Visionary, Outsider, Political and Lowbrow Art. She also experiments with collage, photography, digital art and zine making. 

In 1992, she graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Creative Art. She received her MA in Art Therapy in 1996 from Florida State University, completing over 250 hours of community service. During this time, she developed a fascination for archetypes, personal symbolism and the therapeutic use of the visual art process. 

In 2010 she moved to Middlesbrough, England and received her MA in Future Design from Teesside University (2011). She has been exhibiting in this area ever since. She enjoys making art and facilitating art workshops in community and school settings. She currently works full time as a Learning Support Assistant at The Northern School of Art. She lives with her partner- poet, artist and local historian p.a. morbid, who runs The Black Light Engine Room Press.

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Solo Shows

2018, Festive Fester Hut Pop Up Shop, Middlesbrough Town Centre

2015, Freaks, Guides and Visitations, Python Gallery, Middlesbrough

2013, Mary Lou Springstead, Gilkes Street Artists, Middlesbrough

2012-2013, Transmissions from an Outsider, Python Gallery, Middlesbrough 

Two-Person Shows

2018, Face of the Other, Mary Lou Springstead and p.a. morbid, Python Gallery, Middlesbrough 

2011, 100% Pure Honesty, Mary Lou Springtead and popgrafik, Pop Up Gallery, Middlesbrough

Group Shows

2018, Nasty Women Northeast Exhibition, Thought Foundation, Gateshead

2017, Nasty Women UK Exhibition, Stour Space, Hackney Wick, London

2017, Roots and Wings, House of Blah Blah, Middlesbrough

2016, Borders, Fulcrum Art and Writing Group, Python Gallery Middlesbrough

2015, Bridging the Tees, Northern Architecture, House of Blah Blah, Middlesbrough

2012-2013, Come and 'ave a go if you think you're 'ard enough, Heritage Gallery, Middlesbrough

2012, Come and 'ave a go if you think you're 'ard enough, Gilkes Street Artists Studio, Middlesbrough

2012, Show Us Your Art, Middlesbrough

2012, Saltburn Art Fair, Open Air Arts Market, Saltburn

2011, Representations of Women, Constantine Gallery, Teesside University, Middlesbrough

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