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M A R Y   L.  B U L L O C K

Born in Detroit, MI, I was raised in the NYC area. I earned a BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, in 1968 and completed MFA course work in Painting at SUNY, New Paltz NY, 1969-71.


From 1972-90 I worked in advertising and magazine publishing. While living in Manhattan I mingled with the art scene from Leo Castelli, to Andy Warhol, to Divine.  Then I worked in newspaper publishing while living in Litchfield, CT. 


In 1991 I moved to Florida’s Space Coast. With a day job in aerospace, I was a cable TV art talk-show host and arts writer for a monthly magazine. 


In 1993 I returned to painting.  In1995, in a distinct instant, in my studio in Palm Bay FL, I arrived at my signature image:  tropical plants interacting with light.  


In April 2001 I moved to St. George, SI, to paint full time. By the end of 2003 I was supporting myself on sales of my paintings. 


Over eighty-five percent of my paintings done since1993 are in private collections.  I enjoy interacting with my collectors.

I have exhibited at the Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL; the Brevard Museum, Melbourne FL; the Bellagio, Las Vegas; the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Red Hook; in Dumbo and Chelsea; ARTredSPOT Gallery, Westport, CT; Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, Manhattan; Celia Hirsch Gallery, Chappaqua; SHOW Gallery Staten Island; and The Staten Island Museum.

In 2005 my work was mentioned in the June issue of Vogue and reproduced in the November 6 New York Times. 

I was awarded a grant from the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island in 2003 and two grants in 2008.

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In 2008 I traveled the length of the Staten Island Railway, documenting what I found at each stop:


I maintain the site as a moment in time in our rapidly changing world.

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In Spring 2015, Rizzoli published my team’s book on a New York City Historic House Trust property on Staten Island:  The Seguine House:  A Nineteenth-Century Working Estate in Twenty-First Century New York City.   

Since it was for sale at the Metropolitan Museum bookshop;

I achieved a goal of having my work in the Met, but not exactly in the manner I expected.

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