Mary Welch Higgins

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Education and Professional History
Mary Higgins was born and raised in Washington DC. After graduating with a BFA from Corcoran College of Art and Design in 1986, she worked for six years at The Phillips Collection before moving to Northern Virginia. She received her MA in Visual Information Technology from George Mason University in 1995 where she received a Graduate Teaching Fellowship and taught a graduate level computer animation course. From the late 90’s through the early 2000’s, she served as an adjunct professor at George Mason University while working as a creative director for a start-up technology company.
She has twice received awards for her creative and innovative approach to problem solving. Once for producing educational interactive design projects for the National Library of Medicine and the second from the City of Fairfax Chamber of Commerce for leading her own startup company.
Recently she served for five years as a gallery director and curator for the Schlesinger Center at Northern Virginia Community College where she produced or curated more than 80 exhibitions including three site-specific public installations. She maintains her artistic practice of drawing and exhibiting throughout the Washington DC region.

Selected Recent Exhibitions

2023   Be Together, American Duo, Sunhee Kim Jung and Mary Welch Higgins, Insa Art Plaza, Seoul, South Korea

2022   Nueva Vida Benefit Auction, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington DC

2022   Before, During,  After: Art Shaping Resilience, Angie Newman Johnson Gallery, Episcopal High School, Alexandria, VA

2022    Breathe, Joan Hisaoka Healing Art Gallery, Washington DC

2019   Nueva Vida Benefit Auction, Art Museum Of Americas, Washington DC

2019,  Carte Blanche curated by Adah Rose Bitterbaum, Studio Gallery DC, Washington DC

2018   Alchemical Vessels, Joan Hisaoka Healing Art Gallery, Washington DC

2017   Serendipity, Alexandria, VA

2017    Prism V, Facing Fear in the 21st Century, C.D. Edwards Studio, Washington DC

2017   Alchemical Vessels, Joan Hisaoka Healing Art Gallery, Washington DC

2016   Carte Blanche, Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, Maryland

2016   Impressions, Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park Maryland

2015   NVCC Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Ernst Community Cultural Center, Annandale, Virgina.