Mary Temple is a Brookyn-based artist who is best known for her large-scale architectural installations. These painted trompe l’oeil interventions appear to be rooms full of natural light and plant shadows, at once calming and deceptive. At the root of much of Temple’s work is the idea of trust, belief, doubt and verification.
Temple’s installations, drawings and photos have been shown across the U.S. and internationally in institutions such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Mass MoCA, the Sculpture Center, LI Queens, the Museum of Art and Design, NYC, The Brooklyn Museum, The Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, CT, as well as museums and collections in Europe and Canada. Temple’s work has been reviewed in publications including New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, the Brooklyn Rail, Artweek and Art News.
Temple received her MFA at Arizona State University, in Tempe, Arizona in 1995 and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1999. She has lived in worked in New York City since 1996.