Mary Christine Wilhelm was born September 18. 1992 in Wichita, Kansas. Moving to Florida at an early age she was inspired by nature, cartoons, the outlandish stories of Florida Man, as well as the work of surrealist artist Salvador Dali. Mary approaches each work as a piece of visual poetry, creating paintings that leave an opening for contemplation from the viewer.
Mary is primarily an oil painter working in a very specific technique called Mischtechnik, a combination of oil paint and egg tempera emulsion. The word “Mischtechnik” is German for “mixed technique,” and is jokingly referred to as the technique that is “never done.”
In the Spring of 2021, Mary’s solo exhibition Fable was featured in the Arizona State University’s Harry Wood Gallery, and in 2022, her show “Tall Tails” was featured in ASDM’s Baldwin Gallery. Mary has exhibited in Florida, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, and an experienced art instructor, she recently did an online residency for Atayana Biophlium’s “Parliament of Owls” program.
She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts with a focus in Painting/Drawing from Florida State University. In 2021, she received her Master's of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University in Painting. In her free time you can find her hiking in nature, rock hounding, and intentionally spooking tourists.