Mary Rose (Redwood Mary) Kaczorowski
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
Mary Rose “Redwood Mary” Kaczorowski resides on the Mendocino Coast. She studied photography at Maine Photographic Workshops in Rockport, Maine; fine arts at Mason Gross School for the Arts/Rutgers University; at U.C. Berkeley Extension and at College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg. At San Francisco Art Institute she studied photography with Larry Sultan and Linda Connors. In the 1980s Kaczorowski co-curated/produced “Artists at the Rock Project and Exhibition” in cooperation with the National Park Service Golden Gate National Recreation Area. This interpretive exhibition was the first of its kind in the Western U.S.
Kaczorowski was a member of several artists’ groups including ArtLab (San Francisco), Secession Gallery (San Francisco), Ft. Bragg Center for the Arts (Gallery Artist) and the Women’s Caucus for Art. She took part in the San Francisco feminist protest group known as the Guerrilla Girls–originally formed in NYC to protest discrimination against women artists and artists of color in the art world.
Kaczorowski’s works range from large scale to smaller paintings, photographs, oil pastels, drawings and watercolor. She states, ” My art delves into another way of seeing. I push beyond the boundaries between what is considered “fine art” and abstract expressionist-style.” She is a published poet & is a member of The Fort Bragg (CA) Poets. Her photos/art cards are available at Indigo in Mendocino Village and at the Frame Mill in Fort Bragg.