Mary Claire Becker is a printmaker whose work rearranges and re-contextualizes human-made depictions of Nature. She was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and in 2012 received her BFA from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. In 2019, she recieved her MA and MFA from the University of Iowa and her Certificate of Book Arts from the UI Center for the Book. She has taught Printmaking and Drawing at the University of Iowa and served as studio assistant for multiple classes at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina.
Mary Claire is interested in interdisciplinary applications of printmaking, and in 2017 she created artwork inspired by ecology fieldwork as an Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Artist in Residence. She has shown nationally at many galleries including Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, NC, Manifest Gallery in Cinncinnati, OH, and the Center for Book Arts in New York City. Her work was recently recognized with a Curator’s Choice Award and Gamblin Material Purchase Award in Mid-America Print Council’s 2018 Members Juried Exhibition. She is currently the 2019 Stephen L. Barstow Artist-In-Residence at Central Michigan University.