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Mary Mattingly is a sculptor and photographer. Mattingly has been co-building edible forests and working on a photographic series celebrating the work of leaders and activists who protect forests. She founded Swale in 2016, a floating barge-based sculpture and edible landscape where people can pick foods for free in New York City. It's on the water specifically to circumvent current public land laws. Mattingly is the 2020 artist in residence at the Brooklyn Public Library and preparing to launch "Public Water" a sculpture about NYC's drinking watershed with More Art.
Her work has been exhibited in museums such as the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de la Habana, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, MoMA Education, the Brooklyn Museum, Storm King, the International Center of Photography, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Palais de Tokyo. Her work has been featured in Aperture, Art in America, Artforum, Sculpture Magazine, The New York Times, Le Monde Magazine, New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, and on BBC News, NPR, on Art21. Her work has been included in books such as MIT Press Documents of Contemporary Art series titled “Nature”, and Henry Sayre’s A World of Art, published by Pearson Education Inc.