About Mari Biro


Hunter College, New York, NY
M.A., Suma cum Laude in English as a Second Language, June 1998

Brooklyn College, New York, NY
Courses in Reading Methods and Education, 1972, 1979, 1989

Art Students League, New York, NY
Attended painting classes, 1972–1973

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
B.F.A., Suma Cum Laude, majored in painting and sculpture, 1972

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Attended classes in painting and drawing, 1967

Lycee of Fine Arts, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1963–1965

Honors and Awards

Jeffrey Childs Willis Memorial Award for Sculpture, 1995

NYC High Schools Award, 1966

Commissions and Where Represented
Written texts and resume, collection of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 1995

Works on paper, collection of Librairie Francaise, Rockefeller Center, NYC., 1975
Portrait of Philip Morse, bas relief, collection of Philip Morse, President of Electro Products, NYC.

Career Highlights

The Sunset House of Art (2009) Brooklyn, NY
Founded a small museum
One Artist’s Struggle Against The Invisible Enemy (2009)
Self-published memoir, hard cover, 10x11 inches, 500 pages of art images and text


Organized an art and music event featuring:

  • paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations done by myself
  • a repertoire of classical music and ballet performances
156 Orchard str. gallery, NYC, May 2nd- May 7th, 2019

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists’ Coalition, group exhibitions, Brooklyn, NYC, 1992–1995 and 2002–2005.
National Association of Women Artists, group exhibitions, NYC, Rutherford, NJ, New Milford, NJ, Demarest, NJ, 1995–1999.
Organization of Independent Artists, group exhibition, Soho, NY, 1995.
Machine in the Garden Revisited, group exhibition organized by the Rotunda Gallery at
Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY, 1993.
Drawing exhibition, Hansen Gallery, NYC, 1975.