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Mary-Ellen Latino

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Mary-Ellen Latino

Mary-Ellen Latino

"1000 Words"

Mixed (photography, digitally developed) printed on metal , 27" x 18"

Sale Price $750

Artist Statement


I am a passionate mixed media fiber artist and photographer inspired by nature and global travel. My intention in creating art is to share my personal vision and engage the viewer while transported to a special moment in time. “1000 words” was captured through the lens while walking in Lisbon Portugal. The graffiti and newsprint became my muse as I contemplated the phrase, “A picture is worth 1000 words”… “Though we travel the world to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” Ralph Waldo Emerson




Mary-Ellen Latino studied photography at Univ. Of Maryland (BS, MA), photography and fiber art at Worcester Center for Professional Crafts in Worcester, MA and most recently digital design at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. My current work has transformed into mixed media combining all these elements. I have exhibited both nationally and internationally over the last 20 years. My work is in both private and corporate collections. I am a SAQA Juried Artist Member and a member of the Surface Design Association, Art Cloth Network, and Cape Cod Art Center. I’ll be giving a “Lightening Talk” at Lowell Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA 1:00pm 4/6/19


Recent and Upcoming Exhibits


Connecting…Worlds, SAQA GLOBAL AZ-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson 10/19-2/20

Metamorphosis, SAQA GLOBAL, AQS , MI, KY, SC, 8-9/2019

Metamorphosis, SAQA GLOBAL, Ottawa, CANADA 6/12-15/2019

Explorations in Creativity, Urban Sanctuary, Lowell Quilt Museum, MA 4/2-6/23/19

Metamorphosis, SAQA GLOBAL, Chicago, IL, 3/2019

Textile Posters, SAQA GLOBAL,, 6 venues AUSTRALIA, 2-9/2019

Stepping Inside the Outside, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI, 2/1-3/10/2019

Color Affects, Austin-Bergstrom Interna’l Airport, Austin TX, 1/10/19-5/3/2019

Unbound, Pacific NW Quilt Fiber Arts Museum, La Conner, WA, 1/9-3/24/2019

Juried Members Show, Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA 11-12/2018

Metamorphosis, SAQA GLOBAL, Houston, TX 11/2018

Power of Women, Special Exhibit, Houston, TX 11/2018

Stepping Inside the Outside, Highland Hall, Falmouth, MA Fall, 2018

Context:Text…SDA Got Eggs? Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA 10/2018

Fantastic Fibers 2018, Avalanche Yeiser Center, Paducah, Kentucky, 4/2018

Material View, Miami Interna’l airport, July-Oct. 2017


Recent Publications


“Artscope” Magazine review by Michelman “Got Eggs?” p.18 1/2/2019

“Explorations: Jouneys in Creativity…Studio” SAQA Wilbur pgs.8-13 2018 (Amazon)

“The Space Between” B.Schneider “Remembrance” Blurb, Art Cloth Network 2018