Paint, Trees, Color Bars, Shoot, 2013. 10:00 minute cycle, two channel video, with music by MJ Williams.
Paint, Trees, Color Bars, Shoot, 2013. 10:00 minute cycle, two channel video, with music by MJ Williams.

Mary Ellen Strom is pleased to return to SMFA to teach two summer intensive Video Courses, following a year-long sabbatical. Strom is looking forward to her homecoming after a full year of new learning and travel. She has been an International Fulbright Scholar this past year, working on a video project in Sonora, Mexico.

Strom's past year has also included a Bogliasco Fellowship to the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities in Italy, participation in The Setouchi International Triennial in Japan, group exhibitions at the Pompidou Center in Paris, France, the Espacio Cultural Contemporaneo, Montevideo, Uruguay, Context in Miami, Florida and SMFA's own "Something Along Those Lines" show at Grossman Gallery.

Strom's work has been exhibited in a wide range of contexts including museums, galleries, passenger trains, large-scale video projections onto industrial sites and mountain rock faces, in empty retail stores and horse arenas. She is currently preparing for a solo exhibition at Longhouse Projects Gallery in NYC in November 2013. Strom's individual installations and collaborative projects have been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles; the ICA Philadelphia; the Contemporary Art Museum Houston; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; Museum of Modern Art, NYC;, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; the Currier Museum, Manchester, NH, Pompidou Centre-Metz, Paris, Nagoya Museum of Fine Arts-Boston, Nagoya, Japan among others. Strom has participated in residencies including PS1/MoMA; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; the International Studio and Curatorial Program; the Headlands Center for the Arts and Bellagio Center Lake Como, Italy funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. Teaching is a core element to Strom's artistic practice. She is honored to be on the faculty of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Director of Graduate Programs.