My art practice is particularly influenced by my personal and everyday experience with mental illness and the resources and safety needed to simply exist. Through a willful repetition of actions, text, mark-making, and audio, I hope to regain some control over my illness and reach a place of radical self-acceptance. My performances, videos, sculptures, and installations serve as a way of re-establishing boundaries for my own personal artmaking and art world.
Mary Gring is an interdisciplinary artist from South Bend, IN where she studied sociology, new media, and painting. She is currently an Interdisciplinary Art and Media MFA thesis candidate and Instructor of Record at Columbia College Chicago.