Educator in action projects, utilizing printmaking and publications and collective activity to expand possibilities and agency.
Expanded printmaking into the social realm, inhabiting and transforming spaces and social relations
Printing, sewing, and building with soft power
With 21 years of experience as a disc jockey, DJ Mary Mack learned how to DJ at WRCT Pittsburgh, where she held a weekly show (with some pauses) for almost 15 years. She moved into organizing and DJing live parties as a way to contribute to grassroots movements and community projects that advocate for equity and social justice. From 2006-2012 she co-organized Operation Sappho, a monthly queer/dyke danceparty, creating TQZ’s (“temporary queer zones”) and striving to build safe(r) spaces in all venues. In Toronto she continued to DJ and organize parties in spaces such as the Holy Oak, The Beaver, The Gladstone, and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and since returning to Pittsburgh she has continued to DJ parties with a purpose, particularly for immigrant justice. Mary is also a member of Justseeds Artists' Cooperative and loves to combine printmaking with music, sometimes creating "printstallations" for events.
Collaboration underscores much of my work, but these projects are defined by it.
Mostly zines, some artist books and other dreams and means of deep connection put to paper
Artist multiples: hankies, badges, zines, shirts, totes, posters, prints, and other work for sale. See also justseeds.org