Mary Curtis Ratcliff received her degree in fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she majored in sculpture. Since that time, she has created a diverse body of work in both two and three dimensions. She has always been inspired by natural phenomena. Her latest work unites photography, drawing, painting, and sculpture. “What I choose to focus on and make into finished compositions comes from constantly looking at natural forms. I intuitively seek out images that represent peace, stillness, and mysterious complexity.”
Ratcliff has exhibited in over 20 solo and 100 group shows. Her work is in more than 80 private collections including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts and the Oakland Museum of California.
Areas of Expertise
mixed media works on paper and panel
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artist Gallery
Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland