Mary Grace (MG) is an artist and scholar living with cystic fibrosis, a chronic illness that informs her daily art and writing practice. In an effort to combine art theory and art practice, Mary Grace analyzes contemporary performance artists through performances of her own. In an attempt to break down binaries, she makes the invisibility of chronic illness visible and advocates the importance of bringing the (dis)abled community to the forefront of art historical and theoretical conversations. In addition to performance, her practice incorporates sculpture, photography, installation, social practice, digital video, and graphic design.

“I am an emerging artist, writer, independent curator, and scholar working to explore and amplify the voices of (dis)abled artists. I focus on intersectional discussions of the bodymind and the relationships between the public and private spheres of experience. My work often critiques the medical industrial complex and its capitalistic views of care and dependency. My work is largely performative, ritualistic, and conceptual.” — MG Bernard

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