Mary Pedicini is an American sculptor based in London. Her work is grounded in storytelling, and her practice is research-led. She employs scale shifts and deep-time thinking to question the implicit and explicit stories we tell about ourselves and our environment. Offering encounters with strange, storied objects, she allows viewers to try on new relationships with self, environment, and other.
In 2021 Pedicini was an Artist in Residence at the Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute, a community of artists and scientists exploring intelligence, mind, and cognition in all its forms. The experience fueled and deepened work she was already pursuing on non-human consciousness, and cemented her interest in interactions between art, science and speculation. Currently, she is a coordinating member of the international art-science collective SEADS (Space Ecologies Art and Design).
Pedicini received her BA in 2019 from Dartmouth College and her MA in 2022 from the Royal College of Art, where she is currently studying for a PG Cert in Creative Education. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at Standpoint Gallery and the Freud Museum in London, UK, Abigail Ogilvy in Boston, US, and Meisyakan Gallery in Ningbo, China, among others. She has had solo shows in the Barrows Rotunda at the Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hanover, US, and Shelter in Place Gallery in Boston, US. In 2020 she was the recipient of Dartmouth’s James B. Reynolds Scholarship for Foreign Study.