Mary Tidy-Coyle is a nationally showing/published artist and curator. Tidy-Coyle is originally from Philadelphia, PA, where she received her BFA from the Tyler School of Art – Temple University, and her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Within her fine artwork Coyle is a creator of fiction; adorning many disguises. Her performance as actor in her own video work allow for the re-invention of self. Issues of identity and gender are brought into question. As performer, she inserts herself into an invented world. In her constructed works, opposing imagery is delicately composed and placed with elements of interior design. Glamour, beauty, and humor are employed seductions to worlds that comment on narcissism, femininity, and the spectacle. A selection of her works can be found on her website mccoyle.com.
2009-2011 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA, MFA
2003-2008 Tyler School of Art – Temple University, Elkins Park PA, BFA Painting, Magna Cum Laude