Biography

Portland artist Mary Josephson studied in Paris, France, at the École National Superior des Beaux Arts before receiving a BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She has been exhibiting her work since 1983 including shows at the Portland Art Museum, the Oregon Health Sciences University, the University of Austin in Texas, and the Bellevue Art Museum, WA. Prominent collections include Safeco, Microsoft, Oregon State University, Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital, Tacoma Art Museum, and the Portland Art Museum. Commissions include work for Southern Oregon University, the Tigard Public Library, OR, Catlin Gabel School in Portland, Portland Fire and Rescue in conjunction with RACC, OR, Oregon Food Bank, Multnomah County’s Juvenile Justice Center in Portland, OR, and the Arnold Rue Community Center, in Stockton, CA.

Josephson - Juvenile Justice Complex commssion

My Community is My Family

2000

oil on wood panel

commission for the Juvenile Justice Complex, Portland, OR

Josephson - Southern Oregon University commission

Balancing

2007 

oil on wood panel

Commission for Southern Oregon University

Josephson - Southern Oregon University commission

 

Nourishment

2007 

oil on wood panel

Commission for Southern Oregon University

Josephson - Stockton Commission

Heart of the City

2008

oil and glass mosiac on wood

Commission for the Arnold Rue Community Center, Stockton, CA

Josephson - Stockton Commission

Heart of the City

2008

oil and glass mosiac on wood

Commission for the Arnold Rue Community Center, Stockton, CA

Josephson - Catlin Gabel commission

Catlin Gabel commission

2004

60 x 120 inches