Mary DeCesar, born 1950, has been a dedicated Gateway artist since joining the program in 2005.
DeCesar creates beautiful self-portraits, often in the form of meticulously constructed embroideries. DeCesar’s fiber works vary in size and inspiration, ranging from small daisies to large self portraits. She places the same care and attention to her 2D works on paper and canvas; her application of paint and pencil mimic the repetitive nature and focus displayed in her embroideries. Her intricately detailed works of art are admired by many and she gets a true sense of fulfillment in defining herself as an artist.
DeCesar has exhibited her artwork in Massachusetts at The Gateway Gallery, the Boston Children’s Museum, Drive- By Projects, the Water Works Museum, the Fuller Craft Museum, and Barneys NY.