Born in California in 1961, Mary Tuma holds a Bachelor’s degree in Costume/Textile Design from the University of California at Davis, and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona. She has shown her work at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, the Crocker Art Museum, The Station Museum, The Birzeit University Museum, and the Maruki Gallery in Hiroshima, among others.
Her work has also appeared in Art in America, Contemporary Practices, Dar Al-Hayat, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Counterpunch, NYArts, Mother Jones, and The Jordan Star. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she teaches art at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Visit Website.