Mary S. Rezny is a photo- mixed media artist, based in Lexington KY since 1976. Her studio/gallery is in the Distillery District where in addition to exhibiting her current art there is a revolving display of art from established and emerging artist for the community to enjoy. A Kentucky Foundation for Women grant recipient, her art is exhibited regionally in galleries and juried exhibitions and it is included in the permanent collection of The Art Museum and The Little Fine Art Library at the University of Kentucky. Her art can also be viewed in several public art projects in Lexington.
Schooled in traditional photography, Rezny creates photo-mixed media art that has become anything but traditional. Using a fundamental photographic process, the photogram, she breaks the photograph down to the basic elements of light, form, texture and tone. A photogram is made placing objections directly on photographic paper. To expand the photogram beyond its borders collage, paint and other mixed media elements are incorporated. Rezny’s studies of nature create unique one of a kind portraits.
Working in series and sequential imagery Rezny’s art has expanded to include sculptural book arts. Structure and content work closely together to create her personal and whimsical books. “I find that in keeping up with the rapid pace of photographic technology it is comforting to hold a book in your hands.” In addition to the University of Kentucky her artist books can be found in the permanent collection of Vanderbilt University, Denison and Baylor Universities and the Savannah School of Art and Design in addition to many private collections.