Mary Skrenta grew up in the shadow of the New York City skyline, but left home at a young age to spend the early part of her life traveling, exploring, and learning. After graduating from Capital University with dual degrees in 1999, she went on to earn her MFA at Columbus College of Art & Design in 2016. She is passionate about teaching and mentoring at both CCAD and the Columbus Cultural Arts Center while maintaining a thriving studio practice. She has exhibited her award-winning art across the United States, is a 2017 recipient of The Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and is the only adjunct professor in the history of CCAD to earn the annual Teaching Excellence Award (2018-2019).
Mary is the dedicated mother of two teenagers who is a lifelong learner. In addition to art, she enjoys music, dancing, exploring, reading, nature, laughter, mindfulness, and compassion.
photograph by Sahar Fadaian