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Sculpture Commissioner, 2015-2024

Public Design Commission of the City of New York

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art & Art History Department, Hunter College CUNY


Adjunct Assistant Professor, MFA Program,

Brooklyn College CUNY

Advisor, 2015-2024

Percent for Art, Department of Cultural Affairs, NY

Mary Valverde (b. Queens, New York) is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in New York. She holds an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY. Valverde teaches at CUNY colleges and has exhibited her work at numerous institutions including BRIC, Smack Mellon, MoCA North Miami, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, The NJ State Museum, Art Center South Florida, El Museo del Barrio, The Queens Museum of Art, Jersey City Museum, Momenta Gallery, Saltworks Gallery, Corridor Gallery, Rush Arts Gallery, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Gallery Aferro, among others.

Notably, her work "Huaca" was featured in the New York Times. Valverde is actively involved in the cultural scene of New York City, serving as a Sculpture Commissioner (2015-2024) for the Public Design Commission and contributing often as an advisor to the NYC Cultural Arts Affairs. She has received fellowships and residencies from Stanford UniversityThe LatinX Project, Thomas Hunter Ceramic Artist Residency, and Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, among others. Additional panel contributions through, The Fine Arts Federation of New York, The Ford Foundation, and US Latinx Arts Future Symposium. Valverde has also curated exhibitions and published her writing through various institutions including AC Institute, NY, and the Korean Cultural Center of New York.


University of Pennsylvania, MFA

(Dean’s Diversity Fellowship)

School of Visual Arts, BFA


If you want to commission artwork, have Mary Valverde lecture, join an exhibition, or schedule a studio visit, please email

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