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From the Series, Dancing Physics

Maryly Snow was born in Oakland, CA where she currently maintains her studio. She is a painter, photographer, printmaker, and collector of toothbrushes. Her work focuses primarily on documenting time and place and the relationship between art and science with series such as Sliced Views; Photomosaics; Oil and Water (Cosco Busan); Open Heart Bodega; Memory Traces; Gathering Light; Physics Revisited; Physics and Flowers; Water Wars; Atmospheres; Outer Space Abstractions; and Art and the Scientific Method, among others.

Snow was admitted by portfolio review to California Society of Printmakers in 1990. She studied color and line with Elmer Bischoff and George Miyasaki at the University of California, Berkeley, and painting and printmaking with Kenjilo Nanao, Raymond Sauders, and Corbin Lupell at Cal State Hayward. Snow is currently represented by the SFMOMA Artistsí Gallery in San Francisco. Previously, Snow was represented by Van Doren Gallery, Tom Lutrell Gallery, Nathan Hart Gallery, and Judith Lieber in San Francisco and Van Straaten Gallery in Chicago. She is currently an artist in residence at Kala Art Institute, a relationship that goes back to 1984.

Maryly served as the Director of the Visual Resources Library, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley from 1976 to 2006. She was an active member of Art Libraries Society of North American (ARLIS/NA) and Visual Resources Association (VRA) where she focused on intellectual property rights and metadata standards for visual resources. Snow retired as Distinguished Emeritus Librarian in 2006 from Cal, and received the VRA Distinguished Service Award in 2007. When not collecting toothbrushes and making art, Maryly enjoys travel, kayaking, scuba diving, singing with the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, reading, writing, politics and culture.