Mary Grace (MG) BernardArtistat Joan Mitchell Center
Mary Grace (MG) Bernard is a crip, queer, emerging artist, independent curator, and art writer living with cystic fibrosis, a chronic illness that informs her daily art and writing practices. MG analyzes contemporary performance artists through performances of her own. To break down binaries, she makes the invisibility of chronic illness visible and advocates the importance of bringing the (dis)abled community to the forefront of art historical and theoretical conversations. MG focuses on intersectional discussions of the bodymind and the relationships between the public and private spheres of experience. In addition to performance, her practice incorporates sculpture, photography, installation, new and transmedia, graphic and web design, digital video, and social practice. Central to her social practice work is Femme Salée, a digital platform dedicated to starting and sharing difficult conversations absent from the artworld.