Mary Rousseaux makes paintings and works on paper that are built up through layers of paint overlaid with mark-making using pencil, pen, ink and resin. Rousseaux’s work conveys a layering and compression of time, space and place and is directly informed by the changing landscape of the city of Detroit. Her work continues to explore the ideas of memory and how they weave together to create our reality.
She is an active member of the arts community and has exhibited in the city area for over 15 years. Her work can be found in many private and public collections, both national and international. In addition, her work has been included in publications such as Architectural Digest and Traditional Home and most recently has been featured in the Fox series Empire.
She continues to influence and mentor emerging artist through her dedication as an educator, her open door studio policy, and her curatorial practice.