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Mary Ann Zotto

School: University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA)
Field of Teaching: Production Design
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Major Achievements: Mary Ann Zotto has a dedicated career in studio art as a painter. She has a bachelor’s degree in drawing and painting from North Texas State University, a master’s degree in painting and weaving from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Fine Arts in papermaking and painting from East Carolina University.

Ms. Zotto’s paintings can be seen in Ron Howard’s film PARENTHOOD and the film HOUSE OF CARDS starring Kathleen Turner. Her work has been placed in the U.S. Department of State Art Bank Project, the state of North Carolina Permanent Art Collection, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Mint Museum in Charlotte and the Wake Forest University Permanent Art Collection. Her art has been collected for corporate collections for Wachovia and other companies and is on display at the IBM headquarters in Germany, the Kimberly-Clark national headquarters, the Sealy national headquarters, the Burroughs national headquarters and the McKinney & Sliver headquarters.

Ms. Zotto has taught at Wake Forest University, East Carolina University, Penland School of Crafts and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Ms. Zotto has been awarded residencies as a visiting artist for the North Carolina Arts Council. She was also selected to participate in the 50th Anniversary Weeklong Retreat sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts Grant and the North Carolina Arts Council. She has taught workshops for the Tougaloo Art Colony. Her studios have been in Fort Worth, Texas; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Woodstock, N.Y.; and now in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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