"I Paint what stirs my spirit and hope it is spiritually fulfilling to the viewer"
Dr. Mary-Louise Biasotti Hooper
Mary-Louise Biasotti Hooper, an international Italian-American artist was raised amid the art shows of Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village NYC. She specializes in palette knife oils inspired by her own photographs.
Her immigrant family did not encourage art as a career and she entered the field of education. Eventually she earned 5 university degrees including a doctorate. During those years she presented numerous research papers in 9 countries and was awarded a 6 month senior-research Fulbright Grant to Italy.
Initially her art was self-taught until also completing 2 art degrees. After a long career as an educator and university full-professor, upon retirement, she opened her business “Hooperart”. In one area she produces, markets and sells her art. In the other, she is a master teacher of painting and drawing.
Internationally, she is life-juried into the Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea [Biennale International Contemporary Art Show] in Florence, Italy. She is also juried into the Gallery of International Fulbright Artists/Scholars and has participated in international art projects.
Nationally, she has participated in numerous juried and non-juried individual and group shows in Michigan, California, North Carolina, Kansas, Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Florida.
Mary-Louise Biasotti Hooper is presently a member of the International Fulbright Arts Task Force, an Associate member of the Oil Painters of America, and a member of the Venice Art Center [Florida], where she curates the of 6 Satellite Galleries and is a master teacher of art.