Mary is a visual artist working within the fields of sculpture, drawing and installation. Her practice examines the relationship between B O D Y and W A T E R. She lives and works in Falmouth, Cornwall where life is deeply embedded in the transitory spaces of the shoreline. Regular sea swimming and pilot gig rowing fuel a fixation with water that seeps through to her visual practice. With an embodied approach to process, Mary’s work considers how the materiality of water can describe how we, as bodies, are connected to our environments and each other. 


Mary Trapp

b. 1979 Cheltenham, UK

Lives and works in Falmouth, UK


2018 MA Fine Art, Plymouth College of Art

2011 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Falmouth University

2006 Foundation Diploma Art and Design, Bristol School of Art


2021 GASS Collective group show, Auction House, Redruth

2021  P U D D L E, Grays Wharf, Penryn

2020  Summer Group Show, Grays Wharf, Penryn

2019  After ISLAND, RIBA North, Liverpool

2019  After Venice, Project Space 2, Plymouth College of Art

2018  THE TEN, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol

2018  Edges of Water, The Poly, Falmouth

2018  Stingy Drab Rubble, Regent Street Warehouse PCA, Plymouth

2018  Boys – Buoys – Beuys, Project Space 1, Plymouth College of Art

2017  She Swallowed the Whole of the Sea, performance at Porthmeor Studios, St Ives

2017  Buoys and Girls, Plymouth Art Weekender, Plymouth School of Creative Arts

2017  Porthmeor Programme Group Show, Penwith Gallery, St Ives

2017, 2016, & 2015, Volunteers Exhibition, The Exchange, Penzance

2016  Sanitise (Bleach my Bones), The Edwardian Cloakroom, Bristol

2015  Drawn, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2011, 2010, Red Dot, & Red Dot 2, The Poly, Falmouth

Awards & Bursaries

2018 Venice Research Fellowship, British Council 

2016 Porthmeor Programme Graduate Bursary, St Ives School of Painting

2020 Graduate Start-Up Award, Cultivator Cornwall