Mary Cale Anderegg Wilson grew up in a rural community outside of Savannah, Georgia. Through the format of sculpture, ceramic vessels, and painting, Mary Cale weaves together loose narratives that play with her experiences as a woman from the American South. Mary Cale received dual BFAs in Ceramics and Art Education from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia and an MFA in Ceramics from San Diego State University. Mary Cale currently lives in San Diego, California and is a lecturer in the School of Art + Design at San Diego State University where she teaches courses in Ceramics.
"Through my work, I explore my heritage in the form of ceramics and painting. My work allows me to express my personal sense of familial and social history and identity. Personal intuition and play are driving forces in the act of creating my work, and I rely on rebellion, humor, memory, and nostalgia as fuel. As I excavate the many layers of my cultural identity, I attempt to reconcile my history, memory, and identity."