In addition to teaching in the Contemporary Crafts, Continuing & Professional Studies, and College Preview programs, Mary Skrenta also mentors graduate students in the Master of Fine Arts program and is the advisor of the CCAD Jewelry Club.
She grew up in the shadow of the New York City skyline and her many life experiences include military service, travel throughout Europe and the United States, and jobs ranging from ticket scalper to lava-rock carver. After graduating with honors from Capital University with dual degrees in 1999, she established a thriving studio practice and went on to earn her MFA at CCAD in 2016. She exhibits her award-winning art across the United States. She is a 2017 recipient of The Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and the 2018-19 CCAD Teaching Excellence Award.
She is a multi-media artist currently exploring a combination of experimental and traditional media in work that references the body and questions contemporary notions of value.