Mary Coble uses performance, video, and installation to challenges herself and others to critically consider their reactions and interactions with social issues of injustice. She often uses her body as a metaphor and site for questions that involve, as well as move beyond, corporeal matters. Through these performances Coble strives to confront violence, bigotry and poverty by exploring and confronting alternative histories.

She has exhibited and performed as part of Performa 05 in New York City, Global Feminisms at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. Her work has been included in international exhibitions at the Nikolaj Center of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, Denmark, Anaid Gallery in Bucharest, Romania and Galerie Nina Menocal in Mexico City, New Mexico.

Originally from North Carolina, USA and after living in Washington, DC for ten years Coble now lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark where she is a professor at the Funen Art Academy in Odense, DK

Mary Coble is represented by Connor Contemporary Art, Washington DC