South Carolina artist Mary Cooke began her education in fine art at Greenville Technical College. She received her Associates in Art Education as well as a Certificate in Fine art in 2011. From Greenville Tech Mary transferred to Converse College. She was awarded the Eula Sherman Scholarship, given to non-traditional students with high academic achievements. Mary was awarded the 2013-2014 Excellence in Studio art award and graduated with her Bachelors in Fine art in 2014. Upon acceptance to Clemson University Mary was awarded the Graduate Alumni Fellowship, an institutional scholarship based on academic merit and completed her Masters in Fine Art degree in 2016 with an emphasis in Sculpture. She was invited to be a panelist in the 2016 Southeaster College Art Conference and will be presenting at the Tri-State Sculptors Conference in October 2017. She served as Exhibitions Coordinator for the Lee Gallery at Clemson University and currently teaches at Greenville Technical College and USC Upstate. Mary maintains a diverse studio practice including drawing, painting, and sculpture exhibiting work across the Southeast.