Mary Farmilant is a visual artist whose work looks at the ephemeral qualities of space and memory
by examining objects and the spaces they occupy. She uses photography, video, textiles and sound to
spark conversation about current social issues. She studies “found still-life” and photographs these objects in their habitat.
Farmilant received her nursing degree from the University of Brighton, Sussex, England, and worked in
neurosurgery before turning to photography. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, with Honors,
and her Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, where she now teaches
as an adjunct professor. She lives and works in Chicago, IL.