MARY M. MAZZIOTTI
hand-embroidery & pigment on textile
Needling the Regime: Nicely/32″ x 49″/hand-embroidery on textile
Needling the Regime: Poorly/39″ x 28″/hand-embroidery on textile
Needling the Regime: Retribution/38″ x 33″/hand-embroidery on textile
Needling the Regime: Don’t Worry/32″ x 24″/hand-embroidery on textile
Needling the Regime: Two & Two/37″ x 36″/hand-embroidery on textile
Needling the Regime: Speak English/40″ x 31″/hand-embroidery on textile
Needling the Regime: Torture/33″ x 41″/hand-embroidery on textile
Needling the Regime: Basking/46″ x 33″/hand-embroidery on textile
“Like so many artists, my work was galvanized by the 2016 “election” in the USA and the inversion of honor, truth and decency in government. Now Lies are Truth and Truth is Fake News.
“Needling the Regime” is my imagining what Official State Sanctioned Art would look like in American Oceania. It primarily combines images from vintage propaganda posters (Soviet, Nazi, Maoist, American) with text from Comrade Trump and his myrmidons, as well as a prescient Orwellian quote. ”
The full series can be seen at
Needling the Regime: Nyet/31″ x 33″/hand-embroidery on textile
Mary M. Mazziotti is an American visual artist whose practice includes hand-embroidery on textiles with a special interest in contemporary memento mori. She exhibited at the O. K. Harris Gallery in NYC until it’s closing in 2014 and is currently represented by Borelli-Edwards Galleries in Pittsburgh.
Ms. Mazziotti has exhibited widely in galleries and museums including The Carnegie Museum of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Mattress Factory, NordArt in Germany and the Emily Harvey Gallery in Venice.
Mary M. Mazziotti
125 39th St 3-A
Pittsburgh, PA 15201