Born in Flint, Michigan, Mary Churchill moved to Boston in 1989. Trained as a sociologist at Northeastern University, Churchill specialized in Cultural Studies and wrote her dissertation on comic book reading, where she analyzed the tension between text, image, and medium. Churchill has studied photography, drawing, and ceramics at Mass Art & Design, Northeastern University, and Emmanuel College. She has taught popular culture and visual sociology and created graduate programs in digital media, photography, and game design.
Churchill’s work focuses mainly on urban landscapes and she is currently creating a new body of work, “Picturing Roxbury,” photographing the rapidly changing communities in and around Dudley Square in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. She is participating in a group photography show at UForge Gallery in Jamaica Plain in January 2012.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Churchill-Valencia started “doing art” at an early age. Almost seven and in the first grade, his art knows no boundaries.
Churchill-Valencia participated in Roxbury Open Studios 2011.