Maryjean Viano Crowe creates mixed media three-dimensional works. The pieces have a strong physical presence and are luscious accumulations of textured papers, plastic toys, and silk flowers. Crowe brings forth the idea of the house as a sacred vessel that holds histories–sometimes visible, but often not. Layers upon layers create a rich surface, engaging the viewer to look more closely. Her mixed media pieces have previously been included in national and international exhibitions. Most recently, she was featured in Pretty Sweet: The Sentimental Image in Contemporary Art at the DeCordova Museum. Crowe received a BA in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and a MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design.