Mary Jane Duffy is an artist interested in the ways technology is molding how we experience the world. Her paintings and drawings investigate this by revealing the times when the artifice of technology is made clearly visible- when TV pictures turn to static and snow, when surveillance photographs show text that has been crossed out, creating black boxes on the surface or the cable signal goes bad and images are turned to abstract colored tiles.
Duffy has exhibited her work in numerous group and solo shows in the U.S., and abroad including “Color Key” at The Painting Center in New York City in 2008, "Operation Human Intelligence" at Hyde Park Art Center, and "Appliquier/Composer"at Flatfile Contemporary, both in Chicago in 2003. One-person exhibitions include “Noise” at Bert Green Contemporary Art in Chicago in 2014 and in 2003 "Sparkle"at Masmedula Galerie in Mexico City. In2002, 2003 and 2005 she received CAAP grants from the Department of Cultural Affairs in Chicago. Duffy is represented by Bert Green Fine Art in Chicago.
Duffy is a Lecturer in DePaul’s Art Media and Design Department. She holds B.S. in Studio Art from Skidmore College and an M.F.A. in painting and drawing from Northwestern University. Duffy has taught painting and drawing at various universities and colleges, and, since 1997, she has been teaching Fine Art, Foundations and First Year Program courses at DePaul.