Mary Ellen Adragna Bossert



Mary Ellen is an artist as well as an art educator. Her art thrives on the interpretation of her personal landscape. She combines archetypal imagery to achieve a personal purging of thought and feelings while addressing a universal lure.


“If you learn to wait, the objects will slowly sink into your consciousness and they will acquire a significance that can be measured in color and feeling…”  -Goethe


M.E. studied art at State University College at Buffalo, where she holds a BA in Fine Arts/ Minor in Art History and a Masters degree in Art Education. She teaches art in the Eden School District.Mary Ellen has participated in area exhibitions including: Art Dialogue Gallery, Virginia Weiss Gallery, Tower Art Center Gallery, Buffalo Central Terminal, El Museo, B West Gallery, NOMAD Art Publication , Karpeles Manuscript Library, Springville Center for the Arts and has participated in the Paint the Town Auction for the past 6 years. Her work has been presented at Art Education Conferences including the NYSATA 21st Annual State Conference in Albany and at the NAEA Conference in Los Angeles, CA. Mary Ellen has worked as a free lance artist for the last 18 years and her work has appeared in various venues such as the Buffalo Decorator’s Show House, and the International Visual Literacy Association publication. As student assistant curator for NY Collects Exhibition  2004 at the Burchfield –Penney Art Center, Mary Ellen designed two family Interactives, one of which focused on the work of artist Robert Longo, Buffalo State Alumni. As a member of The Western New York Artists Group, her painting was highlighted in Art Voice magazine in 2006. Bossert was commissioned by The Burchfield-Penney to create a mural for their USEUM family interactive space in 2009.