Mary Pratt was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1935. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University in 1961. Mary Pratt has had numerous solo exhibitions in public galleries across Canada over the past forty-five years. Her work is collected both nationally and internationally by museums, corporate, and private collectors including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick; Canada House, London, England; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland; the Vancouver Art Gallery; Granite Club, Loblaws, London Life, RBC Financial Group and Shaw Communications.