MARY ELLEN SCHERL earned a B.F.A. in Design and Advertising from Washington University, St. Louis. After a 17-year career as an Art Director at two premier advertising agencies, Ms. Scherl transitioned from commercial art to fine art, namely sculpture, painting, installation photography and most recently writing.

Body image, cancer, genetics and our fragile democracy are her narratives.

She exhibits widely in the U.S. and abroad, and often lectures on her art. Scherl has been reviewed in the New York Times and featured on NBC Nightly News for creating “Mamorial”, a 501(c)3 breast cancer initiative that offers healing and awareness through installation art. She has served as President of the Sculptors Guild in New York and as a member of the board of the International Sculpture Center in New Jersey and the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami.


Mary Ellen Scherl, born in Miami Beach, Florida, recently returned to her hometown. She is a resident of Coral Gables, FL and Columbia County, NY.