Adjunct Faculty
BA, University of Maryland College Park
MFA, University of Minnesota

Mara Duvra is a visual artist, writer, and curator. Her research-based practice combines photography and poetry to create installations that explore stillness and interiority as critical modes of self-study. Duvra’s ongoing body of work, Tending: meditations on interiority and blackness, uses poetic and ephemeral imagery to understand Blackness beyond resistance or public identity. Her work is about the quiet and quotidian, the still and meditative, and considers possibilities for Black subjectivity that center tenderness.

Duvra was a 2018-2019 Jerome Emerging Artist Fellow. Her work has been featured in local galleries such as Soo Visual Arts Center, Public Functionary, and Yeah Maybe, and she has held artist residencies at the Soap Factory and the White Page. Duvra lives and works in St. Paul and is the instructor of painting and drawing at Saint Paul Academy and Summit School.