Phoenix, AZ, United States
Born in Ponca City, Oklahoma, Mary Shindell moved to Arizona when she was five years old. Her education as a child was in the public school system of Mesa, Arizona. Shindell received a BFA in painting from Northern Arizona University and an MFA in drawing from Arizona State University. Mary worked as an artist in the schools in Arizona and Nebraska and also taught drawing at the University level. After living several years in other parts of the country the artist returned to Arizona in 1989 where she has lived and worked ever since.