Mary-Ann Beall was born in the south of France in 1959, from an American father and a Basque mother. She studied art in the United States and moved to Paris (France) in 1985, where she currently lives and works. Mary-Ann works, in series, different media and materials always seeking tactile and luminous contrast. She conducts commissioning projects and personal research, inspired by poetry and ecology. Her aim is to further develop research on the plasticity of paper.