Mary Philpotts McGrath

“My work embraces my immediate surrounding and my native Hawaiian heritage. I use designs, images and references from ancient and modern cultures; layering them between transparent veils of color.”
– Mary Philpotts McGrath

About Mary

Professional Memberships:

  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Honolulu Print Makers
  • Hawaii Watercolor Society
  • Pastel Artist of Hawaii
  • Hawaii Craftsman

Works in Public Spaces:

  • Maunalani Hotel
  • Maunalani Spa
  • Beach Club Restaurant & Conference Center at Keonenui, Kohala Coast
  • Royal Hawaiian Hotel
  • Kona Village Resort
  • Disney Wailani Spa
  • Private Collections
  • PLACE – (Collaborative works by Studio Kã´eo)
  • Gallery Individual & Private Collections


  • University of Hawaii Degrees of Distinction 2009, an Alumni Invitational Exhibition
  • International Art Exchange Exhibit – Global Art Festival, Incheon Korea 2009
  • PLACE Gallery, Honolulu, Hi 2009
  • Honolulu Community College exhibition Serendipity 2009
  • Iolani Palace portfolio for Honolulu Printmakers 2009
  • Windward Artist Guild 2008 – Annual Membership Exhibition
  • Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibitions – Academy Art Center 2007, 2006, 2009, 2010
  • Garden Club of Honolulu – Members Exhibition 2010

Awards & Community Recognitions/Relevant Service:

  • John Young award for Lithography – Honolulu Prints Makers Annual Exhibition 2006
  • American Society of Interior Designers Lifetime Achievement Award, Hawaii
  • Ka Palapala Po´okela Award – Book of the year, Hawaii A Sense of Place, Author
  • Commissioner State Foundation on Culture & the Arts – under Governor Cayatano
  • Committee member for The City & County of Honolulu Commission on Culture & the Arts under Mayor J. Harris
  • Member Advisory team to assist in the selection of commissioned art for the Kapolei Courthouse Building