Mary Genis is a visual and performance artist, a writer, a designer and producer living and working in Reading Berkshire. She is also the director founder of CultureMix Arts (CultureMix), a carnival arts linked learning company based at Reading College.
Mary devises and delivers projects and activities that celebrate the arts drawing inspiration from different cultures. She started out as a fashion and theatre costume designer and toured Europe as a freelance musician. Mary also paints, draws, sews, dances and sings, and creates and publishes digital content including short films, e-flyers, CDs and booklets.
Mary’s practice is around performance, music, costume and visuals used to create cultural events that promote positivity. As a dancer she took part in the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Paralympics. As a steel pan musician she performs with her orchestra at places like Notting Hill Carnival, Womad festival and The Royal Albert Hall.