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Mary Hood receives faculty achievement award

Mary Hood, Rock Pool, 2005
Intaglio print with photo etching and crayon lift, laser-cut relief and inkjet on mulberry

Photo courtesy of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

May 10, 2008

Tempe, Ariz. – Mary Hood, ASU Herberger College School of Art professor, received the 2008 Faculty Achievement Award for Best Performance or Artwork category. The award annually recognizes ASU faculty members at the highest level for excellence in one of two areas: scholarly and creative activity; and teaching and instruction. Hood was presented her award by Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Capaldi. Hood was among 11 outstanding faculty members throughout the university to be recognized.

Hood was nominated for the award by ASU Herberger College Dean Kwang-Wu Kim and Nancy Serwint, interim director of the ASU Herberger College School of Art. Hood was honored for her long-term printmaking project, 10,000 Tears, which examines a variety of issues on a global scale, her contributions to the school’s printmaking program and her creative use of new processes, especially digital.

For her on-going project, 10,000 Tears, Hood uses a sophisticated relief matrix generated by digital photographs, laser imaging and photomechanical processes. Hood has individually etched thousands of teardrops, coupled with her fingerprints, to make a personal response to global crises.

Hood joined the ASU Herberger College School of Art printmaking area in 2004. The trajectory of her career continues to quicken with invitations to exhibit her work nationally and internationally at some of the most prestigious exhibition venues in the printmaking field.

Founded in 1964, The Katherine K. Herberger College of the Arts comprises four nationally ranked academic units: School of Music, School of Art, Department of Dance and School of Theatre and Film, plus the Arts, Media and Engineering Program, and ASU Art Museum. Nearly 2,600 students attend the college, which has 170 faculty and 150 staff. Since 2004, 25 National Merit Scholars and 13 National Hispanic Scholars have chosen the Herberger College as their place of study. To learn more about the college, visit

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