Born in Australia, Mary has studied the arts and design since childhood. At age five she began 18 years of study with Master Chinese painting teacher Richard Liddicut.
Upon graduation Mary relocated to New York where her career in design flourished. She studied design at Parsons, the New School for Design, and the Pratt Institute. In 2012 she founded her eponymous studio, and in 2014 the Mary Wallis for Lindsey Adelman Studio collection was released.
Her work has been included in installations and exhibitions around the world, and featured in publications such as The New York Times, Wallpaper* Magazine, Vogue, Architectural Digest and Elle Decor.
Currently residing in the East Village, New York, her collection explores the theme of beauty in fragmentation – “I'm interested in reconstructing the broken, and making it more beautiful than it was originally”.