Mari Novotny-Jones has been a member of the Mobius Artists Group in Boston since 1980, and is currently on the faculty of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, teaching performance and arts foundations. She has performed throughout the world, including the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Italy, China, Transylvania, and Belarus. Her recent local works include Shrinekeepers for 2007 Boston CyberArts festival as part of a collective of six women performance artists, and Harvest for the Mobius International Festival in 2006. She has also appeared in Mobilize 2008 and Contaminate, an International Artists Festival based in Boston. She is a recipient of a 2000 Tanne Foundation Artist Award for excellence in the arts, and in 2001 was awarded an Emerging Artist/Humanitarian Fellowship from the Boston Cultural Council. Mari holds an MA in independent studies from Lesley University.