Mary Caeser was born into the Kaska First Nation and has been a lifelong resident of Upper Liard, Yukon. In the fall of 1999, Mary left her Northern Home to take part in the Fine Arts Diploma at Malaspina University, Nanaimo, BC. Acrylic paint on canvas has become Mary’s primary focus of artistic expression. Images from her early days in Lower Post, BC residential school and her experiences as a First Nations woman are frequently the subject of her work. Landscapes are also Mary’s observations of the Yukon and home. Mary also paints in oils and also works in different styles such as still life, portraits, Kaska Dena Culture and Northern Lifestyles.
Mary has participated in several major exhibitions including, Traditions of Change, Noramerika Native Museum, Zurich, Switzerland, 2005; Naghaginga (Watch over the earth), Yukon Arts Center Public Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon 2003 and Raven Trix, Yukon Art Center Public Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon 2001.