MARY EARLY

American, Born 1975, Washington, DC

Lives & Works in Washington, DC

 

EDUCATION

 

Bennington College, Bennington, VT, 1997

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2021 Dates are Subject to Change

Mary Early, Gallery 2112, Washington DC (Fall 2021)

Mary Early, Art Enables Downstairs Gallery, Washington DC (Spring 2021)

 

2020

Mary Early: LĪNEA X, Freight Gallery, Washington DC

 

2017

Mary Early: LĪNEA, Kunstlerbund Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Lines/Rain, AmeSen(), Anaba Project Space, Bethesda, MD

 

2014

Mary Early: Wax Lines, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

 

2010

Mary Early: Sculpture, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC

 

2008

Mary Early: Sculpture, 1275 Sculpture Series, 1275 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC

Mary Early: Sculpture, Gallery 101 Walsh, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

 

2005

Mary Early: Sculpture, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2019

BTP Art Fair, presented by Monochrome Collective & By the People, Washington, DC

Carte Blanche: Adah Rose Comes Home to Studio Gallery, Studio Gallery, Washington, DC

 

2018

Bees, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, Idaho

MORE or LESS, HEMPHILL Fine Arts, Washington, DC

Another Dimension, DCAC, Washington, DC

Trawick Prize Finalists Exhibition, Bethesda, MD

 

2017

Twist – Layer – Pour: Sondra Arkin, Joan Belmar, & Mary Early, American University Museum, Washington, DC (catalogue)

Lending Library, Presented by Beltway Public Works at Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC (2017-2018)

Sondheim Award Semi-Finalist Exhibition, Decker & Meyerhoff Galleries, Baltimore, MD

Carte Blanche, Adah Rose Gallery, Bethesda, MD

Sculpture NOW 2017, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

Alchemical Vessels, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, DC (catalogue)

 

2016

Salem2Salem 2016 Fellows Exhibition, Historische Bibliothek, Kloster Schloss Salem, Salem, Germany

Hope Chest, Galerie Im Ersten, Vienna, Austria

A Consideration of Bees, Chroma Projects, Charlottesville, VA and Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, Danville, VA

 

2015

Hope Chest, Austrian Cultural Forum, Washington, DC, and Eastside International, Los Angeles, CA

Flock, Revolve, Asheville, NC

AFP15 Visual Arts Fellows Exhibition, Gallery at 200 I Street SE, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Washington, DC

Select 2015, Washington Project for the Arts at Artisphere, Arlington, VA

 

2014

Sculpture NOW 2014, American University Museum, Washington, DC (catalogue)

Give & Take, Point of View Exhibition Series, Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC

Artist Fellowship Grant Applicant Exhibition, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Washington, DC

Shelf Works, Petworth Citizen, Washington, DC

 

2013

Salem2Salem 2013 Fellows Exhibition, Salem Art Works, Salem NY

REPRESENT, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC

Alchemical Vessels, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, DC (catalogue)

 

2012

Signals: Art from a New Washington School, District of Columbia Art Center, Washington, DC

Wax Works, The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA

Salem2Salem 2012 Fellows Exhibition, Neuen Museum, Schloss Salem, Salem, Germany

BioLogical, Cary House Gallery, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY

Honey, Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC

Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

2011

Modern & Contemporary Art Since 1945, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

An Uncommon Thread, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Catalyst, WPA’s 35th Anniversary Exhibition, American University Museum, Washington, DC (catalogue)

Synergy, An exhibition of the 2011 Artist Fellows of the DC Commission on the Arts, Gallery 31, Corcoran College of Art, Washington, DC

 

2010

Informed Design, Longview Gallery, Washington, DC

Cream, Washington Project for the Arts at American University Museum, Washington, DC (catalogue)

On Points, The Front, New Orleans, LA

 

2009

Cross-Currents: Trends in Contemporary Art Media, Sarah Silberman Art Gallery, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Flora: Growing Inspirations, U.S. Botanic Garden, Washington, DC (catalogue)

The Sketchbook Project, Art House Co-Op, Atlanta, GA

 

2008

Quart Bag, Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC

Full Circle, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Towson, MD

Once Again, Again, Rhythm and Repetition, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

 

2007

Botanica, Carroll Square Gallery, Washington, DC

Bethesda Trawick Prize Finalist Exhibition, Bethesda, MD

Hemphill Fine Arts at ArtDC, Washington, DC

Colorfield ReMix: Saturated, Heineman Meyers Contemporary Art, Bethesda, MD

Supple, Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC

I Walk The Line: Mary Early, Linn Meyers, Douglas Witmer, Union Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

5 + 5, Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, DCJCC, Washington, DC

 

2006

Sculpture Unbound, Edison Gallery, Washington, DC

2 x 10, Salve Regina Gallery, Catholic University, Washington, DC

 

2005

Seven, Warehouse Gallery, WPA/Corcoran, Washington, DC

 

2004

Opening on 14th, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC

Hot Damn Fresh Art, presented by DOT Projects & Sightline, Washington, DC

Summer Group Show, Signal 66, Washington, DC

ANONYMOUS, presented by WPA/Corcoran at Flashpoint, Washington, DC

 

2003

Summer Group Show, Signal 66, Washington, DC

SELECT, WPA/Corcoran, Washington, DC (catalogue)

 

2001

practice makes perfect, DCAC, Washington, DC

futur skulpture, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

 

2000

Art-O-Matic 2000, Presented by the Cultural Development Corporation, Washington, DC

 

1997

No Artificial Flavors, No. B.I.A.S., North Bennington, VT

Thesis Exhibition: Sculpture and Prints, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT

 

1996

No Sanitary Facilities, No.B.I.A.S., North Bennington, VT    

Forecast: Clear Skies Ahead, The Rock Creek Gallery, Washington, DC                

 

1995

Echo Structures, MassMOCA, North Adams, MA

 

 

CITATIONS / PUBLICATIONS

 

Cohen, Jean Lawlor, Interfering with Space: A Conversation with Mary Early, Sculpture Magazine, December 2018, p. 54-59

Jenkins, Mark, In the galleries: Turning the commonplace into uncommonly fine art, The Washington Post, September 21, 2018

Rousseau, Claudia, The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, East City Art Reviews, September 13, 2018

Tanguy, Sarah, Twist-Layer-Pour, American University Museum, exhibition catalogue, published 2017

Sculpture Now 2014, American University Art Museum, exhibition catalogue, published 2014

Alchemical Vessels, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, exhibition catalogue, published 2013, p. 77

Hunsinger, Susan, Collect Call, DC Magazine, December 2011

Moyer, Twylene, Complexity In Simplicity, Sculpture Magazine, Jan/Feb 2011, Vol. 30, No. 1, p 54-57

Nathan, Emily, Brooklyn Local, Artnet.com, January 25, 2011

Mahoney, J.W., Catalyst, Exhibition Catalogue, November, 2010

Capps, Kriston, Critic’s Picks: Mary Early, Artforum online, July, 2010

O’Steen, Danielle, Hive Queen: Mary Early’s Beeswax Sculptures at Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington Post Express, July 8, 2010, page E3

Collection Catalogue, Embassy of Panama, US Department of State, 2010

Flora: Growing Inspirations, 2009, US Botanic Garden (Exhibition Catalogue)

Capps, Kriston, Washington, DC: 36 Artists in 36 Hours, Art In America, December 18, 2009, web publication

Magner, Jim, Art & The City: Artist Profile, The Hill Rag, July 2009, p. 112-113

Washington Post Express: Weekend Pass, November 13, 2008, p. 76

Strouse, Jean, Functional Aesthetics, Architectural Digest, October 2008

Mahoney, J.W., Report from Washington, DC, Art In America, May 2008

Capps, Kriston, Arts|Gallery, Washington City Paper, February 1, 2008, p. 46-47

Around Town Art, WETA/PBS, February 2008

Gayer, John, 5+5, Washington, ArtPapers, July/August 2007, p. 75-76

9 News Now, Interview by Becky Diamond, April 27, 2007

O'Sullivan, Michael, 5+5: The Equation Works Only In Theory, The Washington Post, March 23, 2007

Tierney, Robin, 5+5=Great, The Examiner, March 5, 2007

Gallery Notes Interview, March 2007

Tanguy, Sarah, Reviews, Washington, DC: Mary Early, Sculpture, July-August, 2006, p. 71-72

Capps, Kriston, Top Ten Gallery Shows From 2005, dcist.com, December 30, 2005

O'Sullivan, Michael, When is a Gallery Visit of Value?, The Washington Post, December 2, 2005

Jenkins, Mark, Artifacts: Guess Works, Washington City Paper, May 21, 2004Dawson, Jessica, Sweet Sixteen: Summer at Signal 66, The Washington Post, August 21, 2003

O'Sullivan, Michael, Dog Days Get Some Bite at Signal 66 Show, The Washington Post, August 8, 2003

Flanagan, Faith, Before The Paint Dries, Columns, www.cultureflux.com, November 2002

Dawson, Jessica, No Longer Cast In Bronze: Sculptors Melt Art’s Traditional Boundaries,

The Washington Post, June 28, 2001

Bennington Alumni Magazine, ed. Godwin, Rebecca T., Fall 2001

 

 

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

 

Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, 2020

Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, 2019

Visiting Artist, Salem2Salem Residency, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY, 2019

Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, 2018

Finalist, Bethesda Trawick Prize, 2018

Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, 2017

Semi-Finalist, Sondheim Award, 2017

Salem2Salem 2016 Artist Residency, Kulturamt Bodenseekreis, Salem, Germany, 2016

Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, 2016

Semi-Finalist, Bethesda Trawick Prize, 2016

Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, 2015

Semi-Finalist, Bethesda Trawick Prize, 2015

Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, 2014

Salem2Salem 2013 Artist Residency, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY, 2013

Semi-Finalist, Bethesda Trawick Prize, 2013

Salem2Salem 2012 Artist Residency, Kulturamt Bodenseekreis, Salem, Germany, 2012

Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, 2011

Group Iron Residency, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY, 2010

Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, 2009

Semi-Finalist, Bethesda Trawick Prize, 2008

Finalist, Bethesda Trawick Prize, 2007

Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, 2007

Residency and Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 1997

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Washington Award, S&R Foundation, Review Panelist, 2017 to present

Exhibition Juror, “Create/Change,” Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC, 2017

BFA Student Portfolio Review, Shepherdstown University, 2016

Grant Review Panelist, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, 2015

Festival Judge, Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival/Greater Reston Art Center, 2013

Career Roundtable Panelist, ArtTable, March 23, 2013, Arlington Art Center

Grant Review Panelist: PABC Public Art Building Communities, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, 2012

E8 Panelist: Sculpture, Transformer, Washington, DC, 2011

Fine Arts Department Exhibition Juror, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 2011

Curator, Art Scouts, Arlington Art Center, 2010

Grant Review Panelist: Folk Arts & Traditional Media, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, 2009

Centerpiece Curator, WPA Art Auction and Gala, 2007

Juror, Department of Fine Arts, Georgetown University, 2005

Visiting Artist, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 2001

Guest Artist, Sculpture Department, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, 1999

 

ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

Member, Bennington College Alumni Cooperative, 2015 – present, and Washington, DC Chapter co-Chair

Board Member, Hamiltonian Artists, 2015 – present

Member, ArtTable, 2007 - Present

Board Member, Washington Sculptors Group, 2006 – Present

 

 

LECTURES / TALKS / PANEL DISCUSSIONS

 

Visiting Artist, Salem2Salem, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY 2019

Visiting Artist, Student-Invited Lecture Series (SILS), Arizona State University, Herberger Institute of the Arts, MFA Student Studio Visits / Lecture, 2012

Visiting Artist Talk, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, BFA Student Studio Visits/Lecture, 2011

Corcoran Contemporaries, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC, 2010

Artist Talk, American University Department of Art (Class: The Studio Experience, Instructor Tim Campbell), 2010

Friday Gallery Talks, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, 2010

Panel Discussion: Cross-Currents, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, 2009

Art & Spirit Coffeehouse Series, St. Augustine’s Church, Washington, DC, 2009

Panel Discussion: 5+5, DCJCC, Moderated by Anne Ellegood, 2007

Gallery Lecture: Professional Practices Series, GWU Class, 2007

Panel Discussion: Sculpture Unbound, McLean Project for the Arts, Moderated by Glenn Harper, 2006

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

 

Alston Bird, Washington, DC

American University Museum [Corcoran Gallery of Art Collection], Washington, DC

Dickstein, Shapiro, Washington, DC

District of Columbia Art Bank, Washington, DC

Kimpton Hotels, Arlington, VA

Polsinelli, Washington, DC

US Department of State, Embassy of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

US Department of State, Embassy of Panama

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