Born 1975, Washington DC



Bennington College, Bennington, VT, BA, 1997



Mary Early: LNEA X, Freight Gallery, Washington DC, 2020

Lines/Rain, AmeSen(雨線), Anaba Project Space, Bethesda MD, 2017

Mary Early: LĪNEA, Kunstlerbund Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany, 2017

Mary Early: Wax Lines, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, 2014

Mary Early: Sculpture, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington DC, 2010

Mary Early: Sculpture, 1275 Sculpture Series, 1275 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC, 2008

Mary Early: Sculpture, Gallery 101 Walsh, Georgetown University Department of Art, Music & Theater, 2008

Mary Early: Sculpture, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington DC, 2005



BTP x Monochrome Fine Art Fair, Presented by Monochrome Collective & Halcyon, Washington, DC, 2019

Carte Blanche: Adah Rose Comes Home to Studio Gallery,
Studio Gallery, Washington DC, 2019

The Trawick Prize: Finalists Exhibition, Gallery B, Bethesda MD, 2018

Another Dimension, DCAC, Washington DC, 2018

BEES, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID, Curated by Courtney Gilbert, 2018

MORE or LESS, HEMPHILL Fine Arts, Washington, DC, 2018

Twist-Layer-Pour, Sondra N. Arkin, Joan Belmar, Mary Early, Curated by Sarah Tanguy, American University Museum, Washington, DC, 2017 (Catalogue)

Lending Library: Presented by Beltway Public Works at Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC, 2017

Sondheim Prize Semifinalists Exhibition,
Decker & Meyerhoff Galleries, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2017

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

Alchemical Vessels, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, DC, 2017

Salem2Salem 2016, Schloss Salem, Historische Bibliothek, Salem, Germany, 2016

Hope Chest, Galerie Im Ersten, Vienna, Austria, 2016

A Consideration of Bees, Chroma Projects, Charlottesville, VA and Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, Danville, VA, 2016

Hope Chest, Curated by Johanna Braun, Austrian Cultural Forum, Washington DC (traveled to Eastside International, Los Angeles, CA), 2015

Flock, Revolve, Asheville, NC, 2015

AFP15 Visual Arts Fellows Exhibition, Gallery at 200 I Street SE, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Washington DC, 2015

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

Sculpture NOW 2014, American University Museum, Washington DC, 2014

Give & Take, Point of View Exhibition Series, Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC, 2014

Artist Fellowship Grant Applicant Exhibition, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Washington, DC, 2014

Shelf Works, Petworth Citizen, Washington, DC, 2014

REPRESENT, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, HEMPHILL, Washington DC, 2013

Salem2Salem Fellows Exhibition, Salem Art Works, Salem NY, August 2013

Alchemical Vessels, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, DC, 2013

Signals: Art from a New Washington School, curated by J.W. Mahoney, District of Columbia Art Center, 2012

Wax Works, The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA, 2012
Salem2Salem 2012 Fellows Exhibition, Neuen Museum, Schloss Salem, Salem, Germany, 2012

BioLogical, Cary House Gallery, Salem Art Works, Salem NY, 2012

HONEY – Colony Collapse Disorder, Art, and Social Change, Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC, 2012

PAPERAZZI, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2012

An Uncommon Thread, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2011

Catalyst, WPA’s 35th Anniversary Exhibition, American University Museum, Washington, DC, 2010

Synergy, Gallery 31, Corcoran College of Art, An exhibition of the 2011 Artist Fellows of the DC Commission on the Arts, 2010

Informed Design, Longview Gallery, 2010

Cream, Washington Project for the Arts/American University Art Museum, 2010

On Points, The Front, New Orleans, LA, 2010

Cross-Currents: Trends in Contemporary Art Media, Sarah Silberman Art Gallery, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, 2009

Flora: Growing Inspirations, United States Botanic Garden, Washington, DC, 2009

Quart Bag, Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC, 2008

Full Circle, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Towson, MD, 2008

Once Again, Again, Rhythm and Repetition, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA, 2008

Botanica, Carroll Square Gallery, Washington DC, 2007

Bethesda Trawick Prize, Bethesda, MD, 2007

Hemphill Fine Arts at ArtDC, Washington Convention Center, April 27-30, 2007

Colorfield ReMix: Saturated, Heineman Meyers Contemporary Art, Bethesda, MD, April 25-30, 2007

Supple, Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC, April 26-May 12, 2007

I Walk The Line: Mary Early, Linn Meyers, Douglas Witmer, Curated by Jonathan Walz, Union Gallery, University of MD, College Park, MD, 2007

5 + 5, Curated by Phyllis Rosenzweig, Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, DCJCC, Washington, DC, 2007

Sculpture Unbound, curated by Glenn Harper, Edison Gallery, Washington, DC, 2006

2 x 10, Curated by Kurt Godwin, Salve Regina Gallery, Catholic University, Washington DC, 2006

Seven, Warehouse Gallery, WPA/Corcoran, Washington DC, 2005

Opening on 14th, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington DC, 2004

Hot Damn Fresh Art, DOT Projects & Sightline, Washington DC, 2004

Summer Group Show, Signal 66, Washington DC, 2004

ANONYMOUS, WPA/Corcoran at Flashpoint, Washington DC, 2004

Artspace at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Washington DC, 2004

Summer Group Show, Signal 66, Washington DC, 2003

SELECT, WPA/Corcoran Art Auction, Washington DC, 2003

Lady Brain Space Mind-Meld, MOCA, Washington DC, 2003

practice makes perfect, curated by Colby Caldwell, DCAC, Washington DC, 2001

futur skulpture, curated by Glenn Harper, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA, 2001

Art-O-Matic 2000, Cultural Development Corporation, Washington, DC, 2000

No Artificial Flavors, No. B.I.A.S., North Bennington, VT, 1997

Thesis Exhibition: Sculpture and Prints, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT, 1997

No Sanitary Facilities, No.B.I.A.S., North Bennington, VT, 1996           

Forecast: Clear Skies Ahead, The Rock Creek Gallery, Washington, DC, 1996                         

Echo Structures, a collaboration in site-specific movement and sculpture, MassMOCA, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA, 1995



Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Semi-Finalist, The Sondheim Prize, 2017

Semi-Finalist, Bethesda Trawick Prize, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016

Finalist, Bethesda Trawick Prize, 2007, 2018



Salem2Salem 2016, Salem Art Works /Kulturamt Bodenseekreis, Salem, Germany, 2016

Salem2Salem 2013, Salem Art Works/Kulturamt Bodenseekreis, Salem, NY, 2013

Salem2Salem 2012, Salem Art Works /Kulturamt Bodenseekreis, Salem, Germany, 2012

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

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



Member, Bennington College Alumni Cooperative

Board Member, Hamiltonian Artists, 2015 - present

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

Member, ArtTable, 2007 - Present

Board Member, Washington Sculptors Group, 2006 - Present

BFA Student Portfolio Review, Shepherdstown University, 2016

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



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



Alston Bird, Washington, DC

Corcoran Gallery of Art, 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 Panama