Mary Carlson


born: Steven's Point, Wisconsin, 1951


2007  New York Foundation for the Arts Grant
1993  John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (sculpture)
1988  National Endowment for the Arts (sculpture)


2014  Paradise, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, NYC

2012  Beautiful Beast, Studio 10, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

2010  Faded Flag, Art/Omi, Ghent, NY
          Flags, Plates & Demons, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, NYC
          Faded Flag, Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University, Brooklyn 

2001  The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Bill Maynes Gallery, NY

1999  From Nature,  Bill Maynes Gallery, New York

1997  Bill Maynes Gallery, New York

1996  Bill Maynes Contemporary Art, New York

1994  Holly Solomon, New York

1992  Max Protetch Gallery, New York

1987  Michael Klein, inc., New York

1986  Curt Marcus Gallery, New York

2012  Rockslide Sky, curated by Carleen Sheehan, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, NYC
          Modern Times, curated by Shari Mendelson, Lesley Heller Gallery, NYC
          Text, Studio 10, Brooklyn, NY
          Textility, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey 
          Spring in Boston, Drive-By Gallery, Watertown, MA
          Sculpture, Big, Small and Casual Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2011  Spiral Bound, curated by Howard Foster, UC San Diego, CA
          Flag Day, Islip Museum, Islip Long Island, NY, curated by Janet Goleas

2010  Teacup Show,  Rose Burlingham and Turtle Point Press, New York City
          Poisoned Apples, curated by Monroe Denton, Fredereike Taylor Gallery, NYC
          Cognitive Consciousness, Lesley Heller Gallery, curated by Robert Walden, NYC

2009  By a Thread, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, curated by Miles Manning, New York City
          Twin, Twin, curated by Matt Freedman, Big, Small Casual Gallery, Long Island City
          Deaccession, curated by Amanda Sheck and Phily Knight, FLAG Foundation, NYC   
          Laura Newman and Mary Carlson, Big, Small Casual Gallery, Long Island City

2008  Pulse Art Fair, New York Foundation for the Arts booth, New York City
2007  Group Show, Rose Burlingham & Lindsey Brown, Clinton Corners, New York
2006  Color Correction, Roger Smith Hotel, NYC
          B Side, Sarah Bowen Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC  
2005  Monochrome, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, NYC
          Somewhere Outside It, Schroeder/Romaro, Brooklyn
          Synthesis and Distribution: Experiments in Collaboration, Pace University, NYC
          Ripe for Picking, Jim Kempner, New York City
2004  Power T’s, Pierogi Gallery and Four Walls, Brooklyn

2003  Pins and Needles, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
          Water, Water, curated by Lilly Wei, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
          Williamsburg Salon, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
          Vessels, curated by Joe Fyfe, Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, NYC
2001  Brooklyn, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL
          Sculpture, Flipside Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
          Wonderland, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston (catalog) 
          Collecting Ideas:Works for the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, Denver Art Museum
2000  Snapshot, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore
          Galerie Brigitte Weiss, Zurich, Switzerland
          Ethereal and Material, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington 
          Muscle: Power of the View, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
          Quirky, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York City 
          Gallery Artists, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York City
1999  Skin, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
          Avoiding Objects, Apex Art, New York City
          Lab Works, Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York
1998  Conversation – Gregory Botts and Mary Carlson, Art Resources Transfer, NYC
          Surreal Pop – Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
          A.R.T., Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1997  Engel, Engel, Kunsthalle am Wien, Vienna, Austria and
          Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
          Projects.doc, Shiffler Collection, Cincinnati, Ohio
1996  Shirts & Skins, Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
          SculptureCenter at Roosevelt Island, SculptureCenter, New York City
          Body Language - New York, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
          Thin Air: Examining the Ethereal, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, New York City
1995  Identia e Alterita, Venice Biennale, Museo Correr, Venice, Italy
          …It’s How You Play the Game, Exit Art/The First World, New York
          More Than Real, Gallery 404, University of Illinois, Chicago
          Susan Inglett Gallery, Gramercy Park Hotel, New York
1994  Created/Mutated, Dru Arstark Gallery, New York
          Material Concerns, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn
          Whateva, Dru Arstark Gallery, New York
1993  Exquisite Corpse, Drawing Center, New York
          Artists’; Early Work, Max Protetch Gallery, New York
          Group Show, Cheryl Haines Gallery, San Francisco
          Clothing as Metaphor, The Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami
          Mapping: An Index of Experience, Germans van Eck, New York
          Patently Missing, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston
          Bodily, Penine Hart Gallery, New York
1992  Getting to kNOw you, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin and
          Stadtisches Kaufhaus, Leipzig, Germany
A New American Flag, Max Protetch Gallery, New York
1991  The Interrupted Life, The New Museum, New York
1990  Something Strange, White Columns, New York
          Blood Remembering, Newhouse Gallery, Snug Harbor, Staten Island
          Death and Desire, Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York
1989  Psychological Abstraction, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
1988  Ironic Abstraction, University Art Galleries, University of South Florida, Tampa
          Window Installation, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York
          Desired Paths, Outdoor Sculpture at Schulman Park, White Plains, New York
          Shape as Form, Penine Hart Gallery, New York
1987  The Level of Volume, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
1986  Group Show, Lang & O’Hara Gallery, New York
          Emerging Artists 1986, Cleveland Center of Contemporary Art, Cleveland 
          New Sculpture, Michael Klein, inc., New York
1985  Summer Selection, Castelli Uptown Gallery, New York
          New Art, Modernism Gallery, San Francisco
          Appropriations: Black & White, Vanguard Gallery, Philadelphia