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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

MARY WALKER

MARY WALKER

Artist Work

SEAMED SQUARE
2012
acrylic, wood, copper
36x36x3.5"
FRAGMENTED SQUARE
2011
acrylic, wood, metal hardware
60x60x3"
LEADED SQUARE #1
2012
acrylic, lead
18x18x2"
LINKED #1
2011
acrylic, wood, metal hardware
10.5x15x2"
ARCHIPELAGO, detail
2011
acrylic, wood, metal
15x13x3.5", 23x16x2"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)
Prior to 2012

Artist Statement

I am a studio artist exhibiting sculpture, painting and installation works. My currant work involves the production of wall-hung constructions combining the concerns of painting ad sculpture. I use imagery and conceptual ideas from natural science and landscape. Formally, I am interested in contrasting geometry and gesture, man-made and natural, chance and planning.

Artist Bio

Education: Hamline University, St. Paul, MN (MA); Purdue University, Lafayete, IN (BS). Solo Exhibitions: Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD (2009)Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL (2002); "Mary Walker: Living Conditions," Harmony Hall Regional Center, Fort Washington, MD (2000); "Mary Walker: Building Wisdom," Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD (2000); Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL (1999); Hamline University, St. Paul, MN (1999); Alice R. Rogers Gallery, St. John's Art Center, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN (1996); Flanders Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (1995); Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN (, 19821995); Carleton College, Northfield, MN (1991); Hamline University Gallery, St. Paul, MN (1988); Tweed Museum, Duluth, MN (1988); MC Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (1986); Benedicta Arts Center, College of At. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN (1986); Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL (1984); Peter M. David Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (1981); WARM Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (1980). Selected Group Exhibitions: DCCA, Wilmington, DE (2007) Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD (2007)William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO (2002); "Brute Elegance," Mill River Gallery, Ellicott City, MD (2000); "Lost Art: Civility, Privacy, Silence," Installation, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD (2000); Critics' Residency Program, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD (2000); School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD (1999); Villa Julie College Gallery, Baltimore, MD (1999); Artscape 2000 minus 1, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD (1999); Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (1998); Cade Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD (1998); Mill River Gallery, Ellicott City, MD (1998); Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN (1996); Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL (1986, 1992, 1994); 1/1 A Gallery, Denver, CO (1994); St. Paul Companies Gallery, St. Paul, MN (1987, 1993); The Sculpture Center, New York, NY (1986, 1991); Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (1990); Texas Sculpture Association, Dallas, TX (1990); MC Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (1988); Rockford Museum, Rockford, IL (1986); Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL (1985); Federal Reserve Bank, Minneapolis, MN (1985); Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN (1978, 1984); Purdue University, Lafayette, IN (1984); Hamline University Gallery, St. Paul, MN (1984); Walker Art Center-Sponsored Open Studio Tour, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (1984); Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE (1983); Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN (1982-83); Pillsbury Center, Minneapolis, MN (1981, 1983); Macalester College Galleries, St. Paul, MN (1983); Zaner Gallery, Rochester, NY (1982); Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI (1982); ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL (1979); University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI (1979); Carleton College, Northfield, MN (1978); Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, IL (1977); WARM Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (1977); Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (1976); Museum of Art, Science and Industry, Bridgeport, CT (1973); Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT (1972). Fellowships, Grants and Awards: Bush Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (1980); Minnesota State Arts Board Project grant (1980); FORECAST/Land Mark Editions Monoprint Project Grant (1982); McKnight Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (1983); Minnesota State Arts Board Sudden opportunity Grant (1986); Yaddo Artists' Residency (1990); Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship (1992); Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency (1992). Collections: Weisman Art Museum, University of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN; First Bank System, Inc., Minneapolis, MN; Northwestern National Bank, St. Paul, MN; Northwestern National Life Insurance Co., Minneapolis, MN; Pillsbury Corp., Minneapolis, MN; Southeastern Banking Corp., Miami, FL; Tsolinas Ass., Chicago, IL; Piper, Jaffrey & Hopwood, Minneapolis, MN; Malt-O-Meal Corp., Minneapolis, MN; Searle Pharmaceuticals, Chicago, IL.