Born: 1951, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

“Demons”, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY


“Paradise”, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

2012 "Beautiful Beast", Studio 10, Bushwick, Brooklyn
2010 "Faded Flag", Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, NY

"Flags, Plates & Demons", Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

  “Faded Flag”, Art Omi, Ghent, NY

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

1999 “From Nature”, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY
1997 Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY
1996 Bill Maynes Contemporary Art, New York, NY
1994 Holly Solomon, New York, NY
1992 Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
1987 Michael Klein, inc., New York, NY
1986 Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
2017 New Gallery/New Work, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York

Conference of Birds, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, curated by Brenda
             Zlamany, Borough of Manhattan Community College, NYC


Chasing the Rose, The Dutch Barn, Clinton Corners, NY


20th Anniversary Show, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Pressed Flowers, curated by Catherine Howe, Lesley Heller Gallery, NYC


“Rockslide Sky”, curated by Carleen Sheehan, Fordham University at
            Lincoln Center, New York, NY


“Text”, Studio 10, Brooklyn, NY


“Textility”, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

  “Spring in Boston”, Drive-By Gallery, Watertown, MA
  “Sculpture”, Big, Small and Casual Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2011 “Flag Day”, Islip Museum, Islip Long Island, NY, curated by Janet Goleas

“Spiral Bound”, curated by Howard Foster, University of California,
            San Diego, CA

2010 “Cognitive Unconscious”, curated by Robert Walden, Lesley Heller Gallery,
            New York, NY
  “Bruised Childhood”, curated by Monroe Denton,
            Fredericke Tayler Gallery,New York, NY
2009 “Big, Small and Casual”, Mary Carlson & Laura Newman;
            Big, Small/Casual Gallery, Long Island City, NY

“Twin, Twin”, curated by Matt Freedman; Big, Small/Casual Gallery,
             Long Island City, NY


“By a Thread”, curated by Miles Manning, Elizabeth Harris Gallery,
            New York, NY


“Re-Accession,” curated by Philae Knight and Amanda Steck,
            FLAG Foundation, New York, NY

2007 “Group Show”, Rose Burlingham & Lindsey Brown, Clinton Corners, New York, NY

“B-Side”, Sarah Bowen Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

  “Color Correction”, Roger Smith Hotel, New York, NY

“Monochrome”, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY     


“Somewhere Outside It”, Schroeder/Romaro, Brooklyn, NY


“Synthesis and Distribution: Experiments in Collaboration”,
             Pace University's Fingestin Gallery, New York, NY


“Power T's”, Pierogi Gallery and Four Walls, Brooklyn, NY

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, New York, NY


“Brooklyn”, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL

  “Sculpture”, Flipside Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  “Wonderland”, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA (catalog)
  “Collecting Ideas:Works for the Polly and Mark Addison Collection”,
            Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
2000 “Snapshot”, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
  Galerie Brigitte Weiss, Zurich, Switzerland
  “Ethereal and Material”, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts,
             Wilmington, DE

“Muscle – Power of the View", Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art,
            Boulder, CO


"Quirky", Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY


“Gallery Artists”, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY

1999 “Skin”, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece

“Avoiding Objects”, Apex Art, New York, NY

  “Lab Works”, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY
1998 “Conversation – Gregory Botts and Mary Carlson”, Art Resources Transfer,
             New York, NY
  “Surreal Pop”, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
  “A.R.T.”, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, IL
  “Engel, Engel”, Kunsthalle am Wien, Vienna, Austria
1997 “Engel, Engel”, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic

  “Projects.doc”, Shiffler Collection, Cincinnati, OH
1996 “Shirts & Skins”, Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI

Sculpture Center at Roosevelt Island, Sculpture Center, New York, NY

  “Body Language - New York", Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

“Thin Air: Examining the Ethereal,” Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, New York, NY

1995 “Identia e Alterita”, Venice Biennale, Museo Correr, Venice, Italy

“. . . It’s How You Play the Game”, Exit Art/The First World, New York, NY


“More Than Real”, Gallery 404, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL


Susan Inglett Gallery, Gramercy Park Hotel, New York, NY

1994 “Created/Mutated”, Dru Arstark Gallery, New York, NY

“Material Concerns”, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


“Whateva”, Dru Arstark Gallery, New York

1993 “Exquisite Corpse”, Drawing Center, New York, NY
  “Artists’ Early Work”, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY

“Group Show”, Cheryl Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  “Clothing as Metaphor”, The Art Museum, Florida International University,
            Miami, FL
  “Mapping: An Index of Experience”, Germans van Eck, New York, NY
  “Patently Missing”, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
  “Bodily”, Penine Hart Gallery, New York, NY

“Getting to kNOw you”, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin and
            Stadtisches Kaufhaus, Leipzig, Germany

  “A New American Flag”, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
1991 “The Interrupted Life”, The New Museum, New York, NY

“Something Strange”, White Columns, New York, NY

  “Blood Remembering”, Newhouse Gallery, Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY
  “Death and Desire”, Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York, NY
1989 “Psychological Abstraction”, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
1988 “Ironic Abstraction”, University Art Galleries, University of South Florida,
            Tampa, FL

Window Installation, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY


“Desired Paths”, Outdoor Sculpture at Schulman Park, White Plains, NY

  “Shape as Form”, Penine Hart Gallery, New York, NY

“The Level of Volume”, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1986 Group Show, Lang & O’Hara Gallery, New York, NY
  "Emerging Artists 1986", Cleveland Center of Contemporary Art,
            Cleveland, OH

“New Sculpture”, Michael Klein, inc., New York, NY

1985 “Summer Selection”, Castelli Uptown Gallery, New York, NY

“New Art”, Modernism Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  “Appropriations: Black & White”, Vanguard Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Maine, Stephen, "Mary Carlson's Favorite Demons", Hyperallergic,
            November 5


Graves, Romanov, Mary Carlson - Studio Visit, Friday, January 2


Johnson, Ken, "Mary Carlson:'Paradise'", The New York Times, May 29


Brody, David, “Lady MacBeth’s Fingernail Polish":
            Mary Carlson at Studio 10”, ArtCritial ,November 19

  Dickson, Jane, "Beautiful Big Blue Beast", BOMB, October 25

D’Agnostino, Paul, “Editor’s Picks", L Magazine, October 24

2010 Perreault, John, Artopia, May
  Foster, Howard, "Mary Carlson at Elizabeth Harris", Romanov Grave,
           December 27
  Kalm, James, “Faded Flag”, video of opening at Long Island University, May
2006 Johnson, Ken, “Listings”, The New York Times, April 14
2005 Mueller, Stephen, “Personal Statements in Just One Color”, Gay City News,
           June 23 - 29
2003 Auer, James,”Arts center goes its own way”, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
           November 25
  Conner, Jill, "Nice and Wet", Artnet, June, 10
2001 Robinson, Walter, "Review", May 21
  Temin, Christine, “Imagination Runs Wild in ‘Wonderland'",
           The Boston Globe, January 30

Johnson, Ken, “Art in Review”, The New York Times, Friday, April

  Gomez, Edward M., “Taking the Spirit of Brooklyn on a Florida Vacation”,
The New York Times, September 26
2000 Omlin, Sibylle, “Nicht nach der Nature", Neue Zurcher Zeitung, January 12
  "Etheral and Material", exhibition catalog, Delaware Center for
the Contemporary Arts, September 21 - November 21
  Kino, Carol, “Mary Carlson at Bill Maynes”, Art in America, February
1999 Robinson, Walter,"Review', Artnet, June
  Harrison, Helen A., “In Islip, Experimentation and Installation”,
           The New York Times, August 29
  Schmerler, Sarah, “Avoiding Objects”, Time Out New York, February 4-11
  Robinson, Walter, "Berlin Art Diary", October 2

"Pop Surrealism", exhibition catalogue, The Aldrich Museum of
           Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connection, 1998


Drolet, Owen, “Mary Carlson – Bill Maynes”, Flash Art, May-June

  Schaffner, Ingrid, “Mary Carlson at Bill Maynes”, ArtForum, May
1997 Nahas, Dominique, “Review”, Mary Carlson, December 1
  Gluck, Grace, “Art in Review”, The New York Times, November 28
  Pilcher, Cathrin (Editor), ":Engel:Engel, Legenden der Gegenwart",
           exhibition catalog, Kunsthalle Wien, Springer Wien/
New York publishers
1996 "Body Language", exhibition catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts,
           Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, October
  “Art in Review”, The New York Times,  Friday, March 1
  Denton, Monroe, "Mary Carlson: Furnished", exhibition catalogue,
           Bill Maynes Contemporary Art, New York, February
  Princenthal, Nancy, “Mary Carlson at Bill Maynes”, Art in America, November
1995 "Identita e Alterita: Figures of the Body 1895/1995", exhibition catalogue,
           la Biennale di Venezia. Marsilio Editori
  Smith, Roberta, “The New, Irreverent Approach to Mounting Exhibitions”,
           The New York Times, January 6

Wallach, Amei, “Dialogue Among Curators Is a Mind Game With Art”,
Newsday, December 30,

  Levin, Kim, “Choices”, The Village Voice, December 27
1993 Larson, Kay, "Clothing as Metaphor", exhibition catalogue,
           The Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, January 
  "Getting to Know You: Sexual Insurrection and Resistance",
           exhibition catalogue, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Spring
  Florida International University, Miami, January

Cottingham, Laura, “getting to kNOw you: Sexual Insurrection and
           Resistance”, Neue Bildende Kunst

1992 Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review”, The New York Times, April 10
  “Goings on about Town”, The New Yorker, April 6
1991 "The Interrupted Life", exhibition catalogue, The New Museum of
           Contemporary Art, New York, September
  Faust, Gretchen, “New York in Review”, Arts Magazine, February
1990 Zimmer, William, “Everyday Expectations with a Twist”,
           The New York Times, December 23
1989 Deitch, Jeffrey, "Psychological Abstraction", exhibition catalogue,
          Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece, July
1987 Rinder, Larry, “Corporate Culture”, Manhattan, Inc., February
1986 Brenson, Michael, “Participation in the Cultural Zoo”, The New York Times,
          May 30
  Cameron, Dan, “Ten to watch”, Arts Magazine, September
2015 Tiffany Foundation Grant
2007 New York Foundation for the Arts Grant
1993 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (sculpture)
1988 National Endowment for the Arts (sculpture)
1973 School of Visual Arts, B.F.A.