Mary O'Brien
Mixed Media Artist


Master of Fine Arts Degree, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON                          

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Concordia University, Montreal, QC



2016          "Small Works / Large Wonders", Paintings and Collages, Blaney's Gallery, Kingston, ON

2010           "Making Changes", Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Kingston, ON

2009           "A Not So Still Life", Ban Righ Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, ON

2001           "Synergies", Grand Theatre, Kingston, ON

1996          "Journeys - Mixed Media Works", St. Lawrence College Art Gallery, Kingston, ON

1995          "Urban Excerpts", Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville, ON

1991          "Journeys", Homer Watson House and Gallery, Kitchener, ON

1986          "Mixed Media", Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto, ON

1985          "Lebel Gallery", University of Windsor, Windsor, ON

1982           Kingston Artists' Association, Kingston, ON



2024         "Hot Off the Press", Window Gallery, Kingston, On - printmaking exhibition

2023         "Art For All", Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Queen's University, Kingston, ON

2023         "Nocturne: Into the Night Together", Museum of Lennox & Addington, Napanee, ON

2023         "Hot Off the Press", Window Gallery, Kingston, ON - printmaking exhibition

2022         "Art For All", Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Queen's University, Kingston, ON

2022         "The Ontario Miniature Print Exhibition", Satellite Project Space, London, ON

2021         "The Show of Smalls", Art Noise Gallery, Kingston, ON

2021         "Kingston School of Art - Juried Exhibition", Kingston, ON

2019         "Meeting in the Middle", Mary O'Brien and Sandie Collins, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke, ON

2016             "In the Round", Graven Feather Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011-            OKWA (Organization of Kingston Women Artists) Annual Exhibition, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning ,

                     Window Gallery, Kingston: Belleville, Sydenham, ON  - annual exhibitions

2016             "A Sense of Place", Pump House Steam Museum, Kingston, ON

2016             " Summer Exhibition", Kingston School of Art, Kingston, ON

2003-07        Collages, Jamie Brick Studio, Perth Road Village, ON     

1999             "Sight and Insight", Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Kingston, ON

1993             "Standpoints - Three Cambridge Artists", Cambridge Library and Gallery, Cambridge, ON

1992             " Konst Pa Papper", Museum of Fine Arts, Ystad, Sweden

1989             "Viewpoints", MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON

1987-88        " Great White North", Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, Staten Is., New York

1986             "Portfolio '86", Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Owen Sound, ON - invitational show

1978            "The Metro Show", Docklands Gallery, London, England



2005-09        Women's Art Festival, Kingston, ON

1991-98        Artists' Studio Tours - Kingston, Cambridge, ON

1996 - 2010  Art Rental Programs - Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON; Library and Gallery,

                     Cambridge, ON; Rodman Hall Art Centre, St. Catharines, ON; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON



1983             Artcite, Windsor, ON - "Temporary Indoor Art", installation                                                             

1979             Eaton Centre, Toronto, ON - outdoor mural painting                                                                               



                     Windsor City Hall, Windsor, ON

                     Private Collections - Canada, USA, England, Australia



                     Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grants - 1991, 1995, 2010, 2019



2017-            Seniors Centre, Community Programming - art history

1994-2007    St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON - drawing, art history

1986-93       Sheridan College, Oakville, ON - design, art history

1985-86       Georgian College, Barrie and Owen Sound, ON - design, drawing



2016        "A Sense of Place", Pump House Steam Museum, Kingston, ON

2014        "Then and Now, Celebrating 25 Years 1989 - 2014", Organization of Kingston 

                Women Artists, Kingston, ON



2013- 18       Board Member, Organization of Kingston Women Artists, Kingston, ON

1992-93       Steering Committee Member, Cambridge Arts Forum, Cambridge, ON



                     Digital Photography, St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON

                     Workshops - encaustic painting, artists' book-making, mixed media with Sandra Duran Wilson, Santa Fe, NM