Mary O'Brien
Mixed Media Artist

EDUCATION                                                                                                      

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

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

                                                                                                  

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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

2011- 16       OKWA (Organization of Kingston Women Artists) Annual Exhibition, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning ,

                     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

 

OTHER SHOWS

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

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

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

 2010            Cambridge, ON; Rodman Hall Art Centre, St. Catharines, ON; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

 

COMMISSIONS

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

1979             Eaton Centre, Toronto, ON - outdoor mural painting                                                                               

                                                                                                                

COLLECTIONS

                     Windsor City Hall, Windsor, ON

                     Private Collections - Canada, USA, England, Australia

 

GRANTS

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

TEACHING

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

 

VOLUNTEERING

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

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

 

OTHER COURSES

                     Digital Photography, St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON

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