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MaryKate Maher
updated: 07/03/2013
website: www.marykatemaher.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Subspace: reversed
Subspace: ground sweat
Subspace: pocket 2
Subspace: proximity between points
Subspace: pocket 1
Containers for Landscape
Portable Mountains
Portable Mountains (wall detail)
Utopia Series: Burl
Utopia series: House
 
Portfolio Keywords:  biomorphic, conceptual, repetition, psychological, nature, fantasy, dreams, landscape, narrative, surreal
 
 
Subspace: reversed by MaryKate Maher
Subspace: reversed
mixed media collage
2012
20 " x  16 " 
Subspace: ground sweat by MaryKate Maher
Subspace: ground sweat
mixed media collage
2012
16 " x  20 " 
Subspace: pocket 2 by MaryKate Maher
Subspace: pocket 2
mixed media collage
2012
20 " x  16 " 
Subspace: proximity between points by MaryKate Maher
Subspace: proximity between points
mixed media collage
2012
16 " x  20 " 
Subspace: pocket 1 by MaryKate Maher
Subspace: pocket 1
mixed media collage
2012
20 " x  16 " 
Containers for Landscape by MaryKate Maher
Containers for Landscape
Acrylic, tape, graphite
2011
12 " x  12 " 
Portable Mountains by MaryKate Maher
Portable Mountains
Wood, masking tape, acrylic mirror, resin
2010
Dimensions variable
Portable Mountains (wall detail) by MaryKate Maher
Portable Mountains (wall detail)
Wood, masking tape, acrylic mirror, resin
2010
Dimensions variable
Utopia Series: Burl by MaryKate Maher
Utopia Series: Burl
Masking tape, acrylic on paper
2008
33 " x  28 " 
Utopia series: House by MaryKate Maher
Utopia series: House
acrylic on Bristol Board
2008
11 " x  14 " 

Artist Statement

These rencent works on paper are part of a series that originated around the idea of the Balancing Rock. These forms make reference to totems, markers and cairns - items placed by man into the landscape to denote pathways and memorials. My work plays with the awkwardness of balance, and the presence of the hand recreating the landscape. These ‘reworked’ forms focus on the Object as if it’s a portrait, no longer tying it to the original landscape but merely presenting a new point in its path.

Artist Bio / CV

EDUCATION
2008  Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

2004 MFA The Pennsylvania Academy of the FineArts, Philadelphia, PA

2001 BFA  Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

1999-2000 The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2012
BRIC Rotunda Gallery, The Bricoleurs,Brooklyn, NY
Hinge Gallery, Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Chicago, IL

2011
Like the Spice, Layer Current, Brooklyn, NY
Kunstwerk Carlshutte, NordArt 2011, Budelsdorf, Germany
Das Gift, A4, curated by Una Tittel, Berlin, Germany
Centotto, Landscapes Metamorphic, Topologies Chrometoplastic, Brooklyn, NY
STOREFRONT, New Year New Work New Faces, Brooklyn, NY

2010
Abrons Art Center, The West at Sunset, New York, NY
Socrates Sculpture Park, EAF 10, Queens NY
Nurture Art, Duck and Decorated Shed, Brooklyn, NY  Factory Fresh, Among Darkened Woods, Brooklyn, NY

2009
SilverShed, ABCyz, New York, NY
Abrons Art Center at Henry Street Settlement, Twin Infinities, New York, NY

2008
Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery, Au Courant, Brooklyn, NY
Takt kunstprojektraum, Die Ansammlung,  Berlin, Germany

2007
d.u.m.b.o. arts center, Coercive Atmospherics, Brooklyn NY
Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery, White Noise, Brooklyn, NY

2004
Slought Foundation, Back to the Front, Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Suitable for Hanging, Philadelphia PA


AWARDS/ HONORS

2012 Yaddo, Artist Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY
2011 New York Foundation for the Arts, Sculpture Fellowship, New York, NY
Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Emergency Grant, New York, NY
2010 Socrates Sculpture Park, Emerging Artist Fellowship, Queens NY
Vermont Studio Center, Residency and Grant, Johnson VT
2008 Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center,Artist in Residence, New York NY
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
Takt kunstprojektraum, Artist’s Residency, Berlin, Germany
Vermont Studio Center,  Johnson, VT
2006
MacDowell Colony, Fellowship, Peterborough NH
2004 MFA Faculty Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant Program (Nominee)
2003 Justine Cretella Memorial Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,
Philadelphia, PA