Mary Mattingly


2010 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
2002 BFA Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR; with Parsons School of Design, NYC
2001 Yale School of Art Fellowship, Norfolk, CT


Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY, "House and Universe"

Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila, The Philippines, with U.S. Department of State
smARTpower and the Bronx Museum, “Wearable Portable Architecture”

WINTEC, Ramp Gallery, Hamilton, New Zealand, “The Island is also the Origin”
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Governor’s Island, NY, “The Investigation, Constitution,
and Formation of Flock House”

Occurrence Espace d'art et d'essai Contemporains, Montreal “The Anatomy of Melancholy”
curated by Eve K. Tremblay

Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY, Nomadographies

Galerie Adler, Frankfurt, Germany "Frontier"
New York Public Library, New York, NY, "Time Has Fallen Asleep"

White Box, New York, NY, "Fore Cast"
Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY, "Second Nature"

Feldman Gallery, Portland, OR. “We Go Round and Round”

Lyonswiergallery, New York, NY, "The Stage"


WetLand, Philadelphia, PA

Triple Island, New York City, NY

The Flock House Project, New York City, NY
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Percent for Art commission for "Flock House"

The Waterpod Project, New York City, NY

Micro-Scope, South Hampton, NY

Venice Biennalel, Italy “Waterways” Curated by Mary Mattingly, Renee Vara.
Istanbul Biennial, Turkey, “Waterways and Beyond,” curated by Mary Mattingly, Renee Vara.

Postitions, Miami “Lifeboat” Dec. 2004. Artist Initiative curated by M. Mattingly, P. Middendorf.


CAFKA Biennial, Canada “It Should Always Be This Way”
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, “Distant Images, Local Positions” curated by Waafa Bilal

Proof Gallery, "All of our Tomorrows and Yesterdays" curated by Scott Patrick Wiener
St. John’s University, “Silent Beaches: New York’s Forgotten Waterfront” curated by Elizabeth Albert
Boston University, "System ECOnomies" curated by Lynne Cooney and Dana Clancy
Bronx River Art Center, "From Process to Progress: Mary Mattingly and Michael Cataldi”

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The University of Arizona Museum of Art, "Broken Desert - Land and Sea" curated by Lauren Rabb
Laumeier Sculpture Park, “Camp Out: Finding Home in an Unstable World”
Salina Art Center, Salina Kansas, “Streams of Consciousness: The Histories,
Mythologies, and Ecologies of Water”
Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, New York, “Surface Tension”
Bennington College, “Resilience and Resistance”
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, “Under Cover”

Lianzhou Foto 2011, Lianzhou, China, "The Social Landscape" November
Arko Art Center, Seoul, South Korea , "Labour of Love " curated by Nathalie Boseul Shin
deCordova Museum, “Temporary Structures: Performing Architecture in Contemporary Art”
Flanders Gallery, North Carolina, “After Destiny” curated by Greg Lindquist
Woodstock Artist Guild, NY, “Medium and the Message” curated by Jimi Billingsley
Seoul Art Center, South Korea, “Imagine Earth”
BRIC Rotunda, “Water, Water Every Where”
Arlington Arts Center, “On the Road”

Occurrence Espace d'art et d'essai Contemporains, Montreal "Dans l'archipel du Waterpod"
DePaul University Art Museum, "The Nomadic Studio"
Smack Mellon, "Condensations of the Social" curated by Sara Reisman
Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, “Future Tense: Landscape in Transition”
Exit Art, “Global/National, The Order of Chaos”
University of Buffalo, “Precious Cargo,” curated by Paul Sargent
The Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, “Synaptic Mimes: the Private Spectacular”
Exit Art Underground, “Waterpod: Autonomy and Ecology”

Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France, “Au Feminin”
Tucson Museum of Art, AZ "Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord Between Nature and Society"
Eindhoven University of Technology, “Water,” Prix Pictet
Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, “Water – Currents,” Prix Pictet
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France. "Prix Pictet"

s t a n d p o i n t, London, UK. "Mie Kjaergaard and Mary Mattingly"
Neuberger Museum of Art, NY "Future Tense, Reshaping the Landscape"
Video Visionen, O eins, Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany

Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA, "Ecocentric"
MOAB, Curated by Christy Gast, Tourist Information Television Station, UT, CA
Mattatuck Museum, "Other Worlds"
Robert Mann Gallery, "Epilogues"
Art Omi, "Bivouac" curated by Maximillion Goldfarb

International Center of Photography, Triennial “Ecotopia”

RAM Gallerie/Foundation, Rotterdam “Small Works”
The New York Hall of Sciences, NY “Tomorrow”
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art “69 ChevyChevy Bang Bang”
Rare Gallery, New York, NY “Nineteeneighty – Art Show”
RAM Gallerie/Foundation, Rotterdam “Transforming Home”
Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY “Controlled Chaos”
Pamela Auchincloss Project Space, NY curated Koan-Jeff Bayista “War Face”


Distant Images Local Positions

Drawing Building, Ed. Maximilian Goldfarb and Matt Bua, Lawrence King
Nature, Ed. Jeffrey Kastner, Documents of Contemporary Art Series, Whitechapel/MIT Press
Alternative Histories (New York Art Spaces, 1960-2010) Ed. Lauren Rosati
and Mary Anne Staniszewski, Exit Art/MIT Press
Camp Out: Finding Home in an Ustable World Ed. Marilu Knode
and Dana Turkovic, Laumeier Sculpture Park

Temporary Structures, Ed. Lexi Lee Sullivan, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
My Green City, Ed. R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, K. Bolhöfer, Gestalten

Water, Prix Pictet, teNeuse
Au Féminin, Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris

Trouble in Paradise, Tucson Museum of Art

Ecotopia, By Brian Wallis, Edward Earle, Christopher Philipps, Carol Squires.
Ed. Joanna Lehan. ICP/Steidl


Eleanor Heartney, “Art for the Anthropocene Era” Art in America

Kareem Estefan, "Mary Mattingly," Art in America
Mary Mattingly on Alan Sekula, Art in America
Johanna Ruth Epstein, "Mary Mattingly," ArtNews
Colby Chamberlain, "Mary Mattingly," Artforum
Vince Aletti, "Mary Mattingly," The New Yorker
Martha Schwendener, "Mary Mattingly: House and Universe," New York Times
The Lookout, "Mary Mattingly," Art in America
Susan Silas, "A Bag Lady By Any Other Name," Hyperallergic
David A. Willis, "At Home in the World," ArtSlant
"Why Mary Mattingly Would Make the Perfect Companion, Post Apocalypse," Artsy
Noor Brara, "The Weight of Mary Mattingly's World," Interview Magazine
Jon Beer and Lily Olive, "Mary Mattingly," Art-Rated
Greg Lindquist, "Descending into the Abyss with Double Negative" The Brooklyn Rail
"New Pier 42 Project Hooks People with Art and Fishing" The Villager
"Paths to Pier 42," Urban Omnibus
Interview with Greg Lindquist , "The Life of Objects," Art in
Museums and Galleries, "Process and Progress," New York Times
Skyler Reid, "From Trash to Treasure," Mott Haven Hearald

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Aengus Anderson, "Episode 40: Mary Mattingly," The Conversation
Margaret Regan, "Scorched Earth," Tucson Weekly
Miguel Miranda, "The Extremophile," China Business News
Marika B. Constantino, "Shelter Me," Philippine Star
Filipina Lippi, "Mattingly's Wearable and Portable Architecture," The Manila Bulletin
Tito Genova Valiente, "Wearing Art, Moving Art: Mary Mattingly's Social-scientific Vision,"
Business Mirror Philippines
"US Cultural Ambassador to Initiate Public Art Project," The Manila TImes
Tom Lesser, "Interview with Mary Mattingly," Radical Cosmologies
Hilary Howard, "Serious Artists Plan Whimsy in the Sand," The New York Times
"Photography Shows and Discussions in the Parks," The New York Times
Nick Miller, "Flock Houses Land in New York's Public Spaces," The Architect's Newspaper
"The Flock House Project in the Bronx," News 12
Martha Schwendener, "Contempo Boat Artists Float Their Ideas," The Village Voice
Wendy Vogel, “Nature,” The Brooklyn Rail
“Is Newness Still New?” The Brooklyn Rail
Fox News, "Flock Houses Appear in NYC"
Janet Upadhye, "Artist Lives in Futuristic Pod for Flock House," DNA Info
"The Flock House Project, Brooklyn," News 12
"'The Flock House Project' To New York City" Huffington Post
Andy Cush, "My Evening In Battery Park’s $960-Per-Square-Foot Art Project," Animal New York
"Events: The Flock House Project," CBS News
"Join Artist Mary Mattingly’s Latest Sustainable Floating Commune, the Flock House Project," Art + Auction
Laura Elizabeth Barone, “Camp Out: Finding Home in an Unstable World at Laumeier
Sculpture Park,” Temporary Art Review
Diane Toroian Keaggy, Give me shelter: Laumeier's 'Camp Out' looks at what makes a home,”
St. Louis Post
Riverfront Times News, “In the Galleries - Camp Out: Finding Home in an Unstable World”
Sarah Flagg, “New Laumeier Exhibit Explores Home in Unique Ways” Sunset-Hills Crestwood
Sheilah Kast, "Under Cover: Maryland Morning," WYPR Radio
Andrew Zaleski, "Take Cover: Under Cover, at MICA's Decker Gallery" Baltimore Urbanite
Andrea Appleton, "Under Cover at MICA’s Decker Gallery, Baltimore City Paper
Madeleine O’Dea, "With Documentary Focus, China's Lianzhou Foto Spotlights the Marginalized" Artinfo

Brian Boucher, "Team America - Artists as Cultural Ambassadors," Art in America
"Mapping," Conveyor Magazine
Emily Costello, "deCordova Group Show Redefines Architecture," Lincoln Journal
Chris Bergeron, "deCordova Exhibit Encourages Visitors to Interact With Art," The Milford Daily News
Claire Ross, "The Investigation, Constitution, and Formation of Flock House," Urban Omnibus
Louise Risk, “Mary Mattingly, The Island is also The Origin” Waikato Times
The Arts On Sunday with Lynn Freeman, National Radio New Zealand
Amy White, "New American Landscapes at Flanders," The Indy Week
“After Destiny,” The New Raleigh
CAFKA TV, "Big Ideas in Art and Culture," CAFKA and Musagetes
Shane Danaher, "Interview with Mary Mattingly," Rough Copy
Eva Diaz, "Dome Culture in the Twenty-first Century," Grey Room
Kathryn Yuoeff, "Climate Change and the Imagination," WIREs
Nadine Comeau, “Mary Mattingly,” Dialect Magazine

Claire Barliant, “Mary Mattingly: Safe,” Icon Magazine
Ovation TV, “Collective Intelligence,” Ovation TV
“Islands,” Cabinet Magazine, insert
Luigi Amara, “For an Unsustainable Art,” Fahrenheit Contemporary Art
Martha Schwendener, “Smack Mellon Hosts Condensations of the Social,” Village Voice
“A Utopian Barge,” Colors Magazine
Stephen Brown, “Spend a Night Sleeping With An Artist,” The Brooklyn Paper

Robin Michals, “Facing the Meltdown,” Afterimage
“20 in 10, Here are the Ones to Watch Next Year,” Brooklyn Paper
Allison Lind, “Air Ship Air City: Sustainable Home Will Float in the Clouds,” Yahoo! News
Melena Ryzik, “The Waterpod Artist Heads for the Roof,” New York Times Arts Beat
Stephen Brown, "Is This Brooklyn's Craziest Crib?" Brooklyn Paper
"The Waterpod Project," Sculpture Magazine
Christopher Turner, “A Floating Island of Sustainability,” Nature Magazine
Martin Phillips, “New Yorker Creates a Human Habitat on a Barge,” Voice of America
Alyssa Danigelis, “Eating From the Future,” Discovery Channel
Judith West, “Mary Mattingly,” Getting Your Money's Worth NYC
Sunday Times Style, London, UK
Cat Greenleaf “Artists at Sea,” WNBC
Douglas Kelley, “Mary Mattingly on the Waterpod,” Douglas Kelley Show
Douglas Rushkoff, “Interview with Mary Mattingly,” The Media Squat, WFMU
Events, “Waterpod Project,” Time Out New York
Heather Alexander, “Waterpod to Combat Rising Seas,” BBC News
Ben Johnson, “13 Hours Onboard Waterpod,” Staten Island Advance
Tara Lynn Wagner, “Waterpod Brings Green Sea Living To S.I.”, NY1 News
Brian Williams, “Mary Mattingly on the Waterpod,” MSNBC
James P Yates, “Floating Ideas,” Staten Island Advance
Melena Ryzik, “Life and Art, Afloat on a Barge in the New York Harbor,” New York Times
Robert Voris, "This Barge Makes Global Warming Look Cool," Brooklyn Paper
“Perfect Weekend,” Time Out New York
Steven Kurutz, “A Fluid Definition of Self Sufficiency,” New York Times
Kelly Loudenberg, Waterpod Interview Documentary
Janel Bladow, “Mary Mattingly,” Downtown Express Seaport Report
Anne Craig, “Anne on the Waterpod,” Fox 5 News
Elizabeth Lazarowitz, Waterpod, Daily News
Waterpod, the Floating Biosphere, Readies for Launch, Gothamist
Alyssa Danigelis, The Waterpod Project, Discovery News
Shakthi Jothianandan, The Waterpod, Time Out New York
Karen Rosenberg, “Mary Mattingly, Nomadographies,” New York Times
Vince Aletti, “Mary Mattingly,” Goings On About Town, The New Yorker
“Nomadographies,” Datensklaven
Lauren O’neill-Butler, “Mary Mattingly,” ArtForum, 500 Words
“Mary Mattingly, Nomadographies,” Actuo Photo

Eric Shriner, “Young Bloods: Young Artists That You Need to Know,” CITY Magazine
“Le Prix Pictet & le développement durable / Nouvelle distinction pour les photographes,”
Photographie Magazine
“Prix Pictet Shortlist Winners,” Financial Times
"Vision d'artiste Apres le Deluge," VSD Magazine
Benjamin Genocchio, "Today's Landscapes, Tomorrow's Dystopia," New York Times
“Earth Bytes: Engaging Dystopia,” Sun Valley Plum

“Gundel-Maria Busse, Schon Und Schrecklich,” Main Echo
“Von Sylvia Staude, Holt Uns Endlich Ab,” Frankfurter Rundschau
"Faut-Il Climatiser La Terre?" Cover and story, Le Monde Magazine, France
Ecology:Communication with Nature", InterCommunication Magazine, Japan
"Frontier, Mary Mattingly", Drome Magazine, Italy
Miranda Sharp, “Work by Mary Mattingly,” C-Photo Magazine
Stephen Vincent Kobasa, “Stranger Than Truth," New Haven Advocate
Cover story by Jackie Delematre, “Gimme Shelter,” New York Press
"Photography in New York," Japanese Esquire Magazine

Rachel Wolff, “An Inconvenient Half-Truth,” New York Magazine
Brigid Hughes, “A Solution to an Inconvenient Truth,” A Public Space
“Ecotopia,” Aperture
Martha Schwendener, “Mary Mattingly at Robert Mann Gallery,” ArtForum
Eric Gelber, “Mary Mattingly at Robert Mann Gallery,”
"Second Nature at Robert Mann Gallery," The New York Sun

“Shows of Note – We Go Round and Round in the Night,” The Orgonian
Review, “We Go Round and Round in the Night,” The Portland Mercury

Cover and article, “Mary Mattingly,” Photography Quarterly

Stephen Perloff, “Photographic Winners,” The Photo Review
“Photographers of the Year Award,” Photo District News
Vince Alletti. “Mary Mattingly, The Stage,” Village Voice
Tyler Green, "From the NYC Gallery Scene,”

The James L. Knight Foundation Grant

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smARTpower, U.S. Artist Ambassador to the Philippines, Bronx Museum
and U.S. Department of State
Clocktower Gallery - ART On Air Artist-in-Residence
Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology Fellowship

Harpo Foundation Grant
The Jerome Foundation Travel Grant
New York Foundation for the Arts Sculpture Grant
Art Omi Artist-In-Residence, Ghent, NY

Art Matters Foundation Travel Grant
Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Year-Long Studio Residency

New York University Artist-In-Residence
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Braziers International Artist Residency, Oxfordshire, England

Experimental TV. Center, New York, 2005

MoMA PS1 with Triple Canopy, Queens, NY
Queens Museum of Art with Art Utile, Queens, NY
The Bronx Museum of the Arts with smARTpower, Bronx, NY

Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
98B, Manila, The Philippines, Manila, The Philippines
University of the Philippines, Manila, The Philippines
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, with Glendalys Medina
The Queens Museum of Art, with Christopher Robbins
Bennington College, with Taeyoon Choi, Bennington, VT
Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology with Geoff Manaugh, New York, NY
The New School, UNFOLD, A Cultural Response to Climate Change, New York, NY

Columbia College, Chicago, IL
CalArts, “Mary Mattingly,” California
deCordova Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
WINTEC, SPARK, International Festival of Media, Arts, and Design, Hamilton, New Zealand
Yale University School of Art, Norfolk, CT
Department of Environmental Conservation, Brooklyn, NY
Brandeis University, Boston, MA
Big Ideas in Art & Culture Lecture Series, with Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area, CANADA

DePaul University Museum, Chicago, IL
M.I.T. Senseable Cities Lab, Cambridge, MA
University of North Texas, Fluid Frontier Symposium
New School University, New York, NY

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
New York University, New York, NY
Vancouver CAC, Vancouver, Canada
Cornell University, New York, NY
Terreform, Brooklyn, NY

Panel "31 Under 31" moderated by Amy Stein, 3RD WARD, Brooklyn, NY

Artist talk, New York Public Library, New York, NY
Panel discussion on Art and Politics, The Canal Chapter, New York, NY

With Nayland Blake, International Center of Photography
On Second Nature, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY

Collector Circle, New York, NY
Feldman Gallery, Portland, OR

Duende Ateliers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Yale University, CT
Portland Art Museum, OR
Deutsche Bank, Germany
International Center of Photography, NY
Art Omi, NY
DePaul University Museum of Art, Chicago, Il
Friends of Photography, NY
The Richard Massey Foundation for Arts and Sciences, NY
deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA


Mary Mattingly is an artist based in New York. Her work has been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, the Seoul Art Center, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the New York Public Library, deCordova Museum and Sclupture Park, and the Palais de Tokyo. She participated in smARTpower: an initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the Bronx Museum of the Arts as artist-ambassador to the Philippines. She has been awarded grants and fellowships from the James L. Knight Foundation, Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, Yale University School of Art, the Harpo Foundation, NYFA, the Jerome Foundation, and the Art Matters Foundation. Her work has been featured in Aperture Magazine, Art in America, Artforum, Art+Auction, Sculpture Magazine, China Business News, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Financial Times, Le Monde Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, the Brooklyn Rail, the Village Voice, and on BBC News, MSNBC, Fox News, News 12, NPR, WNBC, New York 1, and on Art21's New York Close Up series.

Mattingly recently launched a three-part project, beginning with the Flock House Project: three spherical living-systems incorporating rainwater collection that cycled water through edible gardens, solar panels, and enclosed living spaces. These spheres were choreographed through New York City’s five boroughs. Currently, Triple Island(part two) is being exhibited at Pier 42 in Lower Manhattan. WetLand (part three) will launch from the Delaware River in Philadelphia in the Fall of 2014.

Mattingly also founded the Waterpod Project, a barge-based public space containing an autonomous habitat. Working with multiple collaborators, from artists to businesses and city agencies, the Waterpod docked at piers in each of the five boroughs. Over 200,000 people visited the Waterpod in 2009.

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