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Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, 1999
MFA Painting and Drawing, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1995
BFA Painting, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1989


True Enough, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
Double Sun, Percent for Art Permanent Artwork Commission, McCarren Park, Brooklyn, NY

Winter Light, GSA Permanent Artwork Commission, Mickey Leland Federal Building, Houston, TX
South Light, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Half-Round, Bethel University Olsen Gallery, Saint Paul, MN
Double Sun, Percent for Art Permanent Artwork Commission, McCarren Park, Brooklyn, NY

Witness, The Dean's Gallery at John Jay College, New York, NY

Mary Temple: Northwest Corner, Southeast Light, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, TX
Outside (Light), In, Saint-Gaudens Memorial Exhibition, Picture Gallery, Cornish, NH

Among Friends and Enemies, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
Northeast Light, West Wall, permanent installation, MS114, New York, NY
Morning Light, West Wall, permanent installation, MTA Q Line, Neck Road Station, Brooklyn, NY

First Week, commission installation, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Currency, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY (Target First Saturdays Series)

Mary Temple, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

Mary Temple, Sandroni.Rey, Los Angeles, CA
Describing Light: Mary Temple, Works on Paper, Trois Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

The Forest For the Sea, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Recalesce, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
Extended Afternoon, Phase 2 & 3, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Continuum, Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University, Waco, TX

Extended Afternoon, Phase 1, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT

Postcard Skies, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
Drawing Room, Arts Club of Washington, Washington DC

Additament, CherrydelosReyes, Los Angeles, CA
1,000,000 Ellipsoids, ZieherSmith Gallery, New York, NY
For the Millionth Time, Mixed Greens, New York, NY


Natural States, Dowd Gallery, State University of New York, Cortland, NY
Visual Deception II: Into the Future, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan

On Site, The Art Gallery at NYU Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Back to Eden, Museum of Biblical Art, New York, NY
Visual Deception II: Into the Future, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan
Visual Deception II: Into the Future, The Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Stationary Realms, Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Silences, NÄSSJÖ KONSTHALL, Pigalle Art Space, Nässjö, Sweden
Wall, Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Ephemeral, Adelphi University Gallery, Garden City, NY

Time Lapse, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Drawn From Photography, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
Simulcrum, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH

Image Wars, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY
Drawn From Photography, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Wall Works, The DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Perception/Deception: Illusion in Contemporary Art, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
The Bank and Trust Show, The Art Exchange, White Plains, NY
The Days of this Society are Numbered, Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY

Florist, SHOWstudio, London, England
False Documents and Other Illusions, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Look Again, Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art, Winston- Salem, NC
Day to-day, Martos Gallery, New York, NY
Board, Beam, Breath: an investigation of trees, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID
Smoke and Mirrors, Shadows and Fog, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
Skowhegan Alumni Exhibition, 1999-2008, 92YTribeca, New York, NY
Eye Spy, Playing With Perception, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Site/Line, Add-Art through Eyebeam, curated by Joanne Montoya

Contemporary Forms of Trompe L'Oeil, Nitrianska Galeria, Nitra, Slovakia
Yes or No and/or Yes and No, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
X: Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
Linear Abstraction, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY

Light Seeking Light: Claire Cowie, Solange Fabiâo, Susan Philipsz, and Mary Temple, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
New Work: Mary Temple, Alyson Shotz, Zilvinas Kempinas, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Badlands, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Inner and Outer Space, Mattress Factory, Pittsburg, PA
Beyond a Memorable Fancy, EFA Project Space, New York, NY
Thoreau Reconsidered, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
The Elusive Surrounding, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Balimore, MD
Natural Obsessions, Neuhoff Gallery, New York, NY
Second_Nature, Dexia Hall Exhibition Space, Luxembourg; Chateau de Chamarande, Paris, France
The Future Must Be Sweet: The Lower East Side Printshop Celebrates 40 Years, International Print Center, New York, NY

Double Take: The Poetics of Illusion and Light, Mary Temple, Alexandra A. Grant and Benhard Hildebrandt, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
A Certain Slant of Light, Rush Philanthropic, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
New Prints, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
New Prints/Autumn, International Print Center, New York, NY
Thoreau Reconsidered, Wave Hill Gyndor Gallery, Bronx, NY
Summer Exhibition, curated by Sebastian Bremer, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
Link, G.O.C.A., Phoenix, AZ
New Prints/Winter, International Print Center, New York, NY
Workspace Program 2001-2007, curated by Patti Phillips, Dieu Donne, New York, NY

Light x Eight: The Hanukkah Project, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
In Practice Project Series, Sculpture Center, LIC, Queens, NY
Landscape Re-Imagined, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Up Against The Wall, Wesleyan University, CT
Fall 2006, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
The Space Between Us, University Art Museum, University at Albany-SUNY, Albany, NY
Parallel Visions II: Outsider and Insider Art Today, Galerie St. Etienne, New York, NY
Metaphysics of Youth, Artenova-FuoriUso, Lungomare Sud, Pescara, Italy

Flow: Navigating the Super Paradigm, Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, NY
Now Playing, ParaSite, Beacon, NY

Presence of Light, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
Drawing Show, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

OnLine, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
Brooklyn Artists on 57th Street, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY
Landslide, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Explaining Magic, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Dreamy, ZieherSmith Gallery, New York, NY
Better Homes & Gardens, Zoller Gallery, State College, PA
Disciplines, McGrath Galleries, New York, NY

Soft, Space(untitled), New Haven, CT
Threepeat, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
Carleen Sheehan, Nathaniel Lieb, Mary Temple, Fish Tank Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Freight Elevator Project, D.U.M.B.O., Brooklyn, NY
See-Through, Satellite Space, Long Island City, Queens, NY
organic forms/synthetic materials, Sister Rosaire Gallery, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

Works on Paper, Irvine Art Center, Irvine, CA
Material Whirled, Art in General, New York, NY

Transfix, Artplace, Los Angeles, CA (two-person with Louis Cameron)
Wunderkammer: Wonderworks, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Small Things, Studio 179, Morgantown, WV
Betty Crocker, “A” Space Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
Sugar, 31 Grand, Brooklyn, NY

Fantastic, Ace Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

The Art Exchange Show, 2 Broadway, New York, NY
Link, 450 Broadway, New York, NY

Arstravaganza, Hunter Art Museum, Chattanooga, TN

Arizona Biennial, Tucson Art Museum, Tucson, AZ
International Graduate Student Art Biennial, Gallery Skopje, Macedonia


Constantine, Leah. “10 Artist You Can’t Miss at Dallas Art Fair 2015.” Adhoc, April 7, 2015.

Leech, Nick. “New NYUAD Art Gallery will challenge our perceptions of art.” The National, November 6, 2014.
Carrier, David. “Back to Eden: Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden.” The Brooklyn Rail, October 3, 2014.
Gauss, Daniel. “Back to Eden at the Museum of Biblical Art.” Arte Fuse, August 12, 2014.
Meier, Allison. “When Snakes Could Walk: Contemporary Artists Take On the Garden of Eden.” Hyperallergic, July 7, 2014.

Albracht, Amy. “Mary Temple: Neck Road Station,” CFile Online, October 27, 2013.
Bergman, Jeff. “Half-Round,” Exhibition Essay
Bergman, Jeff. “Mary Temple,” Atlas, #55, October 31, 2013.

Theeboom, Sarah. "Top ten: MTA Subway art," Time Out New York, April 13, 2014.
Armstrong, Elizabeth. “MO/RE/AL?,” DelMonico Books, 2012, pp.280-281.
Abatemarco, Michael. "SITE Santa Fe Exhibit Focuses on Time," Pasatiempo, The New Mexican, March 2012.
Landi, Ann. “On Time,” ARTnews, March 2012.
“SITE Santa-Fe: Time-Lapse,” The Authentic Guide to Santa Fe, February 2012.
Larkin, Corina. “Time-Lapse,” Brooklyn Rail, February 2012.
Irwin, Matthew. “Time, And Again,” Santa Fe Reporter, February 22, 2012.
McGraw, Kate. “The Changes of Time,” Albuquerque Journal Santa Fe/North, February 17, 2012.

Sozanski, Edward J., “Art: Tease-the-eye Trickery is a Treat”, Philadelphia Inquirer,, June, 5, 2011
Lima, Benjamin. "Critic's Picks: Mary Temple,", May 2011.
Quagliata, Gail Victoria Braddock. "The Days of This Society Are Numbered," The Brooklyn Rail, April 2011.
Rosenberg, Karen. "Authorship or Translation? Notes Toward Redefining Creativity," The New York Times, February 24, 2011.
Couillaud, Anne. "Day-to-Day: Artists' Daily Practices Incorporate the Time Dimension,", February 23, 2011.
Buckley, Annie. "On Seeing: An Online Exhibition Series,", February 19, 2011.
Green, Tyler. "Weekend Roundup," Modern Art Notes, February 7, 2011.
Paulus, Nathan. "Mary Temple: Northwest Corner, Southeast Light," Houston Press, February 3, 2011.
Britt, Douglas. "Mary Temple Paints Rice Gallery Visitors Into a Corner," The Houston Chronicle, February 2, 2011.

Markonish, Denise. "A Day in the Life," Currency, catalog essay.
Matijcio, Steven. Look Again, catalog essay.
Van den Broeke, Teo. "Blooming Marvelous,", November 9, 2010.
Rossier, Mark. "NYFA Announces Inaugural Winners of The Basil H. Alkazzi Award for Excellence in Painting,", April 22, 2010.
Adler, Tracy and Hoberman, Mara. Smoke and Mirrors, Shadow and Fog, exhibition catalog.
The Week in Politcal Cartoons,, June 6, 2010., (Link to Currency project), June 5, 2010.

Cross, Susan, and Denise Markonish, editors. Sol LeWitt 100 Views, published by MASS MoCA in association with Yale University Press, p.114.
Between the Lines, RXart, coloring book of drawings by contemporary artists, volume 2.

Gass, Ali. "New Work: Zilvinas Kempinas, Alyson Shotz, Mary Temple," SFMOMA, exhibition brochure.
Kwon, Liz. “Art and Space—Mary Temple,” Bob International Magazine of Space and Design, #053, November 2008, pp.124-129.
"The Future Must Be Sweet," Artcal, October 2008.
Kushner, Marilyn S. "The Future Must Be Sweet—Lower East Side Printshop Celebrates 40 Years," catalog essay.
Levy, Michelle. Beyond a Memorable Fancy, Print: Perception and the Artist’s Intervention, catalog.
Grant, Adriana. "Under a Western Sun: Mary Temple at Western Bridge," Seattle Weekly, December 2, 2008.
Graves, Jen. "Mary Temple and the Doubting Zone,", October 17, 2008.
Hackett, Regina. "'Light, Seeking Light' Yields Significant Rewards for the Patient Viewer," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 16, 2008.
"The Future Must Be Sweet,", October 2008.
Graves, Jen. "The Traumatic Arts,", September 30, 2008.
Markonish, Denise. BADLANDS: New Horizons in Landscape, The MIT Press, exhibition catalog.
Miner, Al. The Elusive Surrounding, C. Grimaldi Gallery, exhibition brochure.
Amado, Miguel. "Inner and Outer Space," Critics' Pick,, Summer 2008.
Miller, Brian. "Light Seeking Light," Seattle Weekly, November 19, 2008.
Smee, Sebastian. "Earth in the Balance: Activism Meets Aesthetics in 'Badlands' at Mass MoCA," The Boston Globe, July 4, 2008.
Stafford, Scott. "BADLANDS: A New Horizon at Mass MoCA," The Berkshire Eagle, May 8, 2008.
Dorscheid, Sabine. Second_Nature, Imprimerie Centrale, Luxemborg, exhibition catalog.
McNatt, Glenn. "The Real World Reflected Back At Us," Baltimore Sun, February 20, 2008.

O'Sullivan, Michael. "The Story Behind the Work," The Washington Post, December 28, 2007.
Madison, Lucy. "Cast a Shadow: Brooklyn Artist Mary Temple Lights up a Room," Surface Magazine, Vol. 68, p. 70.
Chamberlain, Colby. "Thoreau Revisited" and "Three for Society," Critic's Picks,, June 2007.
West, Paige. The Art of Buying Art, Harper Collins, New York, pp. 84, 177 and 183.
Buckley, Annie. "Soo Kim and Mary Temple at Sandroni.Rey," ArtWeek, April 2007.
Fiordaliso, Michelle. "Mary Temple," BLOOM Magazine, Issue 16, Spring 2007.
Maine, Stephen. "Mary Temple and Liza McConnell at Smack Mellon," Art in America, February 2007, pp. 142-3.
Brooks, Amra. "Must See Art: Mary Temple's Light Installation and Soo Kim's Photographs at Sandroni.Rey," LA Weekly, February 7, 2007.
“The Gallery: Mary Temple,”, January 2007.
Bent, Gala. "Interview with Mary Temple," Asthmatic Kitty Records Sidebar,

McAdams, Shane. "The Forest for the Sea," The Brooklyn Rail, November 2006.
Bari, Elena. "Methaphysics of Youth Pescara," Ex Mercato Ortofrutticolo,, July 2006.
Giacomelli, Marco Enrico. "Canons of Youth," Framework, The Finnish Art Review, #5.
Pratt, Alison. "Subtle Aldrich installation tricks the visitor’s eye," The Ridgefield Press, April 20, 2006.
Genocchio, Benjamin. “Freedom to Roam and Experiment,” The New York Times, May 14, p. WE 8.
Meyers, Victoria. “Designing with Light,” Laurence King Publishing, 2006, pp.8, 13-14.

Tarantino, Ann. “It’s An East Coast/West Coast Thing,” NYARTS, November/December 2004.
Boneti, Charles. “Art Shaped By Light,” The Berkshire Eagle, July 1, 2004, D1-4.
Brickman, David. “Brilliant in Bursts,” Metroland, Albany, NY, September 2, 2004.
Cahill, Timothy. “Seeing the Light,” Albany Union Times, September l2, 2004, p. I1.
Cox, Claire. “New Art Exhibits to Light Up Berkshire Museum," The Advocate, June 24, 2004.
Kilian, Michael. “Let there be light art in Massachusetts,” Chicago Tribune, June 27, 2004.
"Museum explores the angles of light," The Pittsfield Gazette, issue 669, July 29, 2004.
Russell, Gloria. "Museum art show is a study of light,” Sunday Republican, Springfield, MA, August 8, 2004.

Greenman, Ben. “Online,” The New Yorker, August 4, 2003, p.12.
Hawke, John. “Landslide at Smack Mellon," The Brooklyn Rail, October 2003, pp. 10-11.
Hill, Joe. “online,” Contemporary Magazine, issue 56, p. 73.
Hoffman, Hank. “Art with a Soft Touch,” New Haven Advocate, January 30-February 5.
Karlins, N.F. “Drawing Notebook,”, September 3, 2003, p. 201.
Newhall, Edith. “Thanks a Million,” New York Magazine, August 25- September 1, 2003, p. 201.

Birke, Judy. “Artspace’s ‘Soft’ a lovely reminder that art can be fun,” New Haven Register, December 29, p. D4.

Savannah, Gae. “Short List,”, Summer 2001.

Hamburger, Susan and Mary Magsamen. “31 Grand: Sugar,” Waterfront Week, January 2000, p. 7.
Wei, Lilly. “Wunderkammer: Wonderworks,” ARTnews, October 2000, p. 179.

Dalton, Jennifer. “450 Broadway,” Waterfront Week, May 1, 1998, p. 9.
Hamburger, Susan. “Mary Temple at 473 Broadway,” Waterfront Week, July 29, 1998, p. 6.


Basil H. Alkazzi Award for Excellence in Painting
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting
The Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellowship

Museum of Arts and Design Stairwell Commission, Benjamin Moore Award
MTA Arts for Transit Commission for the Q-line, Neck Road Station, Brooklyn, NY
Percent for the Arts Commission, MS 114, New York, NY

Mattress Factory Residency, Pittsburgh, PA

Concordia Foundation Career Advancement Award

Dieu Donne Workspace Program Grant, New York, NY
Lily Auchincloss Fellow in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts
Special Edition Fellow, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY

Smack Mellon Summer Residency

Skowhegan Alliance, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY

Born in Arizona; Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY