MARY SHAFFER  Tel & Fax (575) 776-2836 Taos, NM

Selected Individual Exhibitions

2015

Tools and Other Friends, The Lowe Museum, Miami, FL

2014

Reflections & Contradictions, The Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum, Washington, DC

2013

Mary's Tools, OK Harris Works of Art, NY, NY

2012

Fluid Line, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2010

Shaffer Précis, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2008

Mary Shaffer: Clear Vision, Reflection, Transparency & Glass, Ellen Noel Museum, Midland/Odessa, TX

 

Mary Shaffer, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL, 1994, 1992

2007

Mary Shaffer: Visions 1970- 2007 Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, &  2004, 2002, 1998, 1994

2006

Markings Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

2004

Hawk Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

2003

Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Canada

 

Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, & Pontiac, MI,  & 2001, 1999, 1997, 1992, 1990

2002

Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL, &  2000, 1998, 1996

2001

Chappell Gallery, Boston, MA

1999

Heller Gallery, NYC, NY & 1998, 1996, 1980

1995

Troyer, Fitzpatrick, Lassman Gallery, Washington, DC, &  1993

1997

Sanske Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

 

Kouros Gallery, New York, NY

1983

Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland

1982

OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY & 1977, 1975

1981

80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University, New York, NY

1980

Douglas Heller Gallery, New York, NY

 

Mandel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1979

Hadler Rodriques Gallery, Houston, TX

 

Just The Two Of Us, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

1977

In Memory Of, Fine Arts Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY

 

Spilled Milk, Anyart Gallery, Providence, RI

1974

Warren Benedek Gallery, New York, NY

1973

Gallery G.A.P., Rome, Italy

Selected Public Collections & Commissions

 

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

 

 

Museum of Modern Art; Kyoto, Japan

 

 

Museum of Art & Design; New York, NY

 

 

Smithsonian Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art; Washington, DC

 

 

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

 

 

Huntington Museum; Huntington, WV

 

 

Museum Bellerive; Zurich, Switzerland

 

 

Museum of Decorative Arts; Lausanne, Switzerland

 

 

The Detroit Institute of Arts; Detroit, MI 

 

 

The Toledo Museum of Art; Toledo, OH

 

 

Musee du Verre; Sars-Poteries, France

 

 

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center; Charlotte, NC

 

 

Corning Museum of Glass; Corning, NY

 

 

Palm Beach Community College Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL

 

 

Stadt Museum; Fraunau, West Germany

 

 

Glas Museum; Ebeltoft, Denmark

 

 

Frontrunner Awards for Sara Lee Corporation; Chicago, IL

 

 

Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA

 

 

The Pappajohn Pavilion; Iowa City Hospital, Iowa City, IA

 

 

U.S. Chancellery in La Paz, Bolivia

 

 

Indianapolis Museum, Indianapolis, IN

 

 

Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, PA

 

 

Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI

 

 

Providence Park Department, Providence, RI

 

 

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

 
Selected Group Exhibitions    

 

2010

Art Fair, Miami, LA, Dallas and Chicago

 

2009

Heinemann Collection, Corning Museum, Corning NY

 

 

Shoebox Sculpture Invitational, International Traveling Show, University of Hawaii Gallery Art Gallery, Honolulu

 

2008

Flux: Reflections on Contemporary Glass, Santa Fe Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

 

 

Inaugural Exhibition, MAD, New York, New York

 

2006

Two Mediums/ Two Expressions Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, OH

 

2007

Glass from Gall? to Chiuley: Highlights from the Lowenbach Collection, The Newark Museum, Newark NJ

 

2006

Two Mediums/ Two Expressions Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, OH

 

 

New England Glass: The Quiet Force, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

 

2005

Sculpting In Glass, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL

 

 

Art Fair Chicago, Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago IL

 

2001

Breaking the Mold: Conceptual Glass, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Arts

 

1999

Hot and Cool: Contemporary Glass Works, Exhibits USA 1999-2001

 

 

Essence of Water, Fujiya HR Center, Kyoto Japan; Aster Plaza, Hiroshima, Japan

 

1997

Glass Today by American Studio Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

 

2001

Breaking the Mold: Conceptual Glass, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Arts

 

1999

Essence of Water, Fujiya HR Center, Kyoto Japan; Aster Plaza, Hiroshima, Japan

 

1998

Duo, La Verrerie de Biot, Biot, France

 

 

Glass: A Group Exhibition, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

 

1997

Glass Today by American Studio Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

 

 

Masters of Contemporary Glass: Selections from the Glick Collection, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis,  IN

 

 

Glass Today: Recent American Studio Glass from Cleveland Collections, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

 

1996

Four Decades of Discovery, American Craft Museum, New York City, NY

 

 

Studio Glass, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY

 

 

Venezia Aperto Vetro, Museo Correr, Venice, Italy

 

1993

Glass Installations, American Craft Museum, New York, NY

 

1991

Henry Moore International Sculpture Competition, Hakone Open-Air Museum, Tokyo, Japan

 

1988

World Glass Now, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan

 

1982

Stadt Museum, Fraunau, West Germany

 

1979

Musee Chateau d'Annecy, d'Annecy, France

Television & Radio Coverage

1980-05

Interviews and reviews of work have appeared on NBC, Canada's CBC and the national networks of West Germany, France, Switzerland and Japan.

2004-09

KRZA Taos NM, ArtBeat, Santa Fe, NM blue 102.9, Public Radio Marfa TX

                       

Honors

2009

USA Simon Award, USA Artist, Los Angeles, CA

2008

Award of Excellence, Art Critic Award, Habatat International, Royal Oak, MI

2007

Award of Excellence, Corning Museum Curator?s award, Habatat International Royal Oak, MI

1996

Innovative Use of Glass in Sculpture, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY

1995

Visionary.  Museum of Art & Design, New York, NY

1994

Fellowship for Individual Artists.  National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.

1988

Visiting Artist, Wheaton Village, Millville NJ

1987    

Fellowship for Individual Artists.  D.C. Commission of Arts and Humanities

1981

Glaspris '81.  Kassel Competition, West Germany

1979

Huber Grant.  Wellesley College.  Funded study of art in Czechoslovakia.

1979

Artist in Residence, Pilchuck School, Stanwood, WA

1977

Glass in Architecture Award.  National Endowment for the Arts through the RISD

1974    

Fellowship for Individual Artists.  National Endowment for the Arts

1972    

Citation of Excellence.  U.S. Labor Department.  For directing manpower program

 
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