Resumé

Selected Individual Exhibitions

  • 2020 Mary Shaffer: Behind the Curtain The Katzen Arts Center American University Museum Washington DC
  • 2019 Recent Work Christian Cheneau Gallery Santa Fe NM
  • 2018 A Clear View Bellas Artes Santa Fe NM
  • 2015 Reflections & Contradictions: Five Decades the Katzen Arts Center American University Museum Washington DC
  • 2015–Reflections & Contradictions, The Katzen  Museum, American University, Washington, DC
  • 2014-A Different View  Blumenschein Museum,  Taos NM
  • 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
  • 2008–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
  • 2003–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
  • 1997–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
  • 1980–Mandel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1979–Hadler Rodriques Gallery, Houston, TX
  • 1979–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
  • 1977–Spilled Milk, Anyart Gallery, Providence, RI
  • 1976-Garbage for Your Eye, Fine Art Gallery, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA
  • 1976-Keep Off Sidewalk, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, 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
  • Imagine Museum, Flint, MI
  • Ford Museum, Dearborn MI
  • Lowe Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables FL
  • Ringling Museum, Sarasota FL
  • Palmer Museum, University Park PA
  • Katzen Museum, Washington, DC

 Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 Hybrid Glass & Metal Flint Institute of Art, Flint MI
  • 2018-20 A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass BAM, Boise Art Museum, Boise Idaho
  • 2018 Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists from the Toledo Museum of Art Mint Museum Charlotte NC
    2018 Harnessing Light, Harwood Museum of Art Taos NM
    2018 Women from the Collection, Harwood Museum of Art Taos NM
    2018 History of Studios Glass Imagine Museum St Petersburg FL
    2018 The Glass Glass Collection FIA Flint Institute of Art Flint MI
    2018 Inauguration of the Coville/Kotler Pavilion Ringling Museum Sarasota FL
  • 2017 Texas Contemporary Glass Nave Museum Victoria TX
    2017 Breaking the Glass Ceiling Wayne Art Center Wayne PA SOFA Chicago IL Habatat Galleries Royal Oak MI
    2017 Made in Marfa for Chianti Open House event Marfa Art Gallery Marfa TX
  • 2017 Nave Museum, Victoria TX
  • 2016 Pairings, Sonoma Museum, Sonoma CA
  • 1998-2016 SOFA, Chicago IL Habatat Galleries Royal Oak MI
  • 2016 Inaugural Exhibition, Christian Cheneau Gallery, Santa Fe NM
  • 2016 25 Years No regrets, Bellas Artes Santa Fe NM
  • 2016 New Work Sculpturesite Gallery Sonoma CA
  • 2016  Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists from the Toledo Museum of Art, Mint Museum, Charlotte NC
  • 2015 2010  Art Fair, Miami, LA, Dallas and Chicago with Zane Bennett Gallery Santa Fe NM
  • 2015 Luminous Allure: Studio Glass from the Collection of Audrey and Norbert Gaelen,  Palmer Museum of Art University Park PA
  • 2009–Heinemann Collection, Corning Museum, Corning NY
  • 2009–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
  • 2008–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
  • 2006–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
  • 2005–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
  • 1999–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
  • 1998–Glass: A Group Exhibition, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
  • 1997–Glass Today by American Studio Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • 1997–Masters of Contemporary Glass: Selections from the Glick Collection, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis,  IN
  • 1997–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
  • 1996–Studio Glass, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
  • 1996–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