b. 1973, Landstuhl, Germany

greermandy@mandygreer.org   

 

EDUCATION:

·       The University of Washington, Seattle, Wa.

        M.F.A./Ceramics 1999

 

·       The University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

        B.A./English, Cum Laude 1996

        B.F.A./Ceramics, Cum Laude

 

AWARDS:

·       Neddy Artist Award finalist, Behnke Foundation, 2016

·       New Foundation, Residency Grant, 2015

·       Artist Trust/The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation Arts Innovator Award; 2012

·       4 Culture Special Projects Grant, Seattle; 2015, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2003

·       Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award; 2011

·       Spotlight Artist Award, Seattle Magazine; 2011

·       City Artists Grant, Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs; 2012, 2010, 2006

·       nominated, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award; 2009

·       Artist Trust GAP Grant (Wa.); 2011, 2008

·       nominated, Portland Museum Northwest Art Awards; 2015, 2013, 2011, 2007

·       Artist Trust/ Washington Arts Commission Fellowship; 2004

·       4 Culture Gallery Award, Seattle; 2003

·       Jacob K. Javits National Graduate Fellowship; 1997-1999

·       Graduate School of Art Scholarship; 1997, University of Washington

·       Phi Beta Kappa Society; 1996

·       Vince Dooley School of Art Scholarship; 1994, University of Georgia

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2016

“Metamorphic”  - Gallery One, Ellensburg, Wa.

2014

The Ecstatic Moment installation, film, photography, performance The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY.

2013

Every Moment Lost is Lost Forever installation and performanceVilla Olmo, Como, Italy EROS MINIARTEXTIL International Fiber Installation Exhibition

2012

Solstenen Project:  Our Patient Days Allotted Span  - NEPO House Seattle Wa.  

2011

Honey and Lightening Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, Wa.  

2010

Zuster Sweostor Systir Ohge Ltd. Gallery, Seattle, Wa. 

2009

Dare alla Luce   Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Or.

2008

Dare alla Luce The Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue Wa    

2007

Parlor McLeod Residence Gallery, Seattle, Wa.

2006

Small But Mighty Wandering Pearl Center On Contemporary Art, Seattle, Wa. 

2004

The Wolf Prince and Parrot Princess Priceless Works Gallery, Seattle, Wa

2003

Sunshine and Shadow 4Culture Gallery, Seattle, Wa. 

2000

Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time SOILGallery, Seattle, Wa.

1999

Repossession CMA Gallery, Seattle, Wa.

1996

Through the gross tedium of being rare The Lamar Dodd School of Art Gallery, UGA, Athens, Georgia

 

PUBLIC ART:

·       The Universe Awakens to the Child, permanent sculptural installation for Washington State Arts Commission, Bow Lake Elementary, Seatac, Wa. 2011

 

·       Mater Matrix Mother and Medium, temporary public art project: process-based site-embedded installation and community action tour

o    Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga.    Fall 2009

o    Herbert Bayer Earthworks, Kent Arts Commission, Kent, Wa.   Spring 2010

o    4Culture Site Specific, Issaquah, Wa.   Summer 2010

o    ‘The Value of Water’ exhibition, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, NY, NYFall 2011

o    ARTSfair, Bellevue Arts Museum, Summer 2013

 

·       Washington State Arts Commission Public Artist Roster; 2008-2018

 

·       Library Unbound, permanent sculptural installation for Childrens Center of the Rem Koolhaas-designed Seattle Central Public Library, commissioned by Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs; 2005 - 2006

 

SELECTED GROUP AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS:

2016

·       Bird in the Hand” - Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, Ca.

·       “Neddy Artist Awards: 20 Years” – Pivot Art+Culture, Seattle, Wa.

2015

·       Incantation Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle

·       Out of Site Vital 5 Exhibition, King Street Station

2014

·       Every Moment Lost is Lost Forever Beffroi Montrouge Cultural Center, EROS MINIARTEXTIL International Fiber Installation Exhibition, Paris, France.

2013

·       Stitchery Seattle Art Museum Gallery

·       The Obsessive Unknown Origins of Grotesque Irregularity Bridge Productions, Seattle

·       Exposure: Experiments in Photography  - Catalyst Projects, Washington, D.C.

2012

·       "American Dreamers" -Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Florence, Italy, 

·       Lavish and Lush Illinois Wesleyan University Gallery, Bloomington

2011

·       Must Show Here How Hou Gallery, Seattle, Wa.    

·       Degenerate Art Ensemble Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Wa.

·       Seattle As Collector Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Wa. 

2010

·       Unraveling Tradition 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

2009

·       5280 Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, Wa.  

·       Aqua Art Miami- Wynwood with MyArtSpace Gallery, Palo Alto, Ca. in Miami

                          Curated by Alma Ruiz, Michele Urton, Andrea Cashman, Kathy Grayson

2008

·       Aqua Art Miami with Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, Ca. in Miami Beach, Fl.

·       Is it a Fiber Show? Honoring CCAs 100th Anniversary Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

2006

·       Fabulandia The Lab, San Francisco, Ca.

·       Softly Threatening Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, Wa. 

2005

·       Soil Gallery, 10 Year Retrospective Soil Gallery, Seattle, Wa.

2004

·       Quiet Revolution Consolidated Works, Seattle, Wa.    

·       Girlie Fun Show Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, Wa.

·       The Ruffle Decadent Vexation - Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, Wa.       

·       Contra Naturum Secluded Alley Works, Seattle, Wa.         

2003

·       Fashion is Art Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, Wa.       

·       Ardent Labor SOIL Gallery, Seattle, Wa.       

·       Strange Coupling Collaborative Works The CMA Gallery, UW, Seattle, Wa. 

2002

·       Boys Against Girls, Girls Against Boys The Nation Gallery, Seattle, Wa.

·       Ryan and Mandy Ransom Art Center Gallery: Eckerd College, St.Petersburg, Fl.

2001

·       Under Current/ Over View Annual The Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Fl           

·       Menagerie: Animal Imagery in Ceramics Covivant Gallery, Tampa, Fl.

·       Menagerie: NCECA Conference Jeanne Rauch Gallery, Dallas , NC.

·       Husbands and Wives Kittredge Gallery:University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Wa.

2000

·       2000 Pacific Northwest Annual Bellevue Art Museum , Bellevue, Wa.          

·       Good and Guilty Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, Wa.

·       Means/Ends: Plaster SOIL Gallery, Seattle, Wa.         

·       Menagerie: Animal Imagery in Ceramics Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, Wa.

·       Rosy SOIL Gallery, Seattle, Wa.

1990-99

·       The End: Northwest Biennial Competition The Tacoma Art Museum , Tacoma, Wa.  Curated by Fred Wilson

·       The Commonplace: Four Artists Investigate the Ordinary SOIL Gallery, Seattle, Wa.         

·       MFA 1999 The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Wa.

·       3-D: Sculpture Show Lead Gallery, Seattle, Wa.

·       Play/Things SOIL Gallery, Seattle, Wa.

·       Group Show The Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.

·       Lyndon House Arts Center Clay Competition, Athens, Ga.     

·       XX AnnualLyndon House Arts Center Juried Exhibition, Athens, Ga.

 

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY /PERFORMANCE WORK:

 

2017

·       “We have rowed this boat together…”, interactive installation and durational performance, Smash.Hit.Repeat exhibition, Onoma Kuparipaja Gallery, Fiskars, Finland

2016

·       “Before You Were Born and After You Are Gone”, immersive interactive installation and durational performance, collaboration with choreographer/Alice Gosti,

     Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park

 

·       “The Metamorph”, participatory installation and durational performance

o    EMP Museum, Seattle

o    Pivot Art and Culture, Vulcan Foundation, Seattle

 

2013

·       Hero Stories Artist Trust Arts Innovators, performance and costume creation with choreographer/filmmaker Dayna Hanson at The Seattle Art Museum

2012

·       Saltus Chori Aevum, process-based temporary public art project; community action, site-embedded installation and multi-disciplinary performance, The Next 50 Project, Seattle Center, commissioned by Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and SPU

2011-2012

·       Solstenen Project, multi-platform community project: project-based residencies at The Project Room, Seattle, Centrum Fine Arts Center, and multiple sites in Iceland; performative media, environmental installation, photography/video, writing

2009

·       Mater Matrix Mother and Medium, process-based temporary public art project; community action, site-embedded installation and performance produced with dancer Zoe Scofield and composer Morgan Henderson, Camp Long, commissioned by Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs

2008

·       The Silvering Path, film/animation/live performance, collaboration with Butoh artist Haruko Nishimura and filmmaker Ian Lee Lucero, premier at Free Sheep Foundation, Seattle

o    Screened at Northwest Film Forums Next Dance Cinema, Dec. 6th, 2010

2003

·       Fashion is Human Nature performance piece, part of THREADs Fashion is Art Bumbershoot exhibition, performance and publication

 

THEATRICAL DESIGN

 

2017

·       Seattle Public Works The Odyssey”, Seattle Repertory Theatre, contributing artist to set design

2016

·       Little Brown Mushrooms, On The Boards, contributing artist to costume design

2011

·       A Midsummer Nights Dream, Seattle Shakespeare Company, contributing artist to set and costume design

2009

·       Sonic Tales, costume design collaboration with Butoh artist Haruko Nishimura/Degenerate Art Ensemble, premier at The Moore Theatre, Seattle

2007

·       A Tale of Two Cities: Commissioned to create knitted/crochet scenic and prop design and special costume design, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle

 

RESIDENCIES:

·       Fiskars Village AIR, Fiskars, Finland, Aug 2017

·       Caldera Community Residency, Sister, Or. 2017, 2016

·       Dai Bosatu Zendo, Zen Monastery AIR program, environmental installation and workshop, Livingston, NY, Aug 2015

·       Caldera AIR, Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant, Sisters, Or., March 2015

·       Centrum Fine Art Center AIR, Port Townsend, Wa., Jan 2-16, 2012

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

The New York Times |      Hodara, Susan. Stitching Together Yarn, Memory and History,    August 1, 2014

Huffington Post Arts &Culture |     Frank, Priscilla. Artist Channels Ancient Myths, Fairy TalesIn Fantastical Crochet, Sept. 8, 2014

Hyperallergic |     Meier, Allison.  A Crocheted Phantasmagoria on the Hudson,  Sept. 2, 2014

Hi-Fructose Magazine |     Voynovskaya, Nastia.  On View: Mandy Greers Ecstatic Moment…”, Sept. 12, 2014

Enterprise News (N.Y.) |     Lupo, Jackie.  Exhibit Showcases Artists Magical Mystery Tour, June 6, 2014

The Washington Post  |     Jenkins, Mark.  Exposure…”, December 1, 2013

The New York Times |     Morris, Roderick Conway. “Exposition in Florence Focuses on American Artists in the City”, May 17, 2012

Seattle Magazine |     Davis, Brangien.  High In Fiber Spotlight Award profile, September 2011

The Stranger (Wa.) |     Jonjak, Marti. Mandy Greer: Knots and Pain,, September 13, 2011

Redifine Magazine (Wa.) |     Hulls, Tessa.  Mandy Greer, Spring, 2011

Pacific Northwest Magazine-Seattle Times |     MacDonald, Moira. The Fiber of Life., (profile and cover), Dec. 4, 2011

Forward Council (Madrid, Spain) |     Pascual, Diego de Miguel . Knot after Knot,, September, 2011

The Seattle Times (Wa.) |      Shimp, Rachel.  “…Greer Spins Honey and Lightning at Roq la Rue, Jan. 27, 2011

SLOG/Currently Hanging: The Stranger (Wa.) |     Graves, Jen. Mandy Greer at OHGE Ltd., Feb. 22, 2010

Another Bouncing Ball, (Wa.) |     Hackett, Regina. Her Forest, Her Ruins, Her River, Feb. 14, 2010

 Hi-Fructose Magazine (California) |     Anderson, Kirsten. The Art of Mandy Greer , issue X, Spring 2009

Portland Tribune (Oregon) |     Barton, Randall. Linger in a Forest of Fiber, Feb. 5, 2009

Fiberarts Magazine (Colorado) |      Beal, Suzanne.  Mandy Greer, Altered States (profile and cover), April/May 2009

Getting to Know You Better (Wa.) |     Bluhm-Callahan, Susanna. Mater Matrix Mother and Medium, July 17, 2009

Apophenia (Oregon),  |     Driscoll, Megan. Art and Blogging, January 21, 2009

Artweek Magazine (California) |     Duford, Daniel. Review: Mandy Greer at MoCC, April 2009

Textile: the Journal of Cloth and Culture (London) |     Gilsdorf, Bean.  Dare alla Luce: review,  Fall 2009

The Stranger (Washington) |     Graves, Jen.  Mud on the Leaves and Mud at the Root, July 24, 2009

The Oregonian (Oregon) |     Hicks, Bob. Human Condition Traced in Thread and Cloth, Jan. 30, 2009

Translinguistic Other (Washington) |     Pothast, Emily. Signs of Life, Mandy Greer at MoCC, March 23, 2009

Ultra (Oregon) |     Radon, Lisa.  Mandy Greers Dare alla Luce, March 22, 2009

The Seattle Times (Wa.) |     Shimp, Rachel. Art and Conversation Flows from Hands, Heart…” July 3, 2009

The Portland Mercury (Oregon) |     Skinner, Marjorie. Mandy Greer and Darrel Morris, Feb. 26, 2009

Bitch Magazine (Oregon) |     Zeisler, Andi. The Universe , Two Ways, May 20, 2009

Craft Magazine (California) |     Buckley, Annie. Where Art and Craft Collide, issue 08, Summer 200

The Seattle Times (Washington) |     Clemans, Gayle.  Two new installations push boundaries, July 4th 2008.

The Stranger (Washington) |     Graves, Jen.  Ooze, Pool, Spool: The Beaded Effluvia of Mandy Greer,, June 25, 2008.

Seattle Weekly (Washington) |     Grant, Adriana.  I Saw This: Into Leather: Mandy Greer at BAM June 12, 2008.

Art. Ltd Magazine. (California) |     Kangas, Mattthew.  Review: Dare alla Luce at BAM, Sept/Oct. 2008

Proximity Magazine (Illinois) |     Marszewski, Rachael.  Mandy Greer (profile), issue 2, Fall 2008

The Seattle Times (Washington) |     Berson, Misha. Tale of Two Cities: A Subtle Evolution…”, Feb. 14, 2007

The Seattle Times (Washington) |     Clemans, Gayle. High Tech, Low Tech…”, Sept. 1, 2006

Artweek Magazine (California) |     DeVuono, Frances.  Review: High Tech vs. Home Ec, November 2006.

 The San Francisco Bay Guardian (California) |     Kurtz, Katie.  Fabulandia:Fauna, Jan 25-31, 2006

Seattle Times (Washington) |     Farr, Sheila.  Quiet Revolution: Reflections of Instinct…”, Nov. 5, 2004

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Washington) |     Hackett, Regina.  Priceless Works Gallery…” , April 23, 2004

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Washington) |     Hackett, Regina.  Quiet Revolution Triumphs , Oct. 27,2004

The Stranger  (Washington) |     Hall, Emily.  The Artist, the Princess, the Wolf , April 22, 2004

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Washington) |     Wagonfeld, Judy.  Artists Dress Up Our Fears, Oct. 29, 2004

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Washington) |     Hackett, Regina.  Nature Becomes Artificial , Nov. 14, 2003

The Stranger  (Washington) |     Hall, Emily.  Stranger Suggests: Sunshine and Shadow , April 3, 2003

The Weekly Planet (Florida) |    Golub, Adrienne M.  Viva Covivant, April 2001.

The Weekly Planet (Florida) |    Golub, Adrienne M.  Visual Body Surfing, August2001.

The Tampa Tribune (Florida) |    Hammer, Esther.  Local Artists Showcased,  July 19, 2001.

Artweek Magazine (California) |    DeVuono, Frances.  Review: Venus, Cupid , November 2000.

The Stranger  (Washington) |     Hall, Emily.  Mandy Greer: Artist Bio , August 31, 2000.

Capitol Hill Times (Washington) |     Jones, Rosemary.  Soil…”, September 27, 2000.

Seattle Times (Washington) |     Kangas, Matthew.  Last Call at the Mall , August 11, 2000.

The Seattle Times  (Washington) |     Rose, Cynthia.  Creatures of Clay, March 17, 2000.

 The Seattle Times (Washington) |     Rose, Cynthia.  Get Plastered, April 7, 2000.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Washington) |     Hackett, Regina.  The Ordinary, March 15, 1999.

The Seattle Times  (Washington) |     Rose, Cynthia.  Soils Seasonal Show, December 10, 1998.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Eros: MINIARTEXTIL, exhibition catalog, Arte&Arte, Como, Italy, 2013

American Dreamers, exhibition catalog, CENTRO DI CULTURA CONTENPORANEA, Firenze, Italy, 2012.

Mandy Greer: Dare alla Luce, exhibition catalog, BELLEVUE ARTS MUSEUM, 2008.

Soil: Artist-Run Gallery, 1995-2005, Seattle: SOIL PUBLICATIONS, 2005

Fashion is Art, Seattle: THREAD FOR ART, 2003.

The Best of New Ceramic Art, Madison:  THE GUILD, 1997.

 

VIDEO:

Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design documentary; Levine, Faythe (director/producer). Millwakee, 2009.

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL/TEACHING EXPERIENCE

·       Juror, “Needles and Pins, Gallery One, Ellensburg, 2017

·       Workshop, ‘Weaving as Performance’, Evergreen State College, 2016

·       Lecture and Workshop, School of Art, University of Washington, 2015

·       Lecture and Workshop, Art Department, Western Washington University, 2013

·       Lecture, Contemporary Quilt Art Association, Seattle, Wa. 2013

·       Weaving/knitting workshop, ONN/OF Festival, Seattle, Wa., 2012

·       Lecture and Workshop, Evergreen State University, Olympia, Wa. 2011

·       Visiting Teacher, Wearable Sculpture after Nick Cave workshop, Seattle Art Museum, 2011

·       Visiting Artist Presenter, SAM Remix, Seattle Art Museum, 2010

·       Teacher in Residence, Young Artists Project middle and high school, Centrum Fine Arts Center, 2010

·       Panel Member, Creatively Speaking-Public Art , Seattle Art Museum 2009

·       Public Art Jury Panel, Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 2009

·       Lecture, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga., 2009

·       Lecture, Emory University, Atlanta, 2009

·       Panel member, premier of Handmade Nation at Museum of Arts and Design, NYC 2009

·       Panel member, Craft Perspectives at Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Or. 2009

·       Lecture, Cornish College of the Arts, 2009

·       City Artists Grant Jury Panel, Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 2008

·       Lecture, University of Washington School of Art, 2008

·       Lecture, Bellevue Arts Museum, 2008

·       Juror, visiting artist and lecturer, Eastern Washington University, 2005

·       Juror, University of Washington ceramics dept. undergraduate show, CMA Gallery, 2003

·       Teaching Artist-in-Residence, Frye Art Museum, 2002-2003

·       Ceramics instructor, Bellevue Art Museum School, 2002-2003

·       Adjunct Faculty, University of South Florida, ceramics dept. 2002

·       Adjunct Faculty, Hillsborough Community College, sculpture dept., 2002

·       Adjunct Faculty, University of Washington, Ceramics dept. 2001

·       Lecture, The University of Georgia, 2000

·       Soil, Artists Cooperative member, Seattle, Wa. 1999 2000

·       Lecture, Western Washington University, 1999

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

4Culture Public Collection

Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs Collection