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Mary Weatherford

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Ojai, CA

Birth year

Lives in
Los Angeles, CA

Works in
Los Angeles, CA

Bard College, 2006, MFA
Princeton University, 1984, BA
Whitney Independent Study Progam, 1985

Representing galleries




1984    B.A. Princeton University, Art History/Visual Arts; Louis B. Sudler Prize in the Arts

1985    Whitney Independent Study Program; Helena Rubenstein Fellow

2006    M.F.A. Milton Avery School of the Arts, Bard College; Elaine DeKooning Memorial Fellowship


2008    California Community Foundation Palevsky Fellowship for Visual Artists 


2008    Sister and Cottage Home, Los Angeles

2007    Sister, Los Angeles

2006    Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, Illinois

              Sister, Los Angeles

2003    Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, Illinois

2000    Debs & Co., New York

1998    Debs & Co., New York

             Thomas Korzelius Fine Art, New York

1993    Ralph Wernicke, UNFAIR, Cologne

             Margulies Taplin Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida

1992    BlumHelman Warehouse, New York

1991    Marc Jancou Gallery, Zurich

1990    Diane Brown Gallery, New York

1989    P.S. 1 Museum, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, NY



2009    Acme Gallery, Los Angeles

2008    California Biennial 2008, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach

2007    Something about Mary, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach

2006    Hotel California, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, California

             The Trace of a Trace of a Trace, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York

2005    Faure & Light Gallery, Santa Monica

2004    Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles

              8 artists, curated by Shane Campbell, Acuna Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles

              Painting & Sculpture, Marc Moore Gallery, Santa Monica

             Eastman, Weatherford & Arnold, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles

2003    Still or Sparkling, organized by Nancy Chaikin, John Connelly Presents, NY

             Cats, Acme, Los Angeles

2002   The Stray Show, boom, Chicago

            What a Painting Can Do, Hayworth, Los Angeles

             Artists at Work, Michael's, Santa Monica

             Simmer, Echo Park Projects, Los Angeles, organized by Ciara Ennis

             New Angeles, The Ewing Gallery, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2001    New Angeles, curated by Bill Conger, Illinois State University, Normal

             Sharing Sunsets, MOCA Tucson, curated by Julie Deamer

             Modern Art from the Collection of Steve M. Jacobson, Mead Art Museum,
             Amherst College, Amherst

             Bloodlines, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles

             Chicagoprojectroom & Laura Owens' studio, LA, CA, curated by Laura Owens

             Eugene Binder, Long Island City, New York

             People are (still) Animals, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, LA

2000    Paintland, a project by Terry Meyers, lemon sky and Schmidt Contemporary

             as i love you you become more pretty, organized by Karin Gulbran, Los Angeles

             People are Animals, Three Day Weekend event, ArtFrankfurt, Germany

1999    Drawing in the Present Tense, Parsons School of Design, New York

              curated by George Negroponte and Roger Shepherd

             Love, Cynthia Broan Gallery, curated by Douglas Kelley &/Michael St. John

            Stars of Track and Field, Debs & Co., New York

            Life in Space, a Three Day Weekend event at CCAC, San Francisco, CA

            a ball and a bat, curated by Michael St. John, Pacific Northwest College of art

            OM, Dorsky Gallery, curated by Joe Fyfe, New York

1998   Bowie, Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, New York

             Little, Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art Ltd., New York

1997    very Large Array, Debs & Co., New York

             Primarily Paint, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

             What a Wonderful World, curated by Lithgow Osborne, Unfinished, Brooklyn

1995    Wall Street Walk, John Good, New York

             A Vital Matrix, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles

1994    Whateva, Dru Arstark, New York

             Don't Postpone Joy, or Collecting can be Fun, curated by Rudi Molacek,

             Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz& Austrian Institute, Ny

1993    A Chicken in Every Pot, Fawbush Gallery, New York

            Aero, New York

            The Bestiary, BlumHelman Gallery, New York

            Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York

            Contemporary Drawing, Arena Gallery, New York

            A Private View: Artists' Photographs, BlumHelman Gallery, New York

1992    Painting Culture, University of California at Irvine Fine Arts Gallery, Irvine

           Postcards from Alphaville: Jean Luc Godard in Contemporary Art, 1963-1992,
           P.S. 1 Museum, Long Island City

Ornament: Ho Hum All Ye Faithful, John Post Lee Gallery, New York

Paint, BlumHelman Gallery, New York

Tattoo Collection, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

Summer Show, BlumHelman Warehouse, New York

The Real Thing, curated by Eric Oppenheim, New York

Contemporary Surfaces, curated by Rick Ward, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York

Abstraction, Betsy Senior Contemporary Prints, New York

1991    Synthesis, John Good Gallery, New York

            Hybrid Abstract, curated by Joshua Decter, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Vermont

            Lyric: Uses of Beauty at the End of the Century, White Columns, New York

            Painting Culture, curated by Deb Kass, fiction/nonfiction, New York

            Plastic Fantastic Lover (object a), BlumHelman Warehouse, New York

1990    Emerging Art 1990: Commodities Corporation Collection, New Jersey State Art Museum, Trenton

            To Know a Hawk from a Handsaw, Wolff Gallery, New York

            Collectors' Choice of Emerging Artists, Vered Gallery, East Hampton

            Stendahl Syndrome: The Cure, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

            New Directions, curated by Sam Hunter, S. Bitter Larkin Gallery, New York

            Information, curated by Robert Nickas, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco

            About Round/Round About, Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund

1989    Drawings, Wolff Gallery, New York

            Summer Show, Diane Brown Gallery, New York

1988    Indoor /Outdoor, El Bohio, New York




Christopher Knight, "45 Painters under 45," Los Angeles Times, Sunday, December 2, 2007, p. F1.

Amra Brooks, "Must See Art," LA Weekly, May 18-24, 2007 p. 68.


Brian Sholis, "Mary Weatherford, 6/19/06" in Critics' Picks, June 19, 2006.

Amra Brooks, "Mary Weatherford" in Los Angeles Round Up,, January 2006.


 Roberta Smith, "Girls Gone Wild," The New York Times, Friday, July 4, 2004, p. B29.

"Girls Gone Wild," The New Yorker, June 30, 2003, p.24.


Julie Deamer, "Sharing Sunsets,"


Claudine Ise, "Couglan, Reeder, Root, Weatherford, chicagoprojectroom, Los Angeles,"
Tema Celeste, September-October, 2001.

Robert Mahoney, "Mary Weatherford", Time Out New York, January 4-11, 2001.

John Zinsser, "Painter's Journal",  1/16/01.

"Mary Weatherford", The New Yorker, December 25, 2000; January 1, 2001.


 Ken Johnson, "Mary Weatherford", The New York Times, December 22, 2000.


Joe Fyfe, "OM", Dorsky Gallery, exhibition catalog.

 D.K. Row, "Painter's Paradise", The Oregonian, Feb 3, p. E1.

Barry Schwabsky, "Mary Weatherford: Works on Paper. Thomas Korzelius Fine Art, New York," Art on Paper, March April 1999, p. 64.


Nancy Princenthal, "Mary Weatherford at Debs & Co," Art in America, July, p.92.

Dale Peck, "Easter," Debs & Co. exhibition catalogue.


Brad Goldfarb, "Stop and Smell the Roses," Interview, May 1997.

Neil Kendricks, "Primarily Paint," The San Diego Union Tribune, February 6, 1997.

Robert L. Pincus, "Many Movements Render 'Paint' Lively but Random," The San Diego Union Tribune, March 2, 1997.


Toby Crockett, A Vital Matrix, exhibition catalogue: Domestic Setting, Los Angeles

Time Capsule: Creative Time.


Laura Cottingham, "The Feminist Continuum:  Art after 1970," The Power of Feminist Art: The American Movement of the 1970's, History and Impact: Abrams.


Amine Haase, "Liebe hinter der Pansertur," Kolner Stadt Anzeiger, November 11, 1993.

 J. Hoberman, "Jean Luc Godard: Picasso, Marx and Coca Cola," ARTnews, February 1993.

 Meyer Raphael Rubenstein, Postcards From Alphaville, exhibition catalogue, P.S. 1 Museum


Dan Cameron, "Don't Look Now," Frieze, Issue 3, 1992.

Ken Johnson, "Mary Weatherford at BlumHelman Warehouse," Art in America, May 1992.

Tom Kalin, "Plastic Fantastic Lover (object a), Artforum, January, 1992.

Mary Weatherford, "Fleur du Mal," Tema Celeste, November 1992.

Eric Oppenheim, The Real Thing, exhibition catalogue

Timothy C. Wu, "A Rose Garden in New York City," Princeton Alumni Weekly, April 5, 1992.

"Mary Weatherford," The Print Collector's Newsletter, January 1992.

Zan Dubin, "Painting Themselves Out of a Corner," The Los Angeles Times, October 10, 1992.

Cathy Curtis, "Women's Work: Rich, Shocking," The Los Angeles Times, October 16, 1992.

Lydia Liberio, "What if Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein had been Women?" The Irvine World News, October 15, 1992.


Catherine Liu, Plastic Fantastic Lover (object a), exhibition catalogue, BlumHelman Warehouse

 Steven Evans, "Painting Culture," NYQ, November 10, 1991.

 Michael Kimmelman, "Painting Culture," The New York Times, November 1, 1991.

 John Zinsser, "Geometry and It's Discontents," Tema Celeste, autumn, 1991.

Elizabeth Hess, "Death to the Masters," The Village Voice, October 22, 1991.

K.K. Kozik, "Lyric," Cover, May 1991.


Gerrit Henry, "Stendahl Syndrome: The Cure at Andrea Rosen Gallery," Contemporanea, Nov 1990.

Sam Hunter, Emerging Art 1990, exhibition catalogue, New Jersey State Art Museum, Trenton.

Phyliss Braff, "Collectors' Diversified Choices," The New York Times, September 9, 1990.

Alastair Gordon, "11 Artists 'Emerge' at Gallery in East Hampton," Newsday, August 31, 1990.

Connie Sica, "Collectors' Choice in the Art Dance," The Sag Harbor Express, August 30, 1990.

stendahl Syndrome, The Cure, exhibition catalogue, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.

  Lilly Wei, "Making Art, Making Money," Art in America, July 1990.

  Robert Mahoney, "New York in Review," Arts Magazine, April 1990.

  Sam Hunter, New Directions, exhibition catalogue, S. Bitter- Larkin Gallery, New York.

  Alexandra Anderson, "Mary Weatherford at Diane Brown Gallery," ARTNOW, video magazine

  Roberta Smith, " Fresh, Hot and Headed for Fame," The New York Times, January 5, 1990.


Alexandra Anderson, "The Next Generation," Smart Magazine, September-October, 1989.

Sandy Auriti, "New York," Cento Cose, November 1989.


The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

Brown Forman Corporation, Louisville, Kentucky

The Capital Group Companies, Los Angeles

Commodities Corporation, Princeton, New Jersey

Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna, California

Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Massachusetts

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach

norfolk Southern Corporation, Norfolk, Virginia

 Progressive Corporation, Clev


Recent Exhibits

Mary Weatherford participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2016 Nice Weather
Skarstedt Gallery - Chelsea
Feb, 2016 Nice Weather
Skarstedt Gallery - Upper East Side
May, 2015 Red Hook
Brennan & Griffin (Red Hook)
Dec, 2014 The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World
MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
Aug, 2014 Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting
LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Jul, 2014 The White Album
Richard Telles Fine Art
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