Bio / CV

 

Mary in Studio

 

 

BIO

Born 1986 | Atlanta, GA

Mary Mooney is a Nashville based visual artist who creates colorful, glossy, abstract paintings. She works in a range of sizes, from large format paintings that dominate walls, down to miniature pieces of wearable art.

With a BFA from Denison University in Ohio, her formal education as an artist plays as much a role as her intuition. Mary's been a maker all her life, but became enamored with creating abstract works when she realized the power it had to connect with viewers without literal or figurative content. 

 

ABOUT THE WORK 

Abstract painting is everything I love about painting. The brushstrokes, the color, the light that give a traditional painting it’s movement, mood and time of day are all isolated in abstract painting. You are just given visual information without subject matter. I think it’s fascinating to see a group of people stand in front of an abstract work and walk away with the same sensation. 

My jewelry is both an extention of my studio practice as well as an introduction to abstract art work. Creating jewelry makes my art accessible to a larger audience, provides a small scale to create studies for larger work, and minimizes my footprint using raw materials in their entirety. My studio practice represents who I am and how I live - creatively, intuitively and resourcefully. 

 

CURRICULUM VITALE

 

EDUCATION

2008
BFA (cum laude) in Studio Art
DENISON UNIVERSITY

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART,
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
Graduate-Level Program in Fine Art

 

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITS

2017 (Upcoming)
{OZ Arts, Nashville, TN}

2017 (Upcoming)
{Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, TN}

2015
New Work by Mary Mooney
{Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, TN}

2013
Failings of an Emerging Artist
{CoLab Gallery, Nashville, TN}

2012
NEW WORK BY MARY MOONEY
{PCCA Gallery, Newport, PA}

2008
In Frequent Spaces
{Burke Museum, Granville, OH} 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITS

2016
East Side Project Space
{Nashville, TN}

2016
The Living Room
Elizabeth Suzann Studios
{Nashville, TN}

2015
The Red Arrow Curates
Oz Arts Nashville
Juror: Katie Shaw
{Nashville, TN}

2012
Avant Garage
{Nashville, TN}

2011
Microcosm
{PCCA Gallery, Newport, PA}

2010
4 x 6 Art
{Landis House, Newport, PA}

2009
Cortona
{Gallery 307, Athens, GA}

2008
Mostra
{Palazzo Vagnotti, Cortona, Italy}

Senior Painters Art Exhibition
{Denison University, Granville, OH}

Satellites
{Burke Museum, Granville, OH}
Juried/Curated by Natalie Marsh

2007
Summer Scholars Exhibition
{Burke Museum, Granville, OH|}

2006
Wooster Biennial
{Sussel Gallery, Wooster, OH}
Juried/Curated by Mary Jo Bole

PROFESSIONAL
SERVICE AND AWARDS

2015
MARTHA STEWART AMERICAN MADE FINALIST
Martha Stewart's American Made Awards
Style Category

2015
PRESENTING ARTIST
OZ Arts Family Day
Abstract Painting & Eames Tower

2010-12
MUSEUM DIRECTOR & ARTS-IN-EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Perry County Council of the Arts

EXHIBIT COMMITTEE MEMBER
Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art  

2011 
GRANT PANELIST
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

2007
YOUNG SCHOLARS
RESEARCH GRANT
Denison University

2007-8
MARY K CAMPBELL
STUDIO ART SCHOLARSHIP
Denison University

2004-8
HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP
Denison University

KNOWN  PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Margaret Windisch Art Collection
Granville, OH

DENISON UNIVERSITY PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT
Philosophy Department