MARY MCCLEARY

 

 

MARY MCCLEARY

Born: Houston, Texas, 1951

Currently lives and works in Nacogdoches, Texas

Regent’s Professor Emeritus of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1975 MFA, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

1972 BFA (cum laude), Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2015 Mary McCleary, Moody Gallery, Houston, TX.

2014 Mary McCleary and Andrea Rosenberg, The Gallery at UTA, University of Texas at Arlington,

Arlington, TX, Curator: Benito Huerta*

2011 An Act of Faith: The Art of Mary McCleary, Grace Museum, Abilene, TX

2011 Mary McCleary: A Survey, Texas Artist of the Year, Houston Art League, Houston, TX*

2008 For the Time Being, Moody Gallery, Houston, TX

2006 After Paradise, Moody Gallery, Houston, TX *

2003 Raid on the Inarticulate, Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, TX

2000-01 Mary McCleary: Beginning with the Word, Constructed Narratives: 1985-2000, Galveston Arts Center,

Galveston, TX; Stephen F. Austin State University Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX;  DallasVisual Art Center, Dallas, TX; Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX; Southwest School of Art & Craft, San Antonio, TX*

2000  Children of the Apple Tree, Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, TX

1998 Scriptural References, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX

1995 Mary McCleary: Parables, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX

Mary McCleary: Collages, Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas, TX

1993 The Living Word, Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, TX

1992 Things Seen, Things Not Seen, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX

1989 Personal Visions, The Watson Gallery, Houston, TX

1986 Recent Work: Mary McCleary, The Watson Gallery, Houston, TX

1985 Mary McCleary: Mixed Media Constructions and Ceramics, Mattingly-Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX

 Mary McCleary Constructions, Watson/de Nagy Co. Gallery, Houston, TX

1983 New Works on Paper, Watson/de Nagy & Co., Houston, TX

1982 Mixed Media Constructions, Mattingly-Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX

1980 Mary McCleary, Watson/de Nagy & Co., Houston, TX

1978 Mary McCleary: Introductions, Watson/de Nagy & Co., Houston, TX

1975 Mary McCleary Graphics, The University of Oklahoma Art Museum, Norman, OK

 

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016 Prints & Plates: A Selection of Matrices, Arts Brookfield, Houston, TX

2016 Pieced Together: Collages by Lance Letscher, Mark Lewis & Mary McCleary, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler TX

2016 Twenty Five: A Celebration, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX

2016 Twenty Five: A Conclusion, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX

2016 Target Texas: The Meaning of Mixed Media, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

2015 The Aviary, Birds of Flatbed, Flatbed Press, Austin, TX

2014 Selections from the Legendary Collection of Sonny Burt & Bob Butler, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX

Mirrored and Obscured:  Self-Portraits, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX

Flatbed Summer Selections, Flatbed Press, Austin, TX

2013 Editions, Moody Gallery, Houston, TX

2013 Collage Now, Then, and Again, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2013 This is What I Think, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX *

2011 Wonder World, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Bentonville, AR

Obsessive Worlds, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX*

Texas Artists: In Memory of Ted Pillsbury, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY*

2010 Advancing Traditions: Twenty Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press, ExhibitsUSA/ Mid-America Arts

Alliance, Kansas City, MO., Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX, University of Arkansas Art Galleries, Little Rock, AR, Baylor University/Martin Museum of Art, Waco, TX, Museum of Printing History, Houston, TX, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Michelson Museum of Art, Marshall, TX

Birth Right, Art360 Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Women Artists: Selections from the AMSET Permanent Collection, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX

35 Years: Anniversary Exhibition, Moody Gallery, Houston, TX

2009 Float, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

SFA Faculty Exhibition, Stephen F. Austin State University Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX; also 2000-2008.

2008 Damaged Romanticism, Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX, traveled to Grey Art Gallery, NYU, New York, NY,

and the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY. *

Pulp Friction: Contemporary Works on Paper, Deloney Newkirk Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

Line/Form, DBerman Gallery, Austin, TX.

Dramas: Real and Imagined, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX

Transforming Culture, VAM Gallery, Austin, TX.*

2007 The Art of Forgiveness: Images of the Prodigal Son, Museum of Biblical Art, New York, NY*

2007 SFA Faculty Exhibition, Stephen F. Austin State University Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX; also 2006-2000

2006 Texas 100: Selections from the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX *

Flatbed in Marfa, 124 El Paso Street (Julie Speed’s studio), Marfa, TX

Collectors X 3, Art League Houston, Houston, TX

I Love the ’Burbs, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

2005 Twenty Artist for Twenty Years, Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, TX

Broken Beauty: Figuration, Narrative and the Transcendent in North American Art, Laguna Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA and the Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, Columbus Centre,   Toronto, Canada *

Never Done: Women’s Work From the Permanent Collection, El Paso Museum of Art, TX

The Next Generation: Contemporary Expressions of Faith, Museum of Biblical Art, New York,  NY *

Flatbed Press, New York Editions and Artist Book Fair, New York, NY

The Natural World, Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, TX

2004 Women Diversified, El Paso Museum of Art, TX

2003 Miniatures, Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX

Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX

Bread Upon the Waters (through 2005), VAM Gallery, Austin, TX; Gallery W, Sacramento, CA; Billy Graham Museum, Wheaton University, Chicago, IL; Whitworth College, Spokane, WA; Evangel College, Springfield, MO; Roberts Weslyn College, Rochester, NY; Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL; Birgen Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindborg, KS; Taylor University, Upland IN; John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR; Baylor University, Waco, TX; Huntington College, Huntington, IN; Union University, Jackson, TN; Gordon College, Wenham, MA; Asbury College, Wilmore, KY; Visions Gallery, Albany, NY; Yale Institute of Sacred Music, New Haven, CT; Rivier College, Nashua, NH; Hope Church, Austin, TX.

2002 I-45 Combined, Lowell Collins Gallery, Houston, TX

Group Exhibit/ Introductions, Moody Gallery, Houston, TX

“Let there Be Light” and Other Works, Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, TX.

Sugar and Spice, University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, Maine

Gallery Artists, James Gallery, Houston, TX

2001 Re/New, James Gallery, Houston, TX

2000 Word as Art: Contemporary Renderings, Gallery at American Bible Society, New York, NY*

Neo-Rococo, University of Texas at San Antonio Art Gallery, TX

1999 Texas IV, Tyler Museum of Art, TX

Thresholds, Concordia University Gallery, Austin, TX

39th Annual Invitational, Longview Museum of Art, TX *

SFASU Faculty Exhibit, Stephen F. Austin State University Art Gallery, Nacogdoches, TX; also 1975-1998

1998 The Figure and the Chair, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX

The Figure: An Invitational Exhibit, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, TX

Up Close and Personal, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX

1997 The Last Picture Show, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX

Establishment & Revelation, Dallas Visual Art Center, TX *

Altered Egos, Hallswalls Gallery, Buffalo, NY *

CIVA Creates the Portrait, Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa; traveled to Bethel College, St. Paul; MN, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY; Gordon College, Wenham, MA; Concordia University, Mequon WI; Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI; Houghton College, Houghton, NY; and Abilene Christian University, TX

1996 Celebration of Texas Art ‘96, Cullen Center, Assistance League of Houston, TX *

Artes Sagrados, Concordia University Gallery, Austin, TX

Through a Glass Darkly: Christian Belief in Contemporary Art, Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, TX

1995 Art Journeys, The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

Magic and Mystery, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX

Texas Art for Russia, exhibit organized under the auspices of the American Embassy in Moscow/American Center, the American Consulate, Yekaterinburg and the Art League of Houston; traveled to Yekaterinburg, Tomsk; Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; Rostovondon; Nizhiy-Novgorod; Moscow; and the American Center at the U.S. Embassy *

1994 Veiled Images, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX *

Miniatures: Smallest, Smaller, Small, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX

Small Works, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX

50 for the 50th, Temple Emmanu El Gallery, Houston, TX

Portrayals, Galveston Arts Center, TX

35th Annual Works on and of Paper, Longview Museum of Art, TX *

1993  Outside/ln: Outsider & Contemporary Artists in Texas, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX *

Personal Attachments: The Art of Collage/Assemblage, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX

In The Beginning, Art Museum of South East Texas, Beaumont, TX *

Creative Spirit II, Concordia Lutheran College Gallery, Austin, TX *

Texas Art Celebration ‘93, Assistance League, Cullen Center, Houston, TX *

Fur, Fins, Feathers & More, Galveston Arts Center, TX

1992 Second Annual Cross Show, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX

33rd Annual Works On or Of Paper, Longview Museum and Art Center, TX *

The Creative Spirit I, Concordia Lutheran College Gallery, Austin, TX *

Day of the Dead Show, Bridge Center for Contemporary Art, El Paso, TX

1991 Baubles, Bangles and Mardi Gras Beads, Galveston Art Center, TX

Texas Art Celebration ‘91, Cullen Center Gallery, Houston, TX *

Cuentos de Mi Vida/Stories of My Life, Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, TX

House, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX

Silent Stories, Peregrine Gallery, Dallas, TX

Is There Still Life in the Still Life or is Nature Morte?, Galveston Arts Center, TX

1990 It’s About Time, Texas Fine Arts Association, Trammell Crow Center, Dallas, TX *

Texas Art Celebration’90, Cullen Center Gallery, Houston, TX

Family Icons, Peregrine Gallery, Dallas, TX

1989  Mid-America Biennial Art Exhibition, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO *

Texas Realism: Legacy II, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX *

Looking at Color, Transco Tower Gallery, Houston, TX

Review: Ten Years of Women and Their Work, Women & Their Work, Austin; traveled to Richland College, Dallas, TX; & Texas A&M University Gallery, College Station, TX *

1988 Works By Women, Gihon Foundation Collection, Peregrine Gallery, Houston, TX; Rosenberg

Library,Galveston, TX; RGK Foundation, Austin, TX; Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN; Mitchell Museum, Mt Vernon, IL *

Review / Preview, Watson Gallery, Houston, TX

Invitational, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York, NY

Texas Women, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; traveled to Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX *

A Group Exhibition Honoring the Women’s Caucus For Art National Conference, The Watson Gallery, Houston, TX

1987 Works By Women, Gihon Foundation Collection; traveled to The Museum, Texas Tech University,

Lubbock, TX; The Museum of Arts & Sciences, Macon, GA; The Gertrude Herbert Memorial Institute of Art, Augusta, GA *

From the Object: Still Life Themes and Variations, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts,
Houston, TX  *

Narrative Painting, Addison-Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC

True Wit: Humor in Texas Art, Cullen Center Gallery, Houston, TX *

Plat du Jour, Judy Youens Gallery, Houston, TX

Group Show, The Watson Gallery, Houston, TX

The Rotary Collection, The Museum of East Texas, Lufkin, TX

1986 Texas Time Machine, Cullen Center Gallery, Houston, TX; traveled to The Sheraton Gallery, Dallas, TX. *

Texas Select: An Alvarta Invitational, Art League of Houston, TX

Transpositions/Collaborations, San Antonio Art Institute, TX

Platters, Willingheart Gallery, Austin, TX

Piero Fenci, including collaborative work with Mary McCleary, The Front Room Gallery, Nantucket, MA

Ceramic Plate Show, Judy Youen’s Perceptions Gallery, Houston, TX

Animation/Imagination, Frito-Lay Corporation Gallery, Las Colinas, TX

Collage Invitational, University of Texas at San Antonio, TX

Works By Women, Gihon Foundation Collection; traveled to Plano Cultural Arts Center, TX; University of Dallas, Irving, TX; Wichita State University, Wichita, KS *

1985 Group Show, Watson/de Nagy & Co. Gallery, Houston, TX

Dimensional Paper, San Antonio Art Institute, TX

Ceramic Invitational, The Farmhouse Gallery, Long Island, NY

Texas Visions: A Celebration of Texas Artists, Art League of Houston at Transco Towers, Houston, TX*

Artists Masks, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX

Works By Women, Gihon Foundation Collection; traveled to Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; National Organization of Women, New Orleans, LA; McAllen International Museum, TX; Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA; Alexandria Museum, LA; Michelson-Reves Museum of Art, Marshall, TX, Plano Cultural Arts Center, TX; Northern Michigan University, Marguette, MI *

Collection of East Texas Art, The Museum of East Texas, Lufkin, TX

1984 Works By Women, Gihon Foundation Collection; traveled to The Central Exchange, Kansas City, MO;

Texas Women’s University, Denton; Dallas Public Library, TX; Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, TN; Center for the Arts, Corpus Christi, TX *

Paperworks, Watson/de Nagy & Co., Houston, TX

Group Show, Glassell School of Arts of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Clayworks, Watson/de Nagy & Co., Houston, TX

1983 Creatures in Print, Corpus Christi State University, Corpus Christi, TX *

Invitational Exhibit, Longview Art Center, TX

Group Show, Watson/de Nagy & Co., Houston, TX

On, Of, and About Paper II, Gannett Corporation, Arlington, VA *

Sculpture: Five Texas Artists Working in Clay, Mattingly-Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX

Works By Women, Gihon Foundation Collection; traveled to Weil Gallery, Corpus Christi State University, TX; The Warehouse Living Arts Center, Corsicana, TX; Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX; Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX; Museum of the Big Ben, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX; Firehouse Arts Center, Norman, OK *

1982 Works By Women, Gihon Foundation Collection; traveled to Western Texas College, Snyder; Stephen F.

Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX; Cameron University, Lawton, OK; Victoria Regional Museum, TX; Amarillo Art Center, TX; Texas A&I University, Kingsville; Goddard Art Center, Ardmore, OK; Meadows Art Museum, Shreveport, LA *

38th Annual Painting Competition, Abilene Fine Arts Museum, Abilene, TX

Longview Art Invitational, Longview Art Center, Longview, TX

University Art in East Texas, Lufkin Historical & Creative Arts Center, TX

Recent Works from East Texas, Tyler Museum & Art Center, TX *

1981 Invitational, Longview Art Center, Longview, TX

Three-Dimensional Paintings, Watson/de Nagy & Co., Houston, TX

Salon d’Autome, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Works By Women, Gihon Foundation Collection; traveled to Wichita Falls Museum & Art Center, TX; Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX; Northwood Institute Art Center, Dallas, TX; Tarleton State

University, Stephenville, TX; Abilene Fine Arts Museum, TX *

1980 Corpus Christi Art Foundation Annual Exhibit, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

Group Show, Watson/de Nagy & Co., Houston, TX

Group Show, Watson/Willour Gallery, Houston, TX

Made in Texas, New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

Works By Women, Gihon Foundation Collection; traveled to Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; Cultural Arts Center, Temple, TX; Waco Art Center, TX; Tyler Museum & Art Center, TX *

Three Person Show, Mattingly-Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX

1979 11th Monroe National Art Exhibition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA

Southwest Print and Drawing Biennial, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Women in Sight: Women and Their Work, Dougherty Cultural Center, Austin, TX; traveled to Lawndale Annex, University of Houston, TX

Inaugural Group Show, Watson/Willour Gallery, Houston, TX

Made in Texas, Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, TX. *

Paperworks: An Exhibition of Texas Artists, Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, TX; traveled to Arlington Community Center, Arlington, TX; Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX; Museo de Monterry, Mexico; Wichita Falls Museum & Art Center, TX *

Dimension XIV, Houston Art League, TX

1978 Works on Paper: Southwest 1978, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX

Drawings and Prints 1978, Miami University, Oxford, OH

56th Annual National Art Exhibition, Meadows Museum of Art, Shreveport, LA *

Stockton National 1978- Contemporary Trends in Printmaking and Drawing, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

National All Media Art Competition, Two Houston Center, TX; also 1976 *

Invitational Exhibit of Texas Artists, Beaumont Art Museum, TX

21st Annual Delta Art Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

15th Joslyn Biennial, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

Water Color U.S.A., Springfield Art Museum, MO

Dimension XIII—Houston, Houston Art League, TX

1977 The Amarillo Competition, Amarillo Art Center, TX

19th Annual National Exhibit of Prints and Drawings, Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK

55th Shreveport National, Meadows Museum of Art, Shreveport, LA *

Southwest Tarrant County Annual, Fort Worth Art Museum, TX; also in 1970, 1975, 1976

Group Invitational, Longview Art Center, TX

2Oth Annual Delta Art Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK

Houston Area Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, TX; also 1975*

Fourth Biennial Five State Art Exhibition, Gates Gallery, Port Arthur, TX

1976 National Print and Drawing Competition, Davidson College, NC *

6th National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Minot State College, Minot, ND *

17th Dixie Annual, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, AL *

Invitational Art Exhibit, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX; also 1973, 1974*

46th Annual Exhibition, Springfield Art Museum, MO

1975 Women In Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

Boston Printmakers 27th Annual National Exhibit, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA *

17th National Exhibition of Drawings and Prints, Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Art on Paper, Art of Paper, Paper Art, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Dimension X—Houston, Houston Art League, TX

35th Oklahoma Artists Annual, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK *

1974 Images on Paper, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL *

Potsdam Prints—1974, New York State University, Potsdam, NY *

Annual National Exhibition of Works on Paper, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Group Show, Contemporary Arts Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK

16th Annual 8-State Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK *

16th Annual National Exhibition of Prints and Drawings, Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK

7th Annual Prints, Drawings and Crafts Exhibition, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK *

Los Angeles Printmaking Society 2nd National Print Exhibit, Otis Art Institute Gallery, Los Angeles, CA*

44th Annual Exhibition, Springfield Art Museum, MO *

Dimension IX—Houston, Houston Art League, TX

Midwestern Graphics Annual, Tulsa City-County Library Gallery, OK; also 1973

Exposure ‘74, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL *

1973 Color Print U.S.A., Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX *

Oklahoma Artists Annual Exhibition, Philbrook Art Museum, Tulsa, OK

1972 Two-person, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

 

* denotes catalog

 

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

Felix-Jager, Steven, Pentecostal Aesthetics: Theological Reflections in a Pentecostal Philoso phy of Art and Aesthetics, Brill Publishers. 2015

Bunch, Robert, Interviews with Texas Artists, Texas A&M University Press, 2015

Cole, Thomas R.  Medical Humanities- An Introduction, Cambridge Press, 2014

Rankin, Beth, “Through their eyes”, The Cat 5, Beaumont, Texas, January 23, 2014, pp. C12-15, reproduction on cover.

Castle, Lynn; Hanson, Caitlin, “Mirrored and Obscured: Contemporary Texas Self-Portraits”, catalogue to exhibition, published by the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas, 2014, pp. 4-5, 22-23, 44.

McCleary, Mary, “Objects Worth Keeping,” Image Journal, Winter-Spring 2014, No. 80.

Mattingly, June, The State of the Art: Contemporary Artists in Texas, http://texascontemporaryart.com/?page_id=4177

Martin, Marissa, “Gaze into the Bible with New Eyes,” July 17, 2013, WorldNetDaily, http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/gaze-into-bible-through-new-eyes/

Bartels, Chuck, “No need to fly to New York, museum set in Arkansas,” The Daily Sentinel, May 13, 2012.

Goodrich, Robbie, “Houston Art League Names Texas Artist of the Year,” The Daily Sentinel, February 19, 2012.

Kurp, Patrick, “Both Screen and Gateway,” Anecdotal Evidence, January 8, 2012, http://evidenceanecdotal.blogspot.com/2012/01/both-screen-and-gateway.html

Deliso, Meredith, “Art League Decks the Halls and Walls with Nearly 200 Pieces in ‘Gambol’,” Houston Press, December 6, 2011. http://blogs.houstonpress.com/artattack/2011/12/art_league_decks_the_halls_and.php

Britt, Douglas, Art League honors patrons, artist of the year,” Houston Chronicle, November 20, 2011

Kupchick, Ken, “The Crystal Bridges Wonder World, Part 1,” The City Wire, Ft. Smith Region, December 5, 2011. http://www.thecitywire.com/?q=node/19128

Kurp, Patrick, “Prophecy is a Matter of Seeing Near Things,” Anecdotal Evidence, October 30, 2011. http://evidenceanecdotal.blogspot.com/2011/10/prophecy-is-matter-of-seeing-near.html

Kurp, Patrick, “Trying to Break into an Electric Lightbulb,” Anecdotal Evidence, October 28, 2011.

Crosman, Christopher B., Celebrating the American Spirit: Masterworks from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Hudson Hills, Manchester, VT, 2011. http://evidenceanecdotal.blogspot.com/2011/10/trying-to-break-into-electric-light.html

 Klaasmeyer, Kelly,”Art Capsules,” Houston Press, October6-12, 2011.

 Klaasmeyer, Kelly,”” Mary McCleary: A Survey’ is Well-crafted and Wonderfully Obsessive, But There is Something Missing,”Houston Press, October 3, 2011. http://blogs.houstonpress.com/artattack/2011/10/mary_mccleary_a_survey_1996-20.php

Anderson, Virginia Billeaud, “Mary McCleary: A Survey 1996-2011,” Arts+Culture Houston, October 2011.

Britt, Douglas, “Culturescene,” Houston Chronicle, September 29, 2011.

Hamilton, Sarah, Obsessive Worlds, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, September 24, 2011.

Britt, Douglas, “Art fair meets goal of 10,000 visitors,” Houston Chronicle, September 19,2011.

“Layers of Meaning,” The Living Church, September 11, 2011.

Britt, Douglas, “Artist’s Works Seduce Viewers,” Houston Chronicle, September 9, 2011.

Willour, Clint, “It’s About Time,” Mary McCleary: A Survey, Art League of Houston, Houston, TX, 2011.

“In Her Words: Mary McCleary,” The Arrow of Pi Beta Phi, Spring 2011.

Sprinkle, Mark “Sugaring Moths,” The BioLogos Forum, February 27, 2011. http://biologos.org/blog/sugaring-moths

Goldmeier, Jeremy, “Her Art’s Delight is in the Details,” Abilene Reporter-News, January 20, 2011.

Wolfe, Gregory, “Mary McCleary: Constructing Paradox,” Beauty Will Save the World, ISI Books, Wilmington, Delaware, 2011.

Anspon, Catherine, Texas Art 70 2 C, Marquand Books, Seattle, WA, 2010.

Britt, Douglas, “Mary McCleary is Looking for Unique Responses,” Houston Chronicle, December 11, 2009.

Waldrep, G.C.,” Q&A with Mary McCleary,” Double Room online journal, Issue #8, Summer 2009, http://www.doubleroomjournal.com/8/McLearyQandA.html

Di Marzo, Cindi, “Romantic Visions for a Terminally Ill World,” Studio International, July 3,     2009.

“On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art,” Books and Culture, Vol. 15, No. 3, May/June 2009.

Weiss, Marion Wolberg, “’ Damaged Romanticism’ at the Parrish,” www.Dan’sHamptons.com, April 3, 2009.

Ernst, Eric, “Perspectives,” The East Hampton Press and the Southhampton Press, March 24, 2009.

Park, Steve, “Parrish Art Museum explores ‘Damaged Romanticism’,” www.newsday.com, February 12, 2009.

Hinkle, Annette, “Life’s Damaged Goods: Exhibit Looks at Loss and Redemption,” The Sag Harbor Express, February 4, 2009.

Prescott, Theodore L., “Desire and Longing: Image Artists after Twenty Years,” Image Journal, No.60, Winter 2008-09

Sultan, Terrie, Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion, D.Giles, Ltd., 2008.

Marcotte, Michele, “Visual Appeal,” The Daily Sentinel, December 28, 2008.

Mueller, Kurt, “Damaged Romanticism”, Artlies, Winter 2008

Anspon, Catherine, “The Luxury of a Likeness,” Papercity, December 2008.

Britt, Douglas, “Three Texas Artists Focus of Shows,” Houston Chronicle, October 10, 2008.

Britt, Douglas, “Two Exhibitions Near End of Runs,” Houston Chronicle, July 25, 2006.

Hudson, Jane, “The Art of Forgiveness,” The Epoch Times, December 29, 2007.

Olasky, Marvin, “Gospel and Grunge,” World Magazine, October 20, 2007.

Olasky, Marvin, “New York, America, The West: Prodigal Sons,” Human Events, October 11, 2007.

Irvy, Benjamin, “Returning Home, Somewhat Changed,” New York Sun, October 5, 2007.

Flora, Holly, The Art of Forgiveness: Images of the Prodigal Son, Exhibition catalog, MOBIA, New York, NY. 2007.

McCleary, Mary, “The Work of Our Hands,” It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God, Square Halo Books, Baltimore, 2007.

Eisley, Rachel, “Mary McCleary: After Paradise,” CIVA Seen, Vol.. VII, No. 1.

“Texas 100”, El Paso Inside & Out Magazine, image reproduction, November 2006, p. 48.

French, Christopher, “Mary McCleary”, ARTnews, October, 2006, p. 189.

Reese, Becky Duval. Texas 100: Selections from the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of Art, 2006.

Wilson, Douglas and Faischer, G. Tyler, Omnibus III: Reformation to the Present, Veritas Press, 2006.

Reid, Jamie. “Painting a Portrait of Those Who Go to the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont Enterprise, October 5, 2006.

Reid, Jamie. “Collage Artist Communicates in Overt and Subtle Ways”, Beaumont Enterprise. October 5, 2006.

Wong, Kristin.  “After Paradise: Mary McCleary”, Artshouston Magazine, July, 2006, p. 28.

Johnson, Patricia. “So Fun Getting Lost in Artist’s Paradise.” Houston Chronicle, E3, June 10, 2006.

Luby, Abby, “The Journey to Utopia and Back,” The Advocate, January 29. 2006.

Mary McCleary: After Paradise, Square Halo Books, 2006, essays by Clint Willour and Harold Fickett.

Johnson, Ken. “New Artists Who Are Motivated By Faith.” The New York Times, E33, August 19, 2005.

Prescott, Theodore, et al. A Broken Beauty. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2005.

Heller, Ena. “The Museum of Biblical Art.” American Arts Quarterly. Vol. 22, No. 3, Summer 2005.

Spatz, Jake. “Gotta HaveFaith- Exhibit Catalog More Than a Coffee-table Book.” The DC Examiner, August 14, 2005.

Pongracz, Patricia, and Wayne Roosa. The Next Generation: Contemporary Expressions of Faith. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2005

Bowden, Sandra, et al. Faith and Vision: Twenty-Five Years of Christians in the Visual Arts. Baltimore: Square Halo Books, 2005.

Sokolec, David. “Women Diversified: El Paso Museum of Art.” Glasstire. June 2005

Heller, Ena, et al. Reluctant Partners: Art and Religion in Dialogue. New York: The Gallery of the American Bible Society, 2004.

Whitson, Midge. “Attention All Artists.” Vine, St. John the Divine Church, Houston, Vol. 31, No. 6, May 2003.

Romaine, James. Objects of Grace: Essays and Interviews on Creativity and Faith. Baltimore: Square Halo Books, 2002.

Editors of Sojourners  Magazine. Spirit of Fire: Faith, Art, and Action. Washington, D.C.: Sojouners  Magazine, 2002

“Prodigal Son.” International Economy Magazine, Winter 2002.

Willour, Clint. “An Obsession with Compulsion.” Artlies, No. 35, Summer 2002.

Spleen, Tom. “Review: Adair Margo Gallery.” Stanton Street, April 27, 2002.

Cullum, Jerry. “New Age or the Same Old Model?” Artlies, No. 34, Spring 2002.

“Death of Michael Rockefeller.” International Economy Magazine, Spring 2002.

Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Mary McCleary at Dallas Visual Arts Center.” Art in America, January 2002.

Goddard, Dan.  “Visual Arts- 10 Best.” San Antonio Express-News, December 30, 2001.

“Mary McCleary.” New American Paintings, Vol. 36, Wellesley, Massachusetts: The Open Studios Press, Fall 2001.

Parker, James. “A Requiem for Postmodernism- Whither Now?” Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Magazine, Summer 2001.

Goddard, Dan. “Artwork Retell Bible Stories: College Professor’s Updated Biblical Images Are Now On Display.” San Antonio Express-News, October 9, 2001.

Wicker, Christine. “Eyes That See the Glory.” Dallas Morning News, May 26, 2001.

Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Bible Studies”, Dallas Morning News, May 23, 2001.

“Most Fascinating Exhibition in Dallas Right Now.” Dallas Arts Revue, April 14, 2001.

Daniel, Mike. “Mary McCleary at DVAC.” Dallas Morning News, April 13, 2001.

French, Christopher. “Mary McCleary: Beginning with the Word/ Constructed Narratives.” Artlies, No. 30, Spring 2001.

Wolfe, Gregory. “Mary McCleary: Constructing Paradox.” CIVA Seen, Vol. 1, 2001.

“Artist’s Show Reflects Personal, Professional Growth.” Daily Sentinel, January 20, 2001.

Johnson, Patricia. “Best Shows.” Houston Chronicle, December 31, 2000.

Johnson, Patricia. “Collage Grad.” Houston Chronicle, December 9, 2000.

Willour, Clint, et al. Mary McCleary: Beginning With the Word. Galveston: Galveston Arts Center, 2000.

“Ash Wednesday/Waller County.” Menninger Perspective, Menninger Foundation, No. 2, 2000.

“Making Art out of the Word.” Bible Review, October 2000.

“Contemporary Artists Look at Scripture.” American Bible Society Record, August/September 2000.

Humanitzki, Dorothy. “The Word as Art.” Catholic New York, August 24, 2000.

“Word as Art: Contemporary Renderings.” Wall Street Journal, August 8, 2000.

Heller, Ena, et al. The Word as Art: Contemporary Renderings. New York: Gallery at the American Bible Society,  2000.

“Exhibition Gives Religious Art.”Bronx Caribbean Life, July 25, 2000.

Bonansinga, Kate. “Mary McCleary at Adair Margo Gallery.” Artlies: Texas Art Journal, #26, Spring 2000.

“Mary McCleary.” New American Paintings, No. 24, Wellesley, Massachusetts: The Open Studios Press, November 1999.

Roosa, Wayne. “A Fullness of Vision: The Collages of Mary McCleary.” Image: A Journal of the Arts & Religion, No. 23, Summer 1999.

Daniel, Mike. “Personal Touch.” Dallas Morning News, December 11, 1998.

Daniel, Mike. “Go Figure.” Dallas Morning News, August 28, 1998.

Akhtar, Suzanne. “It Figures.” Ft. Worth Star Telegram, August 28, 1998.

Ingalls, Hunter. “Exhibition Offers Intriguing Technical Aspects, Naturalness.” Amarillo Globe-News, June 7, 1998.

“Mary McCleary.” New American Paintings, No. 12, Wellesley, Massachusetts: The Open Studios Press, October 1997.

Green, Natalie. “Altered Egos Innerselves.” Artvoice, March 19, 1997.

Ballew, Coco. “Artists Show Religious Perspective at Exhibit.” El Paso Times, November 22, 1996.

Johnson, Patricia. “Galleries Offer Portraits With Other Themes.” The Houston Chronicle, December 22, 1995.

Monfrini, Richard Joseph. “Recovering That Which Has Been Lost: A Brief Introduction to the Redemptive Art of Mary Fielding McCleary.” Corum Deo, Vol. 3, NO.2, Summer 1995.

Levy, Rebecca. “Wizards of Time.” Austin Chronicle, February 10, 1995.

Brown, Glen IL. “Veiled Images.” ArtPapers, September/October, 1994.

Ligon, Betty. “Art Scene.” El Paso Herald Post, December 9, 1993.

Sherer, Gaye. “Christian Artist Sows the ‘Word’ Through Her Paintings.” El Paso Herald Post, December 2, 1993.

Johnson, Patricia. “Views from Texas.” Houston Chronicle, February 18, 1993.

Chadwick, Susan. “Biblical Collages Lack Artist’s Usual Intensity.” Houston Post, June 18, 1992.

Johnson, Patricia. “Bible, Greek God inspire Problematic Exhibits.” Houston Chronicle, June 12, 1992.

Oleson, J. R. “Symposium Draws Christian Artists.” Austin American-Statesman, April 11,1992.

Oleson, J. R. “Celebrating House and Home.” Austin American-Statesman, March 16, 1991.

Chadwick, Susan. “Assistance League Contest Selections Offer Little Cause for Artistic Celebration.” Houston Post, February 21, 1991.

Dalton, Dean. “Art Beat—New Directions.” Houston Metropolitan Magazine, January 1991.

Carraro, Francine. “‘ReView Translates 10 Years of Progress for Women Artists.” Austin American-Statesman, November 10, 1989.

Dowell, Susan Stiles. “Big Names and Bright Lights.” Southern Accents, Vol.12, No.3, May-June 1989.

Kutner, Janet. “Sketches of 12 Women.” Dallas Morning News, April 15, 1989.

Smith, Mark. “Laguna Gloria Exhibit Embodies Substance of Women’s Souls.” Austin American Statesman, March 23, 1989.

Tyson, Janet. “Twelve Texans Chosen For Exhibition at Kansas City Museum.” Ft. Worth Morning Star Telegram, March 1989.

Bacigalupi, Don. “Houston.” Contemporanea International Art Magazine, March/April 1989.

Kilian, Michael. “Texas Women’s Art Intrigues Washington.” Dallas Morning News, December 31, 1988.

Kiely, Kathy. “Women Paint Over Texas Cliches.” Houston Post, December 12, 1988.

Dixon, Jennifer. “Of Art and Politics.” NY Herald-Tribune, November 27, 1988.

Moore, Sylvia, ed. No Bluebonnets. No Yellow Roses: Essays on Texas Women in the Arts. Midmarch Arts Press, New York, 1988.

Chadwick, Susan. “Critic’s Choice.” Houston Post, January 29, 1988.

Johnson, Patricia. “Artists in ‘Plate Show’ Used Unfamiliar Materials.” Houston Chronicle, December 18, 1987.

Powers, Mark. “Narrative at Addison Ripley.” Washington Post, February 28, 1987.

Johnson, Patricia. “The Still Life: Is It a Suitable Subject for Painters Today?”  Houston Chronicle, January 18, 1987.

Chadwick, Susan. “From the Object: Still Life Themes & Variations.” Houston Post, January 18, 1987.

Johnson, Patricia. “Art: A Sampling of What’s Available From Area Galleries.” Houston Chronicle, December 14, 1986.

Chadwick, Susan. “Mary McCleary at the Watson Gallery.” Houston Chronicle, November 1, 1986.

Kalmykor, Fran. “Mary McCleary.” Inquirer: Houston’s Chronicle of the Arts, November/December 1986.

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McCombie, Mel. “Texas Time Machine.” ARTnews, May 1986.

Chadwick, Susan. “Texas Time Machine.” Houston Post, March 23, 1986.

McCombie, Mel. “Into The Texas Time Machine.” Artscene, Spring 1986.

Smitherman, Leigh. “ALVARTA Invitational: Texas Select.” Artscene, Spring 1986.

Freudenheim, Susan. “Mary McCleary.” Texas Homes, February 1986.

Johnson, Patricia. “Sesquicentennial Theme Leads To Cliches.” Houston Chronicle, January 25, 1986.

Everingham, Carol J. “McCleary Exhibit A Walk Through Eden.” Houston Post, June 22, 1985.

Lawter, Estella. Women as Mythmakers: Poetry and Visual Art by 2Oth Century Women.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1984.

Kutner, Janet. “Sculpture: Five Texas Artists Working in Clay.” Dallas Morning News, September 22, 1983.

Whitaker, William. “A Story That Goes With That Work of Art.” Abilene Reporter News, July 18,1982.

Johnson, Patricia. “3-Dimensional Exhibit Varied.” Houston Chronicle, September 18, 1981.

Crossley, Mimi. “In the Galleries.” Houston Post, September 18, 1981.

Darden, Bob. “Women’s Artwork Shows Changing Times.” Waco Tribune-Herald, January 2, 1981.

Jarvis, Ron. “Mary Fielding McCleary at Watson/de Nagy.” Art Voices South, September/October 1979.

Parks, Glenna. “Paperworks.” San Antonio Express News, August 3, 1979.

Tennant, Donna. “Exhibition Notes.” Artspace, Summer 1979.

Kalil, Susie. “Houston Galleries Showcase New Talent.” Art week, July 28, 1979.

Kutner, Janet. “Made In Texas: The Regional Touch.” Dallas Morning News, July 25, 1979.

Crossley, Mimi. “Art: Introductions ‘79,” Houston Post, July 15, 1979.

Moser, Charlotte, “Multi-Gallery Openings Bring Swarms.” Houston Chronicle, July 15, 1979.

Moser, Charlotte. “Art League Show Turns Up Plenty of Texas Talent.” Houston Chronicle, January 9, 1979.

Lee, Edwy B.,“1977 Houston Area Exhibition.” Art Voices/South, January/February 1978.

Crossley, Mimi. “Rocky Theme Needed.” Houston Post, October 16, 1977.

Crossley, Mimi, “Art: Area Juried Shows”, Houston Post, October 12, 1977.

Moser, Charlotte. “Evidence of an Insipient Cultural Conservatism.” Houston Chronicle, October 9, 1977.

Denton, Jon. “Prints, Drawings Touch Funny Bone.” Daily Oklahoman, April 19, 1975.

 

 

 

FILMS

 

From the Heart, Documentary film on women artists, produced by Gihon Foundation, Santa Fe, NM, 1981-82.This film focuses on the work of 9 of the 13 women artists represented in the GihonCollection.

The Texas Exhibit, Documentary film on exhibit at National Museum of Women in the Arts, produced by Jackie Wilson at KACV-TV (PBS) Amarillo, TX, 1989

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Amaco Production Co., Houston, TX

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX

Crain, Caton, James & Womble, Houston, TX

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

Coopers & Lybrand Co., Houston, TX

El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX

Fidelity Management & Research Co., Boston, MA

First International Bank, Houston, TX

Galleria Bank, Houston, TX

Gihon Foundation, Santa Fe, NM

Grand Hotel, Houston, TX

Hastings Entertainment Inc., Amarillo, TX

Hospital Corporation of America, Nashville, TN

IBM, Houston, TX

IBM, Dallas, TX

IBM, Corpus Christi TX

Lackshin-Nathan, Houston, TX

Lufkin Industries, TX

Lufkin National Bank, TX

MBank, Houston, TX

Miami University, Oxford, OH

M/PF Research, Inc., Dallas, TX

Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

The Pace Collection, New York, NY

Price, Waterhouse, Cooper, Houston, TX

The San Antonio Art Institute, TX

San Antonio Museum of Art, TX

Soghigan & Macuga, Washington, DC

Southwestern Bell Headquarters, Dallas, TX

State of Oklahoma

Temple Emmanuel, Houston, TX

Tulsa City-County Library System, OK

University of Oklahoma Art Museum, Norman, OK

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Wilson Industries, Houston, TX

John D. Williams Company, El Paso, TX

 

 

 

AWARDS

 

2011 Texas Artist of the Year, Art League of Houston, Texas annual award.

2003 Honorable Mention, “Assistance League of Houston celebrates Texas Art 2003”,

Juror: Connie Butler, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, L.A., CA

2001 Mary McCleary: Beginning with the Word, Catalog from 15 year retrospective received a Gold Wilder

Award from the Texas Association of Museums as the best catalogue published by  a Texas museum in 2001.

2001 Award from American Association of University Women for “Cultural contributions to community”

1993 Honorable Mention, “Texas Art Celebration,” Juror: David Ross, Director, Whitney Museum

1989 Honored by the Texas Commission on the Arts “For her contribution and dedication to the arts in Texas”

1988-9 Recipient of a Mid-America Arts Alliance/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1982 3rd Place Award, “Longview Art Invitational,” Longview Art Center, TX, Juror: David Turner,

Director U.of Oregon Museum of Art

1978 Purchase Prize, “Drawings & Prints National, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio,

Juror: Nancy Graves, artist.

2nd Place, “National All Media Art Competition”, Two Houston Center, Juror: Ellen Lanyon, artist.

Honorable Mention,“21st Annual Delta Art Exhibition,” Arkansas Art Center Little Rock, AK. Juror: Richard Hunt, artist.

Award of Merit, “Dimension XIII-Houston, Houston Art League, Juror: Ellen Goheen, Curator, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO.

1977 Award of Merit, “56th Shreveport Art Guild National,” Meadows Museum of Art, Shreveport,

Juror: Roberta Smith, critic.

First Place Award, “Houston Area Exhibition,” Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Jurors: Henry

Hopkins, Director San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Walter Darby Bannard, artist, & Lynda Benglis, artist.

Honorable Mention, “The Amarillo Competition,” Juror: Peter Plagens, critic.

Award of Merit, “55th Shreveport Art Guild National,” Meadows Museum of Art, Shreveport, Juror: Harry S. Parker, Director Dallas Art Museum

1975 Three Merit Awards, “17th National Exhibition of Prints & Drawing”, Oklahoma Art Center,

Oklahoma City, OK, Juror: John Bullard, Director, New Orleans Art Museum

1974 Purchase Prize, “Western Annual National Exhibition of Works on Paper,” Western Illinois

University, Macomb, IL, Juror: Ray Johnson, artist.

Honorable Mention, “Dimension IX-Houston”, Houston Art League

1973 Purchase Award, “Midwestern Graphics Annual,” Tulsa City County Library Gallery, Tulsa

Oklahoma, Jurors: Rudy O. Pozzatti, artist, & Garo Antresian, artist.

 

 

REPRESENTED BY:

Moody Gallery, Houston, TX

Flatbed Press, Austin, TX

 

 

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