Mary Hughes

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Solo Exhibitions

2017

Sense + Essence, Copley Society Art, Boston, MA

2015

Mary Hughes, Topographies, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery, Jackson Arts Center at Bristol Community College, New Bedford, MA

2009

Mary Hughes, Spiral Series, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

2001

Traces, Bromfield Art Gallery, Boston, MA

1999

Elements of Place
President’s Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

1999

Landscapes of Metaphor: A Visual Journey
Bromfield Art Gallery, Boston, MA

1998

Imagining Ireland: Notes from Journey Abroad
Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

1996

The Romantic Landscape, Bentley College, Waltham, MA

1991

Scenes From Southern France, French Library, Boston, MA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

Flow
Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
Jurors: Michelle Fiorenza and Kelvyn Bird

Found in Fenway
Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

2014

Boston Biennial 3
Milton, Ma

CoSo Small Works: Windows on Winter
Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

2013

Milton Art Museum Juried Exhibition
Milton, Ma

Cool
South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA
Juror, Joseph Carroll

2012

Winter Members Show: Impressions, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA
Jurors: David Brown, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of Graduate Programs at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and Miriam Stewart, Curator of the Collection of the European and America Art Division at the Harvard Art Museums.

2011

Flourish: Alumni Works on Paper
Sandra & David Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Jurors: Tammy Dayton, Creative Director, Moth Design; Michelle Lamunière, John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Assistant Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museum; Edward Saywell, Chair of Contemporary Art and MFA Programs, Museum of Fine Arts

Far & Wide: 2nd Annual Woodstock Regional
Woodstock Artist Association and Museum
Juror: Patterson Sims

Winter Members Show: White Lights
Copley Society, Boston
Juror: Victoria Munroe

CoSo Artists A-Z: Arabesque
Copley Society, Boston

2010

Collective, Galatea Fine Art, Boston MA
Juror: Dina Deitsch, Assistant Curator, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Winter Members’ Show: Reflections, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA
Jurors: Karen Quinn, curator of Paintings, Art of the Americas, MFA Boston; Susan Lanoue, Lanoue Fine Arts

Fenway Artists at Boston Convention Center, Boston, MA

CoSo Artists A-Z:Nocturne, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

2009

Fenway Artists Then & Now, Vose Gallery, Boston, MA

Copley Artists A-Z: Spice, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

Massachusetts Artists 2009, Brush Art Gallery and Studios, Lowell, MA
Juror: Nick Capasso, Curator, Decordova Museum + Sculpture Park

Copley Artists A-Z: Release, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

Andrea Raynor + Mary Hughes, Recent Work
Piano Factory Gallery, Boston, MA

Winter Members’ Show: Passages, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA
Jurors: Susan Merritt, Art Consultant, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Margaret Hart, Chair, Art Department at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Rob Roy, Chair of Painting and Drawing, Montserrat College of Art
(Recipient, 2nd Jurors Choice Award)

2008

National Drawing Show, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA
Juror: Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, Director, Curatorial Affairs, Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park

Boston Does Boston, Proof Gallery, Boston, MA

Copley Artists A-Z: Quench, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

New Members Show, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

Award Winners Show, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

Copley Artists A-Z: Shiver, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

2007

Holiday Exhibition, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

Equinox, Fall Members Show, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA
(Recipient, Joseph J. Gazzola Prize)

Copley Artists A-Z: Crisp, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA
(Recipient, Board of Governors Award)

Copley Artists A-Z: Heat, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

Inauguration Exhibition, Arts in the Park
Curry Student Center, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Works on Paper
Juror: Stephanie Walker, Director, Chase Gallery, Boston, MA
South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

2006

Faculty + Staff Art Exhibition
Curry Center Art Gallery, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

From the Landscape Works by John Fazzino, Daniel Gottsegen, Brooke
Hammerle, Mary Hughes

Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery
Jackson Arts Center at Bristol Community College, New Bedford, MA

2005

Fenway Studios Centennial Exhibition, St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA

2004

Faculty + Staff Art Exhibition
Curry Center Art Gallery , Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Tile Project: Destination, the World
Transcultural Exchange/Sponsored by UNESCO
Group exhibition of tiles created by international artists.
Installation sites in 20 different sites around the world including museums, parks, and cultural centers.

2003

Boundaries and Beyond: New England Landscapes

Mary Hughes & Kathleen Robbins
Gallery at the Clown, Portland, ME

2002

Between Solace and Awe: Beyond the Landscape
Starr Gallery, Newton, MA

Small Works Exhibition
Juror: Jeff Keough, Director of Exhibitions, Massachusetts College of Art
Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA

Painted from Memory : New Works by Beverly Barber and Mary Hughes
Dean’s Gallery, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA

2001

Bromfield at Biolabs
New England Biolabs, Beverly, MA

Annual Members Exhibition, Bromfield Art Gallery, Boston, MA

Constructions
Curator: Mary Sherman, Arts Reviewer, Boston Herald
Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, MA

Seasons: Landscape Paintings by Beverly Barber, Mary Hughes
and Kathleen Robbins

Department of Environmental Protection, Boston, MA

2000

Hand Work: Annual Members Exhibition, Bromfield Art Gallery, Boston, MA

Small Works Juried Exhibition
Juror: Sharon Hunter, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Lyme Fine Arts Academy, Attleboro Museum and Center for the Arts, Attleboro, MA

1999

Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show
Jurors: Peter Rathbone, Senior Vice President/Director, American Paintings, Sotheby’s, New York; Eliza Rathbone, Chief Curator, the Philips Collection, Washington, D.C.; Belinda Rathbone, Photography Historian, Curator & Biographer, Federal Reserve Bank Gallery, Boston, MA

1996

Faber Birren Color Award
Juror: Cora Rosevear, Associate Curator, Division of Painting & Sculpture,
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Juried Exhibition, Stamford Art Museum, Stamford, CT

1995

A Gathering of Leaves
Curators: Peter Madden and Anne Pelican
Artist Book Exhibit, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Untold Mastery (September, 1995)
Jurors; Abe Morell, Chair, Photography Department, Massachusetts College of Art; Elizabeth Wiley, Director, Aidekman Gallery, Tufts University, Medford MA; Howard Yezerski, Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
Gallery 659, Jamaica Plain, MA

 

Education

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Master of Fine Arts in Painting

Lacoste School of Art, Lacoste, France
Studio Art & Language Courses

Boston University School for the Arts, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Fine Arts

 

Related Experience

2002-present

Lecturer, Northeastern University
Department of Art + Design,
College of Professional Studies

2002-2004

Adjunct Faculty, Massachusetts College of Art
2- D Department
Continuing Education

 

Residencies

2009

Anderson Art Ranch, Aspen, CO

2008

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2001

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

 

Awards/Honors

2009

Visual Resources Association Travel Award

2009

Copley Society Anderson Art Ranch Scholarship

2009

Jurors Award, Winter Members’ Show, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

2008

Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2007

Joseph J. Gazzola Prize, Equinox Exhibition, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

2007

Board of Governors Award, Crisp Exhibition, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

2005

Visual Resources Association Travel Award

2001

Artist’s Grant Vermont Studio, Center, Johnson, VT

1997

Fulbright Scholarship to Ireland, Institute of International Education, NY, NY

1990

Bernard Pfreim Scholarship, Lacoste School of Art, Lacoste, France

1986+87

Merit Award, Boston University School for the Arts, Boston, MA

 

Press

Blogs/TV

Open Studios with Jared Bowen/WGBH Boston, November 2014

Chronicle/WCBV5 Boston, Inside Fenway Studios, September 2013

Boston Day Book: Featured Artist, November 2013

Flux Boston: Artist Showcase, April 2011

Lynette Haggard Artist Interview, Featured Artist, October 2010

 

Publications

South End News, March 18, 2009, Bessie King,” Circles abound at Piano Factory Gallery”

New Bedford Standard Times, June 1, 2006: Brian Fraga, “The Lay of the Land’

Fenway News, August 2005 “Centennial Exhibition, Saint Botolph Club”
Boston Herald, July 19, 2002: Joanne Silver, “Take a Trip Beyond Landscape”

Art New England, October/November, 2002: Meredith Fife Day, Regional Reviews, “Between Solace and Awe: Beyond the Landscape at the Starr Gallery”

Boston Globe, Calendar Magazine, July 18, 2002 Milva DiSomizio: “Beyond the Boundaries of Landscape”

Boston Globe, October 20, 2001: Cate McQuaid, “Mary Hughes, ‘Traces’ at Bromfield Gallery”

Art New England, August/September, 1999: Rich McKeon, “Federal Reserve Bank Gallery, Boston: The Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show”

 

Auctions

Mindscapes, Mass General Hospital, Boston 2007

Museum Council Summer Fundraiser, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 2007

Massachusetts College of Art Annual Auction, Boston, MA, 2000; 2002; 2003; 2004; 2005; 2006, 2016

Artcetera Auction Aids Action Committee, Boston, MA 2001

 

Affiliations

Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

Fenway Studios Cooperative, Boston, MA

 

Public Collections

Citibank, NY

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

 

Private Collections

Represented in private collections in Boston, New York, Chicago, Tucson, Bordeaux, France and Florence, Italy