2020  Slide, University of Southern Mississippi Art Museum, Hattiesburg, MS
2018  re-lay1, Kunstraum Sellemond, Vienna, Austria
             re-lay2, Echoraum, Vienna, Austria
2016  Vernal Moves, Centotto, Bushwick, NY
2015  B-side, Delta College, University Center, MI
             Wait, Weathervane, Brooklyn, NY

2014  clear pause, Graham Gallery, NYC
2011  For the Listener, Graham Gallery, NYC 
2009  Touch, Graham Gallery, NYC
2007  New Paintings, Graham Gallery, NYC
2005  James Graham Gallery, NYC
             Paintings Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA
2004  James Graham Gallery, NYC
              Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
2003  Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX
             Gallery II, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
2002  Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA
             The Viewing Room/Margaret Bodell/Caroline Kerrigan, NYC
2000  Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA
              Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, WI
              Cold August Margaret Bodell Gallery, NYC
1997   Albert Insinger Gallery, NYC
1993   Gallery II/A.I.R.Gallery guest invitation, NYC
1992   Akin Gallery, Boston, MA


2022 Making a Mark, Contemporary Drawings, curated by Sara Krajewski,
             Portland Art Museum, OR

2021 Tactile, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, curated by John Back

2019  Oxalis, with Shane Bradford, Benedikt Hipp, Sissel Marie-Tonn, curated by Malou Solfjeld
             Centro De Arte Contemporáneo, Mallorca, SPAIN
2018  Dialogue Abstract, Anita Rogers Gallery, NYC 
2017  Sally's Spring Invitational, NYC
2016  Incipiences, the Buggy Factory, Bushwick, NY
             Zürcher Salon, Zürcher Gallery, NYC
2015  Minimax, Bullet Space, NYC
             Retrospective VCCA, La Chapelle Sainte-Catherine,
             Port d'Auvillar, FRANCE
             On Paper, Weathervane, Brooklyn, NY
             Cinco de Mayo, 490 Atlantic, Brooklyn, NY
2014  Art=Text=Art, Works by Contemporary Artists,
             UB Anderson Gallery, University of Buffalo, NY
2013  Art=Text=Art, The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art, curated by

              Elizabeth Schlatter and Rachel Nackman, Hafnarfjörður, ICELAND

2012   Art=Text=Art, Zimmerli Art Museum, 
              curated by Marilyn Symmes, Elizabeth Schlatter and
              Rachel Nackman, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 
              Arcadia Now,New Jersey City University, NJ, curated by Tom McGlynn
2011   Richmond University Art Musuems, Art=Text=Art, curated by
               Elizabeth Schlatter and Rachel Nackman, Richmond, VA 
               Private Stash: A Musician's Eye, Apex Art, New York, NY
               Arcadia Now, Christine Price Gallery, Castleton State College, Castleton, VT
               Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
2010   Between Picture and Viewer: The Image in Contemporary Painting, 
              Visual Arts Gallery of the School of Visual Arts, NYC,
              curated by Isabel Taube and Tom Huhn
2009    New York, New Drawings 1946–2007, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente,                   Segovia, SPAIN  
2008    Amerika trifft Bayern, Kunst-und Gewerbeverein, Regensburg, GERMANY
2006    Summer ShowJames Graham and Sons, New York, NY 
2005    Scratching the Surface/Abstraction Now, Delaware Center for Creative Arts,
              Wilmington, DE
2004   Working on WoodJames Graham and Sons, New York, NY 
             Paintings That Paint Themselves or so it Seems,The Kresge Art Museum, 
             East Lansing, MI
             Exquisite Corpse, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME 
             A Woman’s Work is Never DoneThe Lower East Side Girl’s Club, NYC 
             4 Abstract Paintings, Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA 
             Dialogue Abstract, Space, NYC 
2002   Playground, Sears Peyton Gallery, NYC
2001   Up, Up and Away, The Viewing Room, NYC 
             Summer Group Show, Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA 
             Mary McDonnell/Casey Williams/William Wood, 
Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX 
             Abstraction, Jay Grimm Gallery, NYC
2000  NURTUREart Silent AuctionMargaret Bodell Gallery, NYC
             Summer ShowMiller Block Gallery, Boston, MA  
             Fifty-two Artists We Like, Wall Street Viewing Room, NYC
             Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, WI
1998  Five New Abstract Painters, Lindenberg Gallery, NYC
1994   Jennifer Dixon McBrien/Mary McDonnell, Halcyon Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1992   Jon Groom/Mary McDonnell, Akin Gallery, Boston, MA
               Symphony of Prosperity, Akin Gallery, Boston, MA
1987    Minor Injury Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1985    Finger Lakes Exhibition Memorial Art Gallery,
               University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
1984    Biennial Exhibition, Everson Art Museum, Syracuse, NY
               Syzygy, Visual Language Workshop, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA


2020  Dow Visiting Scholars and Artist Program

2019  CCA Andratx Residency, Mallorca, SPAIN

2019  The Joseph Robert Foundation

2017  CCA Andratx Residency, Mallorca, SPAIN
2013  St. James Cavalier Centre Residency, Valletta, MALTA
2012  Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency, Sweetbriar, VA
2009  Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency, Sweetbriar, VA
2008  SOS Grant, New York State Foundation for the Arts
2007  Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus Residency, Schwandorf, GERMANY
             Milton and Sally Avery Foundation Fellowship, The MacDowell
             Colony, Peterborough, NH
2005   Blue Mountain Cente Residency, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
2004   Fellowship Award, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance
              Le Moulin à Nef Residency, Auvillar, FRANCE
2003   Distinguished Artist Award, Western Michigan University
              Art’s Centennial
2002   Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency, Sweetbriar, VA
2001   Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency, Sweetbriar, VA
1997   Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, Artist–in–Residence, Empire, MI
              Millay Colony for the Arts Fellowship, Austerlitz, NY
1991   The MacDowell Colony  Fellowship, Peterborough, NH


Slide, exhibition catalog, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS (forthcoming)

Im Bett des Imaginariums, Gina Mattiello, Passagen Verlag Publishers, Germany 2021

Martin Breuninger, Landschaft aus Kunst im Kollektiv, Mallorca MagazineMarch, 2019
Nina Meledandri, Paint, Film, Thread: Three Current Shows, Art Spiel, October 2, 2018
Tom McGlynn, Mary McDonnell Clear Pause, The Brooklyn Rail web exclusive April 2014
Joan Waltemath, Art=Text=Art curated by Elizabeth Schlatter, The Brooklyn Rail, October 2011
Amy Ritchie, Richmond Arts Review, online arts blog, September 2011
Tod Lippy, Ellen Keiter, Drawn, Taped and Burned, Abstraction on Paper,

   online exhibition catalogue, Katonah Art Museum, 2011

Willliam Corbett, Mary McDonnell’s Back and Forth, exhibition catalogue,
   James Graham Gallery, 2011
Tom McGlynn, Arcadia Now, exhibition catalogue, Christine Price Gallery,
   Castleton State College, 2011
Isabel Taube, Between Picture and Viewer: the Image in Contemporary
, exhibition catalogue, School of Visual Arts New York, 2010
Tom McGlynn, Mary McDonnell Touch, at James Graham & Sons,
   The Left Bank Art Blog,  October 27, 2009
Marjorie Welish, Accumulation, The New York Observer,
   October 26, 2009
Walter Robinson, Weekend Update, Art Net, October 22, 2009
Mary McDonnell Touch, NY Art Beat, October 2009
Piri Halasz, From the Mayor’s Doorstep, October 15, 2009
Robert Shuster, Fall Picks, The Village Voice, September 2009
Karen Schiff, Letter from SEGOVIA, The Brooklyn Rail, May 2009
Elizabeth Finch, New York / New Drawings, 1946 to 2007, exhibition
    catalogue, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, 2009
Amerika trifft Bayern, exhibition catalogue, Kunst-und Gewerbeverein, 2008
Weite zerfliest wie Farbe, Der Neue Tag, 11.28.2007
Elisabeth Hirzinger, Aagepickter Apfel ersetzt den Pinsel,
     Mittelbayerische Zeitung 12.6.2007
Valerie Gladstone, art review, Art News, January 2006
Piri Halasz, From the Mayor’s Doorstep, October 15, 2005
Meredith Fife Day, Art New England, Oct/Nov 2005
Eric Gelber, exhibition catalogue, James Graham Gallery, 2005
Cate McQuaid, Peeling Back the Layers, The Boston Globe,
   June 25, 2005
Piri Halasz, From the Mayor’s Doorstep, June, 2004
David Coleman, Art/Mary McDonnell, Elle Decor, May 2004
Jessica Alverson, The Western Herald, March 10, 2003
Cate McQuaid, Angles of Perception, The Boston Globe,
   September 27, 2002
Ken Johnson, Playground, The New York Times, June 14, 2002
Images and Events, AbstractArt Online, May 2002
Piri Halasz, Jeest! Abstraction, Too? From the Mayor’s Doorstep,
   No. 39: April 15, 2002
Goings on About Town, The New Yorker, April 8, 2002
John Yau, The Color of Air and Memory, exhibition catalogue,
   The Viewing Room, 2002
Pure Oxygen, Oxygen Media Network, May 2001
Critics Pick, Isthmus, Madison, WI, May 2000


Artist talk, LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MICA | Maryland Institute College of Art 2021

University of Southern Mississippi Artist Talk, 2020

Podcast Reading Continues at Home Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, curated by Malou Solfeld, episode 10  2020

Podcast Art at Home, Thor Rasmussen, Saginaw Art Museum, 2020

with composer Fred Hersch Omni Arts Foundation 'Lean on Me' live broadcast May 2020

Theodore Roethke Museum, Artist Talk/In Conversation with composer Catherine McMichael

Art Workshop with kids, Theodore Roethke Foundation and Ezekiel Projects, Saginaw, MI,

   2019, 2017, 2016
Artist Talk Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI  2018
Talk on Artist Christiane Geffers, Sunshine Hall Library, Eldred, NY  2018
Delta College, Artist talk, University Center, MI, 2015
Amherst College,  Artist talk, Amherst, MA, 2015
SUNY Rockland,  Artist talk, Rockland, NY, 2015
Wellesley High School, Artist talk, Wellesley, MA, 2015
Central Michigan University, Artist talk, Mt. Pleasant, MI  2014
Albion College,  Artist talk, Albion, MI  2014
Grand Valley State College, Grand Rapids, MI, Artist talk for

   honor's course How to Love the World,  2014, 2012

Writing on Tad Mike and Joel Shapiro, exhibition catalogue,
    Drawn/Taped/Burned, Abstraction on Paper, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY  2011
Castleton State College, Castleton, VT, artist talk  2010
The Cedarwood Arts Center, Port Jervis, NY, artist talk  2008
Writing on Sara Sosnowy, exhibition catalogue, New York/New
, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, SPAIN, 2009
Workshop/Art Instruction Auvillar, FRANCE 2007
Grand Valley State College, Grand Rapids, MI, Assignment for
     poetry & painting collaboration, 2007
Grand Valley State College, Grand Rapids, MI  Artist talk, 2006
Kresge Museum of Art, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI,
     Artist talk, 2005
Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY, Adjunct Professor, 1985-86 

The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
New Mexico Museum of Art, Sante Fe, NM
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
CCA Andratx, Mallorca, SPAIN
The St. James Cavalier Centre, Valletta, MALTA
Aloisiuskoleg Bonn/bad Godesberg, GERMANY
The Davis Museum, Wellesley, MA
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Werner Kramarsky, New York, NY
Meredith Monk, New York, NY
Fidelity Investments, San Francisco, CA
Hilton Americas Houston, TX
Copper Beech Capitol Management Inc, New York, NY
Pfizer Corporation, New York, NY
Ritz Carlton Battery Park City, New York, NY
90 Tremont, Boston, MA
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI
1984   MFA Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
1981   BFA Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
1977–78   Delta College, University Center, Michigan