Mary Kelly

 
b. 1941
 
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
1970
St Martin's School of Art, London, Postgraduate Diploma
1965
Pius XII Institute, Florence, Italy, MA
1963
College of Saint Teresa, Winona, Minnesota, BA

Selected Press

2018
Rea, Naomi and Kate Brown. "Who Shops at Frieze London? We Buttonholed Rose McGowan, Bob Rennie, and Other Power Players at the Fair," Artnet News (web), October 5 (link)
 
"Revisiting the Fiercely Productive Practices of Marginalized Women Artists," Frieze (web), October 1 (link)
 
Sussman, Anna Louie. "The Art Market Is Finally Catching up with Strong Female Artists It Ignored," Artsy, October 5 (link)
 
"Must See: Pippy Houldsworth Gallery Face-to-Face," ArtForum, Fall (link)
 
Fowler, Susanne, " ‘Social Work’ Provides Visibility for Women Artists at Frieze London," New York Times (web), October 1 (link)
 
Buck, Louisa. "Social work: eight dissenting female artists feature in Frieze London's new section," The Art Newspaper (web), October 4 (link)
 
Bromwich, Kathryn, "Mary Kelly: ‘All borders are anathema to art’" Guardian (web), September 15 (link)
 
Kelly, Mary. "Women in the Arts: Mary Kelly," Frieze (web), October 2 (link)
 
Black, Holly. "Five Pioneering Female Artists Who Changed the Landscape of the Art World," Another Magazine, October 8 (link)

Solo Exhibitions

2018
"Mary Kelly: Face-to-Face," Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK (link)
 
"Nucleus: Mary Kelly's 'Extase' and the birth of a women's art collection," New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge, UK (link)
2017
"The Practical Past," Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY (link)
2016
"CIRCA TRILOGY," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
 
“Women and Work: A Document On the Division of Labor in Industry, 1975,” Switch House Gallery, Tate Modern, London, UK
2014
"On the Passage of a Few People through a Rather Brief Period of Time," Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
2012
"Mary Kelly," Rosamund Felsen, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Mary Kelly," Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
2011
"Mary Kelly: Projects, 1973-2010," The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, curated by Maria Balshaw, Dominique Heyse-Moore, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
2010
"Mary Kelly: Four Works in Dialogue," Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, curated by Cecilia Widenheim
2008
"Mary Kelly: Words are Things," Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland, curated by Milada Slizinska
2007
"Circa 1968," The University Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA, curated by Juli Carson
2006
"The Ballad of Kastriot Rekhepi," ESPACIO AV, Consejeria de Educacin y cultura, Regin de Murcia, curated by Isabel Tejeda
 
"Love Songs," Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2005
"Love Songs," Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
2004
Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes, Mexico City Installation, live performance and interactive archive, curated by Trisha Ziff
2003
“The Ballad of Kastriot Rexhepi,” including live performance and interactive archive, curated by Trish Ziff, Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico City
2002
The Arthur A Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
 
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2001
"The Ballad of Kastriot Rexhepi," musical score for the exhibition by Michael Nyman; live performance by Sarah Leonard and The Nyman Quartet, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
 
"Mary Kelly: Mea Culpa," Robert Sandelson, London, UK
2000
"Social Process / Collaborative Action: Mary Kelly 1970-75," Norwich Gallery and Leeds City Art Gallery, UK
1999
Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
1998
"Post-Partum Document, The Complete Work 1973-79," curated by Sabine Breitweiser, The Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
 
The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1997
"Social Process/Collaborative Action: Mary Kelly 1970-75," curated by Judith Mastai, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, and Agnes Etherington Art Center, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
 
Galerie Paula Bottcher, Berlin, Germany
 
Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
 
Knoll Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
1996
Konstmuseet, Mälmo, Sweden
 
Knoll Gallery, Vienna, Austria
 
Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
1994
"Mary Kelly: 1973-89," curated by Gertrud Sandquist, Galleri F 15, Alby, Norway; traveled to Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden; Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
 
Gloria Patri, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University and Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; traveled to Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; Milwaukee Art Museum, University of Wisconsin; and Konstmuseet, Malm, Sweden
1993
Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
 
Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
 
Milwaukee Art Museum, University of Wisconsin, WI
 
Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
1992
Gloria Patri, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University (catalog), traveled to Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University; Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina
1991
Knoll Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
 
Knoll Gallery, Vienna, Austria
 
The Powerplant, Toronto, Canada
1990
"Interim, The Complete Work 1984-89," New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; traveled to Vancouver Art Gallery and The Powerplant, Toronto, Canada
1989
Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
 
CEPA, Buffalo, NY
 
Todd Madigan Gallery, California State University, CA
1988
LACE, Los Angeles
1985
“Interim, Part I: Corpus,” The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; traveled to Kettle’s Yard Gallery, University of Cambridge, and Riverside Studios, London, UK
1982
"Mary Kelly and Ray Barrie," George Paton Gallery, Melbourne and University Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia
1981
Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
1979
University Gallery, Leeds, UK
 
New 57 Gallery, Edinburgh
1977
"Post-Partum Document, I-V," Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK, curated by Mark Francis
1976
"Post-Partum Document, I-III," Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK, curated by Barry Barker
1975
"Women and Work: A Document on the Division of Labor in Industry," South London Art Gallery, UK
1970
"An Earthwork Performed," with Steven Rothenberg, New Arts Laboratory, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

2018-2019
"Power & Imagination," National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Australia
2018
"Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired by her Writings," Tate St. Ives, UK (link)
 
"Actions…the image of the world can be different," Kettles Yard, Cambridge, UK (link)
2017
"ISelf Collection: The End of Love," Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (link)
 
“An Incomplete History of Protest,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (link)
 
“Wherever the Wind Carries,” Malmö Art Academy and Lunds konsthall, Lund, Sweden
2016
“Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection,” Whitney Museum, New York, NY
 
“Of Other Spaces: Where does gesture become event?” Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, Scotland
 
“Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979,” Tate Britain, London, UK
 
“A Lesson in Sculpture with John Latham,” Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
2015
"A Voice Remains," Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
 
"The Slick and The Sticky," Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA
 
“The Great Mother: Women, Maternity, and Power in Art and Visual Cutlure, 1900 – 2015,” curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
2014
"Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image Ideology," curated by Anne Ellegood and Johanna Burton, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2013
"Against Method," curated by Gertrud Sandqvist, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
 
"All you need is Love," Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
 
"Women and Work, Mary Kelly, Margaret Harrison, Kay Hunt, BP Spotlight," Tate Britain, London, UK
2012
"Ends of The Earth: Land Art to 1974," co-curated by Philipp Kaiser and Miwon Kwon, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA; Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
 
"This Will Have Been: Art, Love and Politics in the 1980s," curated by Helen Molesworth, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
 
"Breaking In Two: Pacific Standard Time," curated by Bruria Finkel, Arena 1, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Art as Idea, Language and Process in Art," curated by Cecilia Widenheim, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
 
"Tracing the Century: Drawing from the Tate Collection," Liverpool Tate, London, UK
 
"Left, Right, Center," Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
 
"Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980," Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
 
"The Hidden Mother," Berthe Morrisot Hotel Particlier, Paris, France
 
"Sweethearts: Artist Couples," curated by Kathy Battista, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
 
"Family Matters: The Family in British Art," Tate Britain, London, UK; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle; Millennium Gallery, Museum Sheffield; Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, UK
 
"About Menocchio we know many things," Betonsalon, Paris, France
2011
"The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973-1992," co-curated by Nancy Princenthal and Helaine Posner, Nuerberger Museum of Art, New York, NY; traveled to Nasher Museum, North Carolina; traveled to Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
 
"The Experimental Impulse: Pacific Standard Time," co-organized by Thomas Lawson and Aram Moshayedi, Redcat: Roy and Edna Disney Hall/Cal Arts Theater, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Colorific," Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
 
"Holding the Grey Card," The New Hall Art Collection Biennale, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, MA
 
"Incognito," Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2010
"The Artists Museum," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Incognito," Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Panorama: Los Angeles at ARCOmadrid 2010," co-curated by Kris Kuramitsu and Christopher Miles,
 
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Is Only the Mind Allowed to Wander?," Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
 
"Torrent of Words: Contemporary Art and Language," John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheybogen, WI
 
"IASPIS," Open House, Stockholm, Sweden
2009
"British Subjects: Identity and Self Fashioning, 1967-2009," curated by Louise Yelin, Nueberger Museum of Art, New York, NY
 
"The Moving Image, Scan to Screen, Pixel to Projection," Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
 
"Love in the Age of Postponed Democracy," The Critical Crisis, curated by Lilian Fellman, Kunsthalle Luzerne, Switzerland
 
"Mary Kelly, Christian Capurro, Klaus Mosettig," Simon Preston Gallery, New York, NY
2008
"Sydney Biennale: Revolutions Forms That Turn," curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
 
2008 California Biennial, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; installation, Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA
 
"Not Quite How I Remember It," The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
 
"Mother Cuts: experiments in film and video," The Visual Arts Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
 
"Coup de Grace," Simon Preston Gallery, New York, NY
 
"Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art," CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, New York, NY
2007
Documenta 12, Kassel, curated by Roger Buergel and Ruth Noack; installations, Neue Gallerie and Aue Pavillion; happening, Bergpark Wilhelmshhe
 
"WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution," curated by Cornelia Butler, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC; PS1 Contemporary Arts Center, New York, NY; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
 
"Past Over," Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
 
"A Batallia Dos Xeneros," curated by Juan Vicente Aliaga, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea,Santiago de Compostela, Spain
 
"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," Arte Eta Feminismoaren 45 Urte, 45 Anos de Arte y Feminismo / 45 Years of Art and Feminism, curated by Xabier Arakistain, Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts, Spain
 
"Read Me! Text in Art," curated by Malik Gaines, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
 
"Nina in Position," curated by Jeffery Uslip; Artists Space, New York, NY
2006
"Full House: Video of the Whitneys Collection at 75," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
 
"Civil Restitutions," curated by Jeffrey Uslip and Simon Preston, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK
 
"Academy," Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
 
"State of Emergency," election night screening, Alias, New York, NY
 
"Concept Has Never Meant Horse," Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
 
"The Look of the Law," curated by Simon Leung, University Art Gallery, University of California Irvine, CA
 
"Technologized Bodies/ Embodied Technologies, Art Interactive," College Art Association, Cambridge, MA
 
"Sixty Years of Sculpture in the Arts Council Collection," Longsdale Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, London, UK
 
"Sixteen Tons," curated by Michael Darling, New Wight Gallery, Broad Art Center, University of California Los Angeles, CA
 
"How To Improve the World: British Art 1946-2006," Hayward Gallery, London, UK
 
"Making History: Art and Documentary in Britain 1929 to Now," (Berwick Street Film Collective),curator, Tanya Barson, Liverpool Tate, London, UK
2005
"Occupying Space: Generali Foundation Collection," Haus der Kunst, Munich; Museum Borjmans van Beuningen, Nederlands Fotomuseum and Witte de with, Rotterdam
 
Selected Works From The Collection, Colorado University Art Museum, Boulder, CO
 
"Work/Labor," curated by Silvia Eiblmayr, Galerie in Taxipalais, Tirol, Austria; traveled to Centroa Andaluz de Arte Contemporanea, Sevilla, Spain
 
"At the Mercy of Others," The Art Gallery of The Graduate Center, City University of New York, NY
 
"Family," The Photographers Gallery, London, UK
 
"Mixed-up Childhood," Auckland City Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand
2004
2004 Whitney Biennial, curated by Debra Singer, Shamim Momin, Chrissie Iles, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
 
"100 Artists See God," curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL; traveled to The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA; Laguna Art Museum, CA; Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK (2005); Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, VA (2005)
 
"A Perfect Day for Bananafish," Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
 
"Maternal Metaphors," The Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY
 
"Dass die Krper sprechen, auch das wissen wir seit," Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
 
"The Shadow of Production," Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2003
"Social Strategies: Redefining Social Realism," curated by Pamela Auchingeloss and Klaus Ottmann, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA; University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL; DePauw University Art Gallery, Greencastle, IN
 
"Identitt schreiben Autobiographie in der Kunst," curated by Hemma Schmutz, Galerie Fűr Zeitgenossische, Leipzig, Germany
 
"Works from the Permanent Collection," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
 
"Crimes and Misdemeanors: Politics in US Art of the 1980s," Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
 
"Intimates," Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002
"Gloria: Another Look at Feminist Art of the 1970s," White Columns, New York; traveled to The Galleries, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, RI
 
"Self Evident: The Artist as the Subject," Tate Britain, London, UK
 
"On General Release: Artists and Film in Britain, 1968-1972," curated by Lynda Morris and David Curtis, Norwich Gallery, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich, UK; John Hansard Gallery, The University, Highfield Southampton; George Rodger Gallery, KIAD, Maidstone; Institute of Visual Culture, Cambridge, MA
 
"Fetish: Art and the Word," UCLA Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2001
"Works From the Collection," Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
 
"Visual Worlds," Richard L Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA
 
"The Presence of Absence," Ezra and Cecile Zilka Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
 
"Camera Women," curated by Carol Armstrong, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
 
"Recent Acquisitions: Photograph Works," Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2000
"Die verletzte Diva," curated by Silvia Eiblmayr, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Kunstverein,Munich, Siemens Kulturprogramm, Stdtische Galerie, Munich, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden
 
"Tempus Fugit," curated by Jan Schall, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
 
"Around 1984," curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
 
"Carnival in the Eye of the Storm," Phillip Feldman Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
 
"Dairy," Cornerhouse, Manchester, Firstsite and The Minories Art Gallery, Colchester, UK
 
"Les Semiophores," curated by Philippe Mouillon, Faade of the Town Hall, Lyon, France
 
"Nude / Body / Action," curated by Iwona Blazwick, The Tate Modern, London, UK
 
"Snapshot," The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
 
"Minimal Politics: Hans Haacke, Mary Kelly, Robert Morris, Adrian Piper, Yvonne Rainer," Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
 
Live in Your Head: Concept and Experiment in Britain 1965-75, Whitechapel Gallery, London; traveled to Museu Do Chiado, Lisbon
 
Artworkers, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, and Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales, UK
1999
The American Century: Arts & Culture 1900-2000 Part II, 1950-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
 
Einbliche in Die Sammlung, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
 
Pencils of Nature: A Dialogue, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
 
Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin 1950s - 1980s, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY; traveled to The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; traveled to MIT Visual Arts Center, Boston, MA (2000)
 
La Mmoire, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Laurence Boss, Academie de France, Rome, Italy
 
Xmas Xhibition, curated by Andrea Frank, Kent Gallery, New York, NY
 
Sotheby's 8th Biennial Exhibition and Auction, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1998
Addressing the Century: 100 Years of Art and Fashion, curated by Peter Wollen, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
 
Works from the Permanent Collection, curated by John Pultz, The Spencer Museum, Kansas University, Lawrence, KS
 
Works from the Permanent Collection, curated by Elizabeth Sussman and Eugene Tsai, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
 
1950 Gallery, Independent Curators Incorporated Biennial, New York, NY
 
Sculpture Urbaine, Grenoble, Pacaembu Stadium Facade Project, Sao Paolo, Brazil
 
The Older Body, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
 
Heaven - Private View, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
1997
Critical Images, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, NY
 
Minimal Politics: Hans Haacke, Mary Kelly, Robert Morris, Adrian Piper, Yvonne Rainer, curated by Maurice Berger, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
 
A Gift for India, Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust, New Delhi, India
 
Ten Years of Collecting: 1987 1997, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Manitoba, Canada
1996
Making Pictures: Women and Photography, Part II, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
 
Baby Exhibition, Part I, 1708 Gallery, Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, FL; traveled to Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA
 
NowHere, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebk, Denmark
 
Body as Membrane, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark
 
Documents, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebk, Denmark
 
Sexual Politics, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
 
Laughter Ten Years After, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD; traveled to Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
1995
Temporarily Possessed, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
 
The Division of Labour: Women and Work, Museum of Contemporary of Art, Los Angeles, CA; traveled to The Bronx Museum, New York, NY
 
Social Strategies in the 1970's, The Tate Gallery, London, UK
 
Desiring Authors, Enveloping Myths, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
 
Works by Artists in the New Museum Semi-Permanent Collection, Salon of Rebecca Cooper, New York, NY
 
Anti-Slogans, Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, UK
 
Laughter Ten Years After, The Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT; traveled to Houghton House Gallery, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva
 
Auf den Leib Geschrieben, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
 
Ciphers of Identity, Art Museum, University of Southern Florida, Tampa, FL
 
The Masculine Masquerade, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
1994
Written/Spoken/Drawn in Lacanian Ink, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY
 
Nine Months, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
 
Ciphers of Identity, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
 
Mistaken Identities, Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
 
Voicing Today's Visions, Mary Delahoyd Gallery, New York, NY
 
One Hundred Hearts Benefit, The Contemporary, New York, NY
1993
Camera Politic, curated by Carlo Frua and Joyce Nereaux, The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA; traveled to La Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela; The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
 
Empty Dress, Independent Curators Incorporated, New York, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY; traveled to Virginia Beach Center for the Arts; University Gallery, University of North Texas; Mackenzie Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada; The Gallery/Stratford, Ontario, Canada; Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art & Design
 
I am the Enunciator, Threadwaxing Space, New York, NY
 
Songs of Retribution, Richard Anderson Gallery, New York, NY
 
Abjection in American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
 
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
 
Contacts/Proofs, Jersey City Museum

 
Ciphers of Identity, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD
 
Benefit Exhibition, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY Benefit Exhibition, Blast Magazine, New York, NY
 
Benefit Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
1992
Mis/taken Identities, University Art Museum, Santa Barbar, CA; traveled to Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria; Neues Museum Weserburgh Bremen im Forum Langenstrasse, Bremen, Germany; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek, Denmark
 
The Spatial Drive, Blast, Contributor, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
 
Cross Section, The World Financial Center, New York, NY
 
So Order So Nicht Sein, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
 
Effected Desire, Carnegie Museum of Art , Pittsburgh, PA
 
Womens Art at New Hall, New Hall, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
1991
Works from the Permanent Collection, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
 
1991 Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
 
The Realm of the Coin, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
 
Gender and Representation, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania University, PA
 
Shocks to the System, The South Bank Centre, London, UK; traveled to Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Switzerland; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne; Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; City Museum Plymouth; Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayre
1990
Inquiries-Language in Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; traveled to McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay; Laurentian University Museum and Arts Center, Sudbury; Rodman Hall Arts Center, St Catherines
 
The Decade Show, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY
 
Word as Image-American Art 1960-1990, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; traveled to Oklahoma City Art Museum; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
 
In Her Image, Barbara Toll Fine Art, New York
, NY
1989
Fashioning Feminine Identities, University Gallery, Essex

1988
Modes of Address, Whitney Museum of American Art Downtown, New York, NY
 
Mixed Meaning, Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
1987
Conceptual Clothing, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, AL; traveled to Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston; Peterborough City Museum and Art Gallery; Aberdeen Art Gallery; Spacex Gallery Exeter; Camden Arts Center, London, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, State of the Art, Tour: The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
 
The British Edge, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
 
Propositions: Work from the Permanent Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
 
Aspects of Voyeurism, Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York, NY

 
Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
 
State of the Art,(exhibition, book, and television series), Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
1986
The Fairy Tale: Politics, Desire and Everyday Life, Artist's Space, New York, NY
 
Identity/Desire: Representing the Body, Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow; traveled to Crawford Center for the Arts, St Andrews; McLaurin Art Gallery
 
Electro-media, Public Access Project, Toronto, Canada
1984
Difference, curated by Katherine Linker, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; traveled to The Renaissance Society; University of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA; Institute of Contemporary Art, London, MA
 
The Critical Eye/I, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven (Mary Kelly, the complete Post-Partum Document), Victor Burgin, Richard Long, Bruce McLean, David Tremlet
 
The British Art Show, City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Tour: Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield; Southhampton Art Gallery
1983
The Revolutionary Power of Woman's Laughter, Protetch-McNeil, New York; traveled to Art Culture Resource Center, Toronto, Canada; Washington College Art Gallery, Maryland
1982
The 4th Biennale of Sydney, Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
 
Sense and Sensibility, Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham
1981
Typisch Frau, Bonner Kunstverein and Gallery Magers, Bonn, Germany
 
9th Kracow Meetings, Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych, Kracow

 
Touring Exhibition, Greater London Arts Association
1980
Issue, curated by Lucy Lippard, Institute of Contemporary Art, London
1979
Un Certain Art Anglais, ARCII, Museum d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
 
Europa '79, Heztler, Muller & Schurr, Stuttgart, Germany
 
Feministische Kunst Internationaal, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands; traveled to de Oosterpoort, Groningen; Nooedbrabants Museum, Den Bosch; de Vleeshal, Middleburgh; Le Vest, Alkmar; de Beyerd, Buda; Nijmeegs Museum, Nijmegen
 
Both Sides Now, Artmesia Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
Verbiage, Kettles Yard, University of Cambridge
 
“Art, Politics, and Ideology,” Dartington College of Art, Devon, UK
1978
Art for Society, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London and Ulster Museum, Belfast
 
The Hayward Annual, The Hayward Gallery, London, UK
1977
Radical Attitudes to the Gallery, Art Net, London, UK
1975
“Women and Work: A Document on the Division of Labour in Industry,” South London Art Gallery, London, UK
 
Sexuality and Socialization, Northern Arts Gallery, Newcastle, UK
 
Independent Filmmakers Festival, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
1974
Women's Workshop/Artists Union, Arts Meeting Place, London, UK
1970
Group Exhibition, St Martin's School of Art Gallery, London, UK

Grants and Awards

2015
Guggenheim Fellowship, Fine Arts

Collections

 
Arts Council of Great Britain
 
Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada
 
Australian National Gallery
 
Burger Collection, Hong Kong
 
Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
 
Colorado University Art Museum, Boulder, CO
 
Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
 
Helsinki City Art Museum
, Finland
 
Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland
 
Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada
 
Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, NY
 
Moderna Musset, Stockholm, Sweden
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
New Hall, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
 
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
 
Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
 
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
 
Progressive Corporation
 
Rachofsky House, Dallas, TX
 
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
 
Tate Britain, London, UK
 
Tate Modern, London, UK
 
Vancouver Art Gallery, British Columbia, Canada
 
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
 
Weil, Gotshal and Manges Collection

 
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
 
The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
 
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK

Publications

2018
Lamm, Kammy. "Addressing the other woman: Textual correspondences in feminist art and writing," Manchester University Press
2017
Nacking, Åsa, Emil Nilsson, and Gertrud Sandqvist, “Whither the Winds,” Lunds konsthall, Lund, Sweden
 
Smith, Sidonie and Julia Watson, "Life Writing in the Long Run: A Smith and Watson Autobiography Studies Reader," Michigan Publishing, Ann Arbor, MI
2016
Nixon, Mignon, “October Files: Mary Kelly,” MIT Press, Cambridge, MA (link)
2012
Widenheim, Cecilia and Ruth Noack, “Dialogue – On the Politics of Voice,” Iaspis, Stockholm
 
McCloskey, Paula, “Studies in the Maternal,” Birkbeck University, London
 
Smith, Terry, “Contemporary Art: World Currents,” Laurence King Publishing and Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey
 
Mesch, Claudia, “Art and Politics: A Small History of Art for Social Change after 1945,” I.B. Tauris, London
 
Yuen-Yi, Lo, “Drawing the Writing,” Kubrick, Hong Kong
1992
“The Spatial Drive, BLAST,” Pocket Dictionary, New Museum, New York
 
“Gloria Patri,” (catalog), Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University
 
"AM LIT,” Neue Literatur aus den USA, Edition Druckhaus III, Berlin, Germany
 
"Vag Document I,” Vancouver Art Gallery, June 1989
 
"Now Time No 2,” Art Press, DAP Publications
 
"Follow Me" (white t-shirt with black ink, L, XL), Artists Space, New York
 
Harrison, Charles and Paul Wood, “Art in Theory: An Anthology of Sources on Art Theory in the 20th Century,” Blackwell, Oxford and Cambridge, MA
1991
"Interim Part I Supplication," Social Text No 28 (cover)
 
“The Female Body,” an anthology of MQR (Michigan Quarterly Review) publications, The University of Michigan Press
 
Donald, James "Psychoanalysis and Cultural Theory,” St Martin's Press, New York, NY
 
Turyn, Anne, "Pecunia Olet," City Lights Books, San Francisco
1990
"Interim,’ The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
 
"instabili,” La Galerie Powerhouse, Centre d'information Artexte, Montreal, Canada
1989
Forman, Frieda, "Taking Our Time,” Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
 
“Between Signifiers: A Report by the Participants on The Critical Practice of Art,” a summer intensive held at the Simon Fraser University Centre for the Arts
 
Mulvey, Laura, “Visual and Other Pleasures,” University of Indiana Press, Bloomington, IN
 
Pollock, Griselda, “Vision and Difference: Femininity, Feminism, and the Histories of Art,” Routledge, London, UK
1987
Parker & Pollock, "Framing Feminism,” Pandora Press, London, UK
 
Nairne, Sandy, “State of the Art: Ideas and Images in the 1980’s,” Chatto and Windus, London, UK
1986
“Interim,” Fruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh; Riverside Studios, London; Kettles Yard, Cambridge University
 
Foster, Hal, “Endgame: Reference and Simulation in Recent Painting and Sculpture,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
1985
“Menace,” Talking Back to the Media, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 
Appignanesi, Lisa, "Woman-Desire-Image," ICA Documents, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
1984
"The Critical Eye/I,” Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT
 
Wallis, Brian, "Art After Modernism,” New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, DR Godine, Boston
 
Foster, Hal, “The Anti-Aesthetic,” Bay Press, Seattle, WA
 
Lippard, Lucy, “Get the Message,” E.P. Dutton, New York
1983
“Post-Partum Document,” Routledge & Kegan Paul, London
1982
Sense and Sensibility, Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham, UK
1981
Parker, Rozsika and Griselda Pollock, “Old Mistress: Women, Art, and Ideology,” Routledge and Kegan Paul, London
1980
"Post-Partum Document,” Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
 
“Art and Politics,” Winchester School of Art Press 
1977
 
Brighton and Morris, "Towards Another Picture,” Midland Group, Nottingham
1976
“Post-Partum Document,” Institute of Contemporary Art, London