TIMELINE from 1933 to 2000, by Mary Beth Edelson
Shifting Signs: On the art of Mary Beth Edelson by Laura Cottingham, from "The Art of Mary Beth Edelson", 2002performance, photographs, story box, performance, Sheela na gig/ Baubo, women’s history and the metaphysical.
Woman Rising, Henri Gallery Exhibition Pamphlet, 1974-75
Making Eye Contact: The performance art of Mary Beth Edelson as public pedagogy, Barbara Bickel & Megan Sims - Southern Illinois University Carbondale, from Journal of Arts & Communities, Volume 5 Number 1, 2013
The Spiritual Dynamic In Modern Art: Art History Reconsidered, 1800 to the Present, Charlene Spretnak, Palgrave Macmillan Books 2014
In a Pig’s Eye: The Offence of Some Living American Women Artists, Linda S. Aleci, from "The Art of Mary Beth Edelson, 2002Poster: Some Living American Women Artists is censored (again).
Humor and Masquerade: The Transformative Art of Mary Beth Edelson, Alissa Rame Friedman, 2001, published within "The Art of Mary Beth Edelson," 2002Drawings, humor, trickster, Sheela-na-gig, and the femme fatale in Hollywood
Raw Material: Selections form the Story Gathering Boxes (1972-Ongoing), Paul Bloodgood, from "The Art of Mary Beth Edelson," 2002
Mary Beth Edelson: Six Story Gathering Boxes (1972-2014), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, essay by curator Amy Smith Stewart, 2014
Trickster and Gunslinger, E. Ann Kaplan, 2000, published in "The Art of Mary Beth Edelson," 2002
Seven Cycles: Public Rituals"Fire and Stone: Politics and Ritual" an introductory essay by Lucy R. Lippard, self-published by Mary Beth Edelson, 1980
Overlay: Contemporary Art and the Art of Prehistory, Lucy R. Lippard, Pantheon Books, 1983
Your 5,000 Years Are Up! (Rituals & Works to Celebrate the New Time), exhibition essay by Arlene Raven, 1977.
Pilgrimage/See For Yourself: A Journey to a Neolithic Goddess Cave, 1977. Grapceva, Hvar Island, Yugosalvia. Mary Beth Edelson
Mary Beth Edelson: An Introduction, Donald Kuspit, 1983
The Benefit of Discord Apropos of Gender Battle, 2007Excerpt from "A Batalla dos Xeneros (Gender Battle)
Firsthand: Photographs (1973-1993) and The Shooter Series, self-published by Mary Beth Edelson, 1993with introductory essay "No Reverse Gear" by Jan Avgikos.
Entry in "The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art" ed. Joan M. Marter, Oxford University Press, 2011
The Etherealized Figure and the Dream of Wisdom, 1994Excerpt from "Lone Visions, Crowded Frames: Essays on Photography," Max Kozloff, 1994
Vanishing Presence, Adam D. Weinberg, 1989
Disappearing Witness: Change in Twentieth-Century American Photography, Gretchen Garner, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003
Success Has 1,000 Mothers: Art and Activism, Mary Beth Edelsonfeminist movement, Goddess, backlash, Anti-essentialism, studio practice, feminist theory, body works, Sheela na gig, Baubo, story gathering boxes, re-scripting Hollywood/ femme fatale, social space.
Living in the Lap of the Goddess: The Feminist Spirituality Movement in America, Cynthia Eller, Beacon Press Books, 1993-95
Mark Levy, Technicians of Ecstasy: Shamanism and the Modern Artist, Bramble Books,1993.
Mary Beth Edelson, An Open Letter to Thomas McEvilley, New Art Examiner, April 1989
A Well Lived Life, publication for this retrospective, Malmo, Konstmuseum, Sweden, 2006Portrait Project: Behind the Desk, commentary on the Malmo Konstmuseum retrospective EXH
Mothers and Daughters, Sluts and Goddesses: Mary Beth Edelson and Annie Sprinkle by Maria Elena Buszek, 2007
The Reflowering of the Goddess, Gloria Fenman Orenstein, Pergamon Press Inc. 1990.
The Lady's Supper: Emilia Lanyer's Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum as a Female Celebration of the Eucharist (excerpt), Ina Schabert, from "Performances of the Sacred in Late Medieval and Early Modern England," eds. Susanne Rupp & Tobias Doring, 2005
SEVEN SITES: PAINTING ON THE WALL, including the Canadian traveling exhibition Resistance or Submission, Danforth Museum and Queen’s Museum wall painting , all in catalog, Seven Sites: Painting on the Wall, Self-publishedWall Paintings
Utopiana Project, New Harmony ,In 2005-06
Mary Beth Edelson Biography: Wack! Art of the Feminist Revolution, by Linda Theung, MoCA, LA, MIT Press, 2007
Mary Beth Edelson's Great Goddess, by Jack Burnham from DC Arts Magazine, November 1975
Quality Power: 1961-1978, Mary Beth Edelson, from "Intermedia: Enacting the Liminal", eds. Hans Breder & Klaus-Peter Busse, Dortmunder Schrifen Zur Kunst, 2005
Shape Shifter: Seven Mediums, Mary Beth Edelson, 1990
Art & Propaganda in the Twentieth Century, Toby Clark, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, 1997
An Open Letter to Thomas McEvilley
by Mary Beth Edelson from the New Art Examiner (April 1989)