Permanent Museum Collections

  • The Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Nat'l Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
  • Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI
  • Musuem of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  • Malmö Museum, Sweden.
  • Fine Arts Museum in Santa Fe
  • Sammlung Verbund, Vienna

Academic Degrees

  • B.A., DePauw University, IN
  • M.A., New York University
  • Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, DePauw University, IN

Selected Listing of Books

  • 2015A23, Vol. 1, The Mysticism of the Female, ed. Kristin Prim
  • 2014The Spiritual Dynamic In Modern Art: Art History Reconsidered, 1800 to the Present, by Charlene Spretnak, Palgrave MacMillan
  • 2014N.Paradoxa: Religion, volume 33 2014, ed. Katy Deepwell
  • 2013Journal of Arts & Communities, volume 5 number 1, Intellect Journals, 2013
  • 2013Dis Papa, C’Était quoi le Patriarcat?, by Anne LaRue, preface by Geneviève Pruvost, Éditions IXE
  • 2013Washington Art Matters: Art Life in the Capital 1940-1990, by Jean Lawlor, Sidney Lawrence, Elizabeth Tebow, with an Afterword by Benjamin Forgey, Washington Arts Museum
  • 2013L’Image Recyclée: Figures de l’Art 23, Revue d’études esthétique. Presses de l’Université de Pau et des pays de l’Adour, eds. Georges Roque et Luciano Cheles.
  • 2013Call, a feminist publication, Hamburg, Germany. www.callzine.org
  • 2013Let’s Start A Pussy Riot, Rough Trade Press and the Guardian Press, featuring a special edition pull-out poster by Edelson.
  • 2013Gendered: Art and Feminist Theory, Tal Dekel, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2013
  • 2013NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star Catalog, New Museum Publications
  • 2012A.I.R Pioneers: Portraits by Judy Cooper, with an introduction by Meredith A. Brown, Ph.D
  • 2011Are You Experienced? How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art, Ken Johnson, Prestel, p. 180
  • 2010Modern Women: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art, Connie Butler and Alexandra Schwartz, MoMA Publications, p.18-19
  • 2008Feminist Studies: the 1970's issue VOL 34, #3 (cover)
  • 2007Louise Bourgeois, Frances Morris, Tate Publications, London. pp. 87,134
  • 2007WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, MOCA, LA, MIT Press
  • 2007Gender Battles, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea (CGGC), Xunta De Galicia
  • 2007Value:Art:Politics, Jonathan Harris, Anne M. Wagner, essay, Liverpool University Press, p. 268.
  • 2007Creative Time: The Book, Pasternak, Creative Time, Princeton Architectural Press, NJ. p. 139.
  • 2007It's Time for Action (There's No Option) About Feminism, Heike Munder, Migros Museum fur gegenwartskunst Zurich & JRP/Ringier, p. 185
  • 2007New York, of Course, Ralph Hermanns, Wetterling Gallery Press, Stockholm, Sweden. pp. 38-41
  • 2006Radical Gestures: Feminism and Performance Art, Jayne Wark, McGill-Queen's Univ.Press, 2006.
  • 2006Dreaming-into-Art :Seven Artists Who Create from Dreams, Patricia Adriadne. Phd., Galde Press. Chap. on Edelson pp. 73-99, 3 photos.
  • 2005Intermedia: Enacting The Liminal, Hans Breder/Klaus-Peter Busse, Dortmunder/Schriften Zur Kunst, pp. 165-172
  • 2005Women's Culture in a New Era: A Feminist Revolution, Gayle Kimball
  • 2005Performances of the Sacred in Late Medieval and Early Modern England, edited by Susanne Rupp and Tobias Doring, The Lady's Supper, Ina Schabert
  • 2004The End of Art, Donald Kuspit, Cambridge University Press
  • 2003Disappearing Witness: Changes in 20th Century American Photography, Gretchen Garner, Johns Hopkins University Press
  • 2003Alternative Art New York 1965-1985, JulieAult, ed, Drawing Center,U of Mn. Press conversations) DAP distribution NYC, www.artbook.com
  • 2002The Art of Mary Beth Edelson, (200 pg. color illustrations, 5 essays & conversations) DAP distribution NYC, www.artbook.com
  • 2001Art and Feminism, Reckitt/Phelan, Phaidon, London
  • 2001Feminism-Art-_Theory: An Anthoglory 1968-2000. Hillary Robinson, Blackwell Press, UK
  • 2000Picturing the Modern Amazon, The New Museum, Frueh, Fierstein and Judith Stein, Rizzoli
  • 1999Where is Ana Mendieta? Identity, Performativity, and Exile, J. Blocker, Duke Univ.
  • 1997Suffragettes to She-Devils (2 photos & text) Phaidon Press Ltd. London
  • 1997Art and Propaganda in the Twentieth Century, Toby Clark, Calmann & King, Lond.
  • 1997The Vocation of the Artist, (photo & text),Deborah Haynes, Cambridge Univ. Press
  • 1995The Pink Glass Swan: Feminist Essays on Art, Lucy R. Lippard, New Press, N.Y
  • 1995Time Capsule, edited by Robin Kahn, published by Creative Time, SOS Int'l.
  • 1994Lone Visions, Crowded Frames, (3 photos+text)Max Kozloff, U of New Mexico.
  • 1994The Power of Feminist Art, Norma Broade & Mary D. Gerrard, Harry Abrams
  • 1994Visions of America: Landscape as Metaphor. Denver &Col. Art Mus.,Abrams
  • 1993The Modern Artist as Shaman, Mark Levy, pp 24-41, Bramble, CN.
  • 1993Firsthand: Photographs by Mary Beth Edelson 1973-1993 and Shooter Series, essay by Jan Avgikos, "No Reverse Gear," 40 pp, 89 photos, self-pub, NYC.
  • 1992Mutiny and the Mainstream: Talk that Changed Art, 1975-1990, Midmarch Press
  • 1992-95Understanding Art, Lois Fichner-Rathus, Prentice Hall, N.J. (first-fourth ed.)
  • 1991The Dancing Goddess, Heide Gottner-Abendroth, translated by Maureen T.Krause, Beason Press, cover image. 5 photos, extensive text on MBE.
  • 1990*Shape Shifter: Seven Mediums, Mary Beth Edelson, interview with Mel Watkins,
  • 1989Vanishing Presence, Walker Art Center, Adam Wienberg: chap on MBE, 14 photos, Rizzoli.
  • 1989Making Their Mark: Move into the Mainstream, Randy Rosen, Abbeville Press.
  • 1984A Concise History of American Painting and Sculpture, Matthew Baigell, photo and text, Harper & Row.
  • 1983The Amazing Decade, Moira Roth & Mary Jane Jacobs, (2 photos &chap.)Astro Artz, L.A.
  • 1983The Art of Performance: A Critical Anthology, G. Battcock & R. Nickas, E.P. Dutton
  • 1983Overlays: Contemporary Art and the Art of Prehistory, Lucy R. Lippard, 20 photo & text Pantheon Books.
  • 1982The Politics of Women's Spirituality: Essays on the Rise of Spiritual Power Within the Feminist Movement, Charlene Spretnak, chap. by MBE, Anchor, Doubleday.
  • 1980Seven Cycles: Public Rituals, Mary Beth Edelson, introduction by Lucy R.Lippard, 64 pages, 140 photos, self-published, NYC.

TV Appearances, Film, Videos and Radio

  • 2014Suzy Lake: Playing With Time, a film by Annette Mangaard, a Three Blondes INC. production
  • 2011Conversations Between Artists: Edelson with Nancy Spero, Carolee Schneeman, Janet Henry, Yvette Brackman, and Miriam Schapiro (forthcoming).
  • 2010W.A.R. (Women Art Revolution), film by Lynn Hershman, release 2010
  • 2009The Heretics, Feminist Art Movement of the 1970s, film by Joan Bradman release date 2009
  • 2008P.S.1 Art Radio, Keeping the Flame, Connie Butler interviews MaryBeth Edelson
  • 2008MaryBeth Edelson, Performing What's Performance?, A.I.R. Live, New York City
  • 2008TV NY Voices, PBS, Wack!, Christine Turner, Producer, repeated in April and May
  • 2008Bloomberg News, Howard Silver, Muse: Art and Culture, repeated in April
  • 2007Brooklyn Museum, MaryBeth Edelson lecture, Wide Ranging
  • 2006Whose Performing? Mary Beth Edelson (in the works)
  • 2000Conversations Between Artists including: Nancy Spero, Carolee Schneeman and Miriam Schapiro with Edelson
  • 1999Just Looking: Mary Beth Shops for a New Mate.
  • 1997Biting and Picking, video produced for Berlin exhibition sponsored by halle fur kunst, titled "Female Perversion"
  • 1994Combat Zone: Campaign Hq. Against Domestic Violence-the video,10 min.
  • 1993Visiting Artist Lecture Series, University of Colorado, Boulder, 40 min.
  • 199322 Others Project, Interview with MBE by Char & Mike Gardiner, 15 min./60 min.
  • 1989For Arts Sake #6: Mary Beth Edelson, interview by Pauline Kayes, produced by Peggy Shaw for public television, Parkland College, IL.
  • 1988Art installations, Mary Beth Edelson, produced by R. D. Garrett, Dr. Jami Smead, college access channel 6, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • 1985The Art of Mary Beth Edelson, narrated by Donald Kuspit, produced by Gerry McCarthy, Roanoke Public TV. 15 min.

Who's Who Listings

Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who of Professional & Business Women, International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England, Foremost Women of Twentieth Century, I.B.C., International Who's Who of Women

Reviews, Articles, and Publications

  • 2015Brooklyn Rail, Mary Beth Edelson: My Favorite and Most Disturbing, by Ann McCoy, 12/9/15
  • 2015NY Times, “At ‘Greater New York,’ Rising Art Stars Meet the Old School”, Holland Cotter, Oct.
  • 2015Mundo Clasico, “La vanguardia feminist de los 70” by Juan Carlos Tellechea
  • 2014NY Times, "At Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Conversation Between Works and Over Decades" by Susan Hodara
  • 2014Gallerist NY, “’Looking Back: The Eighth White Columns Annual’ at White Columns” by Andrew Russeth
  • 2014NY Times, “'Looking Back': ‘The Eighth White Columns Annual’” by Roberta Smith
  • 2013Art News, “Ten Tough Women Artists Who Stand Up To The Bad Boys,” by Robin Cembalest
  • 2013Artforum, “Mary Beth Edelson,” May 2013, in print, by Prudence Peiffer.
  • 2013NY Times, Art In Review, “Mary Beth Edelson: 22 Others,” Fri April 5, 2013.
  • 2013Artforum, Critic’s Pick, “22 Others, 1973”
  • 2012Dossier Journal, Pati Hertling Presents Mary Beth Edelson
  • 2011Artforum.com, "500 Words"
  • 2011Artnet listing and review
  • 2011W Magazine, November. "The New Gallerists on the Block:" preview of Burn in Hell. Alexandra Marshall, p. 78.
  • 2011Art Forum, November, Full page Ad for Burn in Hell at Balice Hertling in Paris, and Balice Hertling & Lewis in NYC, p. 68.
  • 2011Art Investor, Munchen, April. Centerfold Some Living American Women Artists. p. 8-9, 97.
  • 2010Celebrating Women's Art Collectives: The Posters and Wall Collages of Edelson, Kathleen Wentrack
  • 2010 Art Lies, Review of Mac exhibition in Dalls, Texas entitled There is Never Only One Game in Town
  • 2009The Warhol: the END, p.8 Warhol Museum, Pittsburg (see website for essay)
  • 2009Art in America, Jan. p.74 reference by Carrie Moyer
  • 2008Art News, Art Talk: Playboy Cover-up, May, p.45.
  • 2008Time Out. photo, February
  • 2008Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution, P.S.1./MoMA Newspaper Special Edition & Art Radio, David Weinstein, Connie Butler interviews Mary Beth Edelson, March
  • 2008Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution, TimeOut New York Magazine, 3/08-5/08
  • 2008The Venus of Long Island City, New York Magazine, Jerry Saltz, 3/27/08
  • 2008New York Times, WACK! by Holland Cotter.
  • 2007MOCA is WACK! Art & the Feminist Revolution,photos, Lili Lakich, April 2007
  • 2007Free Radicals, The Feminist Revolution Was Liberating for Artists, Too, The Washington Post, Barbara Pollack, 9/22/07
  • 2007It's Time for Action(There's No Option). About Feminism, Migros Museum, reviews in Zurich.
  • 2007Girls Gone Wild, Paige Wery, Artillery Vol. 1 #5, May
  • 2006Frausein-ohne Wenn und Aber, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Angelika Affentranger-Kirchrath, 05/06
  • 2006Feminisme, et Art, Action!, La Liberte, Florence Michel, 9/2/06
  • 2006Il Femminismo Si Mette in Mostra, Il Caffe della Domenica, Patriza Guenzi, 9/17/06
  • 2006I'm Still a Girl and I Love It!, Ensuite, Monika Schafer, 10/06
  • 2006A Life Well Lived retrospective exhibition at the Malmo Konstmuseum, Sweden. 19 reviews in Sweden and Denmark, national and regional publications.
  • 2006Maybe Not the First Postmodernists, but Who's Counting, New York Times, 1/8/06
  • 2006How American Women Artist Invented Postmodernism: 1970 - 1975 travels to 4 other sites, Rutgers University
  • 2005Eye Contact: A Collaborative Social Project, with Kablevag Kunst and Filmskole, Kablevag, No.
  • 2004Humans, Fucking Humans. Lofoten International Art Festival, LIAF 04, Norway
  • 2004Indisk Mat, Collaboration with refugee community, Lofoten, Kablevag, No
  • 2003Art and Politics: Feminism at 40, Art in America, Lovelace,(photo/text) p. 67, May
  • 2003Book Report www.Artnet.com/magazine/index/robinson8-14-02 Walter Robinson
  • 2003Bringing Home the Evolution, Organica, book review (3 photos)
  • 2002No Guts No Glory, New York Times, Oct. 13, Arts and Leisure (photo) p.35
  • 2002Texte Zur Kunst, 6 page article, 7 photos, by susanne Leeb, June, # 46.
  • 2002-2Numerous reviews of MBE traveling exhibition not yet entered on this list
  • 2000Politiken, Review of Malmo Exhibition, Kristine Kern
  • 1999Art in America, Michael Duncan, P111, April
  • 1999Politiken, Islands Brygge er Stredet,Copenhagen, Denmark,(photo)May 14
  • 1998Contemporary Visual Arts, Mary Beth Edelson, Trickster The Agency, Issue 19.
  • 1998Time Out, London, Mary Beth Edelson, The Agency, Sara Kent, July.
  • 1998Flash Art, review, Mary Beth Edelson, The Agency, John Slyce, Nov.-Dec.
  • 1998Springin, Austria, Female Perversions (exhibition in Berlin), March-May, p.62,
  • 1998New York Magazine, ART, p. 70, Jan.5,1998
  • 1997New York Times, Holland Cotter, Nov. 21, Weeekend
  • 1995Artforum, photo and review by Kirby Gookin on Combat Zone, March
  • 1995Art in America Review of " The Power of Feminist Art". Jan.
  • 1993New York Avantgarde, Saison, October, cover and 3 photos. Germany
  • 1993Wake-Up Call, Arlene Raven, Village Voice, p 89, March 9.
  • 1993Art in America, Eleanor Heartney, review with photo, October.
  • 1992Dirty Laundry, Village Voice, photo and review by Elizabeth Hess, p 91, May 12.
  • 1989*Open Letter to Thomas McEvilley, theoretical article by MBE, New Art Examiner, pp 34-38, photos, April.
  • 1988The Shaman as a Gifted Artist, Mark Levy on Yves Klein, Joseph Beuys, Mary Beth Edelson & Karen Finley, High Performance, pp 54-61, photos, Autumn.
  • 1978Artforum Review by Judith Lopes Cardozo, January 1978
  • 1978Pilgrimage to Grapceva Cave/See For Yourself, Heresies, 5th issue, "Great Goddess"
  • 1977Body Nature and Ritual in Women’s Art, Chrysalis, no.2, by Lucy Lippard
  • 1977Mary Beth Edelson: Speaking About Myself, L’Humidite, Spring 1977 (reprint in French from 1973 lecture given at the Corcoran Gallery of Art)
  • 1976The Pains and Pleasures of Rebirth: Women’s Body Art, Art in America, May/June 1976 by Lucy Lippard
  • 1976From the Center, E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc., New York, 1976 by Lucy Lippard
  • 1976Artforum Review, December 1976, by Alan Moore
  • 1976Women Artists, Harper Colophon Books, Karen Peterson and JJ Wilson
  • 1975Mary Beth Edelson’s Great Goddess, DC Arts Magazine, November 1975, by Jack Burnham
  • 1975Mary Beth Edelson and the Ascent of Woman, Mary Beth Edelson, Flash Art, no. 56-57, June-July

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2016Cock, Paper, Scissors, ONE Archives, Los Angeles, curated by David Evans Frantz, travels to Leslie Lohman Museum
  • 2016Sublime: Le Tremblements Du Monde (Sublime: The Tremors of the World), curated by Helene Guenin, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France
  • 2015Painting 2.0, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany, curated by David Joselit, Achim Hochdorfer, Manuela Ammer
  • 2015Greater New York 2015, MoMA PS1, curated by Peter Eleey, Douglas Crimp, Thomas J. Lax, & Mia Locks
  • 2015MFTA Loves NYC: A Retrospective of Creative Reuse, Materials for The Arts, Queens, NYC
  • 2015Mary Beth Edelson, Feminist Humor as Political Device, Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy, Princeton University
  • 2015**Woman: The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s, works from the Sammlung Verbund (Vienna), Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2014Mary Beth Edelson: Six Story Gathering Boxes (1972-2014), one of seven solo exhibitions held at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut, on the occasion of the museum’s 50th Anniversary, organized by Amy Smith-Stewart.
  • 2014**Woman: The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s, works from the Sammlung Verbund Collection (Vienna, Austria), curate by Gabriele Schor, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten/Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR Expo), Brussels, Belgium
  • 2014Carte Blanche to Nil Yalter, curated by Nil Yalter & Gizem Karakas, Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2014Read Your Call, organized by the German based Feminist artist group ff, Diane Kruse Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2014Looking Back: The Eighth White Columns Annual, curated by Pati Hertling, White Columns, NYC
  • 2014**L’Heure des Sorcières, curated by Anna Colin, Le Quartier Centre d’Art Contemporain de Quimper, France
  • 2013Secret Codes, Galeria Luisa Strina, curated by Agustin Perez-Rubio, Sao Paolo, Brasil
  • 2013Collaborative: 1971-1993, solo exhibition at Accola Griefen Gallery, NYC
  • 2013**Me. Myself. Naked, Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen, Germany
  • 2013**Anti-Academy, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK
  • 2013The Oracle, The Wand Project Space, Berlin, Germany
  • 2013**Washington Art Matters: Art Life in the Capital 1940-1990, The Katzen Arts Center at American University, Washington D.C.
  • 201322 Others, solo exhibition at Suzanne Geiss Company, NYC
  • 2013Independent Art Fair, Balice Hertling.
  • 2013NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star, New Museum, NYC
  • 2013Female Power: Matriarchy & Utopia, Museum Voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Netherlands
  • 2012Hail to the Feminists Who Produced the Revolution, Solo exhibition, Accola Griefen Gallery, NYC
  • 2012Independent Art Fair, Balice Hertling.
  • 2012Beasts of Revelation, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY.
  • 2011Burn In Hell (Lorena Bobbit), Balice Hertling, Paris, France.
  • 2011Burn In Hell, Balice Hertling & Lewis, New York, NY.
  • 2011Players: Selected Works by Edelson from the 70s-90s, VIP Armory Week, St. Regis Hotel, NYC
  • 2010Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography, curated by Sarah Meister and Eva Respini, MoMA, NYC.
  • 2010There's Never Only One Game in Town, curated by Liutaraus Psibilskis, the MAC Contemporary, Dalls, Texas.
  • 2010Making Eye Contact, campus wide performance, 20,000 students, University of Illinois, Carbondale
  • 2010Face Off: Portraits by Contemporary Artists, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut.
  • 2009**The End, Andy Warhol Museum, curated by Eric Shiner, Pitts, Pa.,
  • 2009Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX, curated by Liutauras Psibilskis.
  • 2009Works on Paper from the 1970, Alexander Gray Gallery, NYC
  • 2007-08**Gender Battle, CGAC, curated by Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • 2007-09**WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution. MOCA, LA, travels to Women's Museum, D.C., Vancouver Museum, Canada, PS1, MOMA, Connie Butler, curator, NYC.
  • 2006**It Is Time for Action (There Is No Option), Heike Munder, curator, Migros Museum, Zurich, Ch.
  • 2006*Utopiana, An on-going collaboration with the historic utopian village of New Harmony, In. and Mary Beth Edelson with Southern Indiana University
  • 2006*A Life Well Lived, A Survey of Mary Beth Edelson's Work, Malmo Museum, Sweden
  • 2006*Idol: The Iconic Female in Contemporary Art, Katonah Mus., NY
  • 2006*How American Women Artist Invented Postmodernism: 1970 - 1975, Rutgers Univ. Gallery, N.J. (travels to five other sites).
  • 2005Different Wavelengths, Tina Kim Fine Art, Alissa Friedman, curator, NYC
  • 2005Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Remy Toledo Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2005Whispers to Shouts: Indiana Women Who Create Art, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2004*Humans, Fucking Humans. Lofoten International Art Festival, curated by Tor Inge Kveum and Goren Christenson, LIAF 04, Norway
  • 2003Mothers of Invention, Mumok Museum of Conteporary Art, Vienna
  • 2003Making Peace, Shedhalle, installation, Zurich, CH
  • 20032003 Fall Line, Chelsea Art Museum, Chelsea, NYC
  • 2002Goddess, Galleri LeLong, NYC
  • 2002**Personal and Political, GuildHall Museum , Hamptons, L.I.
  • 2001Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis. Tate Gallery, London.
  • 2000Borders, Royal Danish Academy, Louisiana Museum, Roskilde Museum of Cont. Art
  • 2000**Picturing the Modern Amazon, New Museum, NYC
  • 2000Borders, Collaborations: Reneé Green, Jimmie Durham, Douglas Gordon, Tony Oursler, Edelson. Malmö Art Academy & Royal Danish Acad, Copenhagen
  • 2000-2Re-scripting the Story, Traveling Exhibition to 8 sites: Gettysburg,;Franklin & Marshall, Phillips Museum of Art; Dickinson, Trout Gallery; Univ. of N. Texas, Fort Worth, TX; Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX.; Albany Museum, SUNY,NY; Stony Brook Museum ,SUNY.
  • 2000Home-made Root Beer, Malmö Museer, Malmö, Sweden
  • 1999**le Grand Praemiere Opening Show, Nicolia Wallner, Copenhagen
  • 1999Censorship, Richard Anderson, Chelsea, NYC
  • 1999War –Artists Bulletin Board, Postmasters, Chelsea, NYC
  • 1999-00**Contemporary Classicism, Neuberger Mus. of Art, N.Y. Travels to Tampa Mus
  • 1998Trickster: Proposition for a Retrospective, Agency Gallery, London, UK
  • 1998Tip of the Iceberg, Dorfman Projects, Chelsea, NYC
  • 1997Female Perversion, Halle für Kunst, Berlin, Germany
  • 1997**Vraiment Feminisme et Art, curated by Laura Cottingham, Magasin,Centre National D'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, France
  • 1997**Original Visions, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston, with Agnes Martin, Pat Steir, Carrie Mae Weems, Magdalena Abakanowitz and Mary Beth Edelson
  • 1997Eye of the Beholder, Avon Collection, International Center of Photography,NYC
  • 1997Colaboration MBE with Paul Bloodgood, Art Resourses, Inc. NYC
  • 1997Melkonian, Bard College, Curatorial Studies, Travels to numerous venues.
  • 1996Nicolai Wallner Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1996American Dreaming, curated by Hiedi Zuckerman at Linda Kirkland, NYC
  • 1996Personal Best, Chaisse Post Gallery at Atlanta Olympics
  • 1996**Love Gasoline, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada
  • 1996Combat Zone 2 ,p.s.#122 Gallery, NYC
  • 1996**Divine Flesh, Artopia, curated by Susanne Ramljak, NYC
  • 1995**In-significance, The Agency, curated by Bea de Souza, London.
  • 1995-**Sniper's Nest: Art that has Lived With Lucy R, Lippard, curator Neery
  • 1995Selections from 1989-1995, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NYC.
  • 1995Tarot, curated by Amy Lipton, Lombard/Freid, NYC
  • 1994-5Combat Zone: Campaign Hq against Domestic Violence. sponsored by Creative Time. NYC
  • 1994Yes I Am, No I'm Not, Momenta , Eric Heist and Laura Parnes, curators, NYC.
  • 1993-00**Action/Performance and the Photograph, Turner/Krail Galleries, L.A.
  • 1993Coming to Power, David Zwirner Gallery, NYC.
  • 1993A/C at 303, Paul Bloodgood and Alissa Friedman, curators, 303 Gallery, NYC.
  • 1993Obala Theatre, Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia.
  • 1993**A Non-Survey of Photographic Works in Two Parts: Hopelessly Essentialist (Think Again) Early Body Works 1970-1977, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NYC.
  • 1993Context: Chiffon Pieces and Photographs, 1977-1993, A/C Project Room, NYC.
  • 1992Object Choice, Hallwalls, Ken Gonzales Day and Andrew Perchuk, curators.
  • 1992Shape Shifters, Amy Lipton, NYC.
  • 1992Between the Sheets, PPOW , NYC.
  • 1992Paper Show, Kiki Smith, curator, Joe Fawbush Gallery, NYC.
  • 1992Group, Galerie Rizzo, Paris, France.
  • 1992In Your Face: Politics of the Body and Personal Knowledge, A/C Project Room, NYC.
  • 1992The Fetish of Knowledge, A/C Project Room, NYC.
  • 1992Salon/ Back Room, Dooley Le Cappelaine Gallery, NYC.
  • 1992Censored in the USA: Seeing Red ,White and Blue, Visual Arts Center of Alaska.
  • 1990Universal Pictures: The Paintings, Dolan/Maxwell, NYC.
  • 1991Salvage Utopia, A/C Project Room, NYC.
  • 1991Shooter's Hill, A/C Project Room, NYC.
  • 1990-89**Vanishing Presence, Adam Weinberg, curator, Walker Art Center, MN. Book pub. Rizzoli, essays by Eugenia P. Jamos and Max Kozloff, traveled to Detroit Art Inst.; High Museum, Atlanta; Johnson Museum, Cornell; Virginia Commonwealth Univ.; Anderson Gallery.
  • 1988-90**Shape-Shifter: the Art of Mary Beth Edelson, 15-year retrospective incl. unique wall painting installed at each site, 64 p. book, video interview with Donald Kuspit, traveled to Univ. of Tennessee; Hillwood Art Museum, L.I.; Ft. Wayne Art Mus., IN; Kenyon College, OH; Emison Art Center, DePauw University, IN.
  • 1989Universal Pictures: the Drawings, Dolan/Maxwell, PA.
  • 1989**Dream On..., Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C., major wall painting installation with catalog and lecture.
  • 1989**Photography and Performance, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, other artists: Ulay and Marina Abramovic, Cindy Sherman, Arnulf Rainer, catalog, lecture, wall painting installation.
  • 1989**Four Artists: Mary Beth Edelson, Martin Puryear, Italo Scanga, Robert Stackhouse, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, major wall painting.
  • 1989-90**Committed to Print, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Deborah Wye, curator, catalog & national tour, slide set by Sandex.
  • 1989**Resistance or Submission, Other artists: Komar and Melamid, Michael Tracy, Tony Oursler, Alex Gray, catalog, major wall painting at each of the sites: Mendel Gallery, Saskatoon, Musee du Quebec, London Regional Gallery, Phillips Gallery.
  • 1986**Fish in the Sky, Danforth Museum, Boston, Lasse Antonsen, curator
  • 1986Phases of the Loon, P.S.1, NYC. Edward Leffingwell, curator.
  • 1984Art Against Apartheid, NYC.
  • 1983A Path Without Shores, Cologne, Germany, Ulrike Rosenbach, curator.
  • 1983**New York Painting Today, Pittsburgh Glass, Donald Kuspit & Elaine King, curators.
  • 1983**New Work: A Future Vision, Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie Mellon Univ., PA.
  • 1983Pollyanna Perverse, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC.
  • 1981-82A Survey of Photographic Works by Mary Beth Edelson, Wright State Univ., OH.; traveled to N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, Herron School of Art Gallery, IN. Univ.
  • 1981The Archaeology of Trickster Rabbit (in Re-cycled time), from the Immodest Trickster series, A.I.R. Gallery and Max Hutchinson Gallery, NYC.
  • 1981Unfinished Plans for Utopia, Elise Meyer, NYC.
  • 1980Mary Beth Edelson: Recent Work, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
  • 1980**Contemporary Performance, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA, Mary Jane Jacob, curator.
  • 1979**International Feministiche Kunst, Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam, Holland. (Toured four major European museums.).
  • 1979The Nature of Balancing, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC.
  • 1978**Story Gathering Boxes, Franklin Furnace, NYC.
  • 1977In Honor of Oyvind Fahlstrom: Exposition of His Friends, Galerie Bucholz, Munchen, Germany.
  • 1977Proposals for: Memorials to the 9,000,000 Women Burned as Witches in the Christian Era, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC.
  • 1977Your 5,000 Years Are Up!, Mandeville Gallery, UCSD, LaJolla, Arlene Raven, curator.
  • 1977Nothing But Nudes, Whitney Museum (Downtown), New York City
  • 1977Contemporary Women: Consciousness and Content, Brooklyn Museum School in conjunction with the Brooklyn Museum exhibit “Women Artists 1550-1950”
  • 1977Contact: Women and Nature, curated by Lucy Lippard, Hurlbutt Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1976Style and Process, Fine Arts Building, New York City
  • 1975**Giving Myself a Five Year Retrospecive, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC.
  • 1975**Woman Rising, Henri Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • 1974Women's Art--American Art, Philadelphia Museum at the Civic Center, Philadelphia
  • 1974Contemporary Reflections, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut
  • 1973**22 Others, Henri Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • 1973Passage Environment, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • 1968Patterns, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana.

**Exhibitions with catalogs. *Exhibitions with some kind of publication.

Selected List of Public Lectures, Workshops, Panels and Teaching

  • 2014Edelson presents a Drawing Lesson at The Drawing Center as part of “Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy: Drawing Lessons”
  • 2013Roundtable Discussion with Mary Beth Edelson, Kat Griefen, & Kristen Accola, Accola Griefen Gallery, NYC
  • 2012Panel Discussion with Eleanor Heartly, Kathleen Wentrack and Edelson about Edelson's collage work, Accola Griefen Gallery, New York, NY.
  • 2011Conversation with K8 Hardy, Burn in Hell, Balice Hertling & Lewis, NYC
  • 2011Ecole des hautes Etudes en Science Sociales, presentation with Elisabeth Lebovici, Paris.
  • 2010Making Eye Contact, video, performance, workshop, lecture, University of Illinois at Carbondale
  • 2007-09Wack: Art of the Feminist Revolution, various panels & presentations including PS #1, Vancouver Museum
  • 2006-07Utopiana, New Harmony Indiana, workshop in two cycles with production in the second cycle. Sponsored by New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art and USI.
  • 2006Art and Isms, NYC Style, IASPIS, Stockholm, Se.
  • 2006A Well Lived Life, several presentations by MBE retrospective at Malmo Konstmuseum, Se
  • 2005The Portrait Project, YADDO residency presentation
  • 2004LIAF (Lofoten International Art Festival), seminar presentation Practicing Theory :Making Eye Contact with the Other
  • 2004NamNam Resturant Project Workshop, Lofoten, No. at Film and Art School, Kablevag
  • 2003Performative presentation at Mothers of Invention, Mumok Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna
  • 2003Making Peace, Performative lecture, Shedhalle, Zurich, CH
  • 2001-04Danish Royal Academy, Copenhagen
  • 2000-2Not Just a Joke: Humor, Activism and Movie Star's in Edelson's Art,, Franklin & Marshall, Dickinson, No. Texas U, Blue Star, Tx, Albany Museum, Stony Brook Museum, NY.
  • 2000Who Does She Think She Is? Identity and Humor. Gettyberg workshop
  • 2000Royal Danish Academy Seminar, Borders: Branching Out
  • 1999The Goddess in Pop Culture, Nancy Spero, Jane Kromm & MBE. Neuberger Museum
  • 1997Committing Heresies, Lucy Lippard, Betsy Hess, Joyce Kozloff & MBE, A.I.R., NYC
  • 1997Useable Issues: A Conversation on Community, MBE and Paul Bloodgood, NYC
  • 1997Re-scripting the Story, Lecture, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston
  • 1997halle für kunst. Univ. Lüneburg e.V., lecture in East Berlin, Germany
  • 1996Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, lecture, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1995Contemporary Projects, University of So. Florida, lecture and juror.
  • 1994Series of workshops on Domestic Violence held at the first Combat Zone, NYC
  • 1994Fearless in the Artworld, Clemson University, SC.
  • 1993University of Colorado, Boulder. seminar.
  • 1989How Does the Nature/Culture Split Effect our Environment?, discussant Mary Beth Edelson, Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC.
  • 1989Metaphysical Paradigms, lecture, National Museum of Women in the Arts, D.C.
  • 1989Walker Art Center MBE presented a performance and panel for symposium.
  • 1988Feminism: Its Cultural Implications, Judith Russi Kirschner, Carol Becker, Bruce Guenther, Ann Lee Morgan, James Yood, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago.
  • 1984Corcoran School of Art, Keynote graduation address.
  • 1983Political Attitudes, Kruger, Kuspit, Rosler, Gornik, Rifka and MBE, A,I.R., NYC
  • 1982Artist Seminar, Whitney Museum of Art, NYC.
  • 1981Personal Ecologies, lecture at Whitney Museum of American Art, Fairfield County.
  • 1980Albright-Knox Art Gallery, lecture and workshop.
  • 1980The Artist and The Shaman: Evolution in Culture and Consciousness, Joan Halifax & Mary Beth Edelson, sponsored by the Mellon Program at Pratt, NYC
  • 1977-00Over 70 public lectures at various museums and universities

Grants Received 2000-2007

  • National Endowment for the Arts, 2006-07
  • The Arts Council of Southern Indiana, 2006
  • Art in Indiana, Regional Partners 2006
  • IASPIS (International Artists Studio Program In Sweden), 6 months, 2006
  • Yaddo Residency 2005
  • National Endowment for the Arts 1999-2000
  • The Richard Florsheim Art Fund 1999-2000
  • The Thanks Be to Grandmother Winifred Foundation 1999-2000
  • Pollack-Krasner Foundation 2000-2001
  • Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts 2000-2001
  • IASPIS residency- Malmo, Sweden 2005-2006

Selected Listings of Catalogs

  • 2014L’Heure des Sorcières, Le Quartier Centre d’Art Contemporain de Quimper, France (forthcoming)
  • 2013Me. Myself. Naked, Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen, Germany
  • 2013Anti-Academy, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK
  • 2013Washington Art Matters: Art Life in the Capital 1940-1990, The Katzen Arts Center at American University, Washington D.C.
  • 2013NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star, New Museum, NYC
  • 2013Female Power: Matriarchy & Utopia, Museum Arnhem (formerly Museum Voor Moderne Kunst), Arnhem, Netherlands
  • 2010Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography, curated by Sarah Meister and Eva Respini, MoMA, NYC
  • 2007-2008Gender Battle, CGAC, curated by Juan Vicente Aiaga, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • 2007WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution. MOCA, LA, MIT Press
  • 2007Utopiana: A Performative Community Project by Mary Beth Edelson, New Harmony Contemporary Gallery, University of Southern Indiana
  • 2006It Is Time for Action (There Is No Option), curated by Heike Munder, Migros Museum, Zurich
  • 2006A Well Lived Life, Malmo Konstmuseum retrospective exhibition, Se.
  • 2006Idol: The Iconic Female in Contemporary Art, Katonah Mus., NY
  • 2006How American Women Artist Invented Postmodernism: 1970 - 1975
  • 2005Eye Contact :A Collaborative Social Project, with Kablevag Kunst and Fimskole, Kablevag, No. Mary Beth Edelson,16 pgs.
  • 2004Humans, Fucking Humans. Lofoten International Art Festival, LIAF 04, Norway
  • 2002Personal and Political, GuildHall Museum, Hamptons, L.I.
  • 2001Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, Tate Gallery. London.
  • 2000Picturing the Modern Amazon, New Museum, NYC, Rizzoli
  • 1999Le Grand Praemiere Opening Show Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
  • 1999Contemporary Classicism, Neuberger Museum of Art, NY
  • 1997Leonardo Lives, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA.
  • 1997Vraiment Feminisme et Art, Magasin, Grenoble, France
  • 1997Original Visions, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston
  • 1996Love Gasoline, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada
  • 1995Sniper's Nest: Art that has Lived With Lucy R, Lippard, curated by Neery Melkonian, Bard College, donated by Lippard to Fine Arts Museum of Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 1995In-significance, The Agency, London.
  • 1993A Non-Survey of Photographic Works in Two Parts: Hopelessly Essentialist (Think Again), Early Body Works 1970-1977, solo exhibition at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NYC curated by Paul Bloodgood
  • 1992Object Choice, Hallways, Buffalo, NY.
  • 1992Sprung in Die Zeit, Berlinische Galeria Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Ger.
  • 1992Censored in USA, Seeing Red White and Blue, Visual Arts Center of Alaska.
  • 1990Shape-Shifter: The Art of Mary Beth Edelson, traevling retropsective: University of Tennessee, TN; Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island; Ft. Wayne Art Museum, IN; Kenyon College, OH; Emison Art Center, DePauw University, IN.
  • 1989Vanishing Presence, Walker Art Center, MN.
  • 1989Photography and Performance, Boston Photo Resource Center, MA.
  • 1989Dream On..., Washington Project for the Arts, D.C.
  • 1989Committed to Print, Museum of Modern Art, NY.
  • 1988Edelson, Puryear, Scanga, Stackhouse, Corcoran Gallery of Art, D.C.
  • 1986Other Gods: Containers of Belief, Everson Museum, NY.
  • 1986Resistance or Submission, Walter Philips Gallery, Alberta, Canada.
  • 1986Fish In the Sky, Danforth Art Museum, Massachusetts
  • 1983New Work: A Future Vision, solo exhibition at Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, PA
  • 1980Contemporary Performance, curated by Mary Jane Jacob, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1979International Feministiche Kunst, Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam, Holland
  • 1978Story Gathering Boxes, solo exhibition at Franklin Furnace, NYC