Mary Beth Edelson

Born 1933 in East Chicago, IN
Lives and works in New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

  • Mary Beth Edelson
    The Devil Giving Birth to the Patriarchy
    David Lewis, New York
    February 02—March 26, 2017
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Mary Beth Edelson, Feminist Humor as Political Device
    Bernstein Gallery, Princeton University, NJ
    March 28—May 07, 2015
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Mary Beth Edelson: Six Story Gathering Boxes (1972 - 2014)
    curated by Amy Smith-Stewart
    The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
    October 19, 2014—April 05, 2015
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    There's Never Only One Game In Town
    The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
    2011
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Making Eye Contact
    University of Illinois, IL
    2010
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    A Life Well Lived
    Malmö Museum, Malmö, Sweden
    2006
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Utopiana
    a collaboration with the historic utopian village of New Harmony, Indiana and South Indiana University
    2006
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Making Eye Contact
    community wide performance
    Lofoten International Art Festival, Lofoten, Norway
    2006
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Humans, Fucking Humans
    curated by Tor Inge Kveum and Gören Christenson
    Lofoten International Art Festival, Loften, Norway
    January 01, 2004
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Home-Made Root Beer
    Malmö Museum, Malmö, Sweden
    2000
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Trickster: A Proposition for a Retrospective
    Agency Gallery, London
    1997
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Female Perversion
    2-person show with Yvette Brackman, curated by Heike Munder
    Halle für Kunst, Berlin, Germany
    1997
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Some Living American Woman Artists
    Nicolai Wallner Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
    January 01, 1996
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Combat Zone: Campaign HQ Against Domestic Violence
    Creative Time, New York
    1994
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    In Your Face: Politics of the Body and Personal Knowledge
    2-person show with Kiki Smith
    A/C Projects, New York
    1992
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Salvage Utopia
    A/C Project Room, NY
    1991
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Shape-Shifter: the Art of Mary Beth Edelson
    University of Tennessee
    1989
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Shape-Shifter: the Art of Mary Beth Edelson
    Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island, NY
    1989
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Shape-Shifter: the Art of Mary Beth Edelson
    Fort Wayne Art Museu, Fort Wayne, IN
    1989
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Shape-Shifter: the Art of Mary Beth Edelson
    Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
    1989
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Shape-Shifter: the Art of Mary Beth Edelson
    Emison Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
    1989
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Dream On...
    Washington Project for the Arts
    Washington D.C.
    1989
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Fish in the Sky
    curated by Lasse Antonsen
    Danforth Museum, Boston, MA
    1986
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Phases of the Loon
    curated by Edward Leffingwell
    MoMA P.S.1, New York
    1986
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    New Work: A Future Vision
    Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
    1983
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Pollyanna Perverse
    A.I.R. Gallery, New York
    1983
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    A Survey of Photographic Works by Mary Beth Edelson
    Wright State University, Dayton, OH; traveled to N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL; Herron School of Art Gallery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
    1981
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    The Archaeology of Trickster Rabbit (in Re-cycled time), from the Immodest Trickster series
    A.I.R Gallery and Max Hutchinson Gallery
    1981
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Unfinished Plans for Utopia
    Elise Meyer
    1981
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Mary Beth Edelson: Recent Work
    exhibition with performance
    Albright-Knox Art Gallery
    1980
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    The Nature of Balancing
    exhibition with performance
    A.I.R. Gallery
    1979
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Story Gathering Boxes
    Franklin Furnace
    1978
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Proposals for: Memorials to the 9,000,000 Women Burned as Witches in the Christian Era
    exhibition with performance
    A.I.R. Gallery
    1977
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Giving Myself a Five Year Retrospective
    A.I.R. Gallery
    1975

Group Exhibitions

  • The Feminist Avant-Garde 1970s
    Mary Beth Edelson
    mumok - Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation, Vienna, Austria
    May 04—September 10, 2017
  • Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s
    Mary Beth Edelson
    The Photographers' Gallery, London
    October 07, 2016—January 29, 2017
  • Gay Gotham: Art of Underground Culture in New York
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by Stephen Vider
    Museum of the City of New York, New York
    2016
  • Cock, Paper, Scissors
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by David Evans Frantz
    ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, CA
    2016
  • Cock, Paper, Scissors
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Leslie Lohman Museum, NY
    2016
  • Pretty Raw: After And Around Helen Frankenthaler
    Mary Beth Edelson
    The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
    2015
  • Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by Achim Hochdörfer and David Joselit with Manuela Ammer
    Museum Brandhorst, Münich, Germany; traveled to Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
    2015
  • Greater New York
    Mary Beth Edelson
    MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
    2015
  • MFTA Loves NYC: A Retrospective of Creative Reuse
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Materials For The Arts, Queens, NY
    2015
  • The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    2015
  • Woman: The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by Gabriele Schor
    Sammlung Verbund, Vienna, Austria; traveled to Paleis voor Schone Kunsten/Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
    2014
  • L'Heure des Sorcières
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Le Quartier, Centre d'Art Contemporain de Quimper, Quimper, France
    2014
  • NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star
    Mary Beth Edelson
    New Museum, New York
    2013
  • Female Power: Matriarchy & Utopia
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Museum Voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Netherlands
    2013
  • Me. Myself. Naked. (Sie. Selbst. Nackt.)
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen, Germany
    January 01, 2013
  • Washington Art Matters: Art Life in the Capital 1940-1990
    Mary Beth Edelson
    American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
    2013
  • Doin' It In Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
    2011
  • Still Films
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by Lance Blomgren
    Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery, Yukon, Canada
    2011
  • Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Museum of Modern Art, New York
    2010
  • The End
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by Eric Shiner
    Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
    2009
  • WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by Connie Butler
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; traveled to Women's Museum, Washington D.C.; Vancouver Museum, Canada; MoMA PS1, Museum of Modern Art, New York
    2007
  • Gender Battle, CGAC
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by Juan Vicente Aliaga
    Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    2007
  • How American Women Artists Invented Postmodernism: 1970-1975
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    2006
  • Mothers of Invention
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by Carola Dertnig
    MUMOK, Vienna, Austria
    2003
  • Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by Donna De Salvo
    Tate Gallery, London
    2001
  • Border Collaborations: Reneé Green, Jimmie Durham, Douglas Gordon, Tony Oursler, Mary Beth Edelson
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Malmö Art Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebœk, Denmark; and Roskilde Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
    2000
  • Picturing the Modern Amazon
    Mary Beth Edelson
    New Museum, New York
    2000
  • Contemporary Classicism
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York; traveled to the Tampa Museum, Tampa, FL
    1999
  • Leonardo Lives
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
    1997
  • Vraiment Feminisme et Art
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by Laura Cottingham
    Le Magasin - Centre National D'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, France
    1997
  • Original Visions
    Mary Beth Edelson
    with Agnes Martin, Pat Steir, Carrie Mae Weems, Magdalena Abakanowitz and Mary Beth Edelson
    McMullen Museum of Art, Boston, MA
    1997
  • Eye of the Beholder, Avon Collection
    Mary Beth Edelson
    International Center of Photography, New York
    1997
  • Love Gasoline
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada
    1996
  • Sniper's Nest: Art that has Lived With Lucy R. Lippard
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by Neery Melkonian, donated by Lippard to Fine Arts Musuem of Santa Fe, NM
    Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
    1995
  • Object Choice
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by Ken Gonzales Day and Andrew Perchuk
    Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
    1992
  • The Fetish of Knowledge
    Mary Beth Edelson
    A/C Project Room, New York
    1992
  • Censored in the USA: Seeing Red, White and Blue
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Visual Arts Center of Alaska
    1992
  • Sprungin Die Zeit
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Berlinische Galeria, Berlin, Germany
    1992
  • Vanishing Presence
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by Adam Weinberg
    Walker Art Center, MN; traveled to Detroit Art Institute, Detroit, MI; High Museum, Atlanta, GA; Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell Uniersity, Ithaca, NY; and Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    1989
  • Committed to Print
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by Deborah Wye
    MoMA, NY
    1989
  • Photography and Performance 1989
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
    1989
  • Four Artists: Mary Beth Edelson, Martin Puryear, Italo Stanga, Robert Stackhouse
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
    1989
  • Resistance or Submission
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by Manon Blanchette
    Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Canada; traveled to London Regional Gallery, London; Walter Phillips Gallery, Canada; and the Mendel Art Gallery, Canada
    1986
  • Spare Parts
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Materials for the Arts, NY
    1983
  • New York Painting Today
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by Donald Kuspit and Elaine King
    Pittsburgh Glass Works, Pittsburgh, PA
    1983
  • Contemporary Performance
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by Mary Jane Jacob
    Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
    1980
  • Your 5,000 Years Are Up!
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by Arlene Raven
    Mandeville Gallery, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
    1977
  • Nothing But Nudes
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Whitney Museum (Downtown), NY
    1977
  • Contact: Women and Nature
    Mary Beth Edelson
    curated by Lucy lippard
    Hurlbutt Gallery, Greenwich, CT
    1977
  • Contemporary Women: Consciousness and Content
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Brooklyn Museum School, Brooklyn, NY
    1977
  • Women's Art - American Art
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Philadelphia Museum at the Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA
    1974
  • Contemporary Reflections
    Mary Beth Edelson
    The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT
    1974
  • Passage Environment
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
    1973
  • Patterns
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
    1968

News

  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Frieze
    by Debra Lennard
    March 17, 2017
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Mary Beth Edelson at David Lewis
    Contemporary Art Daily
    March 11, 2017
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Art in America
    written by William S. Smith
    February 23, 2017
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Must See: Mary Beth Edelson "The Devil Giving Birth to the Patriarchy" Feb 5 - Mar 19, 2017
    Artforum
    February 11, 2017
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Constructing Paradise or the Devil Giving Birth to the Patriarchy?
    Art F City
    written by Michael Anthony Farley
    January 30, 2017
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    'Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s' at the Photographers' Gallery, London
    ARTnews
    December 16, 2016
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Weddings, ovens and Jesus in heels: the savage wit of the avant-garde feminists
    The Guardian
    October 07, 2016
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Mary Beth Edelson: My Favorite and Most Disturbing
    The Brooklyn Rail
    by Ann McCoy
    December 09, 2015
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    A Tale of Two Cities: The Old Guard meets a new crop in “Greater New York.”
    The New Yorker
    By Andrea K. Scott
    November 02, 2015
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    At 'Greater New York,' Rising Art Stars Meet the Old School
    New York Times
    by Holland Cotter
    October 15, 2015
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    At Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Conversation Between Works and Over Decades
    New York Times
    By Susan Hodara
    December 19, 2014
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Ten Tough Women Artists Who Stand Up To The Bad Boys
    ARTnews
    by Robin Cembalest
    October 29, 2013
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Artforum
    Prudence Peiffer
    May 01, 2013
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Mary Beth Edelson: '22 Others'
    The New York Times, Art in Review
    by Karen Rosenberg
    April 04, 2013
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    Mary Beth Edelson
    Artforum, Critic's Pick
    Kate Sutton
    2013
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Artforum, 500 Words
    as told to Lauren O'Neill-Butler
    November 10, 2011
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    The Venus of Long Island City
    New York Magazine
    by Jerry Saltz
    March 27, 2008
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution
    by David Weinstein
    March 01, 2008
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Sense of a Woman: Contemporary Art's Founding Mothers Star in this Survey of Feminist Art
    TimeOut
    by Kate Lowenstein
    February 13, 2008
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    The Art of Feminism as It First Took Shape
    New York Times
    by Holland Cotter
    February 09, 2007
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Mary Beth Edelson: A Well Lived Life
    HD 150 ÅR
    by Jonas Ellerström
    May 24, 2006
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    It Is Time for Action (There Is No Option)
    curated by Heike Munder
    Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich
    2006
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Feminism at 40
    Carey Lovelace
    May 01, 2003
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Die Collage Als Spottidiom Die Monografie Der Künsterlin Mary Beth Edelson
    Texte Zur Kunst
    Susanne Leeb
    June 01, 2002
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    ART REVIEW; A Show With Touches Of Humor and Anger
    New York Times
    By Phyllis Braff
    March 24, 2002
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Artforum
    Kirby Gookin
    March 01, 1995
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    An Open Letter to Thomas McEvilley
    The New Art Examiner
    Mary Beth Edelson
    April 01, 1989
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Review
    Artforum
    by Jeanne Silverthorne
    January 1984
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Mary Beth Edelson
    Artforum
    Judith Lopes Cardozo
    January 01, 1978
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Mary Beth Edelson's Great Goddess
    DC Arts Magazine
    Jack Burnham
    November 01, 1975

Publications

  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Dis Papa, c'était quoi le patriarcat?
    Anne Larue
    Editions IXE
    2013
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution
    Cornelia Butler and Lisa Gabrielle Mark
    MIT Press
    2007
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Women's Culture in a New Era: A Feminist Revolution?
    Gayle Kimball
    Scarecrow Press
    2005
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    The Pink Glass Swan: Selected Feminist Essays on Art
    Lucy R. Lippard
    New Press
    1995
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Firsthand: Photographs by Mary Beth Edelson 1973-1993 and Shooter Series
    Mary Beth Edelson
    1993
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    No Reverse Gear
    Jan Avgikos
    1993
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Shape-Shifter: Seven Mediums
    Mary Beth Edelson
    1990
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Excerpt from Vanishing Presence
    Adam D. Weinberg
    Walker Art Center and Rizzoli
    1989
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Mary Beth Edelson: An Introduction
    Donald Kuspit
    1983
  • Mary Beth Edelson
    Seven Cycles: Public Rituals
    Mary Beth Edelson
    1980