Mary Beth Edelson, Some Living American Woman Artists, 1972, Cut-and-pasted silver prints with crayon and transfer type on printed paper with typewriting on cut-and-taped paper, 28 1/4 x 43 inches, 71.8 x 109.2 cm, Museum of Modern Art Permanent Collection

Installation view, Mary Beth Edelson, “Shape Shifter,” David Lewis, New York, 2019

Installation view, Mary Beth Edelson, “Shape Shifter,” David Lewis, New York, 2019

Installation view, Mary Beth Edelson, “Shape Shifter,” David Lewis, New York, 2019

Mary Beth Edelson, “Light/Dark Sophia” (front), 1974-1975, Painted plywood, 96 x 48 inches, 243.8 x 121.9 cm, MBE810

Mary Beth Edelson, Untitled, 1974-1975, Painted plywood, 96 x 48 inches, 243.8 x 121.9 cm, MBE801

Mary Beth Edelson, Untitled, 1974-1975, Painted plywood, 96 x 48 inches, 243.8 x 121.9 cm, MBE812

Mary Beth Edelson, “Grapçeva Neolithic Cave: See for Yourself,” 1977, Silver gelatin print, Image Dimensions: 19 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches, 50.2 x 50.2 cm, Framed Dimensions: 21 x 21 inches, 53.3 x 53.3 cm, MBE151

Mary Beth Edelson, “Public Ritual,” (n.d.), Silver gelatin print, Framed Dimensions: 21 1/4 x 21 1/4 inches, 54 x 54 cm, MBE846

Mary Beth Edelson, “The Nature of Balancing,” 1979, Two silver gelatin prints, Image Dimensions (Each): 19 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches 49.5 x 49.5 cm, Framed Dimensions (Each): 21 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches, 55.2 x 55.2 cm, MBE417

Mary Beth Edelson, “Cliff Hanger,” 1978, Three silver gelatin prints, Framed Dimensions (Each): 21 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches, 55.2 x 55.2 cm, MBE018

Mary Beth Edelson, “Shaking The Grass,” 1977, Three silver gelatin prints, Framed Dimensions (Each): 20 7/8 x 20 7/8 inches, 53 x 53 cm, MBE591

Mary Beth Edelson, “In Exile,” 1989, Acrylic, fabric, and collage on canvas, 129 x 228 x 3/4 inches, 327.7 x 579.1 x 1.9 cm, MBE153

Installation view Mary Beth Edelson: Nobody Messes With Her, curated by Merle Radke, Kunsthalle Münster, Münster, Germany, 2018-2019

Installation view Mary Beth Edelson: Nobody Messes With Her, curated by Merle Radke, Kunsthalle Münster, Münster, Germany, 2018-2019

Installation view Mary Beth Edelson: Nobody Messes With Her, curated by Merle Radke, Kunsthalle Münster, Münster, Germany, 2018-2019

Installation view Mary Beth Edelson: Nobody Messes With Her, curated by Merle Radke, Kunsthalle Münster, Münster, Germany, 2018-2019

Mary Beth Edelson, “Purveyor of Hope,” 1989, Oil on canvas with wood frame and lightbulbs, 96 x 72 inches, 243.8 x 182.9 cm, MBE003

Mary Beth Edelson, “To the Rescue (Woman Rising series)”, 1973, Oil and ink on silver gelatin print, Image Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm, Framed Dimensions: 17 x 15 x 1 3/4 inches, 43.2 x 38.1 x 4.4 cm, MBE454

Mary Beth Edelson, “Ana Mendieta,” 1990, Oil and mixed media on canvas, 96 x 72 inches, 243.8 x 182.9 cm, MBE176

Mary Beth Edelson, “Woman Rising/Earth,” 1971-1973, Oil and china marker on nine silver gelatin prints, Image Dimensions (Each): 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches, 14.9 x 14.9 cm, Framed Dimensions: 28 x 28 x 1 1/4 inches 71.1 x 71.1 x 3.2 cm, MBE077

Installation view, Mary Beth Edelson, Solo presentation, Frieze London, Sex Work: Feminist Art and Politics, 2017

Installation view, Mary Beth Edelson, Solo presentation, Frieze London, Sex Work: Feminist Art and Politics, 2017

Installation view, Mary Beth Edelson, Solo presentation, Frieze London, Sex Work: Feminist Art and Politics, 2017

Mary Beth Edelson, “Venus Rising,” 1975-1977, Ink and collage on paper, Framed Dimensions:, 31 1/2 x 25 x 1 3/4 inches, 80 x 63.5 cm, MBE314

Mary Beth Edelson, “Quilt - Corn Goddess,” 1975-1977, Ink and collage on paper, Framed Dimensions: 25 x 37 x 1 3/4 inches, 63.5 x 94 x 4.4 cm, MBE315

Mary Beth Edelson, “Women Rising,” 1975-1977, Ink and collage on paper, Framed Dimensions: 24 3/4 x 36 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches, 62.9 x 93.3 x 4.4 cm, MBE407

Mary Beth Edelson, “Hot Date (Movie Star series)”, 1993, Ink and collage on board, 12 x 10 inches, 30.5 x 25.4 cm, MBE326

Mary Beth Edelson, “Cool Cat,” 1998, Ink and collage on board, 12 x 10 inches, 30.5 x 25.4 cm, MBE328

Mary Beth Edelson, “Sigourney Weaver Aliens #2,” 1995, Ink and collage on board, 12 x 10 inches, 30.5 x 25.4 cm, MBE332

Mary Beth Edelson, “Untitled (Happy Birthday America),” (n.d.), Ink, watercolor, and graphite on paper, 12 x 10 inches, 30.5 x 25.4 cm, MBE336

Mary Beth Edelson, “You 5,000 Years Are Up (Death of the Patriarchy series),” (n.d.), Ink and graphite on paper, 12 x 10 inches, 30.5 x 25.4 cm, MBE338

Mary Beth Edelson, “Untitled (Bobbitt series),” 1993, Watercolor and silk screen on paper, 6 3/4 x 6 inches, 17.1 x 15.2 cm, MBE344

Mary Beth Edelson, “Kali Bobbitt: The Poise,” 1993, Watercolor on paper, 7 3/4 x 6 inches, 19.7 x 15.2 cm, MBE342

Mary Beth Edelson, “Concentric Circles: It's Up to You (Mythology series),” 1970, Mixed media on paper, 36 x 36 inches, 91.4 x 91.4 cm, MBE378

Mary Beth Edelson, “Climbing To The Moon,” 1970, Mixed media on board, 30 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches, 76.8 x 76.8 cm, MBE898

Mary Beth Edelson, “Watch The Serpent,” 1970, Mixed media on board, 30 1/3 x 30 1/2 inches, 77 x 77.5 cm, MBE899

Mary Beth Edelson, “First Light,” 1970, Mixed media on board, 24 x 24 inches, 61 x 61 cm, MBE909

Mary Beth Edelson, “Best in Show (WACK: Art of the Feminist Revolution),” 2008, Ink and collage on book cover on paper, 11 x 27 1/2 inches, 55.9 x 43.2 cm, MBE393

Mary Beth Edelson, “Spirit Maze, Mind Maze, Body Maze, Earthwork,” c. 1975, Pencil, ink, and china marker on paper, Framed Dimensions: 26 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches, 67.3 x 54.6 cm, MBE757

Mary Beth Edelson, “Her Spirit To Cover Us All, Body Of The Great Mother To Cover The Earth,” 1977, Gouache, pen, and colored pencil on board, 10 x 12 inches, 25.4 x 30.5 cm, MBE725

Mary Beth Edelson, “Body Of the Great Mother To Cover A Continent Her Spirit To Cover World,” 1978, Mixed media on board, Image Dimensions: 30 1/4 x 38 inches, 76.8 x 96.5 cm, Framed Dimensions: 35 1/4 x 41 inches, 89.5 x 104.1 cm, MBE848

Mary Beth Edelson, “Great Goddess: The List Series,” 1971, Mixed media on board, 29 3/4 x 28 1/4 inches, 75.6 x 71.8 cm, MBE912

Mary Beth Edelson, “Seeing Double (Woman Rising series)”, 1973, Oil, ink, china marker, and collage on silver gelatin print, 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm, MBE098

Mary Beth Edelson, “Dematerializing in Fire Ring”, 1975, Silver gelatin print gouged with sharp point, 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm, MBE100

Mary Beth Edelson, “Double Shells (Woman Rising series)”, 1973, Oil, ink, and china marker on silver gelatin print, Image Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm, Framed Dimensions:17 x 15 x 1 3/4 inches, 43.2 x 38.1 x 4.4 cm, MBE451

Mary Beth Edelson, “Many Breasted Great Mother (Lucy Lippard) (Woman Rising Series)”, 1973/2016, Oil, ink, china marker, and collage on silver gelatin print, Image Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm, Framed Dimensions: 17 x 15 x 1 3/4 inches, 43.2 x 38.1 x 4.4 cm, MBE452

Mary Beth Edelson, “Patriarchal Piss: Swing In The Wind”, 1973, Oil, ink, and china marker on silver gelatin print, Paper Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm, Framed Dimensions: 17 x 15 x 1 3/4 inches, 43.2 x 38.1 x 4.4 cm, MBE453

Mary Beth Edelson, “Write By The Tail/Bite The Tail/I Bite/Belly Snakes (Woman Rising series)”, 1973, Oil, ink, china marker, and collage on silver gelatin print, Image Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm, Framed Dimensions: 17 x 15 x 1 3/4 inches, 43.2 x 38.1 x 4.4 cm, MBE460

Mary Beth Edelson, “Hounds of Hell (Woman Rising series)”, 1973, Oil, ink, and china marker on silver gelatin print, Image Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm, Framed Dimensions: 17 x 15 3/4 inches, 43.2 x 40 cm, MBE462

Mary Beth Edelson, “Monday's Prayer: Dinner Party (Woman Rising series)”, 1973, Oil, ink, china marker, and collage on silver gelatin print, Image Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm, Framed Dimensions: 17 x 15 x 1 3/4 inches, 43.2 x 38.1 x 4.4 cm, MBE466

Mary Beth Edelson, “Burning Bright (Woman Rising Series)”, 1973, Oil, ink, china marker, and collage on silver gelatin print, Image Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm, Framed Dimensions: 17 x 14 x 1 3/4 inches, 43.2 x 35.6 x 4.4 cm, MBE469

Mary Beth Edelson, “Sheela's Secret Weapon (Woman Rising series)”, 1973, Oil, ink, china marker, and collage on silver gelatin print, Image Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm, Framed Dimensions: 17 x 15 x 1 3/4 inches, 43.2 x 38.1 x 4.4 cm, MBE474

Mary Beth Edelson, “Dematerializing (Woman Rising series)”, 1973, Oil and ink on silver gelatin print, Image Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm, Framed Dimensions: 17 x 15 x 1 3/4 inches, 43.2 x 38.1 x 4.4 cm, MBE487

Mary Beth Edelson, “Winter Saga: Viking with Time on Her Hands (Woman Rising series)”, 1973, Oil, ink, china marker, paper collage, and glitter on silver gelatin print, 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm, MBE491

Mary Beth Edelson, “Hero's Journey”, 1975, Oil, ink, and collage on silver gelatin print, Image Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, 19.1 x 19.1 cm, Framed Dimensions: 17 3/4 x 14 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches, 45.1 x 37.5 x 4.4 cm, MBE014

Mary Beth Edelson, “Giving Birth to Myself”, 1975, Ink and china marker on silver gelatin print, Image Dimensions: 6 x 6 inches, 15.2 x 15.2 cm, Framed Dimensions: 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 3/4 inches, 31.8 x 31.8 x 1.9 cm, MBE019

Mary Beth Edelson, “Untitled”, 1973-Present, Ink, marker and paper mounted on canvas, Dimensions variable, MBE434

Mary Beth Edelson, “Staging The Revolution”, 1972, Ink and collage on canvas, 15 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches, 39.4 x 44.5 cm, MBE061

Mary Beth Edelson, “Bloomers Series”, 1972, Ink and collage on canvas, 13 x 16 inches, 33 x 40.6 cm, MBE065

Mary Beth Edelson, “Staging The Revolution Series: The Bride of Frankenstein as Mercury with her Girls”, 1976, Ink and collage on canvas, 16 x 16 1/2 inches, 24.1 x 15.2 cm, MBE071

Mary Beth Edelson, “Staging The Revolution Series: Ready Still”, 1972, Ink and collage on canvas, 13 x 15 inches, 33 x 38.1 cm, MBE072

Mary Beth Edelson, “Grace Jones Series: Pink Body”, 1980, Ink and collage on canvas, 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, 26.7 x 19.1 cm, MBE050

Mary Beth Edelson, “Faith of Our Mothers Series - Purple Rose”, 1975, Ink and collage on canvas, 7 1/2 x 7 inches, 19.1 x 17.8 cm, MBE039

Installation view, Mary Beth Edelson, "The Devil Giving Birth to the Patriarchy," David Lewis, New York, 2017

Mary Beth Edelson, "Red Kali (from the Woman Rising series)," 1973, Oil, china marker, ink on silver gelatin print 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm

Installation View, Mary Beth Edelson, "The Devil Giving Birth to the Patriarchy," David Lewis, New York, 2017

Installation View, "Woman: The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s," group exhibition curated by Garbriele Schor, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, 2016

Mary Beth Edelson, "Some Living Woman Artists/ Last Supper," 1972, Cut-and-pasted gelatin silver prints with crayon and transfer type on printed paper with typewriting 43 x 28.25 inches, 109.22 x 71.76 cm

Installation View, "Greater New York, MoMA PS1," New York, 2015

Mary Beth Edelson, "Woman Rising/Sky," 1973, China marker on photograph

Installation view, "Mary Beth Edelson: Six Stoy Gathering Boxes (1972-2014)", Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, 2014-15

Mary Beth Edelson, "Venus with Viking Tendencies," 2011, Collage on canvas, 30 x 48 inches, 76.2 x 121.92 cm

Installation view, "WACK!: Art of the Feminist Revolution," group exhibition curated by Connie Butler, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2007

Installation view, Mary Beth Edelson retrospective, "A Well Lived Life," Malmö Kunstmuseum, Malmö Sweden, 2006

Installation view, Mary Beth Edelson survey, "Re-Scripting the Story," University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, 2002

Installation view, Mary Beth Edelson, "Combat Zone: Campaign HQ Against Domestic Violence," sponsored by Creative Time, New York, 1994

Installation View, "Vanishing Presence," group exhibition curated by Adam Weinburg, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1989

Installation view, "A Survey of the Photographs of Mary Beth Edelson," Wright State University, Ohio, 1983

Installation view, Mary Beth Edelson, "Proposals for: Memorials to 9,000,000 Women Burned as Witches in the Christian Era," A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, 1977

Mary Beth Edelson, "Pluto; Sticking My Tongue Out at the Patriarchy," 1975, Series of three photographs with china marker and fire ring, 20 x 20 inches, 50.8 x 50.8 cm, MBE526

Mary Beth Edelson, "Goddess Tribe with Fire Ring," 1974-5, Paint on custom cut plywood board

Mary Beth Edelson, "Goddess Head/Soft from Femfolio," 1973, Silver gelatin fiber print, oil paint and ink, 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm

Mary Beth Edelson

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

Solo Exhibitions
Group Exhibitions
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Solo Exhibitions

2019

Mary Beth Edelson

Shape Shifter

David Lewis, New York

March 03—April 21, 2019

2018

Nobody Messes with Her

curated by Merle Radke

Kunsthalle Münster, Münster, Germany

December 15, 2018—March 10, 2019

2017

The Devil Giving Birth to the Patriarchy

David Lewis, New York

February 02—March 26, 2017

2015

Mary Beth Edelson, Feminist Humor as Political Device

Bernstein Gallery, Princeton University, NJ

March 28—May 07, 2015

2014

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

2011

There's Never Only One Game In Town

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2011

2010

Making Eye Contact

University of Illinois, IL

2010

2006

A Life Well Lived

Malmö Museum, Malmö, Sweden

2006

Utopiana

a collaboration with the historic utopian village of New Harmony, Indiana and South Indiana University

2006

Making Eye Contact

community wide performance

Lofoten International Art Festival, Lofoten, Norway

2006

2004

Humans, Fucking Humans

curated by Tor Inge Kveum and Gören Christenson

Lofoten International Art Festival, Loften, Norway

January 01, 2004

2000

Home-Made Root Beer

Malmö Museum, Malmö, Sweden

2000

1997

Trickster: A Proposition for a Retrospective

Agency Gallery, London

1997

Female Perversion

2-person show with Yvette Brackman, curated by Heike Munder

Halle für Kunst, Berlin, Germany

1997

1996

Some Living American Woman Artists

Nicolai Wallner Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

January 01, 1996

1994

Combat Zone: Campaign HQ Against Domestic Violence

Creative Time, New York

1994

1992

In Your Face: Politics of the Body and Personal Knowledge

2-person show with Kiki Smith

A/C Projects, New York

1992

1991

Salvage Utopia

A/C Project Room, NY

1991

1989

Shape-Shifter: the Art of Mary Beth Edelson

University of Tennessee

1989

Shape-Shifter: the Art of Mary Beth Edelson

Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island, NY

1989

Shape-Shifter: the Art of Mary Beth Edelson

Fort Wayne Art Museu, Fort Wayne, IN

1989

Shape-Shifter: the Art of Mary Beth Edelson

Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

1989

Shape-Shifter: the Art of Mary Beth Edelson

Emison Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

1989

Dream On...

Washington Project for the Arts

Washington D.C.

1989

1986

Fish in the Sky

curated by Lasse Antonsen

Danforth Museum, Boston, MA

1986

Phases of the Loon

curated by Edward Leffingwell

MoMA P.S.1, New York

1986

1983

New Work: A Future Vision

Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

1983

Pollyanna Perverse

A.I.R. Gallery, New York

1983

1981

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

The Archaeology of Trickster Rabbit (in Re-cycled time), from the Immodest Trickster series

A.I.R Gallery and Max Hutchinson Gallery

1981

Unfinished Plans for Utopia

Elise Meyer

1981

1980

Mary Beth Edelson: Recent Work

exhibition with performance

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

1980

1979

The Nature of Balancing

exhibition with performance

A.I.R. Gallery

1979

1978

Story Gathering Boxes

Franklin Furnace

1978

1977

Proposals for: Memorials to the 9,000,000 Women Burned as Witches in the Christian Era

exhibition with performance

A.I.R. Gallery

1977

1975

Giving Myself a Five Year Retrospective

A.I.R. Gallery

1975

Group Exhibitions

2020

SUM Artists

Visual Diagrams and Systems-Based Explorations

curated by Matthew Deleget and Rossana Martinez

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

February 15—June 14, 2020

2019

Animalesque / Art Across Species and Beings

curated by Filipa Ramos

Baltic, Gateshead, UK

November 16, 2019—April 19, 2020

The Pleasure Principle

Maccarone, Los Angeles, California

September 21—November 23, 2019

Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s: Works from the Verbund Collection

Centre De Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

July 19—December 01, 2019

Men of Steel, Women of Wonder

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

June 21—September 01, 2019

Animalesque / Art Across Species And Beings

curated by Filipa Ramos

Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden

June 14—October 20, 2019

Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989

curated by Jonathan Weinberg, Tyler Cann, and Drew Sawyer

Grey Art Gallery and Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York, NY

April 24—July 21, 2019

Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

March 13—May 11, 2019

Men of Steel, Women of Wonder

curated by Alejo Benedetti

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

February 09—April 22, 2019

2018

Territorios que Importan (Territories that Matter)

Centro de Arte y Naturaleza

Huesca, Spain

October 18, 2018—January 20, 2019

Laid Bare in the Landscape

The Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada

September 29, 2018—January 27, 2019

The Assassination of Leon Trotsky

David Lewis, New York

September 16—November 04, 2018

Waking the Witch

curated by Legion Projects

Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales

September 15—November 07, 2018

Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

August 23, 2018—March 31, 2019

2017

Woman: Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna

Curated by Gabriele Schor

ZKM Centre for Art and Media Technology,Karlsruhe, Germany

November 18, 2017—April 01, 2018

To a Body

Curated by Elisa R. Linn and Lennart Wolff

Shoot the Lobster, New York

November 11—December 22, 2017

Woman: Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna

Curated by Gabriele Schor

mumok - Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation, Vienna, Austria

May 06—September 03, 2017

2016

Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s

The Photographers' Gallery, London

October 07, 2016—January 29, 2017

Gay Gotham: Art of Underground Culture in New York

Curated by Stephen Vider

Museum of the City of New York, New York

2016

Cock, Paper, Scissors

curated by David Evans Frantz

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, CA

2016

Cock, Paper, Scissors

Leslie Lohman Museum, NY

2016

2015

Pretty Raw: After And Around Helen Frankenthaler

The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA

2015

Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age

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

MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY

2015

MFTA Loves NYC: A Retrospective of Creative Reuse

Materials For The Arts, Queens, NY

2015

The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s

Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

2015

2014

Woman: The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s

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

Le Quartier, Centre d'Art Contemporain de Quimper, Quimper, France

2014

2013

NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star

New Museum, New York

2013

Female Power: Matriarchy & Utopia

Museum Voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Netherlands

2013

Me. Myself. Naked. (Sie. Selbst. Nackt.)

Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen, Germany

January 01, 2013

Washington Art Matters: Art Life in the Capital 1940-1990

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C.

2013

2011

Doin' It In Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

2011

Still Films

curated by Lance Blomgren

Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery, Yukon, Canada

2011

2010

Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography

Museum of Modern Art, New York

2010

2009

The End

curated by Eric Shiner

Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

2009

2007

WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution

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

curated by Juan Vicente Aliaga

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2007

2006

How American Women Artists Invented Postmodernism: 1970-1975

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

2006

2003

Mothers of Invention

curated by Carola Dertnig

MUMOK, Vienna, Austria

2003

2001

Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis

curated by Donna De Salvo

Tate Gallery, London

2001

2000

Border Collaborations: Reneé Green, Jimmie Durham, Douglas Gordon, Tony Oursler, 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

New Museum, New York

2000

1999

Contemporary Classicism

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York; traveled to the Tampa Museum, Tampa, FL

1999

1997

Leonardo Lives

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1997

Vraiment Feminisme et Art

curated by Laura Cottingham

Le Magasin - Centre National D'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, France

1997

Original Visions

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

International Center of Photography, New York

1997

1996

Love Gasoline

Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada

1996

1995

Sniper's Nest: Art that has Lived With Lucy R. Lippard

curated by Neery Melkonian, donated by Lippard to Fine Arts Musuem of Santa Fe, NM

Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

1995

1992

Object Choice

curated by Ken Gonzales Day and Andrew Perchuk

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

1992

The Fetish of Knowledge

A/C Project Room, New York

1992

Censored in the USA: Seeing Red, White and Blue

Visual Arts Center of Alaska

1992

Sprungin Die Zeit

Berlinische Galeria, Berlin, Germany

1992

1989

Vanishing Presence

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

curated by Deborah Wye

MoMA, NY

1989

Photography and Performance 1989

Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA

1989

Four Artists: Mary Beth Edelson, Martin Puryear, Italo Stanga, Robert Stackhouse

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

1989

1986

Resistance or Submission

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

1983

Spare Parts

Materials for the Arts, NY

1983

New York Painting Today

curated by Donald Kuspit and Elaine King

Pittsburgh Glass Works, Pittsburgh, PA

1983

1980

Contemporary Performance

curated by Mary Jane Jacob

Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA

1980

1977

Your 5,000 Years Are Up!

curated by Arlene Raven

Mandeville Gallery, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

1977

Nothing But Nudes

Whitney Museum (Downtown), NY

1977

Contact: Women and Nature

curated by Lucy lippard

Hurlbutt Gallery, Greenwich, CT

1977

Contemporary Women: Consciousness and Content

Brooklyn Museum School, Brooklyn, NY

1977

1974

Women's Art - American Art

Philadelphia Museum at the Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA

1974

Contemporary Reflections

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT

1974

1973

Passage Environment

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

1973

1968

Patterns

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

1968

Press

2020

‘Powerful and Fierce’: How Mary Beth Edelson Finally Found Her Place In The Canon

by Kimberly Bradle

June 25, 2020

Hello to All That

ArtReview

by Martin Herbert

April 16, 2020

Art Basel Announces Exhibitor List for 50th Anniversary Edition in Basel

Hypebeast

by Gabrielle Leung

February 26, 2020

URL

2019

What is Feminist Art: Then and Now

Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, Washington, D.C.

November 26, 2019—November 29, 2020

URL

Can a Porn Website Liberate Women in Art?

Hyperallergic

by Natatlie Haddad

November 16, 2019

Around New York: On Some of the Season’s Best Shows, From Hilma af Klint to Mary Beth Edelson

Artnews

by Maika Pollack

May 24, 2019

The Endangered Unruly: Dodie Bellamy on the art of Mary Beth Edelson

Artforum

by Dodie Bellamy

May 2019

New York Art Galleries: What to See Right Now

The New York Times

by Roberta Smith

April 10, 2019

Mary Beth Edelson

The New Yorker

by Andrea K. Scott

April 08, 2019

Considering Mary Beth Edelson's Some Living Women Artists

Brooklyn Rail

Kat Griefen

March 07, 2019

Mary Beth Edelson: Nobody Messes With Her

Spike

by Alexander Scrimgeour

January 2019

PDF

2018

The feminist history of women artists taking nudes in nature

Dazed

by Lexi Manatakis

September 29, 2018

WOMAN Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s

Works from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna

curated by Gabriele Schor

Stavanger Art Museum, Norway

June 15—October 14, 2018

URL

Feminist Icon Mary Beth Edelson's SoHo loft digitally preserved

NY1

May 16, 2018

How Women Are Using Digital Platforms to Find Parity in the Arts

Margaret Carrigan

April 2018

PDF

18 feminist artists Emma Watson loves and you will too

Vogue

March 2018

Hummadruz

Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn

March 03—June 02, 2018

2017

FRIEZE IS READY FOR THIS: IMPRESSIONS OF ‘SEX WORK: FEMINIST ART & RADICAL POLITICS’

by Marta Klara Sadowska

November 01, 2017

Frieze Tate Fund acquisitions 2017

Frieze

October 11, 2017

50 Events You Must Not Miss at Frieze London

BLOUIN ARTINFO

October 08, 2017

New Section for 'Sex Work' at Frieze London

BLOUIN ARTINFO

October 07, 2017

Day Two- Frieze London 2017

Glass Magazine

Allie Nawrat

October 06, 2017

Frieze News Round-up: Sales "Robust"; Tate Acquisitions: Stand Prizes

BLOUIN ARTINFO

Mark Beech

October 05, 2017

The Tate Announces the Winners of Its Frieze London Buying Spree

Artnet News

By Caroline Elbaor

October 04, 2017

The Women To Watch At Frieze 2017

Vogue

Olivia Marks

October 04, 2017

ARTISTS FOR POLITICAL SANITY: An Anti-Trump Artist Collective

BLOUIN ARTINFO

Taylor Dafoe

October 04, 2017

Sex Work: a riot of body fluids, condom balloons and Day-Glo dick aliens

The Guardian

Skye Sherwin

October 01, 2017

Confronting the Norm

Cultured Magazine

Rachel Small

October 2017

Venus Envy

Frieze Week

by Rachel Middleman and Alison Gingeras

September 2017

Frieze frame: graphic sex and female sexuality under spotlight at art fair

The Guardian

By Mark Brown

September 19, 2017

Have At It: A Post-Trump New York Looks at How Images, Ideas, and Resources Circulate

ArtNews

Liz Hirsch

May 17, 2017

Mary Beth Edelson

Artforum

Alex Kitnick

May 2017

Mary Beth Edelson

Frieze

by Debra Lennard

March 17, 2017

Mary Beth Edelson at David Lewis

Contemporary Art Daily

March 11, 2017

URL

Mary Beth Edelson

Art in America

written by William S. Smith

February 23, 2017

Must See: Mary Beth Edelson "The Devil Giving Birth to the Patriarchy" Feb 5 - Mar 19, 2017

Artforum

February 11, 2017

PDF

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

2016

'Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s' at the Photographers' Gallery, London

ARTnews

December 16, 2016

Weddings, ovens and Jesus in heels: the savage wit of the avant-garde feminists

The Guardian

October 07, 2016

URL

2015

Mary Beth Edelson: My Favorite and Most Disturbing

The Brooklyn Rail

by Ann McCoy

December 09, 2015