Mary Ellen Strom

Mary Ellen Strom: Stand by Snow
November 7 - December 20, 2013
Longhouse Projects, New York

Tree Lines, 2013

Tree Lines, 2013

C-print
23 x 33 in / 58.42 x 83.82 cm
EACH

Tree Lines

Tree Lines

C-print
23 x 33 in / 58.42 x 83.82 cm
FRAMED

Tree Lines

Tree Lines

C-print
23 x 33 in / 58.42 x 83.82 cm
FRAMED

Tree Lines, 2013

Tree Lines, 2013

C-print
23 x 33 in / 58.42 x 83.82 cm

Tree Lines

Tree Lines

C-print
23 x 33 in / 58.42 x 83.82 cm
FRAMED

Tree Lines

Tree Lines

C-print
23 x 33 in / 58.42 x 83.82 cm
FRAMED

Tree Lines

Tree Lines

C-print
23 x 33 in / 58.42 x 83.82 cm
FRAMED

Tree Lines

Tree Lines

C-print
23 x 33 in / 58.42 x 83.82 cm
FRAMED

Born in Butte, Montanta
Lives and works in Boston, MAmaryellenstrom.com

Education

1998
University of California, Irvine, Master of Fine Arts
Jacob Javits Fellowship

1997
University of California, Chancellor's Fellow

Solo exhibitions

2013
Stand by Snow, Longhouse Projects, New York, NY

2010
Meadowlark, Alexander Gray Associates Gallery, New York, NY

2009
New Performance Video Exhibition, Mary Ellen Strom and Ann Carlson, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, January 24, 2009 – May 17, 2009, curator, Dina Deitsch

2008
Madame 710, Mary Ellen Strom and Ann Carlson, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA
Simulating Buffalo, Mary Ellen Strom and Ann Carlson, Myrna Loy Center, Helena, MT

2007
Work, Ann Carlson and Mary Ellen Strom, Alexander Gray Associates, New York, NY
Work, St. Gauden’s Fellowship Prize Exhibition, Gallery at St. Gauden’s, Cornish, NH

2006
Recognition, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA

2005
The Nudes, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA
CAke, site-specific installation in empty retail store, video projections of NYC garment workers.  Mary Ellen Strom and Ann Carlson. Presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

2003
Geyser Land, site-specific video installation on a train between Livingston and Bozeman, MT
Remedy, Mary Ellen Strom and Ann Carlson, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, curated by Caroleanne Meehan

2002
Picture Redhook, site specific video installation on grain silo, collaboration with choreographer Joanna Haigood, Brooklyn, NY
Press Conference, Mary Ellen Strom, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Too Beautiful a Day, Mary Ellen Strom and Ann Carlson with eight women from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Center for Cultural Exchange, Portland, ME

2000
Picture Powderhorn, site specific video installation on grain silo, collaboration with choreographer Joanna Haigood, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, curator, Philip Byther

Group Exhibitions

2013
Lines a Brief History, Pompidou-Metz, Paris, France, curator Helene Guenin
Setouchi Triennial, Japan
Aichi Trienniale, Nagoya, Japan
Forms in Flux, Nagoya Museum of Fine Arts, Nagoya, Japan, curator Satoko Inokuchi
The Machine Starts, Mary Ellen Strom and Joanna Haigood, EMPAC, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy, New York

2012
Globall: Arte y Cambio Climatico, Fundacion Union-Espacio Cultural Contemporaneo, Montevideo, Uruguay, curator, Agustina Benvenuto
Boys or girls? Who cares?, Context Gallery, Miami, FL, Curators, Julia Draganović and Claudia Löffelholz , LaRete Art Projects
The Art of All Possibilities, Biosphere 2, Tucson, AZ, curator, Ellen Skotheim
Synchrony: Contemporary Video Work, The Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN, curator Nandini Makrandi
Something Along Those Lines, Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston, curator, Evan Garza

2011
The Permanent Collection Exhibition, The Linde Family Wing, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, curator, Jen Mergel
Shifting Terrain, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH, curator, Nina Gara Bozicnik
Interventions in the Landscape, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
Dance With Camera, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ, curator, Jenelle Porter
Pathway: Drawing in, On, and Through the Landscape, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, curator Joanna Kleinberg

2010
Permanent Collection Video Screen, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, curator, William Stover
Animals with Humans, University of California, Los Angeles Gallery, curator, Sue Ellen Case
Dance With Camera, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, curator, Jenelle Porter
Traversing Gender, The McIninch Art Gallery
Southern New Hampshire University, curator, Debbie Disston

2009
Back and Forth and All Over Again, James Taylor Gallery, London, Great Britain, curator, Marialaura Ghidini
Dance With Camera, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, curator, Jenelle Porter
Popsicle, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA, July 16 - August 29, 2009, curator, Abigail Ross

2008
Work/Place, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago, IL, curator, Natasha Egan
Sameness, Difference, Desire, video show, Pulse, NY, curator,  Bill Arning
Working Title, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, curator Eric Heist
Eligible Traffic, Trinity University Gallery, San Antonio, TX, curator Steven Lam
By Invitation Only, Kinz, Tillou & Feigen Gallery, New York, NY,curators, Chris Vroom and Illya Szilak
Artadia Awards Boston Exhibition, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA, curator, Laura Donaldson

2007
In-Practice show, Sculpture Center, Queens, NY, curator Sarina Basta
At Work, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA, curated by Kristen Dodge

2006
The Ghost in the Machine, San Francisco Cameraworks, San Francisco, CA, curator, David Spalding
Can We Fall in Love with the Machine?, Wood Street Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, curator, Claudia  Hart

2005
Appropriate Appropriation, Gray-Kapernicus Gallery, New York, NY, curator Alexander Gray
Homomuseum Show, Exit Art, New York, NY, curators, Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo
Technologized Bodies, Art Interactive, Boston, MA, curator, Legier Biederman

1997
Uncommon Sense, "West", Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, curators, Julie Lazar and Tom Finkelpearl

Public Collections

Sloss, Kerr, Rosenber & Moore, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Four Parallel Lines, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Meadowlark, The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
Cuenta, Rose Museum, Waltham, MA

Screenings of Geyser Land Project

Document of site-specific video installation on a train between Livingston and Bozeman, MT

2008
Site-Specific Symposium, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

2007
Guggenheim Museum, "Artists and Educational Practice" panel, New York, NY

2006
Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin County, CA

2005
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY
California Institute for the Arts, Valencia, CA
Boston College, Fine Arts Department, Boston, MA
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

2004
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, I-Ear Program, Troy, New York
University of California, Berkley, Art Department
University of Texas, Austin, Dept. of Radio, Film and Television
ARCO Fair, Madrid, Spain, "Artists and Institutions: A Mutual Conversation" panel organized by Kim Kanatani, Director of Education, Guggenheim Museum
The Kitchen, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, Media Scope, New York, NY

Awards and Commissions

2013
International Fulbright Scholar Award, Comexus Border Program

2012
Bogliaso Foundation, Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities, Genoa, Italy

2010
Multi Arts Protect Grant, Rockefeller Foundation

2009
Faculty Enrichment Grant, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2008
LEF Foundation, project grant
DeCordova Museum, new work commission
Harpo Foundation, new work commission

2007
National Endowment for the Arts, Simulating Buffalo, Myrna Loy Center, new work commission
Art Matters, project grant
Artadia, The Fund for Art and Dialogue, award
LEF Foundation, project grant

2006
St. Gauden’s Prize, fellowship
National Endowment for the Arts, Ghost in the Machine Show, SF Cameraworks, new work commission

2005
Rockefeller Foundation, Multi-Arts Project Grant, project grant

2004
LEF Foundation Grant, project grant
Arts International, travel grant

2003
Paul Allen Foundation, project grant, Geyser Land
Altria Foundation, Geyser Land
National Performance Network, residency grant, Geyser Land
Surdna Foundation, Geyser Land

2002
Arts Partners, Arts Presenters funded by Wallace-Readers Digest funds and the Doris Duke Charitable Trust Foundation, Geyser Land
Rockefeller Foundation, Multi Arts Project Grant, Geyser Land
LEF Foundation, Geyser Land
Electronic Arts Grant, The Experimental Television Center, Owega, NY,  Geyser Land1999
Creative Capital, Girls Project
Rockefeller Foundation, Multi Arts Project Grant, Girls Project1998
National Endowment for the Arts, Project Grant, YAC, Atlanta, Girls Project
Rockefeller Foundation, Multi Arts Project Grant, Girls Project1997
National Endowment for the Arts, Project Grant, YAC, Atlanta,  Girls Project
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, commission for West, Uncommon Sense Show

Residency Programs

2012
Bogliaso Residency, Genoa Italy

2010
Art Lab, Tuscon AZ

2009
International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, NY

2006
Headlands Center for the Arts, artist residency, Marin County, CA

2005
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Artist in Residency, New York, NY

2004
Bellagio Residency, Rockefeller Foundation, Lake Como, Italy

1999
P.S.1-MoMA, National Studio Program, New York, NY

Colloquia, Panels, Artist Talks

2013
The Hunter Museum, Chatanooga, TN

2012
Rensaller Politechnic Institute, Artist Talk
University of Montana, Western, Artist Talk
Museum of Fine Arts, Educators Series, The History of Video Art
New York University, Artist Talk

2011
Currier Museum, Manchseter, NH, Panel for Shifting Terrain Exhibition
New York University, Artist Talk

2010
Aurora Lecture, Stanford University, Artist Talk
San Jose State, Art and Architecture Program, Artist Talk
The Ross Seminar, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Artist Talk

2009
Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, School of Art & Design
New York University, Steinhardt School, M.F.A. Program, artist talk
“A Studio of Her Own” panel, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Cronin Lecture, Ann Carlson and Mary Ellen Strom with moderator, Michael Rush, DeCordova Museum
The Value of Art, panel, Department of Art and Art History, Tufts University

2007
Guggenheim Museum, Artists and Educational Practice Panel

2006
Islam and Contemporary Art, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Co-Director of Graduate Colloquium
Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art, artist talk
San Francisco Camera Works, artist talk
The Headlands Center for the Arts, artist talk
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, artist talk

2005
California Institute for the Arts, Valencia, CA, artist talk
PS122, NYC, artist talk
Boston College, Fine Arts Department, Boston, MA, artist talk

2004
Artists and Institutions: A Mutual Conversation (panel), Guggenheim Museum, Arco Fair, Madrid, Spain
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, artist talk
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, I-Ear Program, Troy, New York, artist talk
University of California, Berkley, Art Department, artist talk
University of Texas, Austin, Dept. of Radio, Film and Television, artist talk
Site-Specific Installation, panel The Kitchen, NYC

2003
Technology and Subjectivity, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Director of Graduate Colloquium
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, artist talk

2002
Rhode Island School of Art and Design, Providence, RI, artist talk
Creative Capital, Wells College, Geyser Land, artist talk
Panelist, "Re/Visioning Lewis & Clark: Echoes of Discovery in Western Arts.", The Holter Museum, Helena, MT
The Myrna Loy Center for the Media and Performing Arts, Helena, MT, artist talk
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, artist talk

2001
Digital Flaherty Conference, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, working committee, discussant
Harvard, School of Visual Art and the Environment, artist talk

1999
Visible Republic, New England Foundation for the Arts
“Temporal Public Art, Public Art in Boston”, panelist

1997
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles , CA, artist talk

Selected Bibliography

2013
Ferdman, Bertie. Site-Specificity in Contemporary Performance, Theater Magazine, Yale Drama School/Duke University Press, April.

2011
Smee, Sebastian. Boston Globe, Sept. 17.
Bozicnik, Nina Gara. Shifting Terraine, Currier Museum Catalogue, June.
McQuaid, Cate. Boston Globe, August.

2009
Chan, Dawn. artforum.com, March 18.
Garza, Evan J. Art Papers, May.
McQuaid, Cate. Boston Globe, January 23.
Lord, Catherine. New Performance Video, DeCordova Museum Catalogue.
Deitsch, Dina. Performing the American Landscape, DeCordova Museum Catalogue.
Porter, Jenelle. Dance With Camera, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Catalogue.
Davidson, Jane Chin. The Critical Space of Feminist Art, Textile, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp.146-171

2008
de Souza, Alan. This Is Not A.., X-TRA, Volume 9, Issue 4.
McQuaid, Cate. Madame 710, Boston Globe, March 23.

2007
Donaldson, Laura. Artadia Award Boston 2007, Catalogue
McQuaid, Cate. Sloss Kerr, Rosenberg and Moore, The Boston Globe, Sept. 21.
Gamber, Matthew. Best Commercial Gallery Show of 2006, Boston, Big Red and Shiny, Jan. 15.

2006
McQuaid, Cate. 10 Most Noteworthy Shows of 2006, The Boston, Globe, December 31.
McQuaid, Cate. Exploring the View From All Sides, The Boston, Globe, July 13.
Hart, Claudia. Can We Fall in Love With the Machine, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (catalogue)
Spalding, David. Ghosts in the Machine, Camerawork, Volume 33, No. 1, Spring/Summer.

2005
Carter, Holland. HomoMuseum Show, New York Times, June 24.
Nash, Matthew. Big Red and Shiny, The Nudes, May 1.

2004
Meehan, Carolanne. Vita Brevis Catalogue, Remedy Project, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

2003
Perron, Wendy. Geyser Land, New York Times, August 11.

2002
Crawford, Shanti. Picture Red Hook, The Village Voice, September 4.
ed. Doyle, Michael. Burlab.Net, Collapsing the space between Design, Art, Music and Culture, Picture Red Hook, August 25.
Dunning, Jennifer. Night Magic, The New York Times, Tuesday, August 27.
Perron, Wendy. Way Up High, The New York Times, Sunday, August 18.
ed. Dandla, Robert. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Stagebill Media Publication, July, Volume 15, No. 7
The 17th Drawing Show, catalogue edited by Rebecca Tasker, curated by Bill Arning, Boston Center for the Arts, 2002

2000
PS1, Clockwork 2000, catalogue edited by Roxana Marcoci, Janice H. Levin Fellow, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA
Fox, Catherine. Girls Deal With Life in Multimedia Installation, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sunday, October 1.

1998
Pou, Alyson. Critical Pedagogy in Community Based Projects, Public Art Review, Minneapolis, MN, Spring.

1997
Strom, Mary Ellen.“Girl TV”, Processed Lives, Gender and Technology in Everyday Life, edited by Jennifer Terry and Melody Calvert, Routeledge, London.
Uncommon Sense, catalogue edited by Russell Ferguson and Stephanie Emerson, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
McKenna, Kristine. Causes and Effects, Los Angeles Times, March 16.
Knight, Christopher. The Socio-Art Genre, Los Angeles Times, March 18.
Sullivan, Monica. School's OUT,The Miami Herald Examiner, January 19.

Funding Panels and Juries

2012
Creative Works Foundation, Haas Foundation, Media Arts Panel, San Francisco

2010
Bush Foundation, Media Arts Panel
Bush Foundation, Enduring Vision Awards Panel

2009
Mass College of Art and Design, The Crosbie Sculpture Award Prize

2008
Rockefeller Foundation, Media Arts Panel

2000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inter-Arts Panel

Teaching

Director Masters of Fine Arts Program, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1998 - present, Video and Graduate Faculty
Stanford University, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Visiting Scholar
Jersey City State University, 1989-1996, Assistant Professor, Media Arts
New York University, 1987-89, Adjunct Professor, Art Department, Video