CURRENT AND UPCOMING SHOWS
ArtsWestchester, The Social Fabric, October 22 through January 23, White Plains, NY
2019 Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Association National Juried Show "Color". Best in show, gold award by juror Jocelyn Miller of MoMA PS1.
2015 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Folk/Traditional Arts
2015 Mamaroneck Artists Guild “Small Works” show, Larchmont, NY. Best in Show, David Allen Dunlop, juror
2013 Mamaroneck Artists Guild “Small Works” show, Larchmont, NY. Award of Distinction, Anne von Stuelpnagel, juror
Viridian Artists Gallery. Solo Show, 548 West 28th St., NYC May/June, 2019
Edward Williams Gallery, Solo Show, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ, Jan/Feb 2020
SaveArtSpace billboard in Sunset Park, Brooklyn October 2019-April 2020
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
ArtsWestchester, Spectrum, Oct. White Plains, NY
bG Gallery, Too Much Fun!, September, LA
Silvermine Galleries, Art of the Northeast, Sept/Oct, New Canaan, Ct.
Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Clay and Textiles, Sept/Oct, NYC
Silvermine Galleries, Summer Salon, through August 18, New Canaan, Ct.
LaiSun Keane Gallery, Stitch, through August 21, Boston
Equity Gallery, "Among Friends", NYC LES
Chris White Gallery, "Let Me Tell You", Wilmington, Delaware
The Birdhouse Gallery, "The Birds", Hancock, NY
Dineen Hull Gallery, "Living in the Invisible", Jersey City, NJ. Curated by Woolpunk
New York Foundation for the Arts Hall of Fame Benefit, NYC
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, "Hooked by Design", Cedarburg, Wisconsin
The Royal Society of American Artists, "Small Works", Williamsburg, Bklyn
AHA Fine Art, "Ham Sandwich", Brooklyn
LaiSun Keane Gallery, "Harbinger", 3 person show with Jackie Shatz and Mary DeVincentis, Boston
Aero Kunsthal Museum, Aero, Denmark, April-September 2021
AHA Fine Art, "Summer Salon" Bushwick, Bklyn, NY
Silvermine Galleries, "Summer Salon", New Canaan, Connecticut
ArtsWestchester, "together apART", White Plains, NY
Every Woman Biennial, London, UK
BWAC, "The Sky Continues Beautiful", Bklyn, NY
The Untitled Space, "Unraveled" Tribeca, NYC
ArtPort Kingston, "Let the Good Times Roll," Kingston, NY
The Untitled Space, "Untitled", Tribeca, NYC
Pelham Art Center, "With Every Fiber", Pelham, NY
Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, Wis. Seams
AHA Fine Arts Gallery at Local Project, LIC, NYC Soul Cakes
Five Points Gallery, Torrington, Ct. At Home
BBFL AND COPE NYC, online exhibit Art Meets Fashion, Brooklyn
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Currents
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Wide Open 11
Ely Center for Contemporary Art, June online exhibition, Ordinary Life in Unusual Times, curated by Amina Khokhar
Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, Ct., "Fiber 2020"
Van Der Plas Gallery, NYC, "The Female Gaze"
Silvermine Galleries, "Art of the Northeast", New Canaan, Ct.
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, "Color", Red Hook, Bklyn.
ArtsWestchester, "The Chair Show," White Plains, NY
Silvermine Galleries, Summer Salon. New Canaan, Ct.
BWAC pop up-- 3 weekends in Red Hook with BWAC and Chashama artists.
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Recycle, 5/11 - 7/11
La Bodega Gallery, "Rendering Likeness Volume 2, 695 5th Ave. Brooklyn
The Untitled Space, "IRL: Investigating Reality", 45 Lispenard, NYC
Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY. 76th Regional Exibition
Van Der Plas Gallery, "Blue, Yellow, Red", 156 Orchard St, NYC
"Among Friends/Entre Amigos", Clemente Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk St. NYC
Rye Arts Center, "Fiber Now" curated by Jill Parry
"KOllision" Fashion Show sponsored by Cope NYC. March 9, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Five Points Gallery, Torrington, Ct. Small works
The Yard, South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, "Overstating the Obvious", 3 person show.
Silvermine Arts Center, New Members Exhibit
Silvermine Arts Center, Guild Group Exhibit juried by Susan Eley.
Rowayton Arts Center, Autumn Juried Show, juried by Katerina Lanfranco.
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, The Really Affordable Art Fair, Red Hook.
La Bodega Gallery, "Re: Re: patterns", Brooklyn.
Loft Artists Association, "Relishing Restraint", Stamford, Connecticut. Juried by Krista Scenna of Groundfloor Brooklyn Gallery.
Westport Arts Center, "Selects 2018", mini-solos juried by Joe Amrhein and Susan Swenson of Pierogi Gallery, Westport, Ct.
Blue Door Gallery, group show, Yonkers.
Site: Brooklyn, "Faces", Gowanus, Bklyn.
Katonah Museum Artists` Association, "Order/Disorder", Westchester Community College Fine Arts Gallery, Valhalla, NY.
Howland Cultural Center, "Girlhood" curated by Bibiana Mattheis, March 3-April 1, Beacon, NY.
Katonah Museum Artists' Association, "The Blues", Ridgefield Guild of Artists gallery in Ct.
Blue Door Art Center, Annual Juried Member Show, Yonkers, NY.
The Untitled Space Gallery, One Year of Resistance, Tribeca, NYC.
Catalyst Gallery Annual Small Works Show, Beacon, NY.
Blue Door Art Center, 2017 Holiday Show, Yonkers, NY.
Katonah Art Center, Call of the WIld, Goldens Bridge, NY.
The Really Affordable Art Fair. Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Red Hook. October 2017.
BWAC Wide Open 8, Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Julio Valdez Project Space,Two person show, March/April 2017, East Harlem, NYC.
100!, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY. March 2017
Katonah Museum Artists' Association exhibit, "Chance", Schoolhouse Theater Gallery, Croton Falls, NY.
Blue Mountain Gallery, 2 pieces selected for 2017 Juried Exhibition. Chelsea, NYC. February 2017
New York Foundation for the Arts Gallery, NYFA Folk/Traditional Arts Fellows and Finalists Show, DUMBO, Brooklyn
National Association of Women Artists, 127th Annual Members Exhibition, Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery, NYC
Blue Door Art Center Putting It All Together: Assemblage and Collage, Yonkers, NY
National Association of Women Artists The Creative Muse, Crayola Gallery at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA
Blue Door Art Center Big Ideas in Small Packages, Yonkers, NY
Mamaroneck Artists Guild Small Works, Larchmont, NY
Field Projects Gallery Show #28, 526 West 26th Street, NYC
National Association of Women Artists Gallery, New Members show, 80 5th Ave, NYC
Barrett Art Center, New Directions ‘15, Poughkeepsie, NY
The Art Students League of NY’s Elizabeth V. Sullivan Gallery at Vytlacil, Summer Exhibition
R Dixon Gallery, By and About Women: Celebrating the Female Spirit, Seneca Falls, NY
Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Small Works, Larchmont, NY. Best in Show Award
Schoolhouse Theater Gallery, Katonah Museum Artists' Association show, Croton Falls, NY
Katonah Museum Artists' Association show, Close to the Edge, Pound Ridge, NY
SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW NYC 2021, curated by LaiSun Keane. Sept 8 to 13
Superfine Art Fair 2018 New York
Affordable Art Fair 2015 New York
Artnet News, August 18, 2022. https://news.artnet.com/buyers-guide/spotlight-stitch-group-show-laisun-keane-2161257l
The Boston Globe, July 28, 2022, article by Cate McQuaid https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/07/26/arts/laisun-keane-united-state-stitch/
Houston Chronicle, April 29, 2021, article by Kyrie O'Connor, "What Is Good Taste?," with my piece "Annie E. Pettway, Gee's Bend Quilter, in Klimt" used as art. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/lifestyle/thepage/article/What-is-good-taste-16135712.php
Hyperallergic, January 9, 2021, https://hyperallergic.com/613108/artists-quarantine-with-their-art-collections-18/
Gothamist, WNYC, "New Yorkers On Why They Love NYC, Now More Than Ever"
By Jen Carlson, DEC. 22, 2020 7:00 A.M.gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/new-yorkers-why-they-love-nyc-now-more-ever
New York Times, June 28, 2019, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/28/nyregion/how-big-mike-a-barbershop-painter-broke-into-the-art-world.html
New York magazine`s "The Cut", May 2, 2018. https://www.thecut.com/2018/05/the-superfine-art-fair-opens-in-new-york-today.html
Create! magazine, Issue ll, January 2017 in print and online. create-magazine.com
ArtsWestchester's ArtNews March 2019, cover.
ArtSpiel with Etty Yaniv, 2019 http://artspiel.org/mary-tooley-parker-the-process-of-making/
Crow of Minerva with Georgie Wren, 2019 https://www.crowofminerva.com/blog/2019/2/4/mary-tooley-parker
Mackenzie Belcastro, 2018 https://mackenziebelcastro.com/marytooleyparker/
HGTV's Uncommon Threads, 2 episodes, 2016
National Association of Women Artists, ArtsWestchester, Silvermine Guild of Artists, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
New York Foundation for the Arts, Folk/Traditional Arts Fellowships, 2018
NYFA panelist for City Artist Corps grants, Summer 2021
Portrait Society Gallery and the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, November 8,2020. Available on youtube here
Five Points Gallery, September 2020. Available on their website here
Silvermine Guild of Artists, Art of the Northeast, October 2019
Rowayton Arts Center Autumn Juried Show, 10/17/18
Silvermine Guild of Artists, February 3, 2019
Rye Arts Center, April 2019
BFA Dance, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Northwestern Mutual corporate collection
Vanity Fair and GQ Magazines NYC, Bloomingdales NYC, Children's Television Workshop, DeRobertis Pastry Shop LES-NYC, South Street Seaport Museum NYC, others
Northern Westchester County, NY
Mary Tooley Parker makes textile art using a time-intensive, historic rug making technique. There are no electric tools, and no rush to get it done. Parker is a true fiber artist having been enthralled with every fiber related making format since the age of 8, and is mostly self taught. She has no visual art education, rather trained as a dancer and studied music for many years.Her basic process includes hand dyeing wool yardage, cutting it into strips, and pulling strips up through a linen foundation using a primitive, wood handled hook. She also spins yarn to be used in the work. This slow making allows her time to adjust, revise, and enjoy the making. Her use of additional non-traditional materials creates a densely textured but still 2-dimensional work that draws the viewer in to both examine the fiber materials and engage with the innate warmth and familiarity of them. Her work offers a clear evocation of people, places and things that resonate deeply with others' experiences. Though using a traditional, folk art medium, Parker's tableaus, vivid colors, humor, detail, and wide use of new and exotic fibers give rug hookng a contemporary aesthetic and lifts her rugs off the floor to be viewed as art. Parker's work has been exhibited internationally including New York, London, and Denmark and is held in public and private collections.