Mary Armstrong 


1977          Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture,Skowhegan, ME

1976          M.Ed., Lesley College, Cambridge, MA

1972          B.F.A. Boston University, School of Visual Arts, Boston, MA


Selected One-Person  and (* 2 person) Exhibitions

2012          *Anthony Stellaccio, Ceramics and Mary Armstrong, Paintings - Cross MacKenzie Gallery, Washington DC

2011          Any Given Moment,Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, Ma

2010          * Way After Cannaletto, Art Gallery, Salem State College, Salem, MA                                

2009          Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA

2007          Memory of Desire:Mapping The Venetian Lagoon,Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA

2006          24 Hour News, Paintings, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA.

2003          Heart Beats, Oresman Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, MA

2000          *MARY ARMSTRONG: Drawings, SUSAN HEIDEMAN: Paintings Lenore Gray Gallery,   Providence, R.I

1996          *MARY ARMSTRONG and SUSAN HEIDEMAN, Lenore Gray Gallery,  Providence, R.I.

1993          Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY

1991-92     Felicita Foundation, Escondido, CA

1990          Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY

1987          Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY

1985          Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2009               Going Places, Bachelier Gardansky Gallery, Kent, CT

2009               New Work New Walls, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA

2008               Now and Then, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA

2006               Abstraction, The Clown Gallery, Portland, ME

2005               Presence, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA

2003               Landscapes From The Permanent Collection, Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

2003              Vessels, Bachelier, Gardansky Gallery, Kent, CT

2003             EIRE|LAND, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

2003             Points of View: New England Artists in Ireland, New Art Center Newton, MA

2002             Works on Paper, Bachelier, Gardansky Gallery. Kent, CT.

2002             Still Life, Bachelier,Gardansky Gallery, Kent. Ct.

2001            Fellows of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, The Lavit Gallery, Cork, Ireland      

1999           The Search Beyond The Surface, Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, Me. 

1998           Artists as Teachers,  McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Ma. 

           Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland, Me.Catalogue

1997           Land and Body, University of Florida Art Galleries, Gainsville, Orlando, Miami, Fla.

1996          Skowhegan at 50: The Maine Legacy, Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, and Maine College of Art Baxter Gallery, Portland

1995                  The 800. Show, G.W. Einstein Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.

                  Inspired By Nature; A Contemporary View, Boston College                               Museum Of Art, Chestnut Hill, MA.

                  Alumni Drawings, Celebrating Forty Years of Visual Arts at                                     Boston University School School For The Arts. Boston University                        Art Gallery, Boston, MA. Catalogue

                  Recent Acquisitions, Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA.

1995,94,93The Armstrongs; Three Generations, The Rose Gallery, Kent, CT

1994          A Gallery Retrospective, California Center for The Arts,                                          Escondido,CA

1993          Summer Salon, Victoria Munroe Fine Arts, New York, NY

1993          A New Naturalism; Mary Armstrong and Tom Blackwell. Gallery                       53, Cooperstown, NY             

1992          The Painters, Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY

1991          Artists Respond To War, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA

1987-89     New England Now, Contemporary Art from Six States,

                  DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA.  Traveling exhibition, Catalogue

1986          Skowhegan Ten Year Retrospective, Leo Castelli Gallery, NY         

                  Fifty Works: Selections from the EF HuttonCollection, An                              exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum & Art Center, Coral Gables,                         Florida, 1986; and EF Hutton Collection, New York, NY, 1987

Selected Collections

                           Boston Public Library

                           Federal Reserve Bank, MA

                           Fidelity Investments, MA

                           Decordova Museum, MA

                           Graham Gund Collection, MA

                           Readers' Digest Corporation, NY

                           Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy, NY

                           Amerada Hess Corporation, NY

                           A.T. & T. Long Lines, NY

                           Chemical Bank, NY

                           Hospital Corporation of America,  TN

                           Miami-Dade Community College, FL


Honors and Awards

1995          Fellowship, Balinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle,

         `       Co. Mayo, Ireland.

1995          Individual Grant for Works on Paper,

                  The New England Foundation For The Arts

1980-81     Fellowship, The Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

1980          Fellowship, The Artists Foundation

1979-80     Fellowship, The Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

1977          Scholarship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

                  Mural Competition Winner, Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs,                         Boston, MA

 Selected Bibliography

Michael O’Sullivan “Gallery Opening of The Week”. The Washington Post, May                               2012

Cate McQuaid    “Interplay of Light” The Boston Globe, January 2012

Cate McQuaid  “Into The Dream” The Boston Globe, January 2010

Cate McQuaid, “Looking at Venice in The Abstract”, The Boston Globe,

                      January 3 2008

Cate McQuaid, “Gallery Pick”, The Boston Globe 4/27/06

Christine Temin,  “Boston College Show Showcases Faculty, The Boston Globe                            7/30/99

Alicia Faxon, “ Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence,

                  Mary Armstrong and Susan Heideman “, Art New England,                               August/September,1996,Pg. 50

Robert L. Pincus, "Exhibit Traces Landscapists' Development", The San Diego                       Union, January 3, 1992, p. D-3

Leah Ollman,  "Armstrong's Lush Works Ease The Soul", Los Angeles Times,                         San Diego County, November 27, 1991, p. F-12

Ronny Cohen, "Mary Armstrong at Victoria Munroe Gallery", Art Forum,                      Summer 1990, p. 168

John Loughery, "Arts reviews, Mary Armstrong at Victoria Munroe                                    Gallery",Arts Magazine, Feb., 1988,  pp. 104.

EF Hutton & Co.   Fifty Works:  Selections from the EF Hutton Collection,                         exhibition catalogue, New York:  EF Hutton and Company

Leo Castelli , Skowhegan Retrospective, exhibition catalogue, New York;                   Leo Castelli Gallery 1986                         

Anne Williams, Objects Observed, exhibition catalogue, Summit,NJ: Summit                         Art Center, 1986

Grace Glueck, "Mary Armstrong at Victoria Munroe", New York

                             Times, April, 1985, p. C20.

Teaching Experience

1976-1989 Art Teacher, Charles River School, Dover, MA

1989-2010 Studio Art Faculty, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Boston College:

Studio Art Faculty 1989-2010

Teaching Experience:
Foundations Drawing and painting

Foundation and Advanced Painting

Color Theory and Practice

Principles and Concepts in The Arts, taught in collaboration with The Lynch School

Honors Thesis Advisor;

2008, Amanda Bradley, Philosophy and Art History Thesis

2009 Larissa Belcic, Linguistics and Painting Thesis


McMullen Museum Coratorial Experience

1994 Origional Visions

1998 Redressing Kathleen