Mary King

Art Discipline: 
Chicago, IL
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jan 28, 2008 to Feb 22, 2008
Feb 2, 2010 to Feb 17, 2010

Mary King has always made art. She began by writing curly lines in old receipt books her mother had used when people came out from town to buy eggs. Later King graduated to producing life-sized paper dolls which she kept rolled up in her desk at school. King has been exhibiting professionally for thirty six years. She has had 4 one-person shows in New York and 2 in Chicago. Other solo exhibitions were in Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor, Saugatuck, and Battle Creek, Michigan. King's work has been exhibited in group shows at: The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Butler Art Institute, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Detroit Focus, The Detroit Artists Market,and The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Her most recent show was "Distinguished Alumni" at the new Richmond Center of Western Michigan University. King has received grants from the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo and from Education For The Arts of Kalamazoo County. She has been awarded a 4-week residency at the Kimmel Nelson Harding Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, Nebraska for February 2008. There she will interview people who are in their 80's and 90's and draw their remembered stories. For the past 12 years King has regularly exhibited her work at Denise Bibro Fine Art in New York. Currently her work can be seen at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago and Sherry Washington Gallery in Detroit. Her work has been favorably reviewed by The Kalamazoo Gazette, The Ann Arbor News, Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press, The New Art Examiner, The Chicago Reader, and The New York Times. King's work is included in the collections of Western Michigan University, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, The Battle Creek Art Center, The Michigan Education Association, and The Anderson Fine Arts Center of Anderson Indiana.