MARY MATTINGLY | North Midlands


work in progress

stage 1: may - june 2020


About the artist

Mary Mattingly is an American visual artist living and working in New York City. Mattingly explores the themes of home, travel, cartography, and humans' relationships with each other, with the environment, with machines, and with corporate and political entities. She has been recognized for creating photographs and sculptures depicting and representing futuristic and obscure landscapes, for making wearable sculpture, "wearable homes," and for her ecological installations, including the Waterpod(2009). Mary Mattingly’s work has also been exhibited at Storm King, the International Center of Photography, the Seoul Art Center, the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Public Library, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, and the Palais de Tokyo. With the U.S. Department of State and Bronx Museum of the Arts she participated in the smARTpower project, traveling to Manila. Mattingly has been awarded grants and fellowships from the James L. Knight Foundation, Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, Yale University School of Art, the Harpo Foundation, NYFA, the Jerome Foundation, and the Art Matters Foundation. Her work has been featured in Aperture Magazine, Art in America, Artforum, Art+Auction, Art News, Sculpture Magazine, China Business News, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Financial Times, Le Monde Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, the Brooklyn Rail, the Village Voice, and on BBC News, MSNBC, Fox News, News 12, NPR, WNBC, New York 1, and on Art21's New York Close Up series. Her work has been included in books such as the Whitechapel/MIT Press Documents of Contemporary Art series titled “Nature” and edited by Jeffrey Kastner, Triple Canopy’s Speculations, the Future Is... published by Artbook, and Henry Sayre’s A World of Art, 8th edition, published by Pearson Education Inc.

About the Community

Shires of Carnamah, Coorow, Mingenew, Morawa, Perenjori and Three Springs in addition to the regional city of Geraldton and farming community of Mullewa (both in the City of Greater Geraldton). All of these localities are within Western Australia's vast Mid West region. 

Partner organisation: North Midlands Project

North Midlands Project is a not-for-profit organisation working to strengthen communities through high-quality and engaging arts, culture, history and heritage experiences.
Since incorporation in 2015 the organisation's Management Committee has been led by two unique sub-committees ‒ a Regional Advisory Team on the ground in the region and a group of Artistic, Cultural & Wellness Directors who are located across WA and who are specialists in their respective fields. In 2018 the organisation expanded northwards to operate in the regional city of Geraldton and the farming community of Mullewa (both in the City of Greater Geraldton). The organisation is based in both Carnamah and Geraldton with exhibition, artist residency and studio facilities in both locations. Annually the organisation delivers a program of over 300 exhibitions, events and workshops across WA's Mid West region.

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