Professional Narrative

Ayling_Mary_CV2016.pdf

Education

2015                            MFA, University of Michigan, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, Art & Design
2005                            BFA, Columbus College of Art and Design, Fine Arts, Glass, Sculpture and Print

Exhibitions

2017                               #Exstrange, live exhibition via eBay curated by Marialaura Ghidini and Rebekah Modrak
2016                              
A Line Runs Thorugh It, City Hall, Mountain View, CA

2015                             Breathing Room, Slusser Gallery Stamps School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI
                                     Exploring Identities, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI 
2014                             Glass Art Society International Student Online Exhibition, Third Place Winner
                                     Magical Events: A Small Works Exhibition, Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, NY
                                     Bottom Feeders and the Distant Self, Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
                                     Members Only,  Ypsi Art Incubator, Ypsilanti, MI
                                     Quiet Accumulations, CARR Center, Ford Gallery, Detroit, MI
                                     Crossing Paths, Riverside Art Center, Ypsilanti, MI
2013                             The Things That Touch Me, Work Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
                                     Flint Public Art Project, Grounding, Permanent installation, Flint, MI
                                     AD13, Group Show, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 
                                     Fight Night, Performance with Stephanie Burke, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
                                     Spatial Shift, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
                                     Culmination, A Month-Long project by Kristen Althoff, Mary Ayling, Katie Hogan, Whitney
                                     Larson, & Kelly Tucker in collaboration with Caro d'Offay & Laura Gilmore, Fill in the Blank 
                                     Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009                             Synesthetic Plan of Chicago, Textaport Vending Machine project with Caro d’Offay and Laura 
                                     Gilmore, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
                                     Winter Pony, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008                             Sketchbook Project, Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL 
                                     Scavenger Hunt Project, Art House Gallery, Atlanta GA
2006                             Assembly, Ohio Art League, Columbus, OH
2005                             Recent Works, Canzani Gallery, Columbus, OH 
                                     Material Reverie, Loanne Crane Center, Columbus, OH
                                     Re-Fuse, Kinney Gallery, Columbus, OH

Curatorial Work 

2014                           Quiet Accumulations, Carr Center, Detroit, MI  
2012                           The House, Stephanie Burke, Parlour Room Projects, Ypsilanti, MI 
                                   Blown in Fear of Abstraction, Michael McCain, Parlour Room Projects, Ypsilanti, MI
                                   Pattern Theory, Kelly Tucker, Parlour Room Projects, Ypsilanti, MI
2011                           Beer Budget Supernova, Marty Burns, Parlour Room Projects, Ypsilanti, MI
                                   End of Life, Kristen Althoff, Parlour Room Projects, Ypsilanti, MI
                                   Habitual Growth, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL
                                   Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL
                                   Weaving Healing Waters, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL
                                   Body Tempest, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010                           Territorial Markers, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL
                                   Persistence of Vision, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago,IL
                                   Without Moving (25), Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL
                                   A Walking Tour of Here, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL
                                   Visible City: Map Room, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL
                                   Cultivation, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL
                                   Improv, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL 
                                   Drift, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL 
                                   Collection, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL 
                                   WE, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL 
2009                           A Crash of Critters, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL
                                   Choose Your Own Adventure, Fill in the Blank Gallery
                                   For the Time Beings, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL 
                                   Wildlife Features, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL 
                                   A Similar Sound, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL 
                                   Shirah Anderson, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL
                                   Into the Out, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL
                                   Alchemy of Cooperation, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL
                                   Winter Pony, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008                           Textaport Youtube, Co-curated with Caro d’Offay, Caro d’Offay Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006                           Assembly, Ohio Art League, Columbus, OH

Lectures, Panels, Artist Talks

2015                            James and Ann Dudersatdt Center, Breathing Room, Artist Talk, Ann Arbor, MI
2014                            The Studio, Corning Museum of Glass, 5 Slide Share
                                    The Carr Center,  Quiet Accumulations Artist Talk, Detroit, MI
2010                            Fill in the Blank Gallery, Portfolio Builder Classes, Artist Talk, Chicago, IL
                                    Co-Prosperity School, Artist Run School Series, Chicago, IL
                                    Neo-Futurists, Judge for the 2010 “Neo-Obama Portrait O’Rama”, Chicago, IL
                                    Chicago Public Library, Bucktown Branch Lecture “How to Start Your Own Gallery”, Chicago, IL


Awards

2015                           MFA Thesis Exhibition Honorable Mention, Award Jurors: Ted Purves, Chair of Fine Arts at California
                                   College of Art and Design. Grace Deveney, Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art 
                                   Chicago
                                   Rackham Conference Travel Grant, Rackham Graduate School
                                   University of Michigan
2014                           Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition, Third Place
                                   Glass Art Society
                                   Smucker Wagstaff Project Grant, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design
                                   University of Michigan
2013                           International Research Travel Grant, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design
                                   University of Michigan

Press & Publications

2016                            Utopia Toolbox Volume I. Ed. Nick Tobier and Juliane Stiegel, UM Press Ann Arbor and Toolbox Books, Munich
2014                            Glass Art Society 2014 Juried Selection Catalogue, Third Place Winner Mary Ayling, Dec. 2014

2013                            Self-Made American Art Education, in Contemporary Artists (当代美术家) 85 (April 2013): 56-59
                                    Beautiful Work from MFA Canididate Mary Ayling, Studio 1919 Blog
2012                            Mary Ayling on Immigrating to Ypsilanti from Chicago and Starting a Gallery in Her Home,
                                    Mark Maynard
                                    A New Kind of Art Gallery in Ypsilanti, The Parlour Room, Rich Reyti
2011                            An Interview with Mary Ayling, Chicago Art Magazine, Stephanie Burke
2010                            Fill in the Blank Gallery:
                                    #1 of the top 5 for the weekend of 10/8: Persistence of Vision, Bad at Sports
                                    #2 of the top 5 for the weekend of 8/13: A Walking Tour of Here, Bad at Sports
                                    Morning Art: A Walking Tour of Here, Chicago Reader
                                    #5 of the top 5 for the weekend of 7/9: Visible City: Map Room, Bad at Sports
                                    Morning Art: Visible City: Map Room, Chicago Reader
                                    Poll runner-up for Best Gallery 2010, Chicago Reader
                                    Jennifer Hines' Cultivation on Monday Morning Quarterback, Art Talk Chicago
                                    Greg Davis & Meghan Kerr at Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago Art Magazine
                                    Morning Art: DRIFT, Chicago Reader
                                    Drift over to Fill in the Blank, Gapers Block
                                    Morning Art: Collection, Chicago Reader
                                    Proximity Magazine names {fill in the blank} Gallery the Best New Gallery of 2009, Poximity
                                    Magazine
                                    Meet {fill in the blank} Gallery, Hydraulik Art
                                    Culmination, Network Research/asquare.org
 2009                           Terms of Venery Illustrated by Kate O'Leary, All Sorts
                                    #1 of the top 5 for the weekend of 12/4: A Crash of Critters, Bad at Sports
                                    A Crash of Critters at Fill in the Blank, Chicago Art Magazine
                                    Choose Your Own Adventure at Fill in the Blank, Chicago Art Magazine
                                    #1 of the top 5 for the weekend of Oct 2nd: For the Time Beings, Bad at Sports
                                     A Similar Sound, Neo 2 Blog
                                    Laura Berger/Fill in the Blank Gallery, Newcity Art Review