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

Solo + Two Person Exhibitions

2018       In Search of Stardust, One + One + Two, San Francisco, CA
2015       Breathing Room, Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI + Ypsilanti, MI
2006      Assembly, with Abby Ferguson, Ohio Art League, Columbus, OH

2005      Recent Works, Canzani Gallery, Columbus, OH

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019       The Space ItselfThe Boiler Room / Pierogi Gallery, New York, NY
2018       Imprint, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
2018      Reality Sandwiches, Art Share LA, Los Angeles, CA
2018      Utero, Galleria Elqui, Elqui Valley, Chile
2017      From Within: EVC Faculty Show, Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA
2017      Connect & Collect, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2017     #exstrange, a curatorial intervention on eBay: curators Marialaura Ghidini & Rebekah Modrak
2017      A Line Runs Through It, City Hall, Mountain View, CA
2015     Exploring Identities, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
2014     Glass Art Society International Student Online Exhibition, Third Place Winner 
2014     Magical Events: A Small Works Exhibition, Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, NY
2014     Bottom Feeders and the Distant Self, Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2014     Members Only,  Ypsi Art Incubator, Ypsilanti, MI
2014    Quiet Accumulations, CARR Center, Ford Gallery, Detroit, MI
2014    Crossing Paths, Riverside Art Center, Ypsilanti, MI                       
2013    The Things That Touch Me, Work Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2013    Flint Public Art Project, Grounding, Permanent installation, Flint, MI
2013    AD + 13, Studio 1919, Ann Arbor, MI
2013    Fight Night, Performance with Stephanie Burke, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL 
2012    Spatial Shift, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
2010    Textaport Vending Machine, Synesthetic Plan of Chicago, Chicago Cultural Center,Chicago, IL
2005    Material Reverie, Loanne Crane Center, Columbus, OH
2005    Re-Fuse, Kinney Gallery, Columbus, OH

Honors + Awards:

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


2018        + One Residency, San Francisco, CA
2017          Sebastopol Artist Residency, Sebastopol, CA
2013          Casa de Barro, Elqui Valley, Chile

Invited Lectures + Presentations:

2017          Artist Talk, From Within, EVC Gallery, Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA
2016          Artist Presentation, University of Maine, Farmington, ME
2015          Artist Lecture, Breathing Room, Dudersatdt Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2014          Visiting Artist, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
2014          Artist Talk, Quiet Accumulations, Carr Center Gallery, Detroit, MI
2012          Guest speaker on Alternative Galleries, North Quad Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2010          Artist Presentation, Co-Prosperity School, Chicago, IL
2009          Guest Judge Neo-futurist Gallery, Portrait o’ Rama, Chicago, IL

Selected Publications + Reviews:

2017         #exstrange: A curatorial intervention on e-bay. Curators and Editors Marialaura Ghidini
                 and Rebekah Modrak. Ann Arbor: Michigan Publishing, 2017. ( 206 -213 )
2016         Hekler, NYC based artist-run curatorial collective, Instagram featured artist, Oct. 2016.
2016         Glass Art Society Member Feature, Sept. 2016
2015         Utopia Toolbox. Ed. Juliane Stiegele and Nick Tobier. Michigan Publishing and 
                 TOOLBOOKS, Germany. (48 -49)
2015         MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibition Catalog, Stamps School of Art and Design,
                 University of Michigan
2014         Glass Art Society 2014 Juried Selection Catalog, Third Place Winner Mary Ayling,
                 Dec. 2014 (8-9)
2013         Self-Made American Art Education, Contemporary Artists (当代美术家) China,
                 85 (April 2013) (56-59)
2012        Mark, Mary Ayling on Immigrating to Ypsilanti and Starting a Gallery in
Home, March 8.
2011        Rich Reyti,, A New Kind of Gallery in Ypsi. Dec.19
2011        Ariel Raddock, An Interview with Mary Ayling, ArtTalk Chicago

Gallery Projects + Studio Work:

2011-12    Founder of Parlour Room Projects, Ypsilanti, MI
2008-11    Co-founder of
 Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006-08     Warm shop manager, fusing and casting, Making Glass LLC, Highland Park, IL

Teaching Experience:

2016 - 2018               Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA
2016 – 2017              Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View, CA
                                 Teaching Artist, Benjamin Bubb Elementary 
2013 – 2015              University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
                                 Graduate Student Instructor