"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
Mary Mattingly (b. 1978, Rockville, Connecticut, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She earned a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and Parsons School of Design (2002) and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2010) and the Yale School of Art Fellowship, Norfolk (2001). She has been a U.S. Artist Ambassador to the Philippines, Bronx Museum and U.S. Department of State smARTpower Program (2012) and a resident at the Clocktower Gallery / ART On Air (2012); Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology (2012); Art Omi (2011); Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation (2010); New York University (2008); Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2008), Braziers International Artist Residency (2007); and the Experimental TV Center (2005). Awards and honors include grants from The James L. Knight Foundation (2013); NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Percent for Art commission (2012); Harpo Foundation (2011); The Jerome Foundation (2011); New York Foundation for the Arts (2011); and Art Matters Foundation (2010). Her work has been included in the exhibitions Wearable Portable Architecture, Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila (2012); Broken Desert: Land and Sea, The University of Arizona Museum of Art (2012); The Investigation, Constitution, and Formation of Flock House, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Governor's Island, (2011); Imagine Earth, Seoul Art Center, South Korea (2011); The Anatomy of Melancholy, Occurrence Espace d'art et d'essai Contemporains, Montreal (2010); Nomadographies, Robert Mann Gallery, New York (2009); The Waterpod Project, East River, New York (2009); Prix Pictet, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2009); Future Tense, Reshaping the Landscape, Neuberger Museum of Art (2008); Time Has Fallen Asleep, New York Public Library (2007); and Ecotopia: The Second ICP Triennial, International Center of Photography, New York (2006-07).done reading