Mary Mattingly

Mary Mattingly

Mary Mattingly
Visual artist

Location: New Yok (US)

Mary Mattingly is an artist who creates work about imagined futures she calls Proposals. She builds sculptural ecosystems that prioritize access to food, shelter, and clean water, resulting in large-scale participatory projects around the world. In 2016, she led Swale, a floating sculpture and edible landscape on a barge in New York that depended upon water common law and inspired NYC Parks to establish their first public “Foodway.” Her work has been exhibited at institutions such as Storm King Art Center, the International Center of Photography, Seoul Art Center, the Brooklyn Museum, Palais de Tokyo, Barbican Art Gallery, and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana. Notable grants include the Guggenheim Foundation Grant, the James L. Knight Foundation, the Harpo Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Jerome Foundation. It has been featured in various documentaries and publications, including Art21 and The New York Times. Her monograph titled “What Happens After” was published by the Anchorage Museum and Hirmer in 2022.


Mary Mattingly, 'Pull', 2013 | America art, Environmental art, Magazine artFlock House Mary Mattingly | Installation art, Public artwork, Photography print






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