Mandy Greer    b.1973



*The University of  Washington, Seattle, Wa.

M.F.A./Ceramics, 1999


*The University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

B.A./English, Cum Laude, 1996

B.F.A./Ceramics, Cum Laude, 1996




*Spotlight Artist Award, Seattle Magazine; 2011

*City Artists Grant, Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs; 2010, 2006

*nominated for Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award; 2009, 2011 (pending)

*4 Culture Special Projects Grant, Seattle; 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2003

*Artist Trust GAP Grant (Wa.); 2008

*nominated for Portland Art Museum’s Contemporary Northwest Art Awards; 2011, 2007

*Artist Trust/ Washington Arts Commission Fellowship; 2004

*4 Culture Gallery Award, Seattle; 2003,

*Jacob K. Javits National Graduate Fellowship; 1997-1999

*Graduate Recruitment Scholarship; 1997, University of Washington

*Phi Beta Kappa Society; 1996

*Vince Dooley Art Scholarship; 1994, University of Georgia




*”The Universe Awakens to the Child”, permanent sculptural installation for Washington State Arts Commission,

Bow Lake Elementary, Seatac, Wa. 2011

*”Mater Matrix Mother and Medium”, process-based temporary public art project; community action, site-embedded installation and performance produced with dancer Zoe Scofield and composer Morgan Henderson, Camp Long, commissioned by Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs,  2009

*”Mater Matrix Mother and Medium”, site-embedded installation and community action tour

-Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga.    Fall 2009

-Earth Day at Earthworks, Kent Arts Commission, Kent, Wa.   Spring 2010

-4Culture Site Specific, Issaquah, Wa.   Summer 2010

-The Value of Water, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, NY, NY    Fall 2011

*Washington State Arts Commission Public Artist Roster; 2008-2010

*”Library Unbound”, permanent sculptural installation for Children’s Center of the Rem Koolhaas-designed Seattle Central Public Library, commissioned by Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs; 2005 – 2006




2012 (upcoming)

Untitled – “Solstenen” project culmination – The Project Room, Seattle Wa.   Funded by 4Culture grant


“Honey and Lightening” – Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, Wa.   Funded by 4Culture grant and City Artists grant


“Zuster Sweostor Systir” – Ohge Ltd. Gallery, Seattle, Wa.


“Dare alla Luce” –  Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Or.


“Dare alla Luce” – The Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue Wa     Funded by 4Culture Grant & Artist Trust GAP Grant


Parlor” –McLeod Residence Gallery, Seattle, Wa.



“Small But Mighty Wandering Pearl” – Center On Contemporary Art, Seattle, Wa.  Funded by City Artists & 4Culture Grant


“The Wolf Prince and Parrot Princess” – Priceless Works Gallery, Seattle, Wa.       Funded by 4Culture Grant


“Sunshine and Shadow” – 4Culture Gallery, Seattle, Wa.


“Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time” – SOIL  Gallery, Seattle, Wa.


“Repossession “ – CMA Gallery, Seattle, Wa.


“Through the gross tedium of being rare” – The Lamar Dodd School of Art Gallery, UGA, Athens, Georgia





“Solstenen”, multi-platform community project, residency at The Project Room, Seattle and in Iceland in 2012, performative media, environmental installation, photography/video, writing


Sonic Tales”, collaboration with Butoh artist Haruko Nishimura/Degenerate Art Ensemble on “Shiro” character, premier at The Moore Theatre, Seattle (Oct. 2009)


The Silvering Path”, film/animation/live performance, collaboration with Butoh artist Haruko Nishimura and filmmaker Ian Lee Lucero, premier at Free Sheep Foundation, Seattle

-Screened at Northwest Film Forum’s “Next Dance Cinema”, Dec. 6th, 2010


“A Tale of Two Cities”: Commissioned to create knitted/crochet/braided ‘blood, wine, Mm. DeFarge’s knitted register” and special costume design, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle,


Fashion is Human Nature” performance piece, part of THREAD’s Fashion is Art Bumbershoot exhibition, performance and publication





“Degenerate Art Ensemble” – Frye Art Musuem, Seattle, Wa.

“Seattle As Collector” –Seattle Art Musuem, Seattle, Wa.


“Unraveling Tradition” – 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM


“5280” –Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, Wa.   Curated by Jim McDonald

“Aqua Art Miami- Wynwood” – with MyArtSpace.Com Gallery, Palo Alto, Ca. in Miami

Curated by Alma Ruiz, Michele Urton, Andrea Cashman, Kathy Grayson


“Aqua Art Miami” – with Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, Ca. in Miami Beach, Fl.

“Is it a Fiber Show? Honoring CCA’s 100th Anniversary” – Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.


“Fabulandia” – The Lab, San Francisco, Ca.

“Softly Threatening” – Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, Wa.


“Soil Gallery, 10 Year Retrospective” – Soil Gallery, Seattle, Wa.


“Quiet Revolution” – Consolidated Works, Seattle, Wa.

“Girlie Fun Show” – Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, Wa.

“The Ruffle – Decadent Vexation” – Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, Wa.        Co-curator

“Contra Naturum” – Secluded Alley Works, Seattle, Wa.          Co-curator


“Fashion is Art” – Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, Wa.       Curated by Thread for Art

“Ardent Labor” – SOIL Gallery, Seattle, Wa.        Co-curator

“Coupling – Collaborative Works” – The CMA Gallery, UW, Seattle, Wa.


“Boys Against Girls, Girls Against Boys” – The Nation Gallery, Seattle, Wa.

“Ryan Berg and Mandy Greer” – Ransom Art Center Gallery: Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Fl.


“Under Current/ Over View Annual” – The Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Fl           Curated by Elaine Gustafson

“Menagerie: Animal Imagery in Contemporary Ceramics” – Covivant Gallery, Tampa, Fl.

“Menagerie: A Collection in Clay @ The NCECA Conference – Jeanne Rauch Gallery, Dallas , NC.

“Husbands and Wives” – Kittredge Gallery: The University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Wa.


“2000 Pacific Northwest Annual” – Bellevue Art Museum , Bellevue, Wa.           Curated by Brian Wallace

“Good and Guilty” – Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, Wa.

“Means/Ends: Plaster” – SOIL Gallery, Seattle, Wa.

“Menagerie: Animal Imagery in Contemporary Ceramics” – Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, Wa.

“Rosy” – SOIL Gallery, Seattle, Wa.


“The End: Northwest Biennial Competition” – The Tacoma Art Museum , Tacoma, Wa.  Curated by Fred Wilson

“The Commonplace: Four Artists Investigate the Ordinary” – SOIL Gallery, Seattle, Wa.

“MFA 1999” – The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Wa.

“3-D: Sculpture Show” – Lead Gallery, Seattle, Wa.


“Play/Things” – SOIL Gallery, Seattle, Wa.


“Vessels: Southern Expressions of an Art Form” – ArtWalk at Lenox Square, Atlanta, Ga.

“Group Show” – The Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.


“Lyndon House Arts Center Clay Competition,” Athens, Ga.      Curated by Sandra J. Blain      1st  Place Merit  Award


“XX Annual  Lyndon House Arts Center Juried Exhibition”, Athens, Ga. Curated by Audrey Flack  2nd Place Merit Award





Shimp, Rachel.  “…Greer Spins “Honey and Lightning” at Roq la Rue”. The Seattle Times (Wa.), Jan. 27, 2011


Graves, Jen. “Mandy Greer at OHGE Ltd.”, SLOG/Currently Hanging: The Stranger (Wa.), Feb. 22, 2010

Hackett, Regina. “Her Forest, Her Ruins, Her River”, Another Bouncing Ball, (Wa.), Feb. 14, 2010


Anderson, Kirsten. “The Art of Mandy Greer” , Hi-Fructose Magazine (California), issue X, Spring 2009

Barton, Randall. “Linger in a Forest of Fiber”, Portland Tribune (Oregon), Feb. 5, 2009

Beal, Suzanne.  “Mandy Greer, Altered States” (profile and cover), Fiberarts Magazine (Colorado), April/May 2009

Bluhm-Callahan, Susanna. “Mater Matrix Mother and Medium”, Getting to Know You Better (Wa.), July 17, 2009

Driscoll, Megan. “Art and Blogging”, Apophenia (Oregon), January 21, 2009

Duford, Daniel. “Review: Mandy Greer at MoCC”, Artweek Magazine (California), April 2009

Gilsdorf, Bean.  “Dare alla Luce: review”,  Textile: the Journal of Cloth and Culture (London), Fall 2009

Graves, Jen.  “Mud on the Leaves and Mud at the Root”, The Stranger (Washington), July 24, 2009

Hicks, Bob. “Human Condition Traced in Thread and Cloth”, The Oregonian (Oregon), Jan. 30, 2009

Pothast, Emily. “Signs of Life, Mandy Greer at MoCC”, Translinguistic Other (Washington), March 23, 2009

Radon, Lisa.  “Mandy Greer’s Dare alla Luce”, Ultra (Oregon), March 22, 2009

Shimp, Rachel. “Art and Conversation Flows from Hands, Heart…” The Seattle Times (Wa.), July 3, 2009

Skinner, Marjorie. “Mandy Greer and Darrel Morris”, The Portland Mercury (Oregon), Feb. 26, 2009

Zeisler, Andi. “The Universe , Two Ways”, Bitch Magazine (Oregon), May 20, 2009


Buckley, Annie. “Where Art and Craft Collide”, Craft Magazine (California), issue 08, Summer 2008

Clemans, Gayle.  “Two new installations push boundaries”, The Seattle Times (Washington), July 4th 2008.

Graves, Jen.  “Ooze, Pool, Spool: The Beaded Effluvia of Mandy Greer”, The Stranger (Washington), June 25, 2008.

Grant, Adriana.  “I Saw This: Into Leather: Mandy Greer at BAM” Seattle Weekly (Washington), June 12, 2008.

Kangas, Mattthew.  “Review: Dare alla Luce at BAM”, Art. Ltd Magazine. (California), Sept/Oct. 2008

Marszewski, Rachael.  “Mandy Greer” (profile), Proximity Magazine (Illinois), issue 2, Fall 2008


Berson, Misha. “Tale of Two Cities: A Subtle Evolution…” The Seattle Times (Washington), Feb. 14, 2007


Clemans, Gayle. “High Tech, Low Tech…” The Seattle Times (Washington), Sept. 1, 2006

DeVuono, Frances.  “Review: High Tech vs. Home Ec … “ Artweek Magazine (California), November 2006.

Kurtz, Katie.  “Fabulandia:Fauna”  The San Francisco Bay Guardian (California), Jan 25-31, 2006


Farr, Sheila.  “Quiet Revolution: Reflections of Instinct…” Seattle Times (Washington), Nov. 5, 2004

Hackett, Regina.  “Priceless Works Gallery…”  The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Washington), April 23, 2004

Hackett, Regina.  “Quiet Revolution Triumphs”  The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Washington), Oct. 27,2004

Hall, Emily.  “The Artist, the Princess, the Wolf”  The Stranger  (Washington), April 22, 2004

Wagonfeld, Judy.  “Artists Dress Up Our Fears…” The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Washington), Oct. 29, 2004


Hackett, Regina.  “Nature Becomes Artificial…”  The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Washington), Nov. 14, 2003

Hall, Emily.  “Stranger Suggests: Sunshine and Shadow”  The Stranger  (Washington), April 3, 2003


Golub, Adrienne M.  “Viva Covivant” The Weekly Planet (Florida), April 2001.

Golub, Adrienne M.  “Visual Body Surfing” The Weekly Planet (Florida), August  2001.

Hammer, Esther.  “Local Artists Showcased”  The Tampa Tribune (Florida),  July 19, 2001.


DeVuono, Frances.  “Review: Venus, Cupid … “ Artweek Magazine (California), November 2000.

Hall, Emily.  “Mandy Greer: Artist Bio”  The Stranger  (Washington), August 31, 2000.

Jones, Rosemary.  “Soil…” Capitol Hill Times (Washington), September 27, 2000.

Kangas, Matthew.  “Last Call at the Mall”  Seattle Times (Washington), August 11, 2000.

Rose, Cynthia.  “Creatures of Clay”  The Seattle Times  (Washington), March 17, 2000.

Rose, Cynthia.  “Get Plastered”  The Seattle Times (Washington), April 7, 2000.


Hackett, Regina.  “The Ordinary”  The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Washington), March 15, 1999.

Hawkins, John.  “Art Picks”  The Flagpole Magazine (Georgia), June 12, 1996.

Rose, Cynthia.  “Soil’s Seasonal Show” The Seattle Times  (Washington), December 10, 1998.




Mandy Greer: Dare alla Luce, exhibition catalogue, BELLEVUE ARTS MUSEUM, 2008.

Soil: Artist-Run Gallery, 1995-2005, Seattle: SOIL PUBLICATIONS, 2005

Fashion is Art, Seattle: THREAD FOR ART, 2003.

The Best of New Ceramic Art, Madison:  THE GUILD, 1997.



Lake, Eva. “Art Focus”, KBOO 90.7 FM Portland, 1/21/2009,




“Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design” documentary; Levine, Faythe (director/producer). Millwakee, 2009.

“Mandy Greer: Creatures”; Rose, Cynthia (producer)., Seattle, 2001.




*Visiting Teacher, “Wearable Sculpture after Nick Cave” workshop, Seattle Art Museum, 2011

*Visiting Artist Presenter, SAM Remix, Seattle Art Museum, 2010

*Teacher in Residence, Young Artists Project – middle and high school, Centrum Fine Arts Center, 2010

*Panel Member, “Creatively Speaking: The Artist’s Point of View”, Seattle Art Museum Sculpture Park, 2009

*Public Art Jury Panel, Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 2009

*Lecture, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga., 2009

*Lecture, Emory University, Atlanta, 2009

*Panel member, NYC premier of “Handmade Nation” at Museum of Arts and Design, N.Y. 2009

*Panel member, “Craft Perspectives” at Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Or. 2009

*Lecture, Cornish College of the Arts, 2009

*City Artists Grant Jury Panel, Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 2008

*Lecture, University of Washington School of Art, 2008

*Lecture, Bellevue Arts Museum, 2008

*Juror, visiting artist and lecturer, Eastern Washington University, 2005

*Juror, University of Washington ceramics dept. undergraduate show, CMA Gallery, 2003

*Lecture, The University of Georgia, 2000

*Soil, Artists Cooperative member, Seattle, Wa. 1999 – 2000

*Lecture, Western Washington University, 1999



Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs Collection

Robert Andrew Shavin, Seattle

Edie Adams, Seattle

Gail Christianer, Seattle

Rhonda Howard Coleman, Ca.

Phyllis Klein, Sarasota, Fl.

Ben and Aileen Krohn, Seattle,

Stephen Lyons and John Jenkins, III, Seattle

Dr. Jerry Slipman, Seattle

Jim and Carol Young , Seattle







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