Mary Harman

Born Ohio, USA, 1944  Currently living and working in Montreal and the Eastern Townships, Quebec.

Solo Exhibitions
2014   "Distant Fires" Galerie Luz, Montreal, Quebec
2009   "Object and Illusion" Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio USA
2007   "Shelf Life" Center for Holographic Arts, Long Island City, NY
2007   "Lost Horizons" Sundance Gallery, Brunswick, MD
2006   "Rome Paintings" West End Gallery, Montreal
2003   "Interiors" West End Gallery, Montreal
2001   "Bridge to Other Places" WestEnd Gallery, Montreal
1998   "Contemporary Realism" WestEnd Gallery, Montreal (2 person)
1998   "Realistic Painting" Seymour Art Gallery, Vancouver (2 person)
1997   "Paintings and Other Illusions" L’Imagier, Aylmer, Quebec
1996   "Recent Paintings" Art Sutton, Sutton, Quebec
1994   "Unsubstantial" Galerie Arts Technologiques, Montreal
1993   "Unsubstantial and Immaterial" Interference Hologram             Gallery,Toronto
1990   "Excerpts" Glendon Gallery, University of Toronto (3 person)
1990   "Transitional States" Interference Hologram Gallery, Toronto
1990   "Holographie au feminin" L’Imagier, Aylmer, Quebec
1988   "Reconstructions" Interference Hologram Gallery, Toronto
1985   "Object and Illusion" Hart House, University of Toronto

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 "Art in Holography: Light, Space, and Time" University of Aveiro,           Portugal June - October
2017 Currents New Media Santa Fe, New Mexico ("Aura Kinetica") June 9-25
The Magic of Light    St. Petersburg Russia July 3-Oct. 10 Birzhevaja          Linija, 14
2015  Affordable Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY (Beaux-arts          des Amériques)
2015 "Still Life Revisited"   Beaux-arts des Amériques Montreal  Jan-March
2013 "Interference/Coexistence"  Clocktower, Queens Plaza, Queens NY
2013 "Art as Light"  Ann St. Gallery, Newburgh, NY
2012 Group exhibition, StudioGeorgeville, Georgeville, Quebec
2011 "The Art of Shaping Light" Center for 4D Arts, Beacon, NY
2011  Juried Exhibition Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Point Claire, Quebec
2002 "Toledo Area Artists Exhibition" Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
1999 "Generations"  Center for Holography, NY (touring exhibition)
1999 "Visions of the Twenty-First Century" Art Gallery of Canton, Ohio
1996 "Moving Images" Museum of Holography, Chicago
1993  Fifth International Exhibit of Holography, Lake Forest, Illinois
1992 "Fiat Lux" touring exhibition of Holography, Spain
1991 "Parallel Allegories" Museum of Holography, NY
1991  Fourth International Exhibit of Holography, Lake Forest, Illinois
1991 "Interpretations of Space" Museum of Holography, Chicago
1990 "Captured Light" Museum of Holography, NY
1990  Conference on Art and Holography, Notre Dame, Indiana
1989 "World of Holography" Nagoya Science Museum, Japan
1988  Third International Exhibit of Holography, Lake Forest, Illinois
1988  International Sculpture Conference, Dublin, Ireland


Grants & Awards:

2009  "Holographic Book Project" (six international artists chosen)
          Ontario College of Art and Design/ Photon League
2009  International Holography Fund to attend 8th ISDH Shenzhen,           China

Shearwater Foundation (USA)
- 1997 Awarded holography Materials
- 1996 Funding to attend International Holography Symposium
- 1993 Award for Excellence in Art Holography

Canada Council - Travel Grant 2000
- Media Arts Project Grant (Holography) 1990, 1988,1986
- Jury Member Media Arts (Holography) 1991

Ontario Arts Council - Holography Project Grant 1992, 1990
- Exhibition Assistance 1987
- Materials Assistance 1986, 1985
- Jury Member 1991

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec - Travel Grant 1999

Toledo Museum of Art Area Artists (Juried) Roulet Medal for Painting 1993


Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos, Greece 2013
Center for Holographic Arts, New York 1999, 2002
Fringe Research, Toronto 1992, 1987, 1986
Museum of Holography, New York, N.Y. 1991


Art Education:

1991 Ontario College of Art, Toronto (Holography workshops)
1991 New York Holographic Labs, N.Y.
1985 Fringe Research Holographics, Toronto
1978-80 Art’s Sake Inc., Toronto
1969 Montreal Museum of Fine Art
1968 Syracuse University Syracuse, N. Y.
1966-68 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Book Cover Artwork

2015   Zoraster's Children Marius Kociejowski, Biblioasis Press, Windsor, Ontario
2015   Pour une poésie impure Robert Melançon Les Éditions du Boréal Montréal
2014   The Pebble Chance Marius Kociejowski, Biblioasis
2012   Sub Divo (cover) Norm Sibum,Biblioasis Press, Ontario
2011   Raptors (cover) Toon Tellegen, Carcanet Press, UK
2009   Poetry Nation Review Carcanet Press (7 covers 2006 - 2009)
2009   Smoke and Lilacs (cover) Norm Sibum, poet, Carcanet
2009   The Pangborn Defenc (cover) Sibum, Biblioasis
2005   Trouble Came to the Turnip (cover) Caroline Bird, poet, Carcanet
2004   Intimations of a Realm in Jeopardy Sibum, Porcupine’s Quill, Ont
2002   Girls and Handsome Dogs Sibum, Porcupine’s Quill
1998   The November Propertius Sibum, Carcanet Press
1998   Mapping the Soul Stephen Morrissey, poet, The Muses’s Company, Montreal

Artworks in Major Collections:

Hellenic Institute of Holography, Athens, Greece
Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio USA
Museum of Holography, Chicago
Nagoya Science Museum, Japan
JR Ross Collection (Holograms) London, UK

Paintings in Private Collections Greece, Italy, Canada, UK, Ireland, USA, France

Selected Reviews/Press

2016   "The Primitive forms of Mary Harman" Dr. Panagiotis Kambanis -Archaeologist-historian, Museum of  Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki, Greece (Parallaxi Magazine)

2011 "The Soul of Things - Mary Harman and her Art" Marius Kociejowski Poetry Nation Review 200, Volume 37 Manchester UK 
2002    "Chicago's holograph museum seems to be a bit of illusion"  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
2001     Review of painting exhibition "Bridge to Other Places" Montreal Gazette
2000    "Holograms not just sci-fi fantasy" News Press, Fort Myers, Fla
1998    "Now you see it, now you don’t”" Montreal Gazette, Henry Lehmann          
1998    "Mary Harman: Combining Space and Symbolism to Create New Dimensions" Magazin’art, Montreal
1997    Ottawa Citizen "Paintings, holograms wrestle with mortality"
1991    "Holographic Installations: Sculpting with Light" Sculpture Magazine, Washington DC