Mary Giles

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Mary Giles Janus Transparency
May Giles Grey Streak Transparency
 
Mary Giles Desert Transparency
Mary Giles Fire Stick
 

Mary Giles received her BS in Art Education from Mankato State University in Minnesota. After receiving her degree she began exploring various textile processes. She honed her fiber techniques through workshops with such fiber artists as Fern Jacobs, Lissa Hunter, Diane Itter, Jane Sauer and John McQueen. Giles beautiful contemporary sculptural forms are constructed using the traditional basketry technique of coiling often combining waxed linen with metal embellishments of copper or iron. Her sources are diverse but central to her work is its reference to nature from her exploration of the property of various materials to the textures, light and shadow and forms of the natural environment. The human figure is used both as a formal reference and as an element of commentary.

Selected Exhibitions
2016  SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
2015   SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
2014 SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
2013 SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery 2012   SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
2010   Duane Reed Gallery, St Louis, MO
2009   Masters of Contemporary Basketry, Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA
           SOFA Santa Fe, Duane Reed Gallery
           SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
2008   SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
2007   SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
           Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2006  Fuller Art Museum, Brockton, MA
2005   Arizona University Museum, Tempe, AZ
           Long Beach Museum of Art, CA
2004  Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2003 Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
2002 Boston Museum of Fine Arts, MA
2001 10th International Triennial of Tapestry, Lodz,
PolandMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
2001 Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD
2000 Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
1999 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
Craft Council, London, England
1998 Barbican Center, London, England
1995 St. Louis Art Museum, MO
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
1994 Dennos Museum Center, Travers City, MI
1993 Waterloo Museum of Art, IA
Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL
1989 American Craft Museum, NY
1987 Erie Art Museum, PA
1985 Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN

Museum Collections
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, HI
Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, CA
Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY
St. Louis Art Museum, MO
 

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