Mary Griep

Mary M. Griep



Visiting Scholar – ISS – University of Oslo, Norway, 2008. Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, with Highest Academic Honors, 1992, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. Thesis title: Beyond the Mirror: Women and Self-Portraiture. Independent Study, Japanese Paper making with Takeshi Takahara, 1980. Independent Study, Printmaking Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1980. Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, Macalester College, 1973.



Creative and Technical Consultant, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1985. Designed and constructed props, costumes and floats for Mardi Gras. Owner M. Griep – Picture Framer, 1974-1984. Consultant in exhibition design, installation, and traveling shows.



St. Olaf College: Associate Dean for the Fine Arts. 2013-present. Professor of Art. 1988-present. Tenured, 1997. Chair of the Department of Art and Art History, 2004-2006 Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis, Instructor: Design 1986-89. Art Center of Minnesota, Instructor and Painting Dept Chair: 1985-1988.


Professional Activity:

Selected Exhibitions:

2012 – Highland Park Art Center, IL – Solo Exhibition.

2012 – St. Catherine University – Solo Exhibition.

2012 – Intersections – Invitational Exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

2010 – ArtPrize International Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI.

2010 – Dubuque Museum of Art – Solo Exhibition.

2010 – Minnetonka Center for the Arts Biennial.

2010 – Southeast Minnesota Regional Juried Art Exhibition.

2010 – Macalester College Invitational.

2010 – Dubuque Museum of Art Solo Exhibition

2010 – Macalester College Invitational Exhibition

2009 – Anastylosis 2007-9 – Groot Gallery – St. Olaf College

2008 – Group Show – Anderson Center – Red Wing, MN

2008 – Sacred Sights / Sacred Sites – University of Minnesota School of Architecture

2007 – AnastylosisMinneapolis Institute of Art.

2006 – Exhibition – Rochester (MN) Art Center.

2005 – Richardson Asian Art Museum, Tulsa OK.

2004 – Joint exhibition – Flaten Museum,  St. Olaf College.

2003 – Solo Exhibition – Chiang Mai Center of Arts and Culture, Thailand.

2003 – Solo Exhibition –Remembrance Drawings, Plains Art Museum.

2002 – Solo Exhibition – U. S. Consulate,  Chiang Mai Thailand.

2001 – Solo Exhibition – Anderson Center,  Red Wing, MN.

2001 – Minnesota State Fair,  Drawing Juror.

2000 – Solo Exhibition – Intersections – Chiang Mai Contemporary Art Museum.

2000 – Solo Exhibition – Groveland Gallery,  Minneapolis.

2000 – Arte Sagrado – Austin, Texas

1999 – Of Landscape, Space and Cathedrals –  St. Olaf College

1999 – Sacred Arts Festival – St. Thomas University,  St. Paul,  MN

1998 – National Juried Exhibition – The Spiritual in Art.  Columbus, OH

1996 – Circus Hippolyta, Steensland Art Museum, St. Olaf College.

1996 – Southeastern Minnesota Juried Exhibition, Rochester Art Center.

1996 – Group Exhibition,  Hamline University,  St. Paul.

1995 – Group Exhibition,  Bridge Square Gallery, Northfield.

1995 – Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis.

1994 – Faculty Exhibition, Steensland Art Museum.

1994 – Two works chosen for Works of Art in the Embassys Program of the U.S. Department of  State.

1993 – Group Exhibition, MC Gallery, Minneapolis.

1993 – Northfield Artists Exhibition , Bridge Square Gallery.

1993 – Invitational, Macalester College.

1992 – Solo Exhibition, Hamline University.

1991 – Faculty Exhibition, Steensland Art Museum.

1991 – New Works, Solo Exhibition Mongerson Wunderlich Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1990 – The Figure in American Art, Invitational, Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul.

1990 – Solo Exhibition, Mongerson Wunderlich Gallery.

1988-1993 – Navy Pier International Art Expo, Chicago, IL. Represented by Mongerson Wunderlich Gallery.

1987 – Recent Paintings, Solo Exhibition, MC Gallery.

1987 – Furniture as Metaphor, Invitational Exhibition, Rochester Art Center.

1985 – The New Land, Two-person Exhibition, MC Gallery.

1985 – Invitational, Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic.

1985 – Invitational, Macalester College.

1984 – Beyond Folk, Invitational Exhibition, Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

1984 – Ghosts and Dirty Linen, Solo Exhibition, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul.

1984 – Vermillion Touch, Print Exhibition,  Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

1983 – Directions in Paper, Invitational, St. Paul.

1982 – Paperwork, Solo Exhibition, Suzanne Kohn Gallery, St. Paul.

1982 – Young Minnesota Artists, University of Minnesota Art Museum.

1981 – American Art: The Challenge of the Land, Juried Exhibition, Mpls.

1981 – Invitational Exhibition, Art Museum of Kuopio, Finland.

1980 – The Empress’ New Clothes, Solo Exhibition, Suzanne Kohn Gallery.

1979 – Art in Corporate Collections, Invitational, Minneapolis.

979&80 – Invitational, Friends of the Minneapolis Institute.

1978 – Portfolio 15, Invitational, Minneapolis.

1977 – Solo Exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

1975 – Northern Lights, Juried Exhibition, St. Paul.


Selected Works in the Collections of:

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN.

Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN.

Tweed Museum, Duluth, MN.

US Consulate, Chiang Mai Thailand.

Art Museum of Kuopio, Finland. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M), St. Paul, MN.

Minneapolis Star and Tribune, Minneapolis, MN. Collection of the Publisher.

Padilla, Speer, Beardsley, Inc., New York and Minneapolis Offices.

Norwest Corporation, Minneapolis, MN. Banco, Incorporated, Minneapolis, MN.

General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.

Hammel, Green & Abrahamson, Architects, Minneapolis, MN.

Bank of America, San Francisco, CA.

Honeywell, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.

United States Veterans Administration. Washington, DC.

Government of Finland, New York Consulate.

La Escuela de Diseño, La Romana, Dominican Republic.

Ucross Foundation, Ucross Wyoming.

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.

Union League Club, Chicago, IL.

Union Center Plaza, Washington, DC.

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN


Artist Residencies:

Artist-in Residence for the city of Salzburg, Austria at the Kunstlerhaus, 2012

Visiting Artist, Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture, Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. 2001-03.

Artist-in-Residence, Anderson Center, Red Wing, MN 2001.

Artist-in-Residence, Holden Village, Chelan Washington, 1993.

Artist-in-Residence, College of St. Catherine, 1993.

Visiting Artist, Miles City, Montana ,1986.

Artist-in-Residence, Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic, 1985.

Artist-in-Residence, Ucross Foundation, Ucross, Wyoming. 1984.

Artist-in-Residence, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, 1983


Selected Awards:

Nygaard Foundation Grant, 2008

Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist Initiative Grant, 2007

Associated Colleges of the Midwest – FaCE Grant for study in Turkey, 2007.

Summer Opportunity Grant, St. Olaf College to study Mayan Temples of Yucatan as part of the Anastylosis Series, 2005.

Untenured Faculty Release Time Grant – St. Olaf College, 1995.

Minnesota State Arts Board, Individual Artist Fellowship in Painting, 1989.

Minnesota State Arts Board, Sudden Opportunity Grant, 1986.

Jerome Foundation Purchase Award, Young Minnesota Artists , 1982.

Purchase Award, American Art: The Challenge of the Land (1981.)

Purchase Award, Portfolio 15, 1978


Lectures and papers delivered:

“The Circus Hippolyta” Chapter in The Many Worlds of the Circus, 2007

Presenter: National Association of Humanities Educators. A Myth of Difference. 2001

Presenter: Midwest College Art Association, 1997. Rethinking the Foundations.

Presenter: Popular Culture Conference and National Association of Humanities Educators, 1997, The Circus Hippolyta.

Presenter: Popular Culture Conference, 1996, Contemporary Art as Text. Presenter: Bush Faculty Development Conference, 1995, Art and Values in and Out of the Classroom. With Dr. Matthew Rohn and two students.

Presenter: National Association of Humanities Educators Conference, 1995, Budding Artists and Art Historians Meeting on the Uncommon Gound of the Contemporary Art Museum… With Dr. Matthew Rohn.

Presenter: Presentation on Women and Self-Portraiture – Women In Leadership Bush Conference, Minneapolis, 1995.

Presenter: Bush Faculty Development Conference, 1993, Promoting a Culture of Collaboration. In conjunction with faculty from The College of St. Catherine and St. John’s University.

Presenter: National Association for Humanities Education Biennial National Conference, 1993.

Presentation. Art and Dance: Discovering Values Through the Element of Space. (with Susan Bauer, Professor of Dance.)

Lecturer: An Artist Looks At Art Series, Minneapolis Institute of Arts 1984. Lecture title: Contemporary Artists and Ethnographic Art.

Published paper, “Contemporary Art As Text” in Fall 1996 issues of the journal, Interdisciplinary Humanities.