Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Jam Session

Jam Session
Musical Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Beach Museum of Art

May 15-August 25, 2018
This exhibition, curated to complement the Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme “Libraries Rock,” features music, musicians, and musical instruments through the eyes of artists.
Mary Ann Strandell, "Lyrist", digital silver print, 2000

Jam Session
Beach Museum of Art
Kansas State University
14th St & Anderson Ave
Manhattan, KS 66506

Monday, March 12, 2018

Interview with John F. Simon

Drawing Your Own Path podcast John F. Simon
interviews artist Mary Ann Strandell
Episode 11 : Mary Ann Strandell
Mary Ann Strandell and I hang out in the gallery in front of a large wall painting and a set of lenticular prints she created for the 'Solace' group exhibition in Chelsea, NY (Nov-Dec 2017).  She and I talk about how her ideas for wall paintings and room installations were influenced by 18th century chinoiserie period rooms.   Mary Ann shares about her childhood,  her entry into the art world, and how meditation and inner life have been important to her artistic growth. We end by talking about the more esoteric aspects of the creative process and what it means to get your art out into the world. See her work and find out more about this terrific artist here: https://www.maryannstrandell.com/ 
Categories | Installation | Solace | Wall Painting

Link To Podcast

Mary Ann Strandell, For Baudelaire, ink, 3D Lenticular, oil painting, 2017

Monday, February 12, 2018


Valentine Group Exhibition
February 14th
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Portico Gallery, SoHo
139 Spring Street 2B 
New York, NY 10012
Come join us at our annual Valentines Day exhibition and gathering!
On the walls will be artwork selected for exhibitions we are curating this year, 
including works by Rudolf Bauer, William Dutterer, Seymour Fogel,
Richard Hambleton, Malene Heerup, David Kapp, Libby Schoettle, 
Mary Ann Strandell and others.

Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. 
RSVPs in affirmative appreciated.

Mary Ann Strandell, Blue Om, 60x40", oil on canvas

Portico Gallery, Curators and Advisors
139 Spring Street 2B 
New York, NY 10012
Director Steven Lowy
ph: 212-941-1444
email: staff@porticony.com

Wednesday, January 17, 2018



21 januari 2018 - 13 mei 2018

Museum De Wieger
Oude Liesselseweg 29
5751 WN Deurne
0493 32 29 30
KvK: 410292473
Iban: NL 85 RABO 0170 861 309

'Multinationals' shows works from the Vescom collection in various techniques by
fifteen internationally renowned artists, including Antoni Tàpies, Peter Struycken,
Raymond Pettibon, Ger van Elk, Charlie Roberts, Mary Ann Strandell, and Joris Geurt.
All works in 'Multinationals' originated in the period from the end of the sixties to the
present. They are shown in more or less chronological order.

"Tidal"_oil/canvas_65x52"_2010.Private Collection_Netherlands

"Op Pool"_7x7"_3D Lenticular Media

Moderne en hedendaagse kunst uit een internationaal georiënteerde bedrijfscollectie.
Museum De Wieger toont bezoekers een keuze uit de weinig bekende 
kunstcollectie van Vescom, een internationaal opererende onderneming uit Deurne.

Het bedrijf legt zich toe op de ontwikkeling, productie en 
distributie van hoogwaardige interieurproducten: wandbekleding, 
meubelbekleding en gordijnen. In 1971 begon Joop van Esch, grondlegger 
van het bedrijf, in Deurne met de fabricage van vinyl wandbekledingen 
voor de zakelijke projectmarkt. Vescom is uitgegroeid tot een bedrijf 
met 350 werknemers en een omzet van € 90 mio. Naast de hoofdvestiging in
 Deurne zijn er productievestigingen en verkoopkantoren in Europa, Azië,
 het Midden-Oosten, Latijns-Amerika en de Verenigde Staten. Vescom is 
een familiebedrijf. Sinds 1996 ligt de leiding van het bedrijf in handen
 van de volgende generatie. Joop van Esch is in 2017 op 91-jarige 
leeftijd overleden.

De bedrijfskunstcollectie is ontstaan uit de privéverzameling die 
Joop van Esch begon. Hij liet zijn kunstwerken ook in de showrooms van 
zijn bedrijf ophangen. Het samenspel van een eigentijds kunstwerk op een
 mooi beklede wand bleek de perfecte manier om de producten van Vescom 
voor het voetlicht te brengen. De Vescom-collectie anno nu is een 
internationaal georiënteerde verzameling, gericht op abstracte en 
conceptuele beeldende kunst, fotografie, pop art, installaties en 
multimedia uit de afgelopen vijftig jaar. De collectie wordt door de 
familie beheerd en staat ten dienste van het bedrijf.

Werk uit de collectie was sporadisch eerder te zien: in 2011 in het Van 
Abbemuseum en in 2013 in het Gemeentemuseum Helmond.
Nu mogen dan ook bezoekers van Museum De Wieger in Deurne kennismaken 
met deze goed verborgen ‘schat van eigen bodem’.

Thursday, November 2, 2017


Solace… works by artists who turn inward, especially 
in times of turmoil, to find and inspire calm.

November 2 – December 9, 2017

Artist Include:
Jeanine Alfieri
Ed Baynard
Joaquin Carter  

Ayn S Choi
Lucy Mink Covello 
Lisa Corinne Davis 
Susan English 
Clarity Haynes 
Black Lake
Maggie Mailer
Hermes Payrhuber
Nancy Shaver
Mary Ann Strandell 
Kasper Sonne
Tad Wiley

Gallery: 524 West 26th Street
New York, NY, 10001
     Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 -6:00
     Closed Wednesday and Friday during Thanksgiving
     Opening Reception: Thursday, November 2, 6 to 8 pm
     Closing Reception: Friday Dec. 8, with Black Lake Performance, 6 to 8 pm
*Organized by Ayn Choi and Susan Jennings   Contact Ayn S. Choi:  aynschoi@gmail.com
Review: Whitehot Magazine Review_ November 2017

Mary Ann Strandell, "For Baudelaire", Installation 15' x 15', 
ink drawing in situ with 3D Lenticular Print media, 2017

“For Baudelaiere” is a contemplative and performative installation which considers the notion of decentralized place through two distinct systems of experience; the large scaled hand-drawn garden motifs, with the counter active mediated lenticular print panels. These two worlds host a fleeting aspect of time and place that is perhaps at once, a waterfall, a street map, a transit system, a circuit, a song.

The garden motif is a montage from a long study on the garden genre meme, which I documented from historic hand-painted porcelain plates over a number of years. This composite holds seven partial garden renderings, that include 13th to 17th century China, Japan, Germany, and The Netherlands. The layered geometric lenticular presents a post-modern network of mapping and circuitry. Here these two worlds, still in their own orbits, coalesce a possibility in tandem with a revery of sudden leaps.
Mary Ann Strandell 11/1/17

Who among us has not dreamt, in moments of ambition, of the miracle of a poetic prose, musical 
without rhythm and rhyme, supple and staccato enough to adapt to the lyrical stirrings of the soul, t
he undulations of dreams, and sudden leaps of consciousness. This obsessive idea is above all a
child of giant cities, of the intersecting of their myriad relations.  —   Charles Baudelaire, Dedication of Le Spleen de Paris

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall 2017

Fall Exhibitions 2017

Five by Seven Show,  Kleinert James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY. Dec. 1 to Jan. 6, 2017
Solace..., organized by Ayn S. Choi and Susan Jennings, 524 West 26th St. NYC  Nov. 2 to Dec. 8
Latibule, Prink Week Salon, SUITE 303 Projects, NYC. September 24th
Bemis AiR Benefit, The Bemis Center For Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE. Oct 13 -7.
WIN/WIN, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM, September 15.
Light Into Night, Art Omi Benefit, Ghent, NY, September 15.
Byrdcliffe Open Studio, Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock NY. September 1.
Mary Ann Strandell, Algorithmic Interior /Fragonard, oil on Lenticular, 64"x48", 2017
at The Bemis Center For Contemporary Art, Omaha. 10/13 -10/27

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Open Studios Byrdcliffe

Open Studios Byrdcliffe
Friday, September 1, 2017
6:00 to 9:00pm

Byrdcliffe Guild's Villetta Inn
380 Upper Byrdcliffe Way
Woodstock, NY
Open Studio Byrdcliffe September 1

Mary Ann Strandell, "Beaverkill", oil on paper, 30x42", 2017

The 3rd Open Studio of the 2017 Artist in Residence (AiR) Program. Exhibiting AiR artists incude:
-Visual artists: Shayna Cohn, Jodie Goodnough, Anne Mailey, Henrietta Mantooth, Anne Arden McDonald, Virginia Melnyk, Megan Pahmier, Michael Rees, Mary Ann Strandell, Alexandra Valls, Harriette Yahr
-Ceramic Artist: Devin Dougherty
-Writers/playwrights/poets: Alex Sarrigeorgiou, Harriette Yahr

Experience installations, paintings, readings, ceramics, musical composition, and more. Come talk to our AiR 2017 Session 3 residents in their studios and see their creative projects.
Help us celebrate the unstoppable diversity of art at Byrdcliffe today! This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, but please feel free to bring a dish or beverage to share.
For navigational purposes, use 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY 12498. Look out for the large Villetta Inn to the right of the Byrdcliffe Theater.