About

email: mhardycre8@cableone.net

REPRESENTED BY

Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans, LA www.carolrobinsongallery.com
Fischer Galleries, Jackson, MS www.fischergalleries.com

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Inspirations From the Collection Box, Smith and Lens Gallery, Bay St. Louis, MS
2016 Over, Under, Reconfigured, Jones County Junior College, Ellisville, MS
2014 Surfaces and Symbols, Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2012 An Inventory of Images; My Alphabet,MS Gulf Coast Community College, Gulfport MS
2008 An Empty Presence, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL
2006 Pulling Threads: Seeking Structure, University of MS, Oxford, MS

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
2016 artwork accepted in to the South Arkansas Art Center’s National Juried Competition, juror
Alejo Benedetti, curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
2015 Mary Hardy, Stacey Johnson, Kim Whitt and Cathy Hegman A Group Show
Fischer Galleries, Jackson, MS
2014 Invitational Group show Tides and Currents; Contemporary Art Along the Gulf Coast, South Arkansas Arts Center, El Dorado, AR
2013 The Mississippi Arts Commission’s Visual Arts Fellowship Recipients’ Invitational Show, Oddfellows Gallery, Hattiesburg, MS
2013 awarded The Mississippi Arts Commission Visual Arts Fellowship
2012 award in South Arkansas Arts Center’s National Juried Competition, juror Manuela Well-Off-Mann,Curator Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
2012 Invitational Summer Show Lois Lambert Gallery Santa Monica, CA
2012 Invitational Within Sight of Land,10 Artists of the Gulf Coast, South Arkansas Arts Center; El Dorado,AR
2011 Inspirations; A Juried Exhibition, Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs, MS juror Bradley Sumrall,Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
2011 “Most Innovative” award Mississippi Art Colony juried show, juror Sheri Fleck Reith, Univ. of MS Art Dept. Chair
2010 Wiregrass Museum of Art Biennial, Dothan Alabama
2010 “Halcyone Barnes Memorial Award” juried show MS Art Colony, juror, Adrian Deckbar of New Orleans, LA
2009 Award of Merit Alabama Art Colony juror Harry Ally, Valdosta State University, GA
2009 Walter Anderson Museum of Art Invitational Coastal Artists Reflections on Walter Anderson, Ocean Springs,MS
2008 & 2007 “Most Innovative” award, juried show, MS Art Colony Fall session
2005 honored by the MS Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts as one of two “Mississippi Artists of the Year”

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2017 Artist in Residence, Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain, at 12 Oaks
2016 my artwork used to represent the heroine’s artwork in the movie Mississippi
Murder

2016 juror for Arts Alive;The Arts Hancock County’s Juried Competition
2013 juror for St. Tammany Art Association’s 48th Annual National Juried Exhibit, Summer Show
2013 awarded Visual Arts Fellowship from The Mississippi Arts Commission
2013 taught monotype workshop / Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center for Arts and Education, Ocean Springs, MS
2012 regional update/ review written for Number:An Independent Arts Journal, issue 71
2010 received a MS Arts Commission artist minigrant for study
2010 received a workshop fellowship from Anderson Ranch Snowmass Village, Colorado
2010 taught a workshop “Developing Your Personal Symbology”, Vicksburg, MS
2010 appointed as Curator for the Mary C. O’Keefe Center for Arts and Education/ Albert Duckett Gallery, Ocean Springs, MS
2009 judge for The Gumtree Museum Festival, Tupelo, MS
2008 juror for the MS Gulf Coast Community College/ Jefferson Davis Campus student art competition
2007 contributor to the book Katrina; Mississippi Women Remember
Jan. 2007 < Jan.1999 – Instructor of Drawing and Painting MS. Gulf Coast Community
College
2007< 2000 – Gallery Director, MS Gulf Coast Community College, Jackson County Campus
2006 conducted a week long mixed media workshop “Memory-Scapes” as part of the Tougaloo College’s Art Colony summer workshop session, Jackson, MS
2002-5 Mississippi Art Colony President 2005- 2007 /member of the Board of Directors

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
* Mississippi Arts Commission’s Artists Registry www.msvisualarts.org
* work archived in the National Museum of Women in the Arts artist registry Washington, DC
* included in the book Art in Mississippi author Patti Carr Black
* Mississippi Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts MSC/NMWA
* National Museum of Women in the Arts
* Mississippi Art Colony
* Corporate Art Program Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
* Mississippi Visual Artists Interactive /University of MS
*Smith and Lens Gallery, Bay St. Louis, MS www.smithandlens.com
*Almost Circle Gallery, Biloxi, MS www.almostcircle.com

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS OF
* Dr. William LaForge, President, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
* Lawrence Leyens, Mayor of Vicksburg, MS
* Carpenter-Wild Associates, Fort Worth, TX
* First National Bank of the South
* Deposit Guaranty National Bank
* Trustmark National Bank
* Munro Petroleum
* Corporate Art Collection of Peat Marwick, International Accounting Firm, Jackson, MS
* William Carey College President’s Collection, Hattiesburg, MS
* Yates Corporation, Starkville, MS
* Mississippi Court Reporters
* Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce, MS
* Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, Alabama
* Eley, Guild, Hardy Architects, PA Biloxi, Mississippi

TEACHING AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
*H.E.A.D.W.A.E. (Higher Education Award Day/ Working For Academic Excellence) Faculty recipient for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
* Mississippi Humanities Teacher’s Award for Jackson County Campus, MS Gulf Coast Community College
* Who’s Who Among American Teachers
* Art Teacher “Evaluator” for the MS statewide Teachers Assessment
* Exemplary teaching resolution given by the Jackson County Board of Education, Ocean Springs, MS

EDUCATION
Master’s of Art Education, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
Additional graduate (studio) work through the University of Tennessee
B.S. Art Education, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

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