Mary Ahrendt

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  • Mary
  • E
  • Ahrendt
  • Ahrendt
  • 1940
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Evanston, Illinois
  • Conceptual Artist, Performance Artist, Photographer
  • 1978: BA in sculpture, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
    1980: MFA in painting and performance, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1978: Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

    1981: NAME Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

    1981, 1984, 1986: Deson-Saunders Gallery

    1982: Recent color : an exhibition of photographs by Mary Ahrendt, Reed Estabrook, Bernard Faucon, Vahé Guzelimian, David Haxton, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

    1983: New Photography, Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York, New York

    1984: Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

    1984: CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York

    1984: Constructed Works, Institute of Contemporary Art of the Virginia Museum, Richmond, Virginia

    1986: Nude, Naked, Stripped, Albert and Vera List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

    1987: Images for human conduct : Mary Ahrendt, Anita David, Robert Peters, Jonathan Waterbury, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

    1988: First Person Singular: Self-Portrait Photography, High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia

    1990: Toward the Future: Contemporary Art in Context, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

    1991: Ehlers-Caudill Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

    1991: Summer Exhibition, Jayne H. Baum Gallery, New York

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
  • Aletti, Vince. "Summer Group." Village Voice (August 13, 1991): 100. Artner, Alan G. "Mary Ahrendt's Photoworks Show Conceptual Development...." Chicago Tribune (March 14, 1991): 15c. Hagen, Charles. "Group Show." The New York Times (August 23, 1991). Reeve, Catherine, and Marilyn Sward. The New Photography. Prentice-Hall, 1984.
  • 1981, 1983, 1983, 1987: Illinois Arts Council
  • art teacher at Notre Dame High School for Girls
  • 1970s and 1980s: photography

    1990s onward: drawing