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Mary Bergs
updated: 07/28/2009
website: www.mnartists.org/mary_bergs
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Graph I
Graph II
Graph III
Graph IV
Graph V
Grey Paint chip
detail grey chip
Gold Paint Chip
Beige Paint Chip
Turquoise Paint Chip
detail turq chip
Cream Paint Chip
Coral Paint Chip
Orange Paint Chip
detail orange chip
 
Portfolio Keywords:  process, collage, meditative, pattern, repetition
 
 
Graph I by Mary Bergs
Graph I
graphite on logarithmic paper
2007
8.5 " x  11 " 
Graph II by Mary Bergs
Graph II
graphite on logarithmic paper
2007
11 " x  8.5 " 
Graph III by Mary Bergs
Graph III
graphite on logarithmic paper
2007
11 " x  8.5 " 
Graph IV by Mary Bergs
Graph IV
graphite on logarithmic paper
2007
11 " x  8.5 " 
Graph V by Mary Bergs
Graph V
graphite on logarithmic paper
2007
11 " x  8.5 " 
Grey Paint chip by Mary Bergs
Grey Paint chip
perforated paint chip on logarithmic paper
2008
11" x  8.5" 
detail grey chip by Mary Bergs
detail grey chip
perforated paint chip on logarithmic paper
2008
11 " x  8.5 " 
Gold Paint Chip by Mary Bergs
Gold Paint Chip
perforated paint chip on logarithmic paper
2008
11" x  8.5" 
Beige Paint Chip by Mary Bergs
Beige Paint Chip
perforated paint chip on logarithmic paper
2008
11 " x  8.5 " 
Turquoise Paint Chip by Mary Bergs
Turquoise Paint Chip
perforated paint chip on logarithmic paper
2008
11" x  8.5" 
detail turq chip by Mary Bergs
detail turq chip
perforated paint chip on logarithmic paper
2008
11" x  8.5" 
Cream Paint Chip by Mary Bergs
Cream Paint Chip
perforated paint chip on logarithmic paper
2009
11" x  8.5" 
Coral Paint Chip by Mary Bergs
Coral Paint Chip
perforated paint chip on logarithmic paper
2009
11" x  8.5" 
Orange Paint Chip by Mary Bergs
Orange Paint Chip
perforated paint chip on logarithmic paper
2009
1" x  8.5" 
detail orange chip by Mary Bergs
detail orange chip
perforated paint chip on logarithmic paper
2009
11" x  8.5" 

Artist Statement

Everything changes.   Acknowledging this helps me to appreciate that even drawings are not static.  They are revised, edited, combined with other drawings and in this process new bodies of work are created.  This is how things look now, but they are not frozen in time.  They will change or I will change, it will be different than it is this time.  These drawings incorporate images, perforations and tracings of objects.  The marks are made with objects I have worked with in large wall installations.  The drawings contain remnants of previous bodies of work, and are an opportunity to explore patterns created through repetition and arrangement in 2D form. This work is a continuation of my inquiry into how things come together to form relationships and what is the underlying connection that merges parts into a whole.

Artist Bio / CV

Mary Bergs  

                                   
SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
Art Matters, Solo Exhibition, Shoe Box Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 2009
This Time, Solo exhibition, Institute for Health and Healing, Minneapolis, MN 2008
The Poetry of Everyday Life, Two person collaboration, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN  2007
Continuum, Solo exhibition, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN  2006
Want of Wonder, Two person show, St John’s University, Collegeville, MN 2005
Observed, Solo exhibition, The Cube at Beco, Kansas City MO 2005
Lexicon, Solo Exhibition, Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City, MO, 2003
Mediation/Meditation, Solo Exhibition, Atwood Gallery, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN, 2002
The Familiar That Is Less Known, Solo Exhibition, College of St. Benedict,
St. Joseph, MN, 2001
The Language of Things, Phipps Center for the Arts, Solo Exhibition, Overlook Gallery, Hudson, WI, 2001

SELECTED INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
Thomas Barry Gallery, Summer Invitational, Mpls MN 2007
Franklin Art Works, Fifth Anniversary Benefit, Mpls, MN  2004
Draw, SOO Visual Art Center, Mpls, MN   2004

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS
Arrowhead Biennial, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN 2008 - 09
60th Juried Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City , IA  2006
Rolling Plains Art Gallery, Juried Traveling Exhibition, Plains Art Museum,
Fargo, ND 2004 - 2006
Art on the Plains, Regional Juried Exhibition, Plains Art Museum, Fargo ND
2003, 2001
Americas 2000: Paper Works, National Juried Exhibition, Minot State University, Minot, ND 2003
Nothing New, Textile Center of Minnesota, National Juried Exhibition,     Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN, 2001

EDUCATION
BFA, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
MSSW, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

BA, University of Wisconsin  Eau Claire, Wisconsin

AFFILIATIONS / AWARDS
Drawing Center Viewing Program, The Drawing Center, New York  2007-09
Mentor, WARM and the Textile Center of Minnesota, 2007-08, 2009-10
Artist Residency, New York Mills Cultural Center, NY Mills, MN  2007
Guest Artist, University of Minnesota, Morris campus, 2003
Jerome Foundation Travel/Study Grant, 2002