Artist, partner, daughter, sister, and collaborator. Raised in an agricultural town with a textile mill near Springfield, MA, I've lived in NYC since 2001.

Where I grew up, the drinking water was toxic from agricultural chemicals. That framed my understanding of access to clean water as increasingly rare, but also strengthened my resolve that it is both a right and responsibility to protect. 

I create sculptural ecosystems that prioritize food, shelter, and clean water, resulting in participatory projects around the world. In 2016, I led Swale, a floating sculpture and edible landscape on a barge in New York that depended upon waterways common law and instigated NYC Parks first public "Foodway."

Beginning with a vision, I create collages and photographs that imagine alternative futures.

My artwork has been able to be shown at institutions such as Storm King Art Center, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Seoul Art Center, the International Center of Photography, the Brooklyn Museum, Barbican Art Gallery, and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana.

These projects have been generously supported through grants including the Guggenheim Foundation Grant, the James L. Knight Foundation, the Harpo Foundation, NYFA, and Jerome Foundation.  They have been featured in documentaries and publications, including Art21, Le Monde, and The New York Times.

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Osrin, David and Aarathi Prasad. The Work of Art in the Age of Planetary Destruction, 2024

Bell, Nicholas and Julie Decker. Mary Mattingly: What Happens After. Hirmer, 2022

Randolph, Deborah. An Introductory Guide to Qualitative Research in Art Museums. Taylor&Francis / Routledge Press, 2022

Eck, Katharina; Johanna Hartmann; Kathrin Heinz; Christiane Keim. Wohn/Raum/Denken Politiken des Häuslichen in Kunst, Architektur und visueller Kultur Sofort. versandfertig, Deutschlands, 2021

Boetzkes, Amanda, Climate Realism  Routledge Press, 2019.

Muller, Ellen. Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design, Oxford University Press, 2016.

Sayre, Henry, A World of Art, 8th edition, Pearson Education Inc. and Lawrence King Publishing, 2015.

Davis, Heather and Etienne Turpin, Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies Open Humanities Press, 2015

Speculations ("The future is ______"), Triple Canopy, 2015

Michaels, Maria Media Art and the Urban
Environment: Engendering Public Engagement with Urban Ecology
Pub. Springer-Verlag, 2015

Tsai, Eugenie and Rujeko Hockley. Crossing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, NY, 2014

Common Spaces, The Whitney ISP, The Whitney Museum, NY, 2014

Goldfarb, Maximilian and Matt Bua. Drawing Building, Lawrence King, 2012

Kastner, Jeffrey. Nature, Documents of Contemporary Art Series, Whitechapel/MIT Press, 2012

Knode, Marilu and Dana Turkovic, Camp Out: Finding Home in an Unstable World Laumeier Sculpture Park

Sullivan, Lexi Lee, Temporary Structures, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, 2012

Bogre, Michelle, Photography as Activism: Images for Social Change, Focal Press, 2012

Water, Prix Pictet, teNeuse, 2009

Au Féminin, Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, 2008

Trouble in Paradise, Tucson Museum of Art, 2008

Wallis, Brian, Edward Earle, Christopher Phillips, Carol Squires. Ed. Joanna Lehan Ecotopia ICP/Steidl 2006



2022: River Lab, Pier 17, New York, NY

: Limnal Lacrimosa, Glacier National Park, MT

Public Water, commission through
More Art, New York, NY

Vanishing Point, Thames River, UK curated by Metal and Focal Point Gallery

Riverside Park Reading Room, New York, NY

Malmo Reading Room, Malmo, Sweden

2020: Ecotopian Library, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK

Stars Down To Earth, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY curated by Cora Fisher

2019: Open Ocean, Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT

Pull, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

Everything At Once, Boulder Public Art, CO

Swale, New York City (ongoing)

Transforming a Military Trailer, Museum of Modern Art’s Cullman Center, NY

WetLand, with the Parrish Museum, Sag Harbor, NY

Pull, Havana Biennial, Parque Central, Havana, Cuba

Wading Bridge, Des Moines Public Art Foundation Commission, Des Moines, IA

Torus, Toronto Waterfront, Ontario Canada

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, "Flock House" Percent for Art Commission, Staten Island NY

WetLand, Philadelphia, PA (Commission by Knight Foundation/ UPenn’s
Environmental Humanities)

The Flock House Project Omaha with Bemis Center for the Arts, Omaha, NE 

2013: Triple Island, New York City, NY (Commission by Paths to Pier 42)

2012: The Flock House Project, New York City, NY (2012 – 2015) locations including Battery Park in Manhattan, the
Bronx Museum of the Arts in the Bronx, 125 Maiden Lane in Manhattan, Seward
Park in Manhattan, Pearl Street Triangle in Brooklyn, and Flushing Meadows
Corona Park in Queens.

Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila, The Philippines, with U.S. Department of State

smARTpower and the Bronx Museum, “Wearable Portable Architecture”

2009: Founder of Waterpod Project, New York City’s five boroughs, NY

2005: Venice Biennial, Italy “Waterways” Independent initiative curated by Mary Mattingly, Renee Vara.

Istanbul Biennial, Turkey, “Waterways and Beyond,” curated by Mary Mattingly,
Renee Vara.


2025: Pulitzer Foundation, St. Louis, MO

The James Gallery, New York, NY

Ebb of a Spring Tide, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY

2022: W&L University Stainar Gallery, “Proposals” Virginia

Robert Mann Gallery, “Pipelines and Permafrost” New York, NY

Anchorage Museum
“Wearable Homes” Anchorage AK

National Arts Club, “Scarred Landscapes” New York, NY

CU Art Museum, “Last Library” University of Colorado, Boulder CO

Open Ocean, Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT

Robert Mann Gallery, “Because For Now We Still Have Poetry” New York, NY

BRIC Brooklyn “What Happens After?” Brooklyn, NY

Versailles Foundation, Monet’s Garden “I…I’ll go on” Giverny, FR

Watkins School of Art “I… I’ll go on” Memphis, TN

Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, “Objects
Unveiled: Boxing, Rolling, Stretching, and Cutting” Ann Arbor, MI

Light Work, Syracuse NY, “Mass and Obstruction”

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de la Habana, Cuba, “Pull”

: Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, “Mary Mattingly”

2013: Robert Mann Gallery, New York, “House and Universe”

2011: WINTEC, Hamilton, New Zealand, “The Island is also the Origin”

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, “The Investigation, Constitution, and Formation of Flock House”

2010: Occurrence Espace d'art et
d'essai Contemporains, Montreal “The Anatomy of Melancholy”

2009: Robert Mann Gallery, New York,
NY, “Nomadographies”

2007: Galerie Adler, Frankfurt,
Germany "Frontier"

New York Public Library, New York, NY, "Time Has Fallen Asleep"

2006: White Box, New York, NY,
"Fore Cast"

Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY, "Second Nature"


2025: Miner, Albey and David Brinker “To See This Place: Awakening to Our Common
Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis MO

Petukhova, Vera “Eco Consciousness” Bronx Museum of the Arts

Cagol, Stefano. “Come
Isole / As Islands” Castel Belasi, Italy

Miner, Albey and David Brinker “To See This Place:
Awakening to Our Common Home”
Fairfield University Museum of Art, Connecticut

 “Women Reframe the American Landscape” Woodson Museum of Art and New Britian Museum of

Cagol, Stefano. “Current: Swerving the Apocalyptic Angle into Hope” Glenda
Cinquegrana Art Consulting

2023:  Pardo, Alona. "RE/SISTERS: Ecologies, Communities and
Survival" Barbican Art Gallery, UK

“Women Reframe the American Landscape” Thomas Cole Historic Site

Haslinger, Sophie. “Mining Photography. The ecological footprint of image production” KUNST HAUS WIEN GmbH. Vienna


Rakhimova, Laziza. “Reconnections: In Kinship with Nature.” United Nations, NY

“Articulating Activism: Works from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Collection.” The Eighth Floor, NY

Bihr, Dr. Judith. ”Konsum in der Kunst.” Museum Biberach, Biberach, Germany

Best, Makeda, Kevin Moore. “On the Line: Documents of Risk and Faith.” Lois and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH

Levin, Boaz and Dr. Esther Ruelfs. “Mining Photography: The Ecological Footprint of Image Production.” 
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

Torre, Blanca de la, Eric Zoran. “Con los pies en la Tierra.” CAAM Las Palmas

2021: de la Torre, Blanca. "Biocene Biennial.” Fundación Municipal Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador

“Wandamba yalungka/Winds change direction.” Performa, New York, NY

“Tip of the Iceberg” Focal Point Gallery, Essex

Synthetic Collective. “Plastic Heart” CAM at the University of Toronto, Toronto, CA

Patrick Mahon “Gardenship and State.” Museum London, Ontario CA

CAM at the University of Toronto “Plastic
Heart” Toronto, CA curated by Synthetic Collective

Cuenca Biennale, “LIBRO DE RECETAS PARA UN PLANETA “OTRO”/ RECIPE BOOK FOR A PLANET “OTHER” Cuenca, Ecuador, curated by Blanca de la Torre


2020: Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade “Overview Effect”

Thomas Erben Gallery “ecofeminism(s)” New York, NY curated by Monika Fabijanska

Currents 826, "Performative Ecologies" Santa Fe, NM curated by Patricia Watts

Des Moines Art Museum “Researchers: Women Artists Inspired by Science” curated by Laura Burkhalter

DePaul Art Museum, “The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene” Chicago, IL


2019: Museum of Craft and Design, “Survival Architecture” San Francisco, CA curated by Randy Rosenberg

Appleton Museum of Art, “Survival Architecture” Ocala, FL curated by Randy Rosenberg

Hewitt Gallery of Art, “Go Figure: The Female Gaze” New York, NY curated by Hallie Cohen

University Art Museum, Ann Arbor MI, “The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene”  

ADN Platform, “Fingers Crossed” Barcelona, Spain curated by Sue Spaid and Blanca de la Torre

Museum Arnhem, “Climate Justice” Arnhem, Netherlands

Gallatin Galleries,
New York University, “Overflow” New York, NY

Saint Francis College, Environmental Empathies” Brooklyn, NY curated by Katherine Gressel


2018: Storm King “Indicators: Artists on
Climate Change” NY curated by Nora Lawrence

The Harn Museum of Art, "The World to Come: Art in the Age of the
Anthropocene" Ganisville, FL curated by Kerry

Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR “Survival Architecture”
curated by Randy Rosenberg

The Arsenal in Central Park, "New York City Urban Field Station" New York, NY

Hearst Gallery “A Changing Climate” New York, NY

Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art “Land/Use” Baltimore, MD

The 8th Floor “Sustainable Ecologies” New York, NY curated by Sara Reisman

OOKulturquartier “Water” Linz, Austria


2017: University of Buffalo Art Museum “Wanderlust” curated by Rachel Adams Buffalo, NY

Des Moines Art Center “Wanderlust 2” Des Moines, IA


Malmo Public Art “Agrilkutura” Curated by Amanda McDonald Crowley and Marek
Walczak, Malmo Sweden


2016: The Parrish Museum “Radical Seafaring”
curated by Andrea Grover, Watermill NY

The Anchorage Museum “Polar Lab” Anchorage, AK curated by Julie Decker

Artworks for Change
“Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience” curated by Randy Rosenberg

University of Southern Florida Contemporary Art Museum “Extracted” curated
by Megan Voeller, Tampa, FL

Nanjing International Art Exhibition “Scarcity and Supply” curated by
Nathalie Boseul Shin Nanjing, China


2015: Southeastern Center for Contemporary
Art (SECCA), "Collective Actions" Winston Salem, NC

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, “WetLand” Philadelphia, PA

University Art Museum, “Consumed” University of California Long Beach


2014: Artisteria, Literature Museum, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia curated by Magda Guruli, Lydia Matthews

The Brooklyn Museum, NY “Crossing Brooklyn” curated by Eugenie Tsai and Rujeko Hockley

San Diego Art Institute, “Beyond Limits” curated by Ginger Shulick Porcella and
Denise Carvalho

Blackwood Gallery, “Falsework” Toronto Canada

CAFKA Biennial, Canada “It Should Always Be This Way”

The Kitchen, New York, NY “A Common Space” The Whitney Curatorial Exhibition

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, “Distant Images, Local Positions” curated by
Waafa Bilal

2013: St. John’s University, “Silent Beaches: New York’s Forgotten Waterfront” curated by Elizabeth Albert

Boston University, "System ECOnomies" curated by Lynne Cooney and
Dana Clancy

Bronx River Art Center, "From Process to Progress: Mary Mattingly and
Michael Cataldi”

Rowan University, “Common Interests” curated by Sara Reisman

The University of Arizona Museum of Art, "Broken Desert - Land and
Sea" curated by Lauren Rabb

Laumeier Sculpture Park, “Camp Out: Finding Home in an Unstable World”

Salina Art Center, Kansas, “Streams of Consciousness: Histories, Mythologies,
and Ecologies of Water”

Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, “Surface Tension” New York, NY

Bennington College, “Resilience and Resistance” Bennington, VT

Maryland Institute College of Art, “Under Cover” Baltimore, MD

Lianzhou Foto 2011, "The Social Landscape" Lianzhou, China

Arko Art Center, "Labour of Love " Seoul, South Korea, curated by
Nathalie Boseul Shin

deCordova Museum, “Temporary Structures: Performing Architecture in
Contemporary Art” MA

Seoul Art Center, “Imagine Earth” Seoul, South Korea

Arlington Arts Center, “On the Road” Arlington, VA

Occurrence Espace d'art et d'essai Contemporains, "Dans l'archipel du
Waterpod" Montreal, Canada

DePaul University Art Museum, "The Nomadic Studio" Chicago, IL

Smack Mellon, "Condensations of the Social" Brooklyn, NY curated by
Sara Reisman

Exit Art, “Global/National, The Order of Chaos” New York, NY

University of Buffalo, “Precious Cargo,” Buffalo, NY curated by Paul Sargent

Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian, “Au Feminin” Paris, France

Tucson Museum of Art, "Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord Between
Nature and Society" Tuscon, AZ

Eindhoven University of Technology, “Water” Netherlands

Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, “Water – Currents” Greece

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Dubai

Palais de Tokyo, "Prix Pictet" 
Paris, France



2024 : Sérgio de Oliveira, Luiz “Mary Mattingly” arte :lugar :cidade Journal


Garden Castro, Jan. “ Repetition & Endurance” Sculpture Magazine

Chan, Chelsea. Mary Mattingly’s Eco Conscious Activism – Imagined Futures in Bloom.” Jejune Magazine

Lee, Shannon. “A Trickle in Time, Mary Mattingly’s Watery Manifesto for Collective Futures” Mold Magazine

2022: Lescaze, Zoë. “How Should Art Reckon with Climate Change?” T Magazine, New York Times

21 Questions with Artist Mary Mattingly, Curbed New York

De Angelis, Piermario. “Geology and Climate Justice in Mary Mattingly’s Images”
Juliet Magazine


2021: Corbetta, Caroline. “Rebecca Mendes, Agnes Denes, and Mary Mattingly.” Domus Magazine

Reiss, Julie. “Public Water.” Brooklyn Rail

Englefield, Jane. “Watershed Core is a cyclical installation that filters
rainwater in New York.” Dezeen

Levere, Jane. “Public Water Presents New York’s Complex Drinking Water System
in Miniature.” Metropolis

Russo, Jillian. “Wandamba yalungka.../Winds change direction...” Hyperallergic

Kent, Charlotte. “Pipelines and Permafrost.” The Brooklyn Rail

Bury, Louis. “Pipelines and Permafrost.” Hyperallergic

2020: Sheila Wickouski “ecofeminism(s) Connects Feminism, Art and Eco-Consciousness” Ms Magazine

Linda Weintraub “ecofeminism(s) - Thomas Erben Gallery,” Flash Art

ecofeminism(s)” Alex A Jones, The Brooklyn Rail

“Mary Mattingly is the Brooklyn Public Library’s Artist in Residence” Artforum

Peter Libbey “Mary Mattingly Named Brooklyn Public Library’s Artist in Residence” New York Times

2019: Judith H. Dobrzynski,
“Tired of Model Ships? Try a Priceless Turner” Wall Street

Tess Gruenberg, “The Future of Food” Dazed Magazine

“Mystic Seaport Museum to Open New Exhibition” Norwich Bulletin

Alison Dell and Mary Mattingly, “Collaborating with Nature: Public Art &
the Environment” Public Art Dialogue

“Mary Mattingly: Material Supply Chains and Eco-Traumas” The Brooklyn Rail

Astrid Schoenhagen, “Wearable Homes” wohnen+/-ausstellen

Baya BELLANGER “Regard sur l'architecture” Réalisatrice

Louis Bury, “At Union Studio, Artists Engage in
Serious Play Around Notions of Ecology” Hyperallergic

2018: Ilana Novick “Taking Apart the War Machine to See
What’s Inside” Hyperallergic

Zoe Lescaze “12 Artists on Climate Change” New York Times

Jillian Steinhauer, “Mary Mattingly” New York Times

Louis Bury, The Ghosts of Our Future Climate at Storm King, Hyperrallergic

New Yorker, “Outdoor Artworks Tackle Environmental Issues, At Storm King

Nadja Sayej, Artists on Climate Change: The Exhibition Tackling a Global Crisis, the

Jen Carlson, Storm King’s Sprawling New Exhibit Explores Climate Change, Gothamist

Patrick Rogers, In Upstate New York, a Summer of Climate Change Art, NRDC

Louis Bury, “Mary Mattingly’s Poetry of Things” Hyperallergic

Mara Silvers, “This Harvest Season Check Out Concrete Plant Park” NPR

Daniel McDermon “Storm King Show to Focus on Climate Change in 2018” New York Times

Swale: New York Post, PSFK, The Atlantic, Hyperallergic, ABC News, New York 1,
Huffington Post, Bloomberg
, Conde
, Curbed, The
, Time
Out New York
, New
York Times
, Surface
, BBC World,
CNN Going Green, Vice, CBS, National Public Radio, Slate

Michael McCanne, "Movable Feast: Mary Mattingly's Floating Garden" Art in

Susan Delson, "An Artist Floats an Edible Forest" The Wall Street Journal

"This Floating Food Forest Barge Is Nourishing Communities for Free" Huffington Post  

Swale, Bronx12 Swale, NY1

Imogen Rowland, "The Floating Forest" Ronda

Swale, NBC, CBS, BBC 

Kristine Wong "Swale" Stanford Social Innovation Review, CA 

Ryan Steadman "Don't Be Surprised to see a Floating Garden in NYC's Harbor" New York Observer

Wendy Joan Biddlecombe "Floating Food Forest to Move Through the NY Harbor"
Metro New York

Eillie Anzilotto "An Urban Food Forest Takes to the Waterways" The Atlantic

Erin Blakemore "New York's Newest Urban Farm Floats" The Smithsonian

Wilson Tarbox "The Story of an Installation in a Polluted River and Its Removal" Hyperallergic 

Allison Meier "Mobile Food Forest to Float the NYC Waterways in Spring 2016" Hyperallergic

Michael Morain "Rushing river
delays plans for Water Works foot-bridge" The Des Moines Register

Holland Cotter “The Havana Biennial is
in Full Throttle” The New York Times

Leslie Kaufman, “WetLand” Sculpture Magazine

Michael Morain “A Ripple Effect” Des Moines Register

Scott Simon “As
U.S. Reengages With Cuba, Art Museums Make a Trade” NPR

Carolina Miranda “Arts have been vital U.S.-Cuba link; the thaw will make them better”
LA Times

Bruce Chapman “Floating World” Winston-Salem Journal

2014: Ben Brantley “Fringe Festival, WetLand Philadelphia” The New York Times

WetLand, Philadelphia Weekly

WetLand, Philly Magazine

Holland Cotter "Common Spaces," The New York Times  

Martha Schwendener "A Critic's Picks in Brooklyn, An Embattled Utopia,"
New York Times

Sabrina DeTurk "Distant Images,
Local Positions," Afterimage

Alison Schweichler “Many groups are working to effect positive change,” Buffalo News

Colin Dabkowski “Performing Economies” Buffalo News

Jack Foran, “Performing Economies Colloquium,” ArtVoice

“Mary Mattingly: Flock House Project Omaha: A Citywide Workshop” NPR

"The Flock House Project Sets Up in Old Market and North Omaha" Action 3 News KWTV

Eleanor Heartney “Art for the Anthropocene Era” Art in America

2013: Kareem Estafan “Mary Mattingly” Art in America

“Mary Mattingly on Alan Sekula” Art in America

Joanna Ruth Epstein “House and
Universe” ArtNews

Colby Chamberlain “Mary Mattingly”

Vince Aletti "Mary Mattingly"
The New Yorker

Martha Schwendener "Mary Mattingly: House and Universe" New York Times

The Lookout "Mary Mattingly" Art in America

Susan Silas "A Bag Lady By Any Other Name" Hyperallergic

David A. Willis "At Home in the World" ArtSlant  

Noor Brara "The Weight of Mary Mattingly's World" Interview Magazine

Greg Lindquist,
"Descending into the Abyss with Double Negative" The Brooklyn Rail

"New Pier 42 Project Hooks People with Art and Fishing" The Villager

"Paths to Pier 42," Urban Omnibus

Interview with Greg Lindquist , "The Life of Objects," Art in

Museums and Galleries, "Process and Progress," New York Times

Skyler Reid, "From Trash to Treasure," Mott Haven Herald

2012: Margaret
Regan, "Scorched Earth," Tucson Weekly

Miguel Miranda, "The Extremophile," China Business

Marika B. Constantino, "Shelter Me," Philippine

Filipina Lippi, "Mattingly's Wearable and Portable
Architecture," The Manila Bulletin

Tito Genova Valiente, "Wearing Moving Art: Mary
Mattingly's Social Vision," Business Mirror Philippines

"US Cultural Ambassador to Initiate Public Art
Project," The Manila Times

Hilary Howard, "Serious Artists Plan Whimsy in the
Sand," The New York Times

Anne Mancuso, "Photography Shows and Discussions in the
Parks," The New York Times

Nick Miller, "Flock Houses Land in New York's Public
Spaces," The Architect's Newspaper

" Martha Schwendener, "Contempo Boat Artists Float Their
Ideas," The Village Voice

Wendy Vogel, “Nature,” The Brooklyn Rail

Greg Lindquist, “Is Newness Still New?” The Brooklyn Rail

"Events: The Flock House Project," CBS News

"Join Artist Mary Mattingly’s Latest Sustainable
Commune, the Flock House Project," Art + Auction

Laura Elizabeth Barone, “Camp Out: Finding Home in an Unstable World,”
Temporary Art Review

Diane Toroian Keaggy, Give me shelter: Laumeier's 'Camp Out' looks at what
makes home,” St. Louis Post

Sheilah Kast, "Under Cover: Maryland Morning,"
WYPR Radio

"Under Cover" Events Listings, Metropolis Magazine

 Andrea Appleton, "Under Cover at MICA’s Decker Gallery,
Baltimore City Paper

Brian Boucher, "Team America - Artists as Cultural
Ambassadors," Art in America

Emily Costello, "deCordova Group Show Redefines
Architecture," Lincoln Journal

Chris Bergeron, "deCordova Exhibit Encourages Visitors
to Interact With Art," The Milford Daily News

Claire Ross, "The Investigation, Constitution, and
Formation of Flock House," Urban Omnibus

Louise Risk, “Mary Mattingly, The Island is also The Origin”
Waikato Times

The Arts On Sunday with Lynn Freeman, National Radio New Zealand

"Big Ideas in Art and Culture," CAFKA and Musagetes

Shane Danaher, "Interview with Mary Mattingly," Rough Copy

Eva Diaz, "Dome Culture in the Twenty-first
Century," Grey Room

Kathryn Yuoeff, "Climate Change and the
Imagination," WIREs

Nadine Comeau, “Mary Mattingly,” Dialect Magazine

Claire Barliant, “Mary Mattingly: Safe,” Icon Magazine

Ovation TV, “Collective
Intelligence,” Ovation TV

“Islands,” Cabinet Magazine, insert

Luigi Amara, “For an Unsustainable Art,” Fahrenheit
Contemporary Art

Martha Schwendener, “Smack Mellon Hosts Condensations of the
Social,” Village Voice

“A Utopian Barge,” Colors Magazine

Stephen Brown, “Spend a Night Sleeping With An Artist,” The
Brooklyn Paper

Robin Michals, “Facing the Meltdown,” Afterimage

“20 in 10, Here are the Ones to Watch Next Year,” Brooklyn

Allison Lind, “Air Ship Air City: Sustainable Home Will
Float in the Clouds,” Yahoo! News

Melena Ryzik, “The Waterpod Artist Heads for the Roof,” New York Times Arts Beat

Stephen Brown, "Is This Brooklyn's Craziest Crib?"
Brooklyn Paper

"The Waterpod Project," Sculpture Magazine

Christopher Turner, “A Floating Island of Sustainability,”
Nature Magazine

Sunday Times Style, London, UK

Events, “Waterpod Project,” Time Out New York

Heather Alexander, “Waterpod to Combat Rising Seas,” BBC News

Ben Johnson, “13 Hours Onboard Waterpod,” Staten Island

Tara Lynn Wagner, “Waterpod Brings Green Sea Living To
S.I.”, NY1 News

Brian Williams, “Mary Mattingly on the Waterpod,” MSNBC

Melena Ryzik, “Life and Art, Afloat on a Barge in the New
York Harbor,” New York Times

Steven Kurutz, “A Fluid Definition of Self Sufficiency,” New
York Times

Waterpod, the Floating Biosphere, Readies for Launch, Gothamist

Alyssa Danigelis, The Waterpod Project, Discovery News

Shakthi Jothianandan, The Waterpod, Time Out New York

Karen Rosenberg, “Mary Mattingly, Nomadographies,” New York

Vince Aletti, “Mary Mattingly,” Goings On About Town, The
New Yorker

“Nomadographies,” Datensklaven

Lauren O’neill-Butler, “Mary Mattingly, 500 Words” ArtForum,

“Mary Mattingly, Nomadographies,” Actuo Photo


2020: Surf
Point Foundation Artist in Residence

Hill, Bronx, NY

at the Brooklyn Public Library, NY

University of Colorado Museum of Art Fellowship

SEED Lab, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage AK

Awarded, BRIC 40 Year Anniversary

Rauschenberg Foundation Captiva Residency

Monet’s Garden, Giverny, FR

Watermill Center, Watermill, NY

A Blade of Grass Fellowship, New York, NY

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council President’s Award for Visual Art

: Light Work Residency Program, Syracuse, NY

2013: The James L. Knight Foundation

: Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology Fellowship

smARTpower, Artist Ambassador to the Philippines, Bronx Museum and U.S.
Department of State

2011: Harpo Foundation Grant

The Jerome Foundation Travel Grant

New York Foundation for the Arts Sculpture Grant

Art Omi Artist-In-Residence, Ghent, NY

2010: Art Matters Foundation Travel

Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Year-Long Studio Residency

2008: New York University

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency


- 2022: Confluence Low-Res MFA, Co-Director, University of New Mexico

2022 - 2017: Nomad Program, University of Hartford, Interim Director and Adjunct
Professor, “MFA Projects Thesis” and “River Lab”

- 2015: Pratt Institute, Adjunct Professor, “MFA Sculpture 2”

- 2017: Hunter College, Adjunct Professor “MFA Tutorial”

- 2016: Yale University School of Art, “MFA Core Critic”

- 2015: Rutgers University Camden, Visiting Professor, “Art and Urban

- 2015: Parsons School of Design, Adjunct Professor, “Sustainable Systems”

The Cooper Union, Visiting Professor of Photography, “Wolfe Chair in

- 2014: Massachusetts College of Art “MFA Thesis Advisor”

International Center of Photography/Bard “MFA Master Class”


Art Omi, NY

Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

Cleveland Clinic Art Program

Colorado State University, Colorado

deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

DePaul University Museum of Art, Chicago, Il

Des Moines Art Center, Iowa

Deutsche Bank, Germany

Fidelity Investments

Friends of Photography, NY

International Center of Photography, NY

Light Work, Syracuse NY

Museo Nacional de
Bellas Artes de La Habana, Cuba

National Resources
Defense Council

Portland Art Museum, OR

The Richard Massey Foundation for Arts
and Sciences, NY

Rose Goldsen Archive, Cornell University

The Roswell Museum of Art, Roswell, NM

Skowhegan School of Painting and
Sculpture, New York, NY

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Yale University, CT

Mattingly has
lectured at such institutions as the United Nations, New York and UNCRR,
Yale University School of Art; Harvard
University; University of Michigan’s Penny Stamps series; University of Oxford, UK; the Conference
on World Affairs in Boulder, CO; The College Art Association; Democracy
Alliance, New York Armory with Art21; The Museum of Modern Art; The Bronx Museum of the Arts; The Queens
Museum of Art; The Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the Brooklyn Public
Library with the Night of Philosophy and Ideas; and the New York Public


"All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.”

― Jorge Luis Borges, Twenty-Four Conversations with Borges, 1981-1983