Public speaking is about love.

Public speaking is a huge responsibility and a valuable platform that can be utilized to create positive impacts. I'm constantly working on bringing transparency and honesty to people while sharing my art, philosophy, and what drives me to do the work I do. Art questions perceptions, perspectives, and what I think I know, and it also plays a role in coalition building and deep change.

Mary Mattingly Art

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2022: Telephotography, FotoFocus, OH
Montana Modern Fine Art, MT
School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts, MA
University of Cincinnati, OH
CalArts, CA
Fordham University, NY

2021: Focal Point Gallery, UK
NYC Water Futures (host), Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY
SUNY Purchase, NY
University of Michigan, MI
Baruch College, NY

Night of Philosophy and Ideas, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY
ecofeminism(s) (panelist), Thomas Erben Gallery
College of DuPage, IL

Conference on World Affairs, Boulder, CO
Aperture, NY
National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Massachusetts College of Art, MA
Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series, University North Carolina, NC
University of Colorado, Boulder

2018: University of Pennsylvania, PA
Museum of the City of New York, NY
Watkins College, TN
Foundation Monet, Giverny, France
8th Floor, NY
Provincetown Art Center, MA
92nd Street Y, NY
Des Moines Art Center, IA

Floating a Public Food Forest
from A Blade of Grass on Vimeo.

2016: Yale University School of Art, CT
Penny Stamps, University of Michigan, MI
University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
College Art Association, Washington DC
A Blade of Grass, New York, NY
Alaska Design Forum, Anchorage Museum, AK
Light Work, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2015: AIPAD with Art21, New York, NY
Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
Democracy Alliance, San Francisco, CA
Creative Chemistries with Art21, New York Armory, NY
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de la Habana, Cuba
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2014: University of Maine, Orono ME
Anchorage Museum, Anchorage AK
The Institute of the North, Nome and Barrow, AK
Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Harvard University Graduate School of Education “The Future of Learning”
University of Buffalo, “Performing Economies” Buffalo, NY
University of Illinois, Ubrana, IL

2013: MoMA PS1, Queens, NY
University of Buffalo Emerging Practices, Buffalo NY
Art21, New York, NY
Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
The Bronx Museum of the Arts with smARTpower, Bronx, NY

2012: University of the Philippines, Manila, The Philippines
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Bennington College, with Taeyoon Choi, Bennington, VT
New School, UNFOLD, A Cultural Response to Climate Change, New York, NY

2011: Columbia College, Chicago, IL
deCordova Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
WINTEC, International Festival of Media and Art, Hamilton, New Zealand
Yale University School of Art, Norfolk, CT
Department of Environmental Conservation, Brooklyn, NY
Big Ideas in Art & Culture Lecture Series, with Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area, CANADA

2010: DePaul University Museum, Chicago, IL
M.I.T. Senseable Cities Lab, Cambridge, MA
University of North Texas, Fluid Frontier Symposium, Denton TX
New School University, New York, NY

2009: Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Cornell University, New York, NY

2007: Artist talk, New York Public Library, New York, NY
With Nayland Blake, International Center of Photography

CNN Mary Mattingly Art

Swale: A Blade of Grass
Swale: CNN Going Green
Swale: BRIC TV
Swale: CBS
Swale: Science and U
Swale: Voactive
Storm King: Along the Lines of Displacement, 2018
BRIC: What Happens After?
University of Michigan: Cobalt, 2016
Boulder Public Art: Everything at Once, 2016
Light Work: Mass and Obstruction, 2015
Art21: Mary Mattingly’s Waterfront Development, 2014
Art21: Mary Mattingly Owns Up, 2013

Small gatherings and studio visits to large-scale engagements