M a r y   B e h r e n s   

Born      Montreal, Quebec


1994       MFA  in Visual Art,  Vermont College, Montpelier, VT
1988       BA    Art History,  University of Massachusetts,  Boston,   magna cum laude


2016             Guest artist - Seminar - Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
​2012- present Guest artist, Photography seminar, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON
1997-2005   Assistant Professor in Painting and Foundation, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
                     (Courses: Images & Ideas, Senior Seminar, Senior Painting Seminar, Professional Issues, Drawing I, Drawing II, 2D Design)
2004             Assistant Professor, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI (Sculpture Seminar)
1995-2002   Lecturer in Art, The University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA     
2003-2005   Regional Editor, Art New England, numerous reviews and articles
2004             Guest Panelist with Abigail-Solomon Godeau, “Arts on the Point”, University of Massachusetts, Boston
2002             Guest curator, "Band of Outsiders", group exhibition, Hallspace Gallery, Boston, MA
2000-2005   Visiting Artist and Artist-Teacher, MFA program in Visual Art, Vermont College, Montpelier, Vermont
1999             Jury panelist, Ohio State Arts Council visual arts awards, Columbus, Ohio
1998-2000    Lecturer in Art., Art Institute of Boston, Pre-college Program,
1997              Visiting Artist, Suffolk University, Boston
                      Visiting Artist, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
                      Visiting Artist, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA
1996-1998    Assistant Editor, ArtsMedia, numerous reviews and articles

Solo Exhibitions

2010          Jackie's Suit & Other MemoriesDNA GAllery, Provincetown, MA
2002       Everything I Own   DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA 
2000       The Far & Away  Creiger-Dane Gallery, Boston, MA
1999        New Work   DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1998        Women, Babies & Cars   Creiger-Dane Gallery, Boston 
                 New Work   DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1996        Seize    A-Street Gallery, Boston, MA
1995        New Work   DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1994        Instincts of Nature   The Wood Gallery, Vermont College, Montpelier,VT
1994        New Work   DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1992        New Work   Hudson Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1991        The Suicide Project    Gallery 52, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, MA  

Group Exhibitions - Selected

2012         Divergence: Five New England Artists, Reynolds Ryan Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2009         Click- New England Photography Today, George Marshall Gallery, York , ME
                Paperjam Works on Paper Invitational, Gallery ArtStrand, Provincetown, MA
2007        Fine Arts Work Center Fellows from 1992, Hudson Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2006        Animal Kingdom, George Marshall Gallery ,York, Maine
2005        A New Order: Appropriation in the Digital Age, Cabot Gallery, Beverly, MA
2004        Faculty Exhibition,  Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
2003        10th Anniversary Group Show, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA 
2002        The Boston Drawing Show, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA
                 Band of Outsiders,  group exhibition, Hallspace, Boston, MA
2001        Smile,  HERE Gallery, New York, NY                                                                                                             
                 For Adults Only,  Hallspace, Boston, MA                                                                                                           
                 Small Works, Cape Cod Museum, Dennis, MA 
                 Gallery Artists,  DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2000        Joel Meyerowitz, Kahn&Selsnick, Peter Hutchinson, Mary Behrens,  DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1999        Hatdance,  New England School of Art and Design, Boston
                 C-Scape Mapping Project,  Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1997        Karen Finley, Sterck & Rozo, Joel Meyerowitz, Mary Behrens, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
                 Kathleen Bitetti, Mary Behrens, Cynthia von Buhler,  The Distillery, Boston
                 The Curve of Her Spine, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
199           Group Exhibition,  Artsmedia, Boston 
                  Karen Finley, Mary Behrens, Jenny Humphreys, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1993         U. Mass. Alumni, Artist's Foundation Gallery, Boston 
                 James Esber, Mary Behrens,  Hudson Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1992        Distinct Voices,Women's Caucus for Art Exhibition,  Federal Reserve Gallery, Boston 
                Group Show,  Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown, MA
1991        Intimate Perspectives, The Artist's Foundation, Boston 
                ARTE-FAKT, Akin Gallery, Boston, MA


2009            Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, fellowship
1999            C-Scape Artist Fellowship,The Community Compact, Provincetown, MA
1996            Aid to Artists Fellowship Grant, Artists Fellowship, New York, N.Y.
1996            The Banff Center, Banff, Alberta; Leighton Colony Fellowship
1994            The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH; fellowship
1993            The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH; fellowship
1992            Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY; fellowship
1991            Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA; 7 month fellowship
1990            The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL; residency


Shawn Hill, "Band of Outsiders", review, Art New England, June 2002
Cate McQuaid, "Band of Outsiders", The Boston Globe, review, March 19, 2002
Connaly, Kevin, "Smile Show", The New Yorker, June 18, 2001
Shawn Hill, "For Adults Only", review, The Bay Windows, Boston, July 15, 2001
McQuaid, Cate, "DNA Gallery",review, The Boston Globe, July 20, 2000
McQuaid, Cate, "Creiger-Dane Gallery", review, The Boston Globe, March 9, 2000
Buskirk Martha, "Report from Boston", Art in America, June, 1999
McGown, Rich, review, Art New England, May/June issue, 1998
Perrott, Jeffrey, "Mary Behrens at Creiger-Dane Gallery," ArtsMedia, April, 1998
McQuaid, Cate, "Creiger-Dane Gallery," review, The Boston Globe, March 15, 1998
Sherman, Mary, "Americana Sliced Up," review, The Boston Herald, March 10, 1998
McGowan, Rich, review, "DNA Gallery," Art New England, October, 1997
McQuaid, Cate, review, "Myths of passion explored," The Boston Globe, Aug. 7, 1997
McQuaid, Cate, review, "Summer fever at Provincetown galleries," The Boston Globe,
Aug. 14, 1997
Millis, Christopher, review, "The Distillery houses irascible, feminine imagery," South End News,
Boston, Vol. 18, No.30, Aug. 21, 1997
Cravens, Ceci, review, "The Curve of Her Spine," ArtsMedia, March 1997, p.33
O'Brien, Barbara, "The Curve of Her Spine," (catalogue), Montserrat College of Art Press,
Boston, Winter 1997
Mills, Wes, "Inside Out," ArtsMedia, p.29, Boston, July/ Aug., 1996
Esber, James, "Imagining Memory: an interview with Mary Behrens," Provincetown Arts
p. 85, Summer 1996
Watson, Robyn, "Fine Arts Work Center 25th Anniversary" (catalogue) Provincetown Art
Museum, Sept. 1993
Stapen, Nancy, review, "Diversity enriches perspective at U.Mass. Boston," The Boston Globe, May 29 1993
O' Donoghue, D.M., review, "Intimacy on the Edge: Women Artists Show and Tell," Sojourner
Vol. 16, #8, Boston, April 1991
Stapen, Nancy, review, "A Dialogue with the Past," The Boston Globe, March 14 1991
Petrucci, Lisa, "AR-TE-FAKT" (catalogue), Akin Gallery, Boston, Jan. 1991