7/10/14 The Thing Itself a summer group show examining the use of the medium of photography as subject matter in the photo-based practice of a number of contemporary artists opens at Yancey Richardson Gallery and runs through 8/22/14.Work by: Mary Ellen Bartley, Anne Collier, Sara Cwynar, Roe Ethridge, Bryan Graf, Bill Jacobson, Kenneth Josephson, Laura Letinsky, Matt Lipps, Vik Muniz, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Alyson Shotz, Laurie Simmons, Wolfgang Tillmans, Bertien van Manen and Christopher Williams.
6/28/14 BOOK ENDS opens at Center for Photographic Art, Carmel CA. I will be presenting a lecture at 3pm, the opening reception will follow from 4:00-6:00
5/3/14 White Columns Benefit Exhibition + Auction 2014 , Untitled 3 from my Paperbacks series is in this exhibition curated by Matthew Higgs with work by contemporary artists including, Wade Guyton, Anne Collier and Ricky Swallow. The exhibition concludes with a live auction on May 17th.
4/10/14 The AIPAD Photography Show, Yancey Richardson Gallery will include my work in their exhibition at the Park Avenue Armory in New York.
3/6/14 The Armory Show 2014, Yancey Richardson Gallery is exhibiting my work at Pier 94 - Contemporary, Booth 621.
11/14/13 Yancey Richardson Gallery is exhibiting my work at Paris Photo 2013
10/31/13 Sea Change series chosen in Photolucida's Critical Mass 2013 Top 50
7/3/13 The Optical opens at Blue Sky gallery in Portland, OR. A piece from my Standing Open series was chosen by Allan Chasanoff for this exhibit that explores optical confusion in photographs.
5/29/13 Geografica opens in Gautemala City at Fototeca Gallery a cool group show of international artists.
3/15/13 A group show, New Work opens at The Drawing Room Gallery in East Hampton featuring work by Jennifer Bartlett, Mary Ellen Bartley, Carol Gove, Robert Harms, Sharon Horvath, Laurie Lambrecht, Mel Kendrick, Donald Sultan, Timothy Woodman and Jack Yongerman. The exhibit runs through April 28th.
2/21/13 Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition 2013, jurored and curated by Sarah Kennel, Associate Curator of Photography at The National Gallery of Art in DC opens at Texas Womens University. I have work from the Artists and Models series in the show.
2/21/13 Canteen Magazine Naked Judging: The Canteen Awards in Photography, a live finale with Arnold Lehman, Director of the Brooklyn Museum, photographer Amy Stein and author and curator Susan Bright on the judging panel. Bartley's Sea Change series voted 2nd runner-up.
11/1/12 Mary Ellen Bartley chosen as one of Photolucida Critical Mass 2012 top 50 photographers
9/13/12 Out of Print/ Altered Books opens at The Bakersfield Museum of Art, six pieces from Blue Books series are in the show which runs through November 25th.
9/7/12 Artists and Models series wins a 1st place in the International Photo Awards, Fine Art Nudes category.
9/7/12 Mary Ellen Bartley Standing Open exhibit opens at Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY and runs through October 6th.
8/2/12 Mary Ellen Bartley/ photographs opens at The Drawing Room along with Conatantino Nivola/ sculpture.
7/26/12 The East Hampton Star published a feature article by Jennifer Landes about my work.
5/5/12 Curator, critic and Art in America contributing editor Lilly Wei chooses A Road Divided from the Standing Open series for Top Honors in the 74th Guild Hall Museum Members Exhibition, awarding Mary Ellen Bartley a solo exhibit at the museum.
4/16/12 Selections from Standing Open series chosen for Exposure 12 exhibit at The Photographic Resource Center in Boston. The juror was Alison Nordstrom, Curator of Photographs and Director of Exhibitions at George Eastman House.
4/21/12 Group Therapy opens at Harper's Books in East Hampton
3/23/12 Selections from Artists and Models included in LUST exhibit opening at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta
3/13/12 20 NOW, CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHERS, book released, Features the work of twenty photographers including: Adam Fuss, Philip Lorca diCorcia, Roger Ballen, and Mary Ellen Bartley.