Jennifer Landes, The East Hampton Star, 9/21/17,"The Spirit of Grey Gardens Captured in East Hampton"
Erica-Lynn Huberty, Huffington Post, 8/11/17,"Books of Grey Gardens"
Annette Hinkle, The Sag Harbor Express, 10/28/14, "Mary Ellen Bartley Leans Above the Page at Guild Hall"
Mark Segal, The East Hampton Star, 10/25/2014, "Bartley and New Aquisitions Featured at Guild Hall"
Jennifer Landes, The East Hampton Star, 10/2/14, "Bartley's Books in NYC"
Andrew Kensett, Lensculture, 8/26/14, "Push 2 Stops, and More"
Jennifer Landes, The East Hampton Star, 7/26/12, "A Thousand Words are Worth a Picture"
Roberta Smith, The New York Times, 7/23/2011, Art in Review, "Reader's Delight"
"The common ground in "Reader's Delight at McKenzie Fine Art is books... Mary Ellen Bartley photographs stacks of pale books suggesting the trompe l'oeil paintings of John Frederick Peto by way of Giorgio Morandi... Maira Kalman, Abelardo Morell, Donna Ruff, Mamiko Otsubo and Mickey Smith expand upon the shared theme."
Martha Schwedener, The New York Times, 9/23/11 on "Artists Choose Artists" at the Parrish Art Museum
"The artists chosen by Ross Bleckner, a painter known for canvases that hover between abstraction and representation, display an ethereal quality similar to his own except in photographs rather than paint. Mary Ellen Bartley takes photographs of books standing on their ends with their pages separated, from the close range at which the images were captured, they end up looking like striated, abstract compositions."
Liz Markus, The Huffington Post, 8/31/11 "Artists Choose Artists at the Parrish Art Museum"