Drawing Out, 2005
Coated steel shelving, vinyl tape, found objects and plastic ties
10 x 18 x 9 feet
1942 Born in Union, New Jersey
Professor of Art, University at Albany, State University of New York
1964 BA Brown University; Providence, Rhode Island
1966 MFA University of Wisconsin; Madison, Wisconsin
Awards, Distinctions & Fellowships
1978 NEA Regional Fellowship: Ohio
1978 Ohio Arts Council Fellowship in Sculpture
1979 NEA Fellowship in Sculpture
1979 Ohio Arts Council Fellowship in Sculpture
1979 P.S. 1 Studio Artists Program, Long Island City, NY
1981 Ohio Arts Council Fellowship in Sculpture
1983 Award in the Visual Arts 3
1985 Sao Paulo Bienal; USIA Project Funding
1986 NEA Fellowship in Sculpture
1986 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture
1987 Atlantic Center for the Arts, Masters Residency Program, New Smyrna Beach, FL
1988 University at Albany, Faculty Research Award
1988 Artist on Location Award, New York Foundation for the Arts
1973 Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
1976 Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
1977 Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1978 Kunsthalle, Darmstadt, Germany
1978 Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, RI
1978 O.K. Harris Gallery, NY, NY
1980 Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, Roslyn, NY
1980 Zabriskie Gallery, NY, NY
1980 City Beautiful Project, Dayton, OH
1981 Clemson University, Clemson, SC
1981 Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1981 University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
1981 Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
1982 Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT
1982 Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
1982 Public Art Fund Project; Bird House, Central Park Zoo, NY, NY
1982 Herron Gallery of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
1983 1708 East Main, Richmond, VA
1984 ArtLink, Fort Wayne, IN
1984 Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
1985 Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
1985 Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1985 University Art Museum, University at Albany, Albany, NY
1985 Sao Paulo Bienal, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1986 First Ephemeral Sculpture Exhibition, Fortaleza, Brazil
1986 University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
1987 Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
1987 Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
1987 Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
1988 Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
1989 University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME
1989 Public Art Works, San Rafael, CA
1989 St. Peter's Lutheran Church, NY, NY
1990 Greene Gallery, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
1993 Islip Art Museum, Satellite Gallery, Oakdale, NY
1993 Haenah-Kent Gallery, NY, NY
1994 New York State Museum, Albany, NY
1994 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
1994 Art/Omi, Omi, NY
1994 Hunter College Gallery, New York City
1995 Alfred University, Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY
1995 Tyler Art Gallery, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY
1996 Binghamton University Art Museum, SUNY, Binghamton, NY
1996 Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
1996 Exquisite Corpse, Burlington, VT
1997 University at Albany Museum, Albany NY
1997 Chidlaw Gallery, Art Academy of Cincinnati
1998 Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, OH
1999 Rhode Island College, Providence RI
2000 ‘Twin Peeks’, commissioned for Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
2003 “Line(ed)”, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY
2005 “Tracing Change”, University Art Museum, Albany, NY
2005 Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY (November 1 – December 3)
2006 Schick Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (March)
Selected Group Exhibitions
1966 Biennial, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
1967 Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors; Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI
1969 Ravinia Festival Invitational; Lake Forest, IL
1970 Sculpture Invitational, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
1970 Contemporary American Sculpture, Turman Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
1970 Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
1970 Exhibition 180, Huntington Galleries, Huntington, WV
1971 Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors; Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI
1972 Ohio Painting and Sculpture, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
1974 Ohio Painting and Sculpture, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
1978 New Talent, Zabriskie Gallery, NY, NY
1979 Ohio Selection, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
1980 Architectural Sculpture, Hunter College Gallery, Hunter College, NY, NY
1980 Five Ohio Sculptors, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH
1980 Stacked, Packed and Hung, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago. IL
1980 Studio Workspace Exhibit, P.S.1, Long Island City, Queens, NY
1980 Stacking, Rigging and Binding, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC
1980 Architectural Sculpture, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, LA, CA
1980 Five Decades:Recent Work by Alumni; Elvehjem Museum, Madison, WI
1980 Woodworks: New American Sculpture, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
1981 Enclosures; Islip Art Center, East Islip, NY
1982 P.S....P.S.1, 1708 East Main, Richmond, VA
1982 New Directions; Commodities Corporation Collection Traveling Exhibition
1982 Wood into the 80's; Turman Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
1982 Prints by Contemporary Sculptors, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
1982 Mile of Sculpture; Art Expo; Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
1982 Inside/Out: 3 Environmental Sculptors; Dairy Barn, Athens, OH
1983 Perspectives: 5 Ohio Sculptors; Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
1983 Installation: 4th Texas Sculpture Symposium; Archer M. Huntington Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, TX
1983 Sculpture International; Art Expo, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
1983 Contemporary Sculpture, Gallery, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
1983 The House That Art Built; California State University, Fullerton, CA
1984 Awards in the Visual Arts Exhibition III (traveling)
1984 San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
1984 Loch Haven Art Museum, Orlando, FL
1984 Cranbrook Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1985 Collaborations; Watertower Art Association, Louisville, KY
1987 Walk On, Sit Down, Go Through; Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
1988 Spatial Considerations; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1990 Faculty Exhibition, University at Albany Museum, Albany, NY
1991 Group Exhibition; Haenah-Kent Gallery, NY, NY
1991 Faculty Exhibition, University at Albany Museum, Albany, NY
1992 Sculpture in the Park; City of Albany, Albany, NY
1993 'Working With Tradition: The Academic Artist'; Burchfield Art Center, Buffalo, NY
1993 'Sculptor's Drawings and Wallworks I', Union College, Schenectady, NY
1993 ‘Wood’, University Art Gallery, SUNY Stony Brook, NY
1996 Projects and Proposals, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY
1997 “Altered Spaces”, Dowd Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY Cortland, NY
1998 “Nature in Abstraction & Abstraction in Nature”, Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA
2000 “Showroom”, Art Center of the Capitol Region, Troy, NY
2001 “40 Artists/40 miles”, Art Center of the Capitol Region, Troy, NY
2004 “OPEN(ed)”, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY
2004 “Some Things Happening”, Herron Gallery 25th Anniversary Exhibit, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN
2005 Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN
1976 Brown, Ellen, "Lumberyard School of Sculpture is Exciting", Cincinnati Post, April 24, p. 44.
1976 Brown, Ellen, "Reviews", ART IN AMERICA, Volume 64, No. 4, Summer, p. 109.
1978 Frank, Peter, "Reviews", Village Voice, October 2, p. 121.
1978 Frimmel, Elizabeth, "Hoelzerne Zauberberge", Darmstadter Echo, July 6.
1978 McClelland, Elizabeth, 'Edward Mayer", Arts Magazine, Volume 53, No. 4, December, p. 5.
1978 Onorato, Ronald J., "Reviews", ARTFORUM, Vol. XVII, No. 4, December, p. 73.
1978 Sperlich, H.G., Edward Mayer: Setzungen in Holz, Catalogue, Kunsthalle, Darmstadt, Germany.
1979 Jones, Michael, Regional Fellowship Recipients, Catalogue, Wright State University, Dayton, OH.
1979 Perlberg, Deborah, "Reviews", ARTFORUM, Vol. XVII, No. 5, January, pp. 66-67.
1980 Day, Holiday T., Stacked, Packed and Hung, Catalogue, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL, and New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH.
1980 Dietch, Deborah, "Architectural Constructions", SKYLINE: Architecture and Design Review, Vol. 2, No. 8, p. 6.
1980 Fox, Howard, Stacking, Rigging and Binding, Catalogue, WPA, Washington, DC
1980 Findsen, Owen, "Ohio Faculties Produce Fine Art", Cincinnati Enquirer, February 17, p. F-8.
1980 Lewis, Jo Ann, "At WPA, An Experimental and Ambitious Alternative", Washington Post, July 12, p. B-7.
1980 Linker, Kate, "An-Anti Architectural Analogue", FLASH ART, No. 94-95, February, pp. 20-25.
1980 Meyer, Ruth K., Quintessence, Catalogue, City Beautiful Projects, Dayton, OH.
1980 McCaslin, Walt, "It's a Whale of a Sculpture", Dayton Journal Herald, May 31, p. 25.
1980 Morgan, Ann Lee, "Reviews", New Art Examiner, Vol. 7, No. 8, May, p. 14.
1980 Olander, William, "Ohio Sculptors: Score and Performance", DIALOGUE, May/June, p. 38.
1980 Onorato, Ronald J., Edward Mayer: Sculpture, Catalogue, Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, Roslyn, NY.
1980 Preston, Malcolm, "Mayer's Architectural Basketry", NEWSDAY, November 12.
1980 Welch, Douglas, "Reviews", ARTS Magazine, Vol. 55, No. 3, November, p. 35.
1980 Zimmer, William, "Reviews", SOHO Weekly News, Februray 13, p. 25.
1981 Burchett, Debra, Architectural Sculpture, catalogue; Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, LA, CA.
1981 Burnside, Madeleine, "Enclosures", Islip Art Center, brochure essay; Islip, NY, May.
1981 Carr, Gene, "Review", 'Fifteen', The Sentinel, Winston-Salem, NC, October 28.
1981 Donnelly, James, "Review", Art New England, Vol. 2., No. 10, November.
1981 Hoffman, Donald, "Art Journal", Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, October 11.
1981 Njeri, Itabari, "Artist's Wood-Strip Sculpture is No Monument to Permanence", Greenville News, Greenville, SC, February 22.
1981 Schwindler, Gary, Edward Mayer: Sculpture, Catalogue, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC.
1981 Taylor, Robert, "Art Review", Boston Globe, Boston, MA, October 18.
1981 "Mayer on Mayer", Interview in AMERICAN ARTS, Vol. 12, No. 1, December/January.
1982 Black, David, "Simopetra: Sensual Appeal, Intellectual Demands", DIALOGUE, November/December, p. 13.
1982 Bell-Bray, Molly, "Mayer's Sculptures, Warm, Transient", ARTS INSIGHT, Indianapolis, September, Vol. 4, No. 4.
1982 Ciancone, Liz, "Artist's sculpture forms wood exhibit centerpiece", The Tribune-Star,Terre Haute, IN, September 24, p. 15.
1982 Garmel, Marion, "Review", The Indianapolis News, July 24, p. 12.
1982 Hall, Jacqueline, "Bold Installation opens Ohio Series", Columbus Dispatch, September 5, p. F-8.
1982 Hanson, Bernard, "Primitive Merging of Art and Nature", The Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT, February 7.
1982 Haydon, Harold, 'Galleries', Chicago Sun-Times, November 12, p. 89.
1982 Levin, Kim, "Ed Mayer", 'Best Bets', VILLAGE VOICE, July 21-27, P. 56.
1982 Mann, Virginia, "Edward Mayer", ARTS Magazine, Vol. 56, No. 7, March, p. 12.
1982 Spofforth, John, "Inside/Out in Athens", DIALOGUE, January/February.
1983 Carr, Carolyn, Perspectives 5, Catalog, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH.
1983 Merritt, Robert, "Review", Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, VA, February 15, p. C-12.
1984 Yau, John, Awards in the Visual Arts 3, Catalogue, Traveling exhibition, San Antonio Museum, TX; Loch Haven Museum, FL; Cranbrook Museum, MI.
1985 Artner, Alan G., "Reviews", Chicago Tribune, April 5, p. 44.
1985 Johnson, Ken, "A Sculptor with Rooms to stretch Imagination", The Times-Union, Albany, NY, September 8.
1985 Luecking, Stephen, "Monumental Sculpture", FINE WOODWORKING, January/February, No. 50, pp. 66-69.
1985 Miller, Donald, "Stacked Sticks, exquisite installation", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 23, p. 14.
1985 Riding, Alan, "Sao Paulo Art Show, A Giant", The New York Times, November 8.
1985 Sao Paulo Bienal, Catalogue, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
1985 Wright, Peg Churchill, "Review", Schenectady Gazette, September 12.
1986 Kuspit, Donald B., "Report from Sao Paulo: A New Brazil, A New Bienal", ART IN AMERICA, March pp. 31-35.
1987 Brenson, Michael, "City as Sculpture Garden: Seeing the New and Daring", The New York Times, July 17, pp. 1 and 30.
1987 Dorsey, John, "Sculpture in Unusual Forms", The Baltimore Sun, November 27, p. 24.
1987 Stigliano, Phyllis and Parente, Janice, Walk On, Sit Down, Go Through, Catalogue, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY.
1987 Sturtevant, Alfred, "Socrates Sculpture Park: An Open-Air Studio Accross the River", STROLL, Issue 4/5, Fall, pp. 58-61.
1988 Page, Jo, "Themes abound in SUNY art show", The Times-Union, February 14, pp. H-1, H2.
1988 Huntington, Richard, "Review", The Buffalo News, June 26.
1989 Solnit, Rebecca, "Public Art Works: Bringing the Mountains to Mohammed", ARTWEEK, September 9, p. 7.
1990 Moffett, Mark, "Faculty Impaired", METROLAND, Albany, NY, February 15-21, p. 21.
1990 Krasniewicz, Louise, "Interacting with the Senses", The Times-Union, April 13, p. C-5.
1990 Moffett, Mark, "Infinity", METROLAND, April 12-18, p. 24.
1990 Nordstrom, Gert Z., "Ekvilibrist Pa Ribbor, BILD I SKOLAN, No. 3, 1990, pp. 29-32.
1993 Braff, Phyllis., "Wood", The New York Times, November 21, p.28.
1993 Harrison, Helen A., Art Review, 'Meditating on a World's Fair From a Century Ago', The New York Times, March 28, p.16.
1993 Huntington, Richard, Art Review, 'Crazy Times; it's getting tougher for artists to shock us', The Buffalo News, August 13, p. 28.
1993 Kuspit, Donald B.,' Working With Tradition: The Academic Artist', Catalogue, Burchfield Art Center, June 12.
1994 Phillips, Joseph, "Academic Art", The Sunday Gazette, February 27, p.G1, 2.
1994 Jaeger, William, " 'Academic Artist' doesn't separate wheat from chaff", Times Union, March 20, p. G-2.
1997 Bumgardner, George, “Take a trip to otherworldly fun”, Ithaca Journal, February 6, Section 2.
1997 Cameron, Dan, “University at Albany Art Department Faculty Exhibition”, Catalogue, pp. 4-7.
1997 Cahill, Timothy, “A faculty for the surface”, Times Union, February 23, p. G-2.
1997 Wright Churchill, Peg, “Brushmarks”, The Daily Gazette, January 30, p. A7.
1998 Bernstein, Roberta, “Nature in Abstraction and Abstraction in Nature”, Catalogue, Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood; pp 5-8.
1998 Jaeger, William, “Chesterwood sculptures relate to their surroundings”, Times-Union, September 20, p I4.
1998 Krause, Kim, “Space à la Mayer”, City Beat, September 10.
1998 Stein, Jerry, “From hardware store to art gallery”, Cincinnati Post, September 1.
1998 Russell, Gloria, “Contemporary sculpture explores themes of nature, abstraction”, Sunday Republican, July 12, p E2.
1998 Wright, Peg Churchill, “Brushmarks”, Abstract sculptures at Chesterwood interact with Nature, Daily Gazette, August 6.
1999 Allen, Jane Ingram, “Dispatches”,Berkshires and Upper Hudson River Valley, Sculpture, January/February, pp 78-79.
1999 Ripps, Corinna, “The Idea of Impermanence”, Sculpture, January/February, pp 30-35.
2001 Bjorland, Karen, “Airport accelerates scheduled departure of artwork”, The Dail Gazette, January 5.
2003 Brickman, David, “Far Sited”, Metroland, December 18-24.
2005 Berry, Ian and Schaming, Corinna Ripps, “Edward Mayer: Tracing Change”, University Art Museum.
2005 Bjornland, Karen, “Mayer Sculptures tailored to space in UAlbany gallery”, The Sunday Gazette, February 6; pp G 1,3.
Visiting Critic; Guest Lecturer; Artist in Residence
1973 Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy
1974 American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
1975 Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
1975 Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio
1975 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
1976 University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
1977 Kentucky Arts Council, Louisville, Kentucky
1978 Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
1978 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
1979 Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1980 University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
1981 Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
1981 Greenville Museum, Greenville, South Carolina
1981 University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri
1981 Alfred University, Alfred, New York
1981 Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
1981 Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
1981 North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
1981 Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
1982 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
1982 Blossom/Kent Festival, Kent, Ohio
1982 Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
1982 Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana
1983 University of Texas, Austin, Texas
1983 Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
1984 Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana
1984 Oxbow, Saugatuck, Michigan
1985 Huntington Galleries, Huntington, West Virginia
1986 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
1986 New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
1987 Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
1987 Daytona Beach Museum, Daytona Beach, Florida
1987 Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
1987 Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York
1987 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
1987 Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1988 Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
1989 University of Southern Maine, Gorham, Maine
1990 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
1990 University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1990 Art Academy of Cetinje, Montenegro
1992 University of West Virginia, Morgantown, West Virginia
1993 Dowling College, Oakdale, New York
1994 Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1995 Alfred University, Alfred, NY
1995 State University of New York - Oswego
1996 Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
1996 Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
1996 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
1997 College at Cortland, SUNY, Cortland, NY
1997 Cincinnati Academy of Art, Cincinnati, OH
1997 Castleton State College, Castleton, VT
1998 Bennington College, Bennington, VT
1999 University of Louisville, Louisville KY
1999 Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
2002 Siena College, Loudonville, NY
2003 Hudson Valley CC, Troy, NY
2005 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY