Selected Public Collections and Commissions
Metropolitan Museum of Art; New York City, NY
Museum of Modern Art; Kyoto, Japan
Museum of Art & Design; New York City, NY
Smithsonian Renwick Gallery - National Museum of American Art; Washington, D.C.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Montreal, Canada
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center; Charlotte, NC
The American Craft Museum; New York City, NY
Huntington Museum; Huntington, WV
Museum Bellerive; Zurich, Switzerland
Museum of Decorative Arts; Lausanne, Switzerland
The Detroit Institute of Arts; Detroit, MI
The Toledo Museum of Art; Toledo, OH
Musee de Verre; Sars-Poteries, France
Corning Museum of Glass; Corning, NY
Palm Beach Community College Museum of Art; Palm Beach, FL
Stadt Museum; Fraunau, West Germany
Glas Museum; Ebeltoft, Denmark
Frontrunner Awards for Sara Lee Corporation; Chicago, IL
The John Pappajohn Pavilion, Iowa City Hospital; Iowa City, IA
Berman Museum of Art; Collegeville, PA
U.S. Chancellery in La Paz; Bolivia
Indianapolis Museum of Art; Indianapolis, IN
Rhode Island School of Design Museum; Providence, RI
Grounds for Sculpture; Hamilton, NJ
Providence Park Department; Providence, RI
Columbus Museum of Art; Columbus, OH; 'Tool-Wall'

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015 "Tools and Other Friends", The Lowe Museum, Miami, FL                  
2014 "Reflections & Contradictions", The Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum, Washington,DC
2013 "Mary's Tools", OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
2012 "Fluid Lines", Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM     
2010 “Shaffer Precis”, Zane Bennett Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2008 “Mary Shaffer: Clear Vision, Reflection, Transparency and Glass”, Ellen Noel Museum, Midland/Odessa, TX
2008 “Mary Shaffer”, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL (and 1994, 1992)
2007 “Mary Shaffer: Visions 1970-2007”, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (and 2004, 2002, 1998, 1994)
2007 Kunstmuseum, Kitzbühel, Austria
2007 “Markings”, Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
2004 Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2004 Hawk Gallery, Columbus, OH
2003 Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI
2003 Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2002 Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL (and 2000, 1998, 1996)
2001 Habatat Galleries, MI & FL (and 1999, 1997, 1994, 1992, 1990)
2001 Chappell Gallery, Boston, MA
1999 Heller Gallery, New York City, NY (and 1996, 1980, 1978)
1998 William Travers Gallery, Seattle, WA
1997 Sanske Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
1995 Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman Gallery, Washington, DC (and 1993)
1994 Habatat Gallery, Aspen, CO
1991 Rochelle Monique Gallery, San Diego, CA
1988 O.K. Harris Gallery, New York City, NY (and 1982, 1979, 1977, 1975)
1982 Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland
1981 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University, New York City, NY
1980 Mandel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1979 Hadler Rodriques Gallery, Houston, TX
1979 “Just the Two of Us”, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
1979 “Hang Out”, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1977 “In Memory of”, Fine Arts Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY
1977 “Spilled Milk”, Anyart Gallery, Providence, RI
1974 Warren Benedek Gallery, New York, NY
1973 Gallery G.A.P., Rome, Italy

Selected Group Exhibitions
2013, "Black, White, Red," a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2012 “the WALL show”, a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2010 Art Fair, Miami, LA and Chicago
2009 “Heinemann Collection”, Corning Museum, Corning, NY
2009 “Shoebox Sculpture Invitational”, International Traveling Show, University of Hawaii Gallery of Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
2008 “Flux: Reflections on Contemporary Glass”, Santa Fe Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
2008 “Inaugural Exhibition”, MAD, New York City, NY
2007 “Glass from Gall to Chihuly: Highlights from the Lowenbach Collection”, The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
2006 “Two Mediums/Two Expressions”, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, OH
2006 “New England Glass: The Quiet Force”, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA
2005 “Sculpting In Glass”, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL
2005 “Art Fair Chicago”, Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 “Blown”, Hook-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX
2002 “Red as a Color for Exploration and Expression”, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2002 “Transcending Translucence”, ARTS Manhattan, Long Beach, CA
2002 “San Francisco Art Fair”, Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002 “Sculpture in Glass”, Walton Arts Center, Joy Pratt Markham Gallery, Fayetteville, AK
2001 “Glass: Artist, Influence and Evolution”, Habatat Gallery, Pontiac, MI
2001 “Breaking the Mold: Conceptual Glass”, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
2001 “Celebrations in Glass: Contemporary Studio Glass”, Northern Indiana Arts Association, William J. Bachman Gallery, IN
2001 Museo del Vidrio, Monterrey, Mexico
1999-2001 “Hot and Cool: Contemporary Glass Works”, Exhibits USA, College Station, Tyler, TX
2000 “SOFA New York”, Heller Gallery, New York City, NY (and 1999)
2000 “SOFA Chicago”, Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000 “Glass: Artist, Influence & Evolution”, Kreft Gallery, Ann Arbor MI
2000 “29th Annual International Exhibition”, Habatat Gallery, Pontiac MI
2000 “Buy/By Women”, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Shadyside, PA
2000 “Millennium Glass”, Kentucky Art & Craft Foundation, Louisville, KY
1999 “Glorious Glass 1997-1999”, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
1999 “SOFA Chicago”, Habatat Galleries, MI (and 1998)
1999 “28th Annual International Exhibition”, Habatat Galleries (and 1979-1982, 1987-1999), Pontiac, MI
1999 “Clearly Sculpture”, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, MI
1999 “The Art of Glass”, Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999 “Women Artists from the Land of Enchantment”, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, curated by Lucy Lippard
1999 “Essence of Water”, 5 Sculptors, Fujiya HR Center, Kyoto, Japan; Aster Plaza, Hiroshima, Japan
1998 “Inaugural Exhibition”, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1998 “Duo”, La Verrerie de Biot, Biot, France
1998 “Glass: A Group Exhibition”, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
1998 “SOFA New York”, Marx Saunders Gallery, New York City, NY
1997 “Glass Today by American Studio Artists”, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1997 “Masters of Contemporary Glass: Selections from the Glick Collection”, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
1997 “SOFA”, Navy Pier, Heller Gallery, NY & Habatat Galleries, MI, Chicago, IL
1997 “Union of Ideas”, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
1997 “Calido”, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
1997 “Glass Today: Recent American Studio Glass from Cleveland Collections”, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
1997 “Molten Marriage”, Pilabaum Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1997 “Blowing Hot Cutting Cold”, Lakeview Museum of Arts & Science, Peoria, IL
1996 “3 Views: Brock, Shaffer, Zynsky”, Reilly Hawk Gallery, Columbus, OH
1996 “Studio Glass”, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
1996 “People in Glass Houses”, Robert Lehman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1996 “12 x 12”, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1996 “New Look; Contemporary Women Sculptors”, Washington Square, Washington, DC
1996 “35 Years of American Glass”, The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL
1996 “Venezia Aperto Vetro”, Museo Correr, Venice, Italy
1996 “Sculpture: Crossing Boundaries”, International Sculpture Conference, Providence, RI
1996 “Convergence IX, International Arts Festival”, Providence Park Department, Providence, RI
1996 “Four Decades of Discovery, The 40th Anniversary of the American Craft Museum”, American Craft Museum, New York City, NY
1995 “A Regional Survey from Maryland to Louisiana”, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
1995 Kouros Gallery, New York City, NY
1995 Hsinchu Cultural Center, Taiwan
1995 “Spring-Summer Show”, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
1995 “Glass America”, Heller Gallery, New York City, NY
1995 Shidoni Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1995 “24th International Exhibition”, Habatat Gallery, MI (and 1979-1982; 1987-1995)
1995 Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman Gallery, Washington, DC
1995 Constantine Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1995 Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC
1993-1995 Holsten Gallery, Stockbridge, MA
1994 “Across Borders/Sans Frontieras”, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC
1994 “Transparanscene”, Palm Beach Community College of Art, Fort Worth, FL
1994 “Three”, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
1994 “On Site: Sculpture from the Berman Atelier”, Phillip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA
1993 “Glass Installations”, American Craft Museum, New York, NY
1993 “From Hand to Hand: The Saxe Collection”, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
1993 Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
1993 “Our Public Image”, The Hans and Walter Bechtler Gallery, Charlotte, NC
1993 Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, AL
1993 Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
1993 The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK
1993 The Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA
1993 Marx Gallery, Chicago, IL
1993 Constantine Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1993 Holsten Gallery, Stockbridge, MA
1991-1993 “The 14th Annual International Invitational”, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL
1990-1993 “New Art Forms”, Navy Pier, with Habatat, Chicago, IL
1992 “Cristalomancia”, The Ruffino Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico
1992 “Glass From Craft to Contemporary Art 1962-1992”, The Morris Museum of Art, Morristown, NJ
1992 “A Personal Perspective”, Nave Museum, Victoria, TX
1992 “Materials and Mass”, Academy of the Arts, Easton, MD
1992 “Clearly Art: Pilchuck's Glass Legacy”, The Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA (Travels through 1995)
1992 “Collectors Eye”, Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD
1992 “Glass Now '92”, Yamaha Corporation, Japan
1989-1992 “8th Glass Invitational”, Judy Youens Gallery, Houston, TX
1988-1992 “Scale Detail”, Habatat Galleries, Farmington Hills, MI
1991 “Henry Moore International Sculpture Competition”, Hakone Open-Air Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1991 “Sight Through Touch”, National Museum of Fine Arts, Rio, Brazil
1991 “Masters in Glass”, Naples Museum, Naples, FL
1991 “Le Verre”, Duchamp-Villon Art Space, Rouen, France
1988-1990 “World Glass Now”, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
1988-1990 “The Eloquent Object”, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK (National tour includes Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; and The Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA.)
1989 “Sculpture '89”, Washington Square Partner, Washington, DC
1989 “Glass America”, Heller Gallery, New York City, NY
1989 Kunsthaus am Museum, Koln, Germany
1988 “New Aesthetics”, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL (and 1987)
1987 “Annual Juried Exhibition and Invitational Show”, Columbia Museum of Art and The South Carolina Arts Commission, Columbia, SC
1987 “Sculpture Today”, Old State House, Hartford, CT
1987 “Glass as Sculpture”, Contemporary Craft Association, Portland, OR
1986 “New American Glass: Focus 2”, Huntington Museum, Huntington, WV
1984-1986 “Americans in Glass”, Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wasau, WI
1984-1986 International tour by LYWAM & Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf. Includes: Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland; Hallands Lansmuseer, Sweden; Kestner Museum, Hanover, Germany; Kunstindustriemueet, Copenhagen, Denmark; Gemeentemuseum, Amhem, The Netherlands; City Art Gallery, Manchester, England; Museum for Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, Germany; and Stedelijik Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1983 “Sculptured Glass”, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
1981-1983 “Americans in Glass”, Leigh Yawky Woodson Art Museum, Wassau, WI (Co-sponsored with Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, NY and The Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL; tour by AMA includes: Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI; Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD; Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA; Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL; University of Minnesota Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; Anchorage Historical and Fine Art Museum, Anchorage, AK; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO; and Art Center Inc., South Bend, IN.)
1982 Stadt Museum, Fraunau, Germany
1982 “4 Artists, 4 Views”, Jesse Besser Museum, Alpena, MI
1982 “Premier Symposium du Verre”, Musee du Verre, Sars-Poteries, France
1982 Museum of Modern Art, Milan, Italy
1982 Gallery Passman, Frieburg, Germany
1982 Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada
1981 “Matter, Memory, Meaning”, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI. (Circulated through the Art Museum Association.)
1979 Musee Chateau d'Annecy, d'Annecy, France
1979 Gallery des Tanneurs, Tours, France
1979 Habatat Galleries, Dearborn, MI
1979 Pyramid Gallery, Rochester, NY
1978 “Painting and Sculpture Today”, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
1978 “Conceptual Art”, Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA
1978 Huntington Museum, Huntington, WV
1978 “Glass America”, Lever House, New York, NY
1978 The Hadler Galleries, New York, NY
1978 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1978 “Earth, Wind and Fire”, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
1978 Newport Arts Association, Newport, RI
1978 “Private Parts”, What Cheer Arts, Providence, RI
1977 Mercado del Sale, Milan, Italy
1976 “New American Glass”, Huntington Museum, Huntington, WV
1976 National Endowment for the Arts Fellows, Newport Art Association, Newport, RI
1976 Fine Arts Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
1976 Gallery Toselli, Milan, Italy
1974 Warren Benedek Gallery, New York, NY
1970 Tyler School of Art Gallery, Temple University, Rome, Italy
1970 Rhode Island Arts Festival, Providence, RI
1970 Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI

Honors and Awards
2009  USA Simon Award, USA Artist, Los Angeles, CA
2008  Award of Excellence, Art Critic Award, Habatat International, Royal Oak, MI
2007  Award of Excellence, Corning Museum of Glass, Curator's Award, Corning, NY
1996  Innovated use of Glass and Sculpture Award, Urban Glass, New York, NY
1995  Visionary, American Craft Museum, New York, NY
1994  Fellowship for Individual Artists. National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1987  Fellowship for Individual Artists. D.C. Commission of Arts and Humanities
1981  Glaspris '81. Kassel Competition, West Germany.
1979  Huber Grant. Wellesley College. Funded study of art in Czechoslovakia.
1977  Glass in Architecture Award. National Endowment for the Arts through Rhode Island School of Design.
1974  Fellowship for Individual Artists. National Endowment for the Arts.
1972  Citation of Excellence. U.S. Labor Department. For directing manpower program.

2001 "The New Millenium Collection", Nancy N. Stem, Katheryne Fowler, NMMC, Santa Fe, NM ISBN: 0-9679034-1-6
2000 "Glass Art from Urban Glass", Richard Wilfred Yelle, A Schiffer Art Book
1999 "Glass: An Artist's Medium", Lucartha Kohler, Krause Publications, Iola, WI
1999 "Mary Shaffer Lecture", Grounds for Sculpture
1996 "International New Glass", Dan Klein & Attilia Dorigato, Arsenale Editrice '96, Italy, ISBN: 88-7743-172-5
1996 "Modern Works", Habatat Galleries, MI
1995-1996 "Mary Shaffer: A Natural Force," Awarded US International Film and Video Festival Certificate for Creative Excellence. "Center-Light; Point-of-View;" NBC coverage and "The Judy Youens Lecture Series"
1992 "Museum Bellerive Zurich GLAS, Band I 1945-1991," Zurich, Switzerland
1992 "Artist Confronting the Inconceivable", American Interfai


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