MFA, Arizona State University
MS in Occupational Therapy, Washington University
Stacia Yeapanis. “OtherPeoplesPixels Interviews Mary Porterfield, Otherpeoplespixels Blog,
October, 20, 2016.
Syed, Mahjabeen. "Artist of the Week: Mary Porterfield," Chicago-Woman Magazine, January 23, 2017.
One and Two Person Exhibitions
Solo Exhibition, Packer-Schopf Gallery, Chicago, Il.
Two Person Show, Koehnline Museum, Des Plaines, Il.
Solo Exhibition, University of Illinois, Illini Union Art Gallery, Urbana, Il.
Two Person Show, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI.
Two Person Show, Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, Il.
Solo Exhibition, St.Xavier University, Chicago, Il.
Solo Exhibition, Gallery 180, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, Il.
Solo Exhibition, West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, AZ.
Solo Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Waysides, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan,WI.
2016 Detroit Biennale, Detroit Museum of New Art, Armada, MI.
2016 At River’s Bend: Our Place on the Ohio, Evansville Art Museum, Evansville, IN.
2016 Landscape/Vision/Interpretation, Robert Morris University, Chicago, Il.
2016 South Shore Salon Show, South Shore Arts, Munster, IN (Juror: Carrie Johnson, Curator,
Rockford Art Museum)
2016 Rosie the Riveter, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, Il.
2016 Third Coast National, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX. (Juror: Sharon Kopriva)
2016 Honorable Mention, Third Coast National,Kspace Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX.
2016 Alexandra Gardner Riddle Memorial Award,Salon Show, South Shore Arts, Munster, IN.
I have been teaching for 14 years with emphasis on the following: 2D Design, drawing, painting, composition, contemporary content and color theory. Prior to coming to NEIU, I taught at Arizona State University and the Harrington School of Design. I am represented by the Packer-Schopf Gallery in Chicago.