Selected Exhibitions

4/29/17-5/26/17 “Awakening V: King Tide” event series with Enough Pie, “Rising Tides” at Dart Library included 3 new large-scale oil paintings and “Charleston Airborne Flooded” 100-foot banner installed on Joseph Floyd Manor

2/23/17-4/21/17 “Lowcountry Silks & Oils” Sumter County Gallery of Art, SC

11/7/16-11/11/16 “Mary Edna Fraser and Cecelia Naomi Dailey” Spring Island Trust, Okatie, SC

11/6/16 “Mary Edna Fraser, Artist, Environmentalist” Guest Speaker, Edisto Island Preservation Alliance Annual Meeting, Edisto Island, SC

5/6/16-6/19/16 “Mary Edna’s Floating World” Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC, invitational

4/26/16-4/20/16 “Blue Blue Planet” Out of Line Art Gallery, Chicago, IL, invitational

4/22/16-4/29/16 “Visual Prayers for Earth Day” Circular Congregational Church, Charleston, SC, invitational, one woman, opening with community group leaders including Charleston Waterkeeper, Sierra Club Robert Lunz Group, Coastal Community Foundation, and South Carolina Environmental Law Project

4/7/16-8/16 “Freshwater Veins” The Gallery at City Hall, Columbia SC, curated by the Palmetto Curatorial Exchange, invitational, promotional material featured “Cainhoy” batik on silk

11/12/15-1/7/16 “Silks & Oils” Jericho Advisors Gallery, Charleston, SC, invitational, one woman

10/16/15-11/4/15 “Lowcountry Oils and Silks” University of South Carolina Beaufort, Center for the Arts Gallery, SC, invitational, one woman

10/10/15-9/18/16 “Sizing it Up: Scale in Nature and Art” Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, invitational

10/9/15-1/10/16 “Independent Spirits: Women Artists of South Carolina” Columbia Museum of Art, SC, invitational, selection of approximately 30 works of art by South Carolina women artists, shown in conjunction with “Georgia O’Keeffe: Her Carolina Story”

5/14/15-7/31/15 “Flight Patterns: An Exhibition of Fiber Art” Welch School Gallery, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, invitational, curator Dorothy Moye, with Jon Riis and Jim Arendt

3/21/15-5/3/15 “Above, Between, Below” City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC, one woman

9/7/14-3/1/15 “Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art” The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginia, invitational

8/16/14-3/15/15 “Building A Universe” SC State Museum, Columbia, SC, invitational

6/4/14-7/9/14 “Silk & Glass” Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, invitational

5/28/14-8/23/14 “Lowcountry Silks” Picture This Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC, one woman

5/24/14-6/6/14 “Batiks!” Ann Long Fine Art, Charleston, SC, one woman

4/14-4/15 “Flight Patterns: An Exhibition of Fiber Art” Concourse T North, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, GA, invitational, curator Dorothy Moye

9/13/13-10/20/13 “Mapping the Planets in Silk and Sound” Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, with Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum planetary geologist Ted Maxwell and Los Angeles composer Mark Mercury

9/7/13-11/14/13 “Connecting Concept & Medium: Fiber Art in South Carolina” Pickens County Museum of Art & History, Pickens, SC, invitational

7/15/13-9/27/13 “The Art of Science Policy” American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC, invitational

6/1/12-6/1/13 “The Art of Healing” Roper Hospital, Charleston, SC, monotypes on paper, invitational

5/30/13-11/3/13 “Ethereal Edges: Lowcountry Coastlines in Batik” Daniel Library, The Citadel’s first Piccolo Spoleto exhibition, Charleston, SC, one woman

4/20/13 “From Local to Global—An Artist’s Inspiration for Conservation” The Nature Conservancy, Wadmalaw Island, SC, invitational

1/25/13-5/13/13 “Our Expanding Oceans” Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY, one woman, with text by Orrin H. Pilkey, Professor Emeritus of Geology at Duke University

7/25/12-10/31/12 “Aerial Perspectives: Silk Batiks by Mary Edna Fraser” Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, Albuquerque, NM, one woman

7/22/12-7/27/12 “The Road Less Traveled—New Silk Visions” Silk Painters International Festival, IAIA Campus, Sante Fe, NM, juried

2/3/12-2/25/12 “Terraqueous: Silk Batiks by Mary Edna Fraser” Duke Energy Hub, art used for poster to promote the symposium “Water and Energy: Improving Access Through Small Scale Solutions” organized by the Student International Discussion Group, Nicholas School for the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC

2/10/12-3/28/12 “Thread of Life” Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, invitational

11/17/11-12/21/11 South Carolina Biennial, 701 Center for the Arts, Columbia, SC, invitational

11/12/11-2/25/12 “Our Expanding Oceans” SciWorks, Winston-Salem, NC, one woman installation with text by Orrin Pilkey

7/9/11-7/30/11  “Reflections on Water” Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, part of the “Confluence,” the 2011 Surface Design Association conference, invitational, with Linda Gass and Barbara Lee Smith

9/22/11-10/27/11 “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” Barrier Islands Center, Machipongo, VA, one woman

6/26/11-11/6/11 “Our Expanding Oceans” North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC, one woman installation with text by Orrin Pilkey

5/12/11-6/21/11 “Kimono Silks” 214 King Street, Charleston, SC, one woman

4/26/11-5/12/11 “Prayer Flags” Circular Congregational Church, Charleston, SC, one woman installation

1/10/11-2/18/11  “Our Expanding Oceans,” Circle Gallery, College of Environment and Design, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (One woman)

8/10-12/10  “The Art of Environmental Awareness: The Batiks of Mary Edna Fraser” McKissick Museum, University of SC (One woman, curator Jason Shaiman)

3/10-5/10  “Terraqueous Silks” Florence Museum of Art, Science and History, Florence, SC (One woman, curator Stephen Motte)

12/09-1/10 “Kimono Silks 214 King Street, The Real Estate Studio, Charleston, SC (One woman)

10/09 “TAFTA” Sinclair Gallery, Geelong, Australia (Invitational)

6/09-10/09 “Global Perspective” Carrboro Branch Library, Duke University Wetland Center & Nicholas School of the Environment, Carrboro, NC (Invitational, curator Mengchi Ho)

2/09 “Delete Apathy” Fraser Studio, Charleston, SC (Coastal Conservation League event with Celie Dailey, filmmaker of featured documentary 50 Houses on Kiawah Sand)

11/1/08-1/31/09 “Earthscaping” McClellanville Arts Center, McClellanville, SC (One woman)

6/08-6/09 “Polar Attractions” Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA (Invitational)

3/15/08-4/13/08 “Expanding Oceans” Flaten Art Museum, Dittman Center, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN (One woman)

3/08-4/08 “Celebrating the World’s Barrier Islands” Gould Library, Carleton College, Northfield, MN (One woman)

3/08 “Endangered” Rosny Schoolhouse Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania (Invitational, curator Désirée Fitzgibbon)

5/07-7/07 “Mapping the Territory” Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO (Invitational, curator Louanne Rimel)

3/07-4/07 “Silk Perspective” traveled to Horsham Regional Art Gallery, NSW and Borrodell Winery, Orange, NSW (Sponsored by the Australian Forum for Textile Arts, tutored for two weeks, One woman)

3/07-4/07 “Water for Life” City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC (In conjunction with Water Missions International and World Water Day, One woman)

1/07-3/07 “Our Earth and Beyond” Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC (One woman)

9/06-11/06 “Islands From The Sky” Barrier Island Center, Machipongo, VA (One woman)

5/06-6/06 “Scenes From Above” Wells Gallery, The Santuary at Kiawah Island, SC (One woman)

3/06-4/06 “Deltas, Barrier Islands and Beyond” Stevenson Research & Technology Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (One woman installation)

11/05-12/05 “Daniel Island” Daniel Island, SC. Sponsored by the Gibbes Museum of Art (Invitational)

11/05-12/05 “Naturescapes: Silk Batiks by Mary Edna Fraser” University of North Carolina Charlotte (One woman)

5/05-9/05 “Naturescapes” Massachusetts Audubon Visual Arts Center, Canton, MA (One woman)

6/10/05-6/24/05 “Wax Eloquent” Massachusetts College of Art, Boston (Juried Exhibition)

6/05 “Silk Tableaus” Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA (One woman installation with documentary videos)

9/04-8/06 “Generous Friends:  Building an Art Collection for the National Air and Space Museum” Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (Invitational, group exhibition, curator Tom Crouch)

8/04-9/04 “Collaborative Batiks: Islands from the Sky” Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH (Environmental Studies Atrium, sponsored by the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Art Museum and the Geology Department, One woman)

9/04-12/04 “Ribbons of Sand: Batik Art of Barrier Islands” Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC (One woman)

5/04-7/04 “Contemporary Charleston 2004” City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston, SC (Invitational, curator Brad Collins)

5/04-6/04 “Outer Banks to Outer Space” Spoleto Festival, Gaillard Auditorium, Charleston, SC (One woman installation)

1/04-4/04 “From Outer Banks to Outer Space” Mathematics and Science Center Atrium, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (One woman installation)

11/03-12/03 “Earth and Flight” Theatre Art Galleries, 100th Anniversary of Flight, with artist Eric Lawing, High Point, NC

5/03 “Outer Banks to Outer Space” Festival of Flight, 62 suspended batiks, Fayetteville Museum of Art, NC (One woman installation)

9/02-5/03 “Sands of Time: Wind, Waves, & Shifting Sands” James R. Smail Gallery, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN (One woman, displayed every 5 years for new students)

5/02-8/02 “Coastal Inspirations: Silk Batiks by Mary Edna Fraser” Burroughs Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC (One woman)

4/02 “Dark and Light” Hand Chapel, George Washington University, Mount Vernon Campus, Washington, DC (One woman installation, curators Barbara Brennan and Leslie Jacobs for Horizons Theater)

6/01-9/01 “A Celebration of Barrier Islands” National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (One woman)

5/19/01-6/9/01 “Cycles of Spheres: Mapping the Planets in Silk and Sound” Old City Jail, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC (One woman multi-media installation, music by Mark Mercury, curator Anne Collins Goodyear)

6/00-9/00 “Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto” SCETV production of art, music, dance and theater, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC (Project director & exhibitor)

7/99-12/02 “Artistry of Space” Artrain exhibition, NASA and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Art Collections, Union Station, Washington, DC (Traveled to 40 sites around US, catalog, Invitational, curator Susan Lawson-Bell)

5/99-11/99 “One Small Step: Exploring America’s Adventures in Space, 1959 – 1999” The University Gallery & Mineralogical Museum, University of Delaware, DE (Invitational exhibition, curator Belena S. Chapp)

1/99-3/99 “A Celebration of Barrier Islands: Restless Ribbons of Sand” Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC (Collaboration with scientist Orrin Pilkey & poet Marjory Wentworth, interactive CDRom by Greg Bryant)

4/99-5/99 “A Celebration of Barrier Islands: Restless Ribbons of Sand” Art of Science Project, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

10/98 “Women Artists of the NASA Art Program” National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC (Invitational)

5/98 “Envisage” Audubon Wildlife Gallery, Charleston, SC (Invitational)

11/97-12/97 “Artist as Activist: Ecological Concerns in the 90s” Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (Invitational exhibition and symposium, Outer Banks field trip with Orrin Pilkey & Stan Riggs)

9/97 “Aerial Perspective: Batiks, Monotypes, & Photographs” National Center Gallery, USGS, Reston, VA (One woman)

4/97-6/97 “The Shapes of Time and Tide” Projects For A New Millennium, The Mystic Art Association, Mystic, CT (Invitational, curator Joy Wulke)

3/97 “Off The Map” Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Cranbrook Academy of Arts, Rochester, MN (Invitational, curator Margo Mensing)

11/96-12/96 “Mary Edna Fraser: Aerial Homecoming” Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC (One woman)

5/96-7/96 “Islands from the Sky” Walter Greer Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC (One woman)

9/95-11/95 “Outer Banks” North Carolina Maritime Museum, Beaufort, NC (One woman)

5/95-7/95 “Visual Poetry” Gibbes Museum of Art, International Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC (Collaborative installation with poet Marjory Wentworth)

2/95-4/95 “Fashion is a VERB!” The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY (Invitational exhibition, FIT’s 50th anniversary)

9/94-5/95 “Aerial Inspirations: Silk Batiks by Mary Edna Fraser” Flight and the Arts Gallery at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC (The museum’s first textile and one woman exhibition consisting of 70 batiks and monotypes, curator Susan Lawson-Bell)

5/93-6/93 “A Collection of Earth Views” International Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC (One woman)

5/93-6/93 “Point of View,” Monotype exhibition, Art Thomas Gallery, Charleston, SC (One woman)

10/90 “Batik: The Dyeing Art Today – Contemporary Batik Artists” Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH (Invitational)

11/89 “Islands From the Sky: Coastal Batiks” Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC (One woman)

3/88 “South Carolina Women Artists” Furman University, Greenville, SC (Invitational)

5/86 “Earth Views” Flight & The Arts Gallery, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC (Juried opening exhibition, curator Priscilla Strain, awarded 3rd prize)

9/85 “Fifth International Batik Exhibition: Contemporary Masters” Donnell Library, New York, NY (Invitational)

6/85 “Terraqueous Batiks” International Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC (One woman)

9/84 “Fourth International Batik Exhibition: Contemporary Masters” Verbena Galleries and Donnell Library, New York, NY (Invitational)

8/82 “Islands From the Sky” Surroundings Gallery, New York, NY (One woman)

8/81 “Islands From the Sky” Red Piano Art Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC (One woman)

3/81 “Islands From the Sky” The Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA (One woman)

6/80 “Lowcountry Silks and Cottons” Riverworks Gallery, Savannah, GA (One woman)

3/78 Fox Grape Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC (Invitational)

5/75, ‘76, ‘77 Savannah Arts Festival, Savannah, GA

11/75 Hilton Head Arts and Jazz Festival, Hilton Head Island, SC