Mary K. Cain

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Contact Information

contact name: Mary Kathleen Cain
phone: 218.879.8628
email: mcain@d.umn.edu

location address:
323 Fourth Street
Cloquet MN 55720

open to public: no

Similar Artists:
I admire the fiberart of Ahn Hei Young, and the paintings and drawings of Cheng-khee Chee and Monet.

Experience

1981 and 1980 - Studies in watercolor painting under the direction of Cheng-khee Chee. Studies included a number of processes: "Design" in watercolor, "Making white paper speak," "Crinkling technique." Studies were concluded with a critique of portfolio by Cheng-khee Chee.

Exhibitions/Performance History

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "La Gioconda," was included in a group-exhibition at the Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea in the city of Castel San Pietro Terme (BO) in Italy, from September 2 through September 18, 2006. The exhibition, which was sponsored by Andrea Bugamelli, the Assessore alla Cultura, was curated by Anna Boschi.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Ricchezza e Povertà = Wealth and Poverty," was included in a group-exhibition in the city of Rignano sull' Arno (Firenze) in Italy, on May 26th, 27th and 28th, 2006. The exhibition was sponsored by CREATIVA 2006, the seventh annual Arts Festival of the Comune di Rignano sull' Arno. The exhibition, which was initiated by the city and the Associazione "Oltre i limiti," was organized by Franco Piri Focardi.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "400 Years With Don Quijote," was included in a group-exhibition at the Gallery of the School of Arts and College of Design of Logroño (La Rioja) in Spain, throughout December of 2005. The exhibition, which was designed by Beatriz Fernández and David Díez, was coordinated by Ricardo González for the Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de La Rioja.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Emigrazione," was included in a group-exhibition at the Franciscan Convent of Marina Lobra in Massa Lubrense (Napoli) in Italy, from July 16th to August 21, 2005. The exhibition was curated by Roberto Scala.

A soft-sculpture by Mary Cain, "Oltre i limiti," was included in a group-exhibition in the city of Rignano sull' Arno (Firenze) in Italy, on May 28th and 29th, 2005. The exhibition was sponsored by CREATIVA 2005, the sixth annual Arts Festival of the Comune di Rignano sull' Arno. The exhibition was organized by Franco Piri Focardi.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Les Trois Soeurs," was included in a group-exhibition at the Château de St. Fargeau, near Versailles in France, throughout the month of May, 2005. The exhibition was curated by Claire Blettery.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Umana-Unitá," was included in a group-exhibition at the Mercato Ortofrutticolo in Imola, Italy, from September 25th through October 17th, 2004. The exhibition was curated by Roberto Casadio, Anna Boschi, and Don Ottorino Rizzi, the Bishop of Imola. The exhibition was sponsored by CARITAS of the Catholic Diocese of Imola. It was also sponsored by the City of Imola.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Terremoto / Earthquake," was included in a group-exhibition of the OPEN SPACE Gallery at Massa Lubrense (Napoli) in Italy, from September 5th thru September 15th, 2004. The exhibition was curated by Roberto Scala, who worked from 1991 to 1995 as assistant and technician of the artist Nam June Paik. Scala opened the exhibition with an intervention / performance at OPEN SPACE, utilizing its panoramic views of the Isle of Capri and the volcano Vesuvius.

A soft-sculpture by Mary Cain, "Maanschim / Moonshadow," was included in a group-exhibition at the Cultuurcentrum in Mechelen, Belgium, from May 30 thru August 15, 2004. The exhibition was organized by Luc Fierens.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Uscita di sicurezza," was included in a group-exhibition in the city of Rignano sull' Arno (Firenze) in Italy, on May 28th, 29th and 30th, 2004. The exhibition was sponsored by CREATIVA 2004, the fifth annual Arts Festival of the Comune di Rignano sull' Arno. The exhibition was organized by Franco Piri Focardi.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Seacoast," was included in the group-exhibition L'EAU DANS TOUS SES ÉTATS at the city of Maisons-Alfort in France. The artworks were exhibited on the 15th and 16th of May, 2004, on the arch of the Moulin Brûlé in Maisons-Alfort. The exhibition was sponsored by the Maison Pour Tous d'Alfort as a part of the "Festival de l'Oh!"

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain was included in the group-exhibition "100 AÑOS DE SALVADOR DALÍ" at the Galería de Arte in the Parque Avellaneda of the city of San Miguel de Tucumán in Argentina, from May 11 thru May 31 of 2004. The exhibition was organized by Mónica Vallejo.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Zona," was included in a group-exhibition MOSTRA d'ART CONTEMPORANI at the Centre Cívic Barceloneta in Barcelona, Spain, from May 6 thru May 28, 2004. The exhibition was organized by Txalo Toloza-Fernández.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Clown," was included in a group-exhibition at the Neue Sächsische Galerie of the Neue Chemnitzer Kunsthütte, Straße der Nationen 33, in Chemnitz, Germany, from October 28, 2003 thru January 4, 2004. The exhibition was curated by Sylke Göbel.

A soft-sculpture by Mary Cain, "Paz no Mundo / Peace in the World," was included in a group-exhibition at the Centro Cultural Roberto Palmari in Rio Claro, Brazil, from August 30 thru September 22, 2003. The exhibition was curated by Maria Elisabete Rúbio Alem.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Hotel DADA," was included in a group-exhibition at DOMICE / Espacio de Arte in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from July 25 through July 31, 2003. The exhibition was organized by Silvio de Gracia and Graciela Cianfagna.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Clown," was included in a group-exhibition at the Gallery of the KUNST KELLER in Annaberg, Germany, from March 4 thru March 26, 2003.

A soft-sculpture by Mary Cain was included in a group-exhibition to honor the poet Fernando Pessoa at the Galeria da Loja Rosa Cruz in Lisbon, Portugal, throughout the month of January 2003. The exhibition was curated by José Jorge Soares and Enrique Tigo for the Associação Escadote Cultural.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Mama Teta," was included in a group-exhibition CONTEMPORANIS A LA BARCELONETA at the Centre Cívic Barceloneta in Barcelona, Spain, from October 17 thru November 8, 2002. The exhibition was curated by Txalo Toloza-Fernández.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Desire," was included in a group-exhibition at SLOW RIVER in St-Félix-de-Valois, Québec, from November 21, 2001 thru January 29, 2002.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Mask," was included in a group-exhibition at the University City Science Center Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from November 20 thru December 30, 1987. The exhibition was organized by Carole Sivin.

A soft-sculpture by Mary Cain, "Divine Monuments," was included in a group-exhibition at the Gallery of the Department of Visual Arts of McNeese University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, September 3 thru September 30, 1987.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain was included in a group-exhibition, "Art for Documenta," in Kassel, West Germany. The exhibition was organized by Hok Wai Lee in conjunction with the DOCUMENTA 8 ART EXPOSITION, August 17 thru August 22, 1987. These works were subsequently exhibited in Schwabach, West Germany, thru January and February of 1988.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "That's what I like about the West," was included in a group-exhibition at the Dahl Fine Arts Center in Rapid City, South Dakota, April 1 thru April 26, 1987. These works were subsequently displayed at the University of South Dakota Art Galleries in Vermillion, South Dakota. The exhibition was partially funded by the South Dakota Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Four pieces of rosemaling by Mary Cain were included in an official presentation on March 31, 1987 to the delegation to Duluth, Minnesota, from the city of Petrozavodsk in the Soviet Union.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Forbidden," was included in a group-exhibition at New Zone Gallery in Eugene, Oregon, January 31 thru February 26, 1987.

Audio-art by Mary Cain was included in an audio-art broadcast on WMNF-FM radio in Tampa, Florida, on January 31, 1987.

A soft-sculpture by Mary Cain was included in a group-exhibition at the CENTER/GALLERY of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, January 8 thru January 31, 1987.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Off the Bank," was included in a group-exhibition at TAM in Tilburg, Holland, January 1 thru January 31, 1987. The exhibition was organized by Ruud Janssen.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "My Home Town," was included in a group-exhibition sponsored by the city government of Whittier, California, January 1 thru February 28, 1987. The exhibition celebrated the Centennial of Whittier.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Noise," was included in a group-exhibition at the artspace of the Florence Public Library, Florence, Alabama, December 5 thru December 20, 1986. The exhibition was organized by ART MISSIONARY of Alabama.

A soft-sculpture by Mary Cain, "Cleaning out your drawers," was included in a group-exhibition THE BACK OF THE CLOSET in the Fine Arts Gallery of the Department of Art of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, December 1 thru December 18, 1986.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Fashion Animal, Animal Fashion," was included in a group-exhibition YOU SEND ME at the Anderson Gallery of the School of the Arts of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, November 18 thru December 21, 1986.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "God, Man, Glamour," was included in a group-exhibition at CAED Gallery of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design of Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, November 11 thru November 25, 1986.

Mary Cain was Coordinator of scenic elements in two performances of a staged-reading of "The Poetry of Eudora V. Marshall," August 22 and 23, 1986, at the Theater of the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center, Duluth, Minnesota. The production was funded by the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "The Squared Circle," was included in a group-exhibition FROM PARTS UNKNOWN at the Gallery of the Department of Visual Arts of McNeese University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, June 16 thru July 12, 1986.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Memorial to the artist Joseph Beuys," was included in a group-exhibition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The exhibition was organized by John Hudak in a burned-out condemned building at 125 South 46th Street in Philadelphia. The police raided the building the afternoon of June 15th, 1986, arrested Hudak and other people, and impounded the artworks. After a long and considerable controversy, the city government "pardoned" Hudak and the art-exhibition.

A soft-sculpture by Mary Cain, "Halloween Art," was included in a group-exhibition at the Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska, October 21 thru November 16, 1985.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "I like breathing better than working," was included in a group-exhibition at the Allied Arts Gallery in Las Vegas, Nevada. The exhibition was sponsored by the Allied Arts Council of Southern Nevada, July 12 thru August 6, 1985. This exhibition was a part of programming funded by the Nevada State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Bits and Pieces," was included in a group-exhibition at the Gallery of the Art Department of Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, January 1 thru January 30, 1985.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "I do it just for the money," was included in a group-exhibition at the Artspace of the Institute of Governmental Studies of the University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, November 1 thru November 29, 1984.

A soft-sculpture by Mary Cain, "Yard of the Month," was included in a group-exhibition at the Gallery of the Art Department of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, November 1 thru November 16, 1984.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Summer Smiles, Summer Dreams," was included in a group-exhibition sponsored by the city government of La Mirada, California, at the La Mirada City Center, June 1 thru June 29, 1984.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Are You Experienced?" was included in a group-exhibition at the Cultural Forum of Erb Memorial Union at the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, May 15 thru June 5, 1984.

A soft-sculpture with photograph by Mary Cain, "My Secret Camera," was included in a group-exhibition at the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California, April 1 thru April 30, 1984.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain was included in a group-exhibition at the Custer County Art Center in Miles City, Montana, April 1 thru April 26, 1984.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "Three Mile Island," was included in a group-exhibition at the Gallery of the Art Department of Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, March 8 thru March 23, 1984.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain was included in a group-exhibition at the Gallery of the Carlsbad City Library, Carlsbad, California, June 1 thru June 29, 1983.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain, "California Crazy," was included in a group-exhibition at the Gallery of the Art Department of Mountain View High School, Mountain View, California, May 20 thru June 14, 1983.

Solo exhibition of 37 paintings - oils, acrylics, and watercolors - in the Michigan Street Gallery of the Duluth Public Library, Duluth, Minnesota, during the month of March, 1983. "Irish Image, Irish Tradition in Painting, Paintings by Mary Cain." These works explored several traditional images of Irish painting and several traditional devices of Irish painters .

Group-exhibition of watercolors at the Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, Minnesota, throughout the month of May, 1981. Two watercolors of Mary Cain were selected for display by Cheng-khee Chee.

A painting by Mary Cain, "Boundaries," was included in a group-exhibition at the Duluth Art Institute, February 19 thru March 22, 1981. The exhibition was based on the theme "boundaries." The works represented various Media - all illustrating, digesting and expanding the concept of boundaries.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain was included in a group-exhibition sponsored by the city government of Nacogdoches, Texas, at the Nacogdoches City Center, throughout the month of August, 1980.

A soft-sculpture by Mary Cain, "Son-of-Plain-Brown-Wrapper-Hard-Times," was included in a group-exhibition at the Art Gallery of University Plaza, at Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, March 31 thru April 18, 1980.

A fiber-artwork by Mary Cain was included in a group-exhibition at the Gallery of the School of Art of Arizona State University at Tempe, Arizona, November 10 thru November 17, 1979.

A soft-sculpture by Mary Cain, "Rudimentary Desires," was included in a group-exhibition at the Gallery of the Fine Arts Department of Washington State University at Pullman, Washington, March 13 thru March 29, 1979.

A soft-sculpture by Mary Cain, "The Post-Bicentennial Potato," was included in a group-exhibition at the Gallery of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities, Sun Valley, Idaho, January 1 thru January 30, 1979.

Collections

Fiber-artworks by Mary Cain are included in the Collections of the Arte Studio Campinas in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Maria Elisabete Rúbio Alem, Rio Claro, Brazil; Jim Beach, Le Cordonnet, France; Jesse Glass, in Chiba-ken, Japan; Miguel A. Jiménez in Sevilla, Spain; Sylke Göbel and the Kunst Keller, Annaberg, Germany; Marie Meier of Dettwiller in the province of Alsace-Lorraine, France; Henrique Tigo, Amadora, Portugal; and Txalo Toloza-Fernández in Barcelona, Spain.

Biographical Information

Country of Citizenship:
United States

Ethnicity:
Gaelic Irish

Birth Place:
Cloquet, Minnesota

Birth Date:
July 8, 1949

Gender:
Female

Active Place:
Minnesota, and Ireland

Minnesota County:
Carlton

Artist Information


Roles

Fiber Artist

Artist's Website

 

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