Mary Harvey | Future of the Past, Lesley University 2020

Mary Harvey, A WOMAN OF HER TIMES, Oil on canvas, 2019

Artist Statement

A Woman of Her Times is depicted, first, as a younger woman in 1920—the year when the 19th Amendment was passed, an Amendment that her Ohio suffragist mother and grandmother had both strived to see passed in her and in their lifetimes…and then, in the year 2000 (at 95 years of age).  She died in 2006 (at nearly 101!) and, in honor of her forbears, never ever failed to vote once her right to do so was granted.  She is my mother and she passed her passion for social justice on to me.

Artist Bio

Education:

1961 B.A. Psychology and Humanities, San Jose State College, San Jose, California
1964 M.A. Psychology, San Jose State College, San Jose, California
1972 Ph.D. Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Studio Arts Education:

1998-2006 Studio Arts Courses (Painting, Life Drawing, Monoprint), School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Summer, 2006 Life Drawing, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
2007- Studio Arts Diploma Program, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Ma
2008- Post–Baccalaureate Certificate Program, School of the Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston, MA
2011- Life Art, Hope Ricciardi Studio, 450 Harrison, Boston, MA

Current Academic Appointment:

2006- Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of
Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Current Positions:

2007- Founding (and Current) Director, Violence Transformed
Public Health Advocacy Institute, Boston, MA
2018- Contributing Artist & Consulting Community Psychologist, Transformative Action Project (TAP), Violence Transformed, Public Health Advocacy Institute, Boston, MA

Grant Funding for Violence Transformed:

2008-2009 Project Director, National Office of Victim Assistance and the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance: Grant in Support of Violence Transformed: Celebrating
The Transformative Power of Art, Massachusetts State House
2014-2015 Project Director, David Bor Library Foundation of the Cambridge Health Alliance: Grant to Violence Transformed for the Creation of a Digital Archive of Violence Transformed
Project Director, Arnold P. Gold Foundation Presidential “Humanism in Medicine” Award to Violence Transformed in support of Artist Led Workshops for Health Care Providers througout Greater Boston

2015-2016 Project Co-Director (with Barbara Hamm, Psy.D.) Arnold P. Gold Foundation Presidential “Humanism in Medicine” Award to document Artist-Led Workshops of Violence Transformed and additional artist-led workshops for health care providers in Greater Boston.

2016-2017 Project Co-Director (with Barbara Hamm, Psy.D.) Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance

2017-2018 Victim Services Training Grants for the conduct of a 2016-17 and 2017-18 series of workshops entitled: “Perspectives: Transforming Violence Through Mindful Artmaking”

2018- Contributing Artist & Community Psychologist, Transformative Action Project (TAP).
A federal Victims of Crime Act victim services grant awarded Violence Transformed and the Public Health Advocacy Institute by the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance.

Group Shows and Exhibitions:

2005 Visual Arts Exhibit, Victims of Violence Conference, Boston, MA.

2007 The Student Show, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2008 Hybrid, Group Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
New Release: Works by MFA and Post-Baccalaureate students of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Roxbury Open Studios, Boston, MA

2009 Post-Bac Group Exhibiton, Mission Hill Building, School of the Museum
of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2007-2016 Works in Violence Transformed exhibits throughout greater Boston
(visit www.violencetransformed.com to view exhibits and archive)

2009-2017 Work included in Annual Sales Exhibitions, School of the Museum of Fine
Arts, Boston, MA

2016 “Shelter”, a Violence Transformed – National Association of Women Artists
Collaborative Exhibit, Harlem School for the Arts, NYC, NY

2017 & 18 Work included in Violence Transformed exhibits throughout greater Boston (visit: www.violencetransformed.com to view exhibits post-2016.

Curatorial Experience:

1998- Co-curator and host of the “Once Only Gallery”, Wellfleet, MA (with
works by artists Walter Crump, Lewis Bushnell and Diana Carulli)

2007 Coordinator and Co-Curator, “Violence Transformed: An Exhibition of Selected Works”, Art Exhibit organized in conjunction with National Victim Rights Month and the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance Annual Victim Rights Conference, Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA, April 23-27, 2007.

2008 Coordinator and Co-Curator, “Violence Transformed 2008: An Exhibition of Visual and Performing Arts”, a collaborative exhibit organized in conjunction with National Victim Rights Month and the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance, Annual Victim Rights Conference, Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA, April 30-May 2, 2008

2008 Co-curator, “Violence Transformed: The Artist’s Voice”, a
Visual arts exhibition organized in conjunction with “Violence
Transformed 2008”, Resnikoff Gallery, Roxbury Community College, Boston, MA, April 13-25, 2008.

2009: Co-Curator, “Violence Transformed : The Artist’s Voice” a
Visual arts exhibition organized in conjunction with “Violence
Transformed 2009”, Resnikoff Gallery, Roxbury Community College, Boston, MA, April 13-25, 2008.

2010-16: Co-Curator: Violence Transformed exhibits at: the State House,
Harriet Tubman House, Cambridge College, Lesley University
Boston City Hall and other venues. See www.violencetransformed.com
to view 2016 exhibits and an archive of exhibits through 2015.

2016 Co-curator: “Shelter”, an exhibit co-sponsored by Violence Transformed,
the National Association of Women Artists and the Harlem School for the
Arts, exhibit to open: December 1, 2016, Harlem School for the Arts, NYC.

2017 & 18 Co-curator: Violence Transformed exhibits at: Cambridge College,
Lesley University, Tufts University

Price List and Contact Information

Price list: NFA

Email: harveymr@comcast.net