Mary Day



BA Florida State University

MFA Florida State University


1977-2004 Instructor Department of Visual Technology, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE

1985-87     Adjunct Life Drawing, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE


2015 Transitions Florence Mill Gallery, Omaha, NE

2014 Nebraska Now: FLOW Installation, Museum of Nebraska Art

2012 Turning Sunderland Gallery, St. Cecilia’s Cathedral, Omaha, NE

2011 Connections Moving Gallery

2010 Sustenance Gallery 616, Omaha, NE

2010 Scaffolding Nebraska Arts Council Fred Simon Gallery, Omaha, NE

2010 Construct Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE

2008 Orienting Blue Barn Theater Gallery, Omaha, NE

2006 Pentimento Wayne State College, Wayne, NE

2004 Structure for Sitting Gallery 72, Omaha, NE

1996 Barcelona Journal Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO

1993 The Jealous Potter Large Drawing Installation University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, Peru State College, Peru, NE, Gallery 72, Omaha, NE

1979 Structure for Pausing Installation Bank of Bennington, Bennington, NE

1978 Structure for Rising Installation Boys Town Center for Youth Development

1977 Structure for Being Installation Gallery 72, Omaha, NE


2022 WOVEN Fiber Arts Now Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, FL

2020 Kinetics Bodies in Motion Marco Island Center for the Arts, Marco Island, FL 

2020 National Art Encounter Juried Exhibition, Naples Art Association, Naples, FL

2015 Maiz El Museo Latino, Omaha, NE and the Museo de la Filatelia, Oaxaca, MX

2015 Cathedral Artist Invitational, Sunderland Gallery, St. Cecilia’s Cathedral

2013 From Here to There: Parallel Trajectories, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

2013 Omaha Entertainment Award Nominees Exhibition, Hot Shops, Omaha, NE

2011 Another Nebraska: Nebraska Arts Council Individual Fellows Bemis Center for the Arts, Omaha, NE

2011 Omaha Entertainment Award Nominees Exhibition, Hot Shops, Omaha, NE

2010 Emerging Terrain Group Silo Project, Interstate 80, Omaha, NE

2008 Drawing Invitational curated by Norman Geske, Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE 

2008 Traces Norfolk Art Center, Norfolk, NE

2007 Bemis Contemporary Projects  3 Person Installation Bemis Center, Omaha, NE 

2007 Four Square  4 person Group Show, Peru State College, Peru, NE

2005 Corning Art Center Invitational, Corning, IA

2003 Small Works Group Show, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

1997 Two Views of Self Group Invitational, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE

1988 Impact – The Art of Nebraska Women Touches the Nation Traveling Exhibition


2021 O’Flinn, Kathy “Mary Day discovers form through curiosity”, Spotlight, Naples, November 16-30

2012 Deskins, Sally, “A Delicate Measure”, The Omaha Reader, April 27

2011 Krainak, Michael, “Another Nebraska”, The Omaha Reader, February 11

2011 Krainak, Michael, “Metal of Honor”, The Omaha Reader, February 3

2010 Krainak, Michael, “Aerial Support”, The Omaha Reader, February 24

2008 Krainak, Michael, “Making Their Mark”, The City Weekly, Omaha, January 9

2008 Wolgamott, L. Kent “Last Chance to Catch ‘Drawing’’, Lincoln Star Journal, January 27

2005 Krainak, Michael, “A Marriage of Opposites”, Omaha City Weekly, September 21

2005 Arney, Suzanne, “Mary Day: Process of the Unknown”, Her magazine, October

2004 McMahon, Tom, “Art Takes Center Stage”, The Daily Nonpareil, Iowa, April 9

2004 Puren-Grow, Candi, “The Artist’s Loft”, MetroMonthlyMagazine, Omaha, February

2004 Donovan, Kristen, “Critic’s Choice”, Omaha Pulp, February 4

2004 Baker, Sarah, “Day Celebrates 25 Years at Gallery 72”, Omaha Reader, February 5

1997 MacMillan, Kyle, “Artists Challenge Themselves”, Omaha World Herald, September 28

1996 MacMillan, Kyle, “Critic’s Choice”, Omaha World Herald, June 3

1996 MacMillan, Kyle, “Mary Day’s New Direction”, Omaha World Herald, May 26

1994 McElligott, Susan “Women Make Strides in Visual Art World”, UNO Gateway, October 14

1994 MacMillan, Kyle, “Artists Gain Recognition Beyond City Limits”, Omaha World Herald, October 9

1994 Cowdrick, Charles, “Dear Diary”, Pitch Weekly Kansas City, August 13

1994 Thorson, Alice, “Two Views of the Female Experience”, Kansas City Star, July 24

1994 MacMillan, Kyle, “Women’s Caucus Show Confronts Aging”, Omaha World Herald, May 29

1991 Turchi, Peter, “Women in the Visual Arts”, The Arts Journal, Appalachian State University, March

1989 MacMillan, Kyle, “Eleven Nebraska Artists”, Omaha World Herald, August 27

1988 Halbur, Janice, “Artist Day Intends ‘Woman as Warrior’ to Nurture Human Spirit” Midlands Business Journal, December 9

1988 MacMillan, Kyle, “Art Notes”, Omaha World Herald, November 13

1988 Hagge, Dora, Editor, Impact – The Art of Nebraska Women catalog

1987 Irwin, Beth, “A Potpourri of Color, Pattern, Design” Metropolitan, November 25

1979 Video Production, “Mary Farwell Environmental Sculpture”, Creighton University

1978 Video Production, “Environments”, KYNE-TV, University of Nebraska, Omaha


2010 Kimmel Nelson Harding Center for the Arts Residency, Nebraska City, NE

2009 Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop, Bemis Center, Omaha, NE

1995 Ragdale Foundation Artist Residency, Lake Forest, IL

1993 Centre d’Art La Rectoria, Cataluna, Spain


2012 Omaha Reader’s Entertainment Award – Solo Show

2010 Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Grant

1989 Distinguished Teaching Award, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE


2010 Interstate 80, Omaha, NE, Emerging Terrain Group Silo Project

2005 University of Nebraska Medical Center, Conversation with Roberta Memorial Sculpture Installation


2020 Deborah Zlotsky, “Language of Abstraction”, Black Pond Studio Zoom

2020 Hanna Vogel, “Sculptural Wire Weaving”, Fleisher Art Memorial Zoom

2018 Vladmir Yarish, “Plaited Basketry with Birch Bark”, Sarasota, FL

2007 Bemis Center Workshop, Endi Poskovic, “Multiple Block Woodcut”, Omaha, NE

2004 Frogman’s Press, April Vollmer, ”Moku Hanga Japanese Woodcut”, Vermillion, SD

2004 Bradypress, Denise Brady, “Relief Printing on a Vandercook Press”, Omaha, NE


University of Nebraska at Omaha

Metropolitan Community College

Highland Community College

University of South Dakota

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery

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