Mary Tuma


2008  Wall Stories, Jerusalem Fund Gallery, Washington, D.C. 3/28-5/2

2007  Homes for the Disembodied II, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. 3/24- 5/24

2007  Minuet , Invitational, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA. 1/21- 3/18

2004  Three Ones, Space 301, Mobile, AL. Invitational. 7/30- 8//30 2004 Internal Power, Al-Kahf Gallery, International Center, Bethlehem, West Bank. 6/17-7/12 2004 Passages, Inspace Gallery, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2000  Passages , Watkins Gallery, Queens College, Charlotte, NC

2000  Clothing the Land, Dressing the Bones, Al Wasiti Art Center, Jerusalem, 7/15-8/2 1998 -9 Topographia: Passages Between Worlds, Charlotte International Airport, Charlotte, NC

1994  Shapeshifters , MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson

1993  Memory and Loss, Local 803 Gallery, Tucson , AZ


2008  The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces , Dairy Center, Boulder,CO., curated by Jennifer Heath Collom, 5/16-31 2008 The Olive Project Exhibition, Maruki Gallery, Hiroshima , Japan , 4/6- 6/6

2007  Imagination Taking Form, Cleveland County Arts Center, Shelby, NC. 5/10-6/7 2007 Cycle, Al-Haosh Gallery (Palestine Art Court), Jerusalem, 3/8-4/8; Ethnograpohic andArt Museum, Birzeit University, Birzeit, West Bank, 5/1-5/30 2007 Textile Monuments, Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC. 3/10- 5/10 2007 The Olive Project Exhibition, International Center of Bethlehem, West Bank, 1/25-2/26; Ethnographic and Art Museum, Birzeit University, Birzeit, West Bank, 3/1-30; Al Hoash Gallery, Jerusalem, 4/1-30; Japan Bank Building, Hiroshima, Japan 7/4-16

2006  The Olive Tree Project Exhibition, Kid Ailack Gallery, Tokyo. May 8-30

2006  North Carolina 2004-5 Grant Recipients Exhibition, Asheville Museum of Art, 3/31-7/9

2006  Made in Palestine , The Bridge, New York , NY . March 14- April 15

2006  High Fiber: Transforming Material , Bank of America Plaza, Charlotte, NC. 2/6- 11/5, Curator: Joie Lassiter 2005 Made in Palestine , T. W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier , VT Oct. 18- Nov. 20

2005   The Subject of Palestine , The Jerusalem Fund Gallery, Washington DC , 9/9- 10/10, Curator: Samia Halaby

2005  Made in Palestine , SomArts, San Francisco , CA., April 7-21

2005  The Subject of Palestine , De Paul University Museum of Art, Chicago, 2/24- 5/6, Curator: Samia Halaby 2004 Three-person show, AdaGallery, Richmond, VA. Invitational, April 2-30

2004  Piece Process, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA. Jan. 16- Feb. 28

2003 23rd Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Stamford , CT. Oct. 4- Nov. 13, Juror: Dana Miller.

2003 A Sense of Place: Continuity and Change in the New South, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, 9/9- 24 2003 Arte de Decartes IV, Stables Gallery, Taos, NM. Jurors: Larry Bell, Maye Torres.

2003  Made in Palestine , The Station, Houston , TX . 5/3- 9/30.,Curators: J. Harithas , Tex Kershaun and G. Delgado.

2003  Visceral: Images of the Internal Body , Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA. 1/11- 2/16

2002  Piece Process, A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, IL, Juror: Granit Amit. Sept. 4-28, Catalog

2002  Fiber Arts 2002 , Gallery 510 Arts Guild, Ltd, Decatur, IL. Juror: Naomi Whiting Towne

2002  Will’s Creek Survey 2002, Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD. Juror: Amy Schlegel.

2002  Fiber Celebration 2002, Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins, CO. Juror: Amy Evans

2002  Women’s History Month Exhibition, Women’s Center, Boise State University , Boise , ID

2001  Wichita National 2001, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS. Juror: Albert Paley

2000 7th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Gallery , Honolulu , HI .

1999 Fiberart International ‘99, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Jurors: J. Pollen, Rebecca Stevens, Bhakti Zeik

1999 17th Annual September Competition Exhibition, Alexandria Museum of Art , LA. , Juror: Beth Handler.

1999 Stitches, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL. Juror: Renie Bresken Adams

1999 Stitching Outside the Lines, Rowe Arts Gallery, UNC, Charlotte, NC

1998 Loss and Grief, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL Jurors: H.Marie Aragon, Patricia Otto

1997 10th Annual Fiber Arts Exhibition, BASF Fibers and Creative Arts Guild, Dalton, GA

1996 Texas National ‘96, Stephen F. Austin State Univ. Gallery, Nacogdoches, TX. Juror: Faith Ringgold

1995 13th Biennial Invitational, Dinnerware Contemporary Gallery, Tucson, AZ


Kheyyam Collection

Made in Palestine Collection

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA


2008 The Encyclopedia of Arab-American Artists: Artists of the American Mosaic, by Fayeq Oweis , Greenwood Press, Westport, CT

2008 Artistas Palestinas: La Tierra = El Cuerpo = La Narrativa, Reem Fadda, Ed., Palestinian Art Court- Al Hoash and Spanish Consulate General and Fundacion Tres Culturas, Jerusalem.

2005 Transnational Artists: Arab American Artists Remapping the Boundaries of Art by Salwa Mikdadi in Neighbours in Dialogue, edited by Beral Madra and Ayse Orhun Gultekin, Norgunk Publishing, Istanbul

2004 Made in Palestine, exhibition catalog by James Harithas, et al., Ineri Publishing, Houston, TX

2001 American-Arab Artists and Multiculturalism in America , by Salwa Mikdadi Nashashibi, in Displacement and Difference: Contemporary Arab Visual Culture in the Diaspora,Fran Lloyd, Saffron Press, London


2008 Al-Siyasah Athaqafiya, Kuwait City , Kuwait , by Abed 3/3/08 p. 33

Mary Tuma Migrates from Color to Black: I try to highlight heroism of Palestinian Women

2006 NY Arts, NYC, July/August, by Andrzej Lawn, Made in Palestine 2006 Art in America, Sept., pp. by Kathy Zarur, Looking at the Levant 2006 ArteEast (website), New York, NY. By Jessica Wright Palestinian Art: Moving in from the Margins 2006 The New York Times, NY. Page B29, March 24. Art in Review, by Holland Cotter Made in Palestine: Contemporary Palestinian Art

2005 The Barre Montpelier Times Argus, Montpelier, VT. Oct. 21, by Anne Galloway

Palestinian artists bring plight of their people to Montpelier

2005 Dar Al-Hayat, London , UK . Oct. 17, By Maymanah Farhat Mary Tuma: Dancing Girls, Passages and Homes for the Disembodied 2005 Counterpunch Magazine , April 8, by Rob Eshelman, Made in Palestine: The first exhibition of contemporary Palestinian art in the United States arrives in San Francisco 2005 Bidoun: Arts and Culture from the Middle East , New York, Autumn 2005 Issue, pp. 140-141, by Alison Bing Made in Palestine: The Show Behind the Headlines 2005 Mother Jones Magazine (online), May 11, by Onnesha Roychoudhuri, Made in Palestine

2005 San Francisco Chronicle, April 3, by Jonathan Curiel, Unknown Face of Palestinian Art

2004 The New York Times, NY. Page 30, Nov. 21, by Peter Applebome/Our Towns

Palestinians, Jews and the Art of Getting Bent Out of Shape

2004 Al Damir A Conciencia, Santiago, Chile, pp. 18-20, July, No. 35, by Ingy El Telawi Kanj Palestina a trave’s del arte: Mary Bahji Tuma—Una forma de despertar la conciencia

2003 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, November, Vol. XXII, No. 9, by Delinda C. Hanley “Made in Palestine”: A Stirring Art Exhibit Rocks Houston and Hits the Road

2003 Artlies , Summer 2003, No. 39. By Ileana Marcoulesco, Houston Review: Made in Palestine- Station

2003 The Christian Science Monitor, Wednesday, May 28, By Kris Axtman

An artistic “road map” to progress: In a Palestinian art show in Houston, some see a promise beyond pictures

2003 Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX. May 17, by Patricia C. Johnson Stirring Exhibit Gathers Political Statements, Personal Narratives, All “Made in Palestine” 2002 Art Papers, Atlanta, GA, May/June edition, by Robin Dana, Athens, Georgia

2000 Creative Loafing, Charlotte, NC. December 2, by Linda Luise Brown

Memento Mori: Images of Bloody Conflict Hit Close to Home

2000 Al-Ayyamm, Ramallah, West Bank, August 10, by Tahseen Yaqeen, Mary Tuma: Structural Art in a Vacuum

2000 Al-Quds, Jerusalem , August 4, by Mohammed Abu-Khader , Clothing the Land, Dressing the Bones(Arabic)

1999 The Jordan Star, Amman, Jordan, August 5, by Ghassan Joha

Mary Tuma’s Installations: Personifying Feminism through Artworks

CURRENT POSITION: Associate Professor, Fibers Area Head

Department of Art, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

EDUCATION : Master of Fine Arts, University of Arizona, 1994