MARY LYDECKER
Lives and works in Somerville, MA

EDUCATION

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2009
Williams College, B.A. Art and English, 2004
School for International Training, Ghana, 2002

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Peter Walker and Partners Fellowship for Landscape Architecture, 2009
Penny White Fellowship, Harvard GSD, 2008
Harvard University Community Service Travel Fellowship, 2008
Hubbard Hutchinson Memorial Fellowship, Williams College, 2004
Karl E. Weston Prize for Distinction in Art, Williams College, 2004
Ruchman Research Fellowship, The Oakley Center, Williams College, 2003
Class of 1960s Scholar in Art, Williams College, 2003
Robert G. Wilmers Jr. Memorial Travel Fellowship, Williams College, 2003

EXHIBITIONS

2013
The Granary, Sharon, CT, The Distaff Side

2012
Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA, 30 Under 30
Thompson Gallery, Weston MA, Collage at 100
Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA & Feldman Gallery at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, Day Job

2011
The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY, Wassaic Project Benefit
Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY, Moonlight, Mai Tais and Magic

2010
The Drawing Center, New York, NY, Day Job
The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, The Wassaic Project Summer Festival
Architecture for Humanity, Chicago, IL, Street Furniture Competition
Work, Brooklyn, NY, I Heart Art

2009
Harvard GSD, Cambridge, MA, Platform GSD 09
The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, The Wassaic Project Summer Festival
Work & The Wassaic Project, Brooklyn, NY, I Heart Art
Harvard Design School, Cambridge, MA, Commencement 2009

2008
Design Trust for Public Space, Brooklyn, NY, Reinventing Grand Army Plaza
Nikki Cohen Enterprise @ Tria, New York, NY, In Your Face
Harvard GSD Exhibition Wall, Cambridge, MA, Postcard Studies 2006-2008

2007
RARE Gallery, New York, NY, Benefit Auction for Artworld Digest
Harvard GSD, Cambridge, MA, Studio Works
NurtureArt Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Iteration (featured artist book)

2006
Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY, Summer Salon
The Frick Collection, New York, NY, Staff Art Exhibition
Pure Theory Studios, Adams, MA, Urban Sprawl

2005
Produce Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, First Year Out
AG Gallery, Williamsburg, NY, Girl Memories
D & S Knitwear, Bushwick, NY, Collision Machine
Artists Space, New York, NY, Capture Childhood (digital exh.)
The Williams Club, New York, NY, Rathskeller
The Frick Collection, New York, NY, Staff Art Exhibition

2004
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, Parent Teacher Conference
Wilde Art Gallery, Williamstown, MA, S’more Art

2003
Wilde Art Gallery, Williamstown, MA, Bawdy

PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

Productive Roadsides for Agriculture and Wildlife along the U.S. Highway System. Paper co-authored with Dr. Richard T. T. Forman. Presented at the 2010 Northeastern Transportation and Wildlife Conference, UMass Amherst, September 2010.

Lots of Lots: A Strategy for Integrating Transitional Lots into the Culture, Economy, and Ecology of Cities. Paper co-authored with Sophia Emperador. Presented at the 2010 Americas Regional Conference, International Federation of Landscape Architects, Santiago, Chile, September 2010.

"Urban Agriculture and Sanitation Services in Accra, Ghana: The Overlooked Contribution." International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, vol. 8, 2010, pp. 94-103. Co-authored with Pay Drechsel.

On Sex and Intercourse in Contemporary Fiction (Published in collaboration with Dan Rose under pseudonym, Dana Carroll). Adams, MA: Pure Theory Publishing, 2006.

ARTIST FILES AND REGISTRIES

The Drawing Center. The Viewing Program and Slide Registry.
Artists Space. The Irving Sandler Artist Files.