Born in San Francisco, CA
1959 – 1962
BA, literature, University of California at Santa Barbara
Studied poetry and ceramics at San Francisco State University
1963 – 1967
MA, ceramics and sculpture, University of California at Berkeley,
BACA Award, Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, THE Netherlands
Lives and works in New York City and Bridgehampton, ny


Another Green World, Häusler Contemporary, Munich, Germany (solo)
Mary Heilmann, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (solo)
Good Vibrations, Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany (solo)
Visions, Waves and Roads, Hauser & Wirth, London, England (solo)
Good Vibrations & BACA Projects, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Mary Heilmann: Weather Report, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Ambigu - Zeitgenössische Malerei zwischen Abstraktion und Narration, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland (solo)
Two-Lane Blacktop, 303 Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
To Be Someone, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA (solo)
High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967–1975, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA
To Be Someone, Orange County Museum, Newport Beach, USA (solo)
Mary Heilmann, 303 Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Loveparade 1, Häusler Contemporary, Munich, Germany
POPulence, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, USA
The Shape of Colour: Excursions in Colour Field Art, 1950-2005, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
Post-Modern, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA
The Painted World, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, USA
Galerie m Bochum, Grenzüberschreitung, Bochum, Germany
Mary Heilmann, Jill Moser, Stanley Whitney, Hampden Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, USA
North Fork/South Fork: East End Art Now, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, USA
Mary Heilmann, Hauser & Wirth, London, England (solo)
Mary Heilmann. All Tomorrow’s Parties, Secession, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Mary Heilmann. The Architecture of Heaven, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
ON, Galerie Renos Xippas, Athens, Greece
There’s no land but the land (up there is just a sea of possibilities), Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Ten Years Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland
Farbe!, Häusler Contemporary, Munich, Germany
Art Downtown: New York Painting and Sculpture, 48 Wall Street, New York, USA
Objects of Desire, Jan Abrams Fine Arts, New York, USA
House of Fiction. Sammlung (3), Sammlung Hauser und Wirth, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Mary Heilmann, American Fine Arts, New York, USA (solo)
Mary Heilmann Home, Kenny Schachter Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Mary Heilmann, Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Mary Heilmann, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Mary Heilmann, Camden Arts Centre, London, England (solo)
Mary Heilmann - Joanne Greenbaum, Greengrassi Gallery, London, England
Shadow Dancing: 1975-79, D'Amelio Terras, New York, USA
Künstlerräume/Sammlerräume, Kunstverein St.Gallen Kunstmuseum, St.Gallen, Switzerland
Part Two (1988-1994), Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, USA
Liquid Properties, Cheim & Read, New York, USA
The Artist as Curator: Helmut Federle, Georgia O'Keefe, Myron Stout, Marcia Hafif, Mary Heilmann, Haken Rehenberg, Robert Mangold, Blinky Palermo, and Howard Hodgkin, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria
Jessica Stockholder – Mary Heilmann (Gemälde aus der Sammlung Hauser und Wirth), Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Das Gedächtnis der Malerei, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
Mary Heilmann. Malerei‘, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany (solo)
Mary Heilmann, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy (solo)
Mary Heilmann – Jessica Stockholder, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland (solo)
Mary Heilmann, Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Cosmogram, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy
Small Paintings, Cheim & Read, New York, USA
Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Selected Works, 1978-1998, Johnson County Community‚ Overland Park, USA (solo)