Education
1996 M.A. in the History of Photography, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Thesis: Blind Insight: Three Routes to the Unconscious in the Photographs of Dora Maar
1991 B.A. in Art History, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Thesis: Horror Through the Eyes of Beauty: Lee Miller’s Photographs of World War II
Solo Exhibitions

2016

2014

Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

Gallery 291, Mill Valley, CA

2011 Cavallo Point Lodge, Art Gallery & Healing Center, Sausalito, CA
2008

Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

2007

Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA

Galerie BMG, Woodstock, NY

2005

 

Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

Thousand Cranes Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003

 

Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

Adell McMillan Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Mind’s Eye Gallery, State University of Idaho, Pocatello, ID

2001

 

Institute for Health and Healing, San Francisco, CA

Commonweal, Bolinas, CA

1999 Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998 O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA
1996 Ruth Ramberg Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

2016

 

 

2015

2013

Ancestors & The Land, Toby’s Feed Barn, Point Reyes, CA

The Art of the Book, Seager/Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

The Hour of Land, EUQINOMprojects, San Francisco, CA

Lay of the Land, University High School, San Francisco, CA

Private Portals, Cassilhaus, Chapel Hill, NC

Miniatures Exhibition, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA

2012

 

Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Stinson Beach Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA

Femmescapes: An Exhibit of the Niles Collection, 70 Southpark, San Francisco, CA

Art + Life, Commonweal Gallery, Bolinas, CA

2011 Approaching the Unreal, Modernbook Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010

 

Prints Byte, SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

Seduction of Duchamp, Artzone 461, San Francisco, CA and the Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA

Where We Are, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA

2009

 

Human Nature, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

Ersatz, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

Seduction of Duchamp, Slaughterhouse Space, Healdsburg, CA

2008

 

Giving Shelter, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

Subjects of Power and Devotion, OAS Secretariat Building, Washington DC

Art and Text, Gallery One Visual Arts Center, Ellensberg, WA

2007

 

Figuratively Speaking, Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Subjects of Power and Devotion, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY

Photo+Construct, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR

Celebration!, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA

2006

 

The Photograph as Representation, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

The Art of Photography Show, Lyceum Gallery, San Diego, CA

A Survey of New Photography, Robert Tomlinson Studio, Oakland, CA

2005

 

Center Awards Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

ID=Woman, The Photography Room, Grand Rapids, MI

Celebrate Photography, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT

12 Women, Delta University, Midland, MI

2004

 

Alternative Processes Competition Winners, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY

Passion, Grace & Sacred Paths, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda, CA

Alternative Processes, a three-year national traveling exhibition organized by the Texas Photographic Society

2003

 

Cut, Copy, and Paste: The Art of Contemporary Collage, De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA

Photography Now, Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY

Camera Club of New York National Competition Winners, Lowenherz Gallery, New York, NY

2002

 

Center Awards Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

Cabinets of Curiosity, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA

Entanglements, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID

2001

 

Vivid: SF Camerawork’s Juried Members Show, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

Beyond the Rules, California College of Arts & Crafts, San Francisco, CA

2000 Alternative Processes: Exploration, Observation & Assemblage, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA

1999

 

Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Body/Language, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

Beyond the Frame: New Dimensions in Photography, Mendocino Community College Art Gallery, Ukiah, CA

1998

 

Illuminance: 1998 Photographic Work, Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, TX

The Manipulated Photographic Image, Fine Arts Center, Taos, NM

Healing Art: All Media Competition, Museum of Fine Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

1997 California Small Works, California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA
1996 Art Alert: A Juried Exhibition at Seven Alternative Art Spaces, Albuquerque, NM

1995

 

Cameraworks Juried Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM

New Works in Photography, juried by Sandra Phillips, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

1994

 

SF Camerawork Annual Juried Members Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

 

Awards, Honors and Grants
2007 Nominated for a Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation
2005 Nominated for a SECA Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2004 First Place, Alternative Processes Competition, Soho Photo, New York
2003 Third Prize, National Competition, Camera Club of New York
2002 Individual Artist Grant, Marin Arts Council, San Rafael, CA
2000 Editors’ Award and Audience Award for Best Local Visual Artist, Bay Area City Search, San Francisco, CA
1999 Finalist for the Calumet Emerging Photographer Award, Friends of Photography: Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA
1998 Artist Award, Lubbock Fine Art Center, Texas
1995 Merit Award, Cameraworks Juried Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
1994

Graduate Achievement Award from the University of New Mexico

Townsend Fellowship for Graduate Study from Vassar College

1991 The Gertrude Buttenweiser Prins Prize for Excellence in Art History from Vassar College
Collections

Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA

Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Institute for Health and Healing, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

New York Public Library, New York, NY

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Twitter, San Francisco, CA

University of California, Berkeley, CA

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Numerous Private Collections

Selected Publications and Reviews

“A Conversation with Mary Daniel Hobson,” by Rue Harrison, Conversations.org, January 2017

“Mary Daniel Hobson: Invocations,” Shadow & Light Magazine, October-November 2016

The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams, pages 362 & 373, Sarah Crichton Books, 2016

The Man in Bogotá
, a limited-edition artist book featuring 6 of Hobson’s collages, Pacific Editions, 2015

“Milagros” in Star 82 Review, March 2014“Milagros” in Inquiring Mind, Fall 2012

“Minding the Body: Muir Beach Photographer’s Mixed Media Works Explore the Emotions and Experiences Housed in the Body,” by Paul Liberatore, Marin Independent Journal, April 7, 2011

Evocations in Tricycle Magazine, August 2010

The Map As Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography, by Katharine Harmon, Princeton Architectural Press, 2009

Mapping the Journey, book by Healing Environments, 2009

“In the Studio: Two Distinctive Artists Integrate Life Into Their Workspaces,” Western Art and Architecture, Winter 2008

Bottle Dreams by Mary Daniel Hobson” Practice: Art + Text, June 2007

The Photograph as Representation, exhibit catalogue, Maryland Art Place, 2006

“Contest Winners,” Popular Photography, January 2005

“Artist of the Day: Mary Daniel Hobson,” Marin Independent Journal, May 2004

Alternative Processes in Photography, exhibition catalogue, Texas Photographic Society, 2004

“Mary Daniel Hobson: Mapping the Body” by Erica Wheeler, Camera Arts Magazine, June/July 2003

“Art for the Heart: Mary Daniel Hobson,” University of New Mexico Alumni Newsletter, Spring 2003

Cabinets of Wonder/Redux, exhibition catalogue, Palo Alto Art Center, Fall 2002

“Preview of Evocations,” Artweek, September 2002

“Interview with Mary Daniel Hobson,” Studio Notes, Summer 2001.

“Mary Daniel Hobson: Mapping the Body” by Kelle Schillaci, Bay Area City Search, January 2000

Cover Image, Ways of the Healer, Winter 1999/2000

Cover Image, Moxie Magazine, Summer 1999

“Journey to Peru’s Death Stone,” text and images by Mary Daniel Hobson, Connections, May 1999

Lectures
Artist Lecture presented for:

– Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA.

– California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA.

– California Pacific Medical Center’s Institute for Health and Healing, San Francisco, CA.

– Cavallo Point Gallery, Sausalito, CA

– City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

– De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA

– Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

– Gallery 291, Mill Valley, CA

– JFK University, Berkeley, CA

– Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

– Photo Alliance, San Francisco, CA

– Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA

– Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

– SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

– Sight and Insight Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

– Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

– Thousand Cranes Gallery, San Francisco, CA

– University of Oregon, Eugene, OR


Selected Experience in the Arts

Workshop Facilitator & Creative Mentor, 2006-present. Offering workshops and one-on-one sessions on photography and creative practice.

Executive Director, Arts and Healing Network, 1997–2015. Directed an online resource on the transformational power of art at www.artheals.org, interviewed artists, and ran an annual grant program.

Advisory Faculty, JFK University, Arts Annex, Berkeley, CA. 2006-2009. Taught courses on photographic practice and transformative arts, and mentoring graduate students.

Board Member, Photo Alliance, San Francisco, CA. 2005.

Lecturer, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA, 2000-2001. Taught courses on contemporary issues in photographic history and practice.

Board Member, Foto Forum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1998-2005.

Research Associate, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, 1998-2000. Conducted research and helped establish guidelines for archiving the collection of photographs.