Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Upcoming Exhibition: Afflatus
Curated by Amy Hill and Suzanne Unrein.
Opens May 22nd - June 23, 2019
Opening Reception, Thursday, May 22, 7-10 pm

Betty Tompkins, Women Words (Titian #5), 2018
Mary Ann Strandell, 3D Lenticular

Afflatus Exhibition ~ Nymphs seduce satyrs with robust sexuality and knowing indifference.  Zeus’s eagle thrusts Ganymedes through the sky. Chiaroscuro portraits hold mysteries of now dead sitters, and nature morte comes alive through the dynamism of the Baroque. “Afflatus” loots from the rich playground of the Old Masters by re-examining, subverting, glorifying and reveling in their historical weight. The artists use whatever materials suit them –smeared paint making a mockery of an alluring temptress, digital imagery combining with oil to destabilize a traditional technique – to play out their own re-contextualization of enduring themes. ~
Exhibiting artists: Deborah Brown, Charles Browning, Sydney Cash, Sherie Franssen, Barbara Friedman, Kathleen Gilje, Alexander Gorlizki, Yonadav Greenwood, Linda Griggs, Julie Heffernan, Amy Hill, Michael Mapes, Ruth Marten, Alex Melamid, Janice Nowinski, Michael Rees, Kyle Staver, Mary Ann Strandell, Betty Tompkins, Suzanne Unrein. ~
Gallery 5-50
5-50 51st Ave.
Long Island City, NY
Director: Elliott De Cesare
HOURS: Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


Downtown Salon Exhibition at

April 11 and April 12, 2019
5pm - 10pm

Christina DeFalco
Mary Ann Strandell
Nancy Linn
Suzanne Barbero
Jeff Oakes

     55 HAUS
     55 Wall Street
     Apt. 500
     NY NY 10005

Mary Ann Strandell, Unesco Transit, 42x44, 3D Lenticular Media

55 HAUS brings together an array of cultural conversations in Art, 
Architecture, Home Décor, Music, Film, Literature, Pod-Casts, Fashion, 
and Dance. Architect and designer Jeff Oakes launches this new platform 
of exchange and connecting in his Wall St. home. As a salon-style exhibition 
venue 55 HAUS merges relevant and dynamic people from across the globe.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Highline Open Studios

Armory Week: The Highline Open Studio's
Saturday, March 9th, 12:00 - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 10, 12:00 - 6:00pm

Strandell Studio:
526 West 26th Street, Suite 303
New York, NY 10001

Highline Open Studio List

Mary Ann Strandell, "Hudson Yard Towers"

Mary Ann Strandell, "Descending Stairs", oil on canvas, 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019


CLIFF YOUNG Ltd Reception
Thursday February 14, 2019
Noon to 5:00pm
Mary Ann Strandell: 
Constructions and Transmissions
Paintings and 3D Lenticular Media
Curated by Leslie Zarra Young, Marichu Custodio 
and Jeff Oakes
September 13- February 15, 2019

Reception: February 14, 2019, Noon to 5:00pm

Link: Exhibition Catalogue

Cliff Young Ltd
200 Lexington Ave - 505
New York, NY 10016

Cliff Young LTD is pleased to present Mary Ann Strandell,  "Constructions and Transmissions", a solo exhibition of paintings and 3D lenticular print media in our Lexington Ave showroom. "Constructions and  Transmissions" exhibition examines various architectural and chinoiserie themes in my work. The towers, construction sites, and Shunga patterns are metaphors of the hyper changing landscape in urbanity. They are formed by photographing and activating information that comes up through my observations, as a kind of transmission of ideas, in both my research, and the structures constantly being built around me. The city, as part of the landscape tradition, reverses itself, to a form of 'de stijl', in my studies of the urban construction sites.  These works are two fold: painterly on the one hand, and digitally montaged as lenticular media, on the other. 

A couple years ago I began painting Apple store interiors and Period Rooms from The Met as a way to consider huge shifts in historic and technologically rich spaces. I started painting Hudson Yards construction sites since it’s inception, often walking between my Chelsea studio and the Hudson River ferry. The partially built structures reveal a mass intensity, in a way that the completed buildings do not, and my work performs this moment.  Some of the pairings allude to a sense of the buildings being built, and yet one can feel them as dissolving; they are dynamic structures. 

The Los Angeles works take on a both intimate and expansive space. The "Beverly Hills Vista" is a view from a top floor office building which brings on a vertiginous play between patterned oil markings, and the expanded horizon. The "Megan Draper “ lenticular series, transformed from hand painted-scenes of TV’s Mad Men reveals a small 1970’s interior as the backdrop of a floating, collaged narrative; with looming drones, butterflies, and museum porcelains. Other lenticular print media combine drawn structures embedded in abstract repetitive pattern, as another architectural sequencing. The descriptive, discursive nature of these works are less about the actual places I have rendered, and more about considerations of time and the theatre of change.


Hudson Yard Blue Kimono,
3D Lenticular Media, 28"x22"   
"Fold Wave", 30x30",
archival pigment print

Monday, January 7, 2019

STRATA Exhibition

STRATA / Layered Meaning 
A Group Exhibition
Curated by Courtney Wasson

Spiva Center for the Arts
Joplin, MO
January 12 - March 16, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 5:30pm
Curator's Talk: Saturday, January 12, 11:00am

Artists Include:
Melaney Mitchell, Steve Snell, Madeline Gallucci, Bobby Haulotte, 
Andy Gershon, Patty Carroll, and Mary Ann Strandell

Mary Ann Strandell, "Mad Stairs with Virginian Silver”,
26” x 46”, 3D Lenticular Media, 2015

LINK: Exhibition Catalogue
Spiva Center for the Arts
222 W. 3rd Street
Joplin, M0 64801
(417) 623-0183

Gallery & Gift Shop Hours
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed Sundays, Mondays
Monkey with Stair, (double drunk),
16x13', 3D Lenticular Print
Van Doren, Foxes, Pool,
Usonian with Monkey, 3D Lenticular Print

Cherry Stairs, 32x32" 3D Lenticular Print.

Recent Acquisition

Mary Ann Strandell's "Megan Draper's LA"
has been recently acquired by the museum collection of 
The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, MO.
Represented by Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art.
Mary Ann Strandell, "Megan Draper's LA",
3D Lenticular Media, 24" x 24", 2015

Monday, November 19, 2018


EXIST ode to Ballet
Opens Saturday, December 15th  6-9pm
Group Exhibition Curated by Rik Singley
December 15 to January 31, 2019

23 Warren Street
Street level—Gallery 1
New York, NY 10007

Exhibiting Artists:
Mary Ann Strandell, Algorithmic Fragonard,
Oil on Lenticular Print Media 64" x 48", 2018

Sasha Huber, Suzanne Unrein, Antonio Jose Guzman, Mary Ann Strandell, Mauren Brodbeck, Amy Hill, Beth Chucker, Ngabo Cesar, Roshanak Khalilian, Aaron Coley, Sonia Barrett, Patrick-Earl Barnes, Christine Cox, Noelle Céspedes, Michael Dote, Gabriele Perici and John K. Cobra
Mary Ann Strandell, "Making Water", 3D Lenticular,12x26", 2008-18

Mary Ann Strandell, Cherry Emperor,
3D Lenticular,11x9", 2008-18

Mary Ann Strandell, "India Red",
3D Lenticular,12x12", 2018


Gallery Hours

Tuesday – Saturday
11:30 AM – 5: 00 PM.
Receptions: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Phone: 646- 559-0535