biography

Selecting stone and marble from quarries and stone yards of Carrara, Italy, M.J. Anderson brings sculptures to fruition in her studios in Italy and on the Oregon Coast. In addition to her personal figurative and abstract work for gallery exhibition, M.J. Anderson works with architects and designers on public and private art commissions, including liturgical art.


selected solo exhibitions

2015 Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Acqua Pietricata, Portland, OR

2013 Davidson Galleries, Ancient Atmosphere, Seattle, WA 

2012 Rowboat Gallery, Recent work, Pacific City, OR
Davis and Cline Gallery, Figurative, Ashland, OR

2011 Laboratorio SGF, Ut Scultura Poesi, Torano, Italy 

2009 Davidson Galleries, The Probability of Resemblance, Seattle, WA

2005 Davidson Galleries, Seeking Equilibrium & Recent Sculpture
Alysia Duckler Gallery, Geology of Gender, Duet Between Figure & Form Portland, OR

2003 Northwest Museum of Art, Five Part Invention, La Conner, WA
The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, The Skin of the Stone, Marylhurst, OR

2002 Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Passion & Penance, Portland, OR 


2013-2017 McMinnville Oregon, Art Downtown, Outdoor Sculpture

2014-2016 Arts Downtown, outdoor sculpture exhibit, Lake Oswego, OR

2016 Clackamas Community College Sculpture Invitational, Oregon City, OR 

2012 Clackamas Community College Sculpture Invitational, Oregon City, OR
Stone Sculpture, Lane Community College, Eugene, OR

2011 Velocity, Museum of Northwest Art, Summer Group Exhibition
Il Linguaggio della Materia, Carrara Marble Week, Carrara, Italy
Life Still Life, show with painter John VanDreal, Cannon Gallery of Art, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR

2004 Survey in Stone, Portland Community College, Sylvan Campus, OR

2000 Millennium show, Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

1999 Frauensicht:Mannsbilder, Babenhausen, Darmstaadt, Germany 

selected group exhibitions


2011 Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation
Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology 

2007 All Oregon Art Annual, Oregon State Fair, Second Award Professional 

2006 Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the Oregon Arts Commission
Bene Award & Best of Show for from Ministry & Liturgy Magazine 

2003 Two month Fellowship Award in Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy through the Northwest Institute of Architecture & Urban Studies in Italy (NIAUSI) 

1996 Bene Award for Liturgical Art, Altar, St. James Cathedral, Seattle 

1993 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant & Barbara Deming Memorial Fund 

awards


Portland Art Museum
Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
Caesar’s Palace, La Vegas, NV
Noosa Botanic Gardens, Queensland, Australia
Maroochydore Bushland Botanic Gardens, Queensland, Australia Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, OR
Clackamas College, Oregon City, OR
Town of La Conner, Washington
Emanuel Hospital, Portland, OR
Providence Hospital, Portland, OR
Veterans Administration Women’s Clinic, Portland, OR Nordstrom Administration Headquarters, Seattle, WA

2010-2011 Noosa Botanic Gardens Stone Sculpture Bequest, Queensland, Australia 

2009-2010 Justice Center, Oregon Arts Commission Percent for Art, Salem, OR 

2006 Wellspring Medical Center, Silverton Hospital, Woodburn, OR 

2004-2005 Church of the Resurrection, Solon, Ohio “Witness: Women of the Resurrection”

2000 Seattle University School of Law, Sculpture Commission for the Law Library

1998-1999 Regional Children’s Center, Outdoor Sculpture Elements, RACC, Troutdale, OR

1994 Commission of Altar Panels, St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA
Consultant to St. James Cathedral & Bumgardner Architects for a marble immersion baptismal font, font restoration and flooring, Seattle, WA 

selected collections & public projects