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Mary Modeen is an artist/academic whose research links creative practice with interdisciplinary academic studies in the humanities, particularly philosophy, literature, feminist and indigenous studies. Her research has several threads: perception as a cognitive and interpretive process, and place-based research, which tends to connect cultural values, history and embodied experience. As such, this work usually combines creative art practice and writing. 


Professor Modeen is Associate Dean (Internationalisation) and Chair of Interdisciplinary Art Practice at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, as well as Coordinator of PhD Studies. Her PhD supervision is also characterised by interdisciplinary investigations, linking studio practice with academic enquiry. International research networks, three of which Modeen co-convenes (PLaCE International, Mapping Spectral Traces, and LAND2) are central in conducting the critical discourse which address, challenge and strengthen these research insights. 

You can view Modeen's full CV at this link: Professor Mary Modeen Full CV

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Selected Exhibitions & Residencies

Solo Exhibitions

2014               The Absolutely Other, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Edinburgh. 

2012-13          Ways in Which the World Takes Shape. Permanent installation within Min No Aya Win Human Services Center, Fond du Lac Reservation of Chippewa Indians, Cloquet, Minnesota, USA.

2007                Te Whenua Maori, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, with acquisitions for the permanent collection. 

Two-person Exhibitions

2011                The Enigma of Place, collaborative multi-media installation, with Iain Biggs, for Sensory Worlds: Environment, Value and the Multi-Sensory, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

2010-11           Landscapes of Epiphany and Memory, with Dr Judith Tucker, Armory Gallery, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia USA.

Group Exhibitions

2020                Ossuary, curated by Prof Laurie Beth Clark, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

2019-20           *Confluences, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, New Jersey, and Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing, China.

2017                In Praise of Wetlands exhibition with Biggs and Baeumler, Bank Street Art Centre, Sheffield, England. 

2015                In the Open, Collaborations of women artists and poets, New Hall, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University.


2018                Casa na Ilha, Sao Sebastiao, Brazil.

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