Mary Reid

Director/Curator, Woodstock Art Gallery, Woodstock ON

MARY REID is the Director/Curator of the Woodstock Art Gallery. Most recently Mary Reid was the Director/ Curator of the School of Art Gallery at the University of Manitoba. She was formerly the Curator of Contemporary Art and Photography at Winnipeg Art Gallery (2004 to 2011). In 2013 she was appointed by the city of Winnipeg to the Winnipeg Arts Council Board of Directors. Previously, Reid was a member of the Public Art Committee for the City of Winnipeg, the Image Committee of the Winnipeg Downtown Biz, co-chair of Winnipeg’s Nuit Blanche 2011 and former President of the Board of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers. In 2010, she worked with the Winnipeg Arts Council as part of the Cultural Capital program of events to coordinate My City’s Still Breathing, a symposium that explored the many dimensions of the arts, artists and the city. Over the last decade she has curated numerous exhibitions on contemporary art and photography. In addition to exhibition coordination, Reid has project-managed and contributed essays to several catalogues, brochures, journals and magazines which support her various projects.

Mary has formerly mentored for MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art) and Arts and Cultural Industries Manitoba. Reid has lectured and taught at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba on issues regarding contemporary art, curating and museum practice as well as critical writing. Prior to her move to Winnipeg she was the curator at the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON, where she undertook the project management of the large-scale environmental sculpture, outdoor exhibition Shore / lines … responding to place. While in Barrie she taught for Georgian College’s Department of Design and Visual Arts. Reid received her Master degree in Art History from York University, Toronto in 1999 and this fall has returned to York University part-time to embark on her Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Arts and Media Administration.