Exhibition schedule



Nothing In Stasis – A Solo Exhibition
Includes Artist and Curator → In conversation 
Tucson Museum of Art
Kasser Family Wing
September 1, 2022 – April 23, 2023
more info


Wing It! Things That Fly
(Invitational group exhibition)
i.d.e.a. Museum
Friday, August 26, 2022 – Sunday, January 8, 2023
→ more info to come

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Unintended Consequences
Carolyn Lavender, Monica Aissa Martinez, Mary Shindell
Scottsdale for the Performing Arts
Center Space Gallery
February 3, 2023 – April, 2023

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Nothing In Stasis
A Solo Exhibition
Mesa Contemporary Arts Center
South Gallery
April 8 – August 7, 2022

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Socially Distanced
(group exhibition)
Scottsdale Center for the Arts
September 24 – January 9
Opening September 24, 2022, 6:30-8:30

Beyond Boundaries: Maps in Art
(Group Exhibition)

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
On display through February 21, 2021
in Terminal 3, level 4 in three locations:

  • Pre-security, east arrivals end (near doors leading to parking lot)
  • Pre-security, west end (near Sky Train bridge)
  • Post-security gallery (near west TSA exit)

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(Group Exhibition)
Grant Street Studios: Step Gallery & Northlight Gallery
Opening Reception: Third Friday, October 16, 6 – 9 PM
(Details T.B.A. – Appointments to View May be Required)
Exhibition Dates: October 15 – 24, 2020
Info → Facebook
More → https://www.eyelounge.com/exhibitions/2020-retrospective

Art on the Cellular Level
(Group Exhibition)

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Terminal 4, Level 3 Gallery
June 29th, 2019 – June 14, 2020

More → Sky Harbor Museum

i hear what you’re saying
(group exhibition)

Center Space Gallery (Scottsdale Center for the Arts)
Jan 17 – April 26, 2020

A City, Modified

Modified Art
Opens Friday, November 15 and runs thru December 14, 2019
Closing reception, December 6, 6-9pm

407 E Roosevelt, Phoenix AZ 85004
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9a-5p, Saturday 12-4p
or by appointment at info@modifiedarts.org
more → www.modifiedarts.org

In, On, and Of Paper
(Group Exhibition)

Bentley Gallery
Opening January 18th, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibit runs January 18 – March 9th

BENTLEY GALLERY at Bentley Projects
215 East Grant Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5:30Pm


draw: the art of curiosity and innovation

Tempe Center for the Arts
May 25-Sept 1

Artists-in-Residence May 25 through Aug. 3
Kyllan Maney, Monica Aissa Martinez and Bobby Zokaites
 → for more info

Nothing in Stasis (solo exhibition)

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
Dec 2017- March 2018
Artist Reception – February 2018

Open  Monday through Friday, 9-5
Connect2STEM – Saturday, January 27th, 10:00 – 3:00
(more related event dates to come)

Health Sciences Education Building
Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC)
435 N. 5th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2230
Map (PDF)
Parking Information

Health Science Education Building

Sonoran Safari

i.d.e.a. Museum
Friday, February 9 – Sunday, May 27, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 5-7 p.m.

Southwest Contemporary Today

September 14 – September 30, 2017
Scottsdale, AZ

State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

April 22 – Sept 3, 2017
Charlotte, NC

State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

January 29 – March 26, 2017
Memphis, TN

State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

February 19 – September 4, 2016
Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA


Tempe Center for the Arts
May 27-Sept 17

STEAM is a movement inspired by the popularity of STEM-based education. It seeks to inspire creative thinking and collaboration between the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. This exhibition features art and interactive scientific displays which explore these connections. It also highlights the individuals who are using the various disciplines to transform and make better the lives of everyday people.


Between Earth and Sky: Contemporary Art From the American Southwest

ASU Art Museum, Nelson Fine Arts Center
Tempe, AZ
February 27 – June 4, 2016


Onloaded Project
Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA)
March 18, 2016, Third Friday, 6 – 10
April 1, 2016, First Friday, 6 – 10
Art Detour, March 19 and 20, Saturday and Sunday
Roosevelt Row in Downtown Phoenix (between eye lounge and Modified in downtown Phoenix)

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Connections to the Natural World

LA ARTCORE Brewery Annex (Lincoln Heights)
650 A South Avenue 21, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Jan 2nd-Jan 30th. Hours Wed-Sun 12-5 pm
* Reception and Artist Talks – Sunday, Jan 10, 2016, 1-3 p.m.
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Drawing With Everything

Phoenix Airport Museum
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Terminal 4, Level 3
October 3, 2015 – February 28, 2016

Between Earth and Sky: Contemporary Art From the American Southwest

Sichuan University 四川大学
March 11, 2015 – March 31, 2015: Exhibit at Sichuan University

Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications 南京邮电大学
April 6, 2015 – April 26, 2015: Exhibit at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications

University of Shanghai Science and Technology 上海理工大学
May 11, 2015 to May 29, 2015: Exhibit at USST

Xi’an International University 西安外事学院
June 8, 2015 – June 22 , 2015: Exhibit at Xi’an International University


The Art & Science of Emotional Intelligence
Shemer Art Center
January 29 – March 12, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 5, 7pm-9pm


Feminism Today
Shade Gallery at the monOrchid from March 6th until March 29th, 2015.
The Opens:  First Friday, March 6th,  6-10pm 

Art Detour 27: Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th from 11am-4pm

Closing: Third Friday, March 20th, 6-10pm. The night will feature brief talks by the artists reflecting upon their work, live music and more. 
Feminism Today will be on display

more info → visit website



Being Human
The Lodge Art Studio
February 20 – March 8, 2015


State of the Art – Discovering American Art Now
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
September 13, 2014 – January 19, 2015
More info → Crystal Bridges Exhibitions/State of the Art


Jeepers Creepers : Bugs in Art
idea Museum
Oct 9 to Jan 25
More info → Idea Museum

3rd Five15 to the Fifth postcard-2Third Annual Five 15 to the 5th power (invitational)
First Friday Opening – August 1, 6-10 PM
Third Friday Reception – August 15,  6-10 PM
Saturdays 1-5 PM
*all artwork 12 x 12″ , You buy it – you can take it.
more info → 515 Arts


“Twenty-Six” –  An Art Detour 26 group show
February 21 – March 16

Opening reception: Third Friday, February 21, 6-9pm
Closing reception: First Friday, March 7, 6-10pm
Open for Art Detour 26: Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9, 11am-5pm

Modified Arts
407 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Body, Creature Nature
(3 person exhibition with Mary Shindell and Carolyn Lavender)
Estrella Mountain Community College
March 2014

Pseudo Science
Invitational Group Exhibition
Frontal Lobe Community Space and Gallery
in Bragg’s Pie Factory
February 7, 2014
1301 Grand Avenue, Ste. 2B
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

backbodypatIn Studio – A Practice
Drawings Paints and Prints
Invitational Solo
Desert Song Healing Arts Center
3232 North 20th Street
February 1st – March, 2014


Shemer Art Center
MicroArt Invitational Group Exhibition
February 13th thru March 23


Sex: A Woman’s Perspective
Frontal Lobe Community Space and Gallery
(in Bragg’s Pie Factory)
September 6-2, 2013

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Vital Commotion #4
Casein and Egg Tempera


Tempe Public Library
“Raw” focuses on artists who are choosing to move away from the use of harsh chemicals and synthetic materials in their work, choosing instead to use raw, recycled or organic materials.
July 26th, 2013 – December 4th, 2013 in the youth library exhibition space
More info to come soon.


Tucson Museum of Art
7/20/2013 – 09/29/2013
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Five15 to the Fifth 2013 back

Second Annual Five to the 5th

Opening: First Friday, June 7th (6-10PM)

Artist Reception: Third Friday, June 21st (6-10PM)
First and Third Fridays during July from 6-10PM
Saturdays from 1-5PM

Five15 Arts
515 E. Roosevelt Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Works by:
Carolyn Lavender, Monica Aissa Martinez, and Mary Shindell
@ Mesa Arts Center
in the North Gallery
January 11- April 28, 2013
Opening Reception: January 25, 2013 (6-9pm)
visit → The Blog


Art Detour – March 1st – 31, 2013


For more details visit website at www.monorchid.com

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