M.J. Anderson selects her stone from quarries and stone yards of Carrara, Italy.
She brings her sculptures to fruition in her studios in Carrara and on the Oregon Coast.


1977 Portland State University, B.A. with Honors


2006 Sculpture for the courtyard of Wellspring in Woodburn Oregon, a division of Silverton Hospital
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 project, Troutdale, OR
1994 Commission of Altar Panels, St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA
1994 Consultant to St. James Cathedral & Bumgardner Architects for a marble
immersion baptismal font and flooring, Seattle, WA


2005 Invited Artist, International Sculpture Symposium, Maroochy Regional Bushland
Botanic Garden, Queensland, Australia Sept23 - Oct 9
2000 Presenter, Gender Symposium, Lewis & Clark College, March 2000
1999, 2000 Presenter/Sculptor for ARTBEAT, Portland Community College, 3 campuses
1999 Choosing the Next Stone, Book of Poetry by Marion Kimes,
based on the sculptural work of M.J. Anderson
2002-2006 Sound Transit Artist Roster, Seattle, WA
1999/2000 Design Roster Member for Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, OR
1994 Arts Alive! Residency, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR


2007 Oregon State Fair, All Oregon Art Annual, Professional Division, Second Award
2006 Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the Oregon Arts Commission
2006 St. Mary’s Academy Awards for Art Achievement, Portland, OR
2003 Two month Fellowship Award in Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy through NIAUSI
--- the Northwest Institute of Architecture & Urban Studies in Italy
1996 Bene Award for Liturgical Art, Altar, St. James Cathedral, Seattle
1993 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant & “Money for Women”, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund


2007 Davidson Galleries, Recent Small Sculpture
2005 Alysia Duckler Gallery, Geology of Gender, Portland, OR
2005 Davidson Galleries, Seeking Equilibrium, Seattle, WA
2003 Northwest Museum of Art,Five Part Invention, La Conner, WA
2003 Alysia Duckler Gallery, Duet Between Figure & Form, Portland, OR
2002 Davidson Galleries, Saints & Sinners, Seattle, WA October 2002
2001 The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, The Skin of the Stone, Marylhurst, OR
2000 Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Passion & Penance, Portland, OR
1999 Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998 Davidson Galleries, Passion & Compassion, Seattle, WA
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT
Lane Community College, Art Gallery, Eugene, OR
1997 Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Misplaced Passions, Portland, OR
Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Clatsop Community College Art Gallery, Astoria , OR
1996 Davidson Galleries, Torsos & Departures, Seattle, WA
1995 Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Gallery at Salishan, Gleneden Beach, OR
1994 Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA
Maveety Gallery, Gleneden Beach, OR
1993 Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA
ArtSpace Gallery, Bay City, OR
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR


2007 "Embodied," Group figurative show at the Columbia Art Center, Hood River, OR
2007 Oregon State Fair, All Oregon Art Annual, Professional Division , Second Award
2005 International Exhibition of Small Monuments in Stone, Gallery Donkersvoort,
Holland & Gallery Exelmans, Belgium
2005 Westcott Bay Reserve, 5th Outdoor Sculpture Invitaitional, San Juan Island, WA
2004 Survey in Stone, Portland Community College, ( Sylvan campus), Portland, OR
2005-2001 Arts Downtown, outdoor sculpture exhibit, Lake Oswego, Oregon
2002, 1998 Clackamas Community College Sculpture Invitational Exposition, Oregon City, OR
2006,04, 00, 99 Torano, Notte e Giorno, il paese degli artisti, Carrara, Italy
2000 Millennium show, Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 Frauensicht:Mannsbilder, Babenhausen, Darmstaadt, Germany
1999 Finter Bank Zurich, Sculpture di Piccolo Formato, Chiasso & Lugano, Switzerland
Newport Biennial of Oregon Artists 1999, Newport, OR
1998 "Elements," Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Juror's Award,Whatcom Museum, NW International Art Competition, Bellingham,WA
1997-2000 Sitka Invitational, Western Forestry Center, Portland, OR
1997 Port of Seattle Gallery, Davidson Galleries exhibition, Sea-Tac International Airport
Artspace Gallery, Bay City, OR
1996-1997 Finter Bank Zurich, Colletiva Internazionale di Sculture, Chiasso, Switzerland
1996 Cannon Beach Arts Association Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
Corvallis Arts Center, Women's Vision, Corvallis, OR
1995 Bellevue Art Museum, Northwest Annual, Bellevue, WA
1993 Lane Arts Council, Outside Art, Eugene, OR
1990 Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Garden Exhibit, Portland, OR
1990 Clackamas Community College, OR, Oregon Art Garden
1987, 1981 Portland Art Museum, Oregon Biennial


2003, 2004 Marylhurst University, Art Faculty, Sculpture
1999 -2005 Sculpture Workshops, 1999- 2008 Sculpture & Life Drawing Workshops, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Oregon Coast
2003, 2005 Northwest Stone Sculptors Summer Symposium, Camp Brotherhood, WA
1998, 1999 Haystack Summer Session, Portland State University, Cannon Beach, OR
1995-1996 Oregon Stone Sculptors Symposium, Silver Falls, OR
1986 Contemporary Crafts Assoc. Artist in Education
1982 Oregon School of Arts & Crafts, Instructor, Fiber Department
1980-77 Oregon Arts Commission, Artist in the Schools


2004 Allan, Lois, ISC SCULPTURE, Review, May , pp 77-78
2002 Oregon Art Beat, Oregon Public Broadcasting Television, January 2002 May 2003
1999 Kangas, Matthew, ISC SCULPTURE, Review, March, p74-75
1998 Kangas, Matthew, Two Sculptors Show Off Possibilities in Stone,
The Seattle Times, October 19, 1998
1996 Allan, Lois, Artweek, May, p29
1995 Kangas, Matthew, ISC SCULPTURE, Review, January/February, p50
1994 Timeless Goddess, Marble & Architectural Stone Quarterly, Summer, pp78-80

Farfalla e Crissalide (Butterfly with Chrysalis )
Italian Bardiglio Nuvolato Marble and White Carrara Marble on a Columbia River Basalt Base.
8' x 2' x 2'
Commission for Wellspring, a Silverton Hospital wellness center in Woodburn, Oregon
Consultant: Naomi Coplin, Clark/Kjos Architects
Installed 2006


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