Mags Harries

Mags Harries

Mags Harries main focus of her discipline has been art in the public realm. In a 30-year collaboration with her husband Lajos Héder, Harries has created public artworks across the USA and internationally.

Through objects, drawings, photographs, and installations, Harries has exhibited locally at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Rose Art Museum, and a retrospective of her work at the Decordova Museum. She has received a fellowship and residency from The Bogliasco Foundation, (Genoa, Italy), Directors guest at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, (Umbria, Italy), and attended residencies at the Baer Art Center (Hofsos, Iceland) and The American Academy (Rome, Italy) and others.

Awards include the AICA Award, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Sculpture/Installation, a Marshall Cogan Visiting Artist Fellowship at Harvard, a Massachusetts Governor’s Design Awards, a Design Excellence Award for Public Art in Transportation, The Grand Bostonian, a Bunting Institute Fellowship at Radcliffe College, Harvard University. Tisch Faculty Fellow at Tufts University among others. 

Currently, she teaches courses on sculpture, installation, and public art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Photo credit: Kathy Chapman