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Mary Plant

Mary Plant is an established and internationally known artist who has created enormous amount of impressive artistic work during the last 25 years. Mary Plant was born in the now occupied by the Turkish troops beautiful town of Famagusta in Cyprus and has devoted her life in painting. Her unique work appeared in many Exhibitions and enriches many Public and Private collections world wide. After the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus and the occupation of her home town Famagusta by the Turkish army, Mary Plant moved to England where she worked for many years and now lives and works in Cyprus devoted, to the creation of masterpieces of modern art.

Below we give a summary of Mary Plant’s key events in her career as an artist.

1943          Born in Famagusta, Cyprus

1976-80    BA Painting, Chelsea School of Art

1980-01    MA Painting, Chelsea School of Art

1982         Visiting Tutor, Chelsea School of Art

One person Exhibitions

  1.         Jenny Stein’s House Gallery, London

1990          Diaspro Art Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus

  1.          Gallery K, London
1994.         Gallery K, London

1995          Morphe Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus

  1.         The Hellenic Centre, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

1978 Stowells Trophy, Royal Acadamy

1981 The London Group, Morley Gallery

  1. Stowells Trophy, Royal Academy

1981 Trent Polytechnic

1981 Northern Young Contemporaries, Whitworth art Gallery

1981 Eight Artists’, Morphee Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

1983 Woodlands Gallery

  1. Camden Annual, Camden Arts Centre

1984 The Royal Overseas League

1986 The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith (two person exhibition)

1987 Polytechnic of North London

1987 ‘Critic’s Space’, Air Gallery (selected by Paul Overy)

1987 Summer Show, Kapil Jariwala Gallery

1987 Aldgate Barrs Gallery

1988 The Square Gallery

1988 Air and Space Art Sale

1988 ‘Le Genie de la Bastille- Porte Ouvertes a l’Europe’, Paris

1989 PNL UK Cypriot Exhibition, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia, Cyprus

1989 ‘Critic’s Space’, Air Gallery (selected by Mary Rose Beaumont)

1989 Friends of Space and Art Sale, Air Gallery

1990 PNL UK Cypriot Exhibition, Commonwealth Institute, London

1990 Homahe to the Square II – Flaxman Gallery

1991 Corn Exchange, Bedford

1991 Commonwealth Institute, London

1991 Actors’ House, Krasnoyarsk, Siberia

1992 Book Works: A Women’s Perspective, London

1993 Bank of Cyprus Award, Gallery K, London

1993 Art ’93 – The London Contemporary Art Fair

1993 ‘Triangles’ M & W Art, Hong Kong

1993 Women and Europe, RIBA, London

1993 Summer Exhibition, Gallery K

1994 ‘Kiss 2’, Gallery K

1994 Galerie Kohler, London (two person exhibition)

1995 Contemporary Art Exhibition & Draw, Christies- Imp. Cancer Research Fund

1995 ‘Kiss 3’, Gallery K

1995 Bank of Cyprus award, Gallery K

1995 Camden Irish Centre, London

1996 ‘Kiss 4’, Gallery K

1996 Diaspro Art Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus

1996 The Hellenic Centre, London

1997 Moufflon bookshop, Nicosia – Artists Books the 20th Century Art Form

1997 Famagusta Gate, Nicosia – "The Works of Aphrodite" – with Antje Siebrecht organised by the Goeyhe Institute

1998 Contemporary Art Exhibition & Draw, Mall Galleries – Imp, Cancer Research Fund

1998 Artists in Arms, St David,s Hall, Cardiff

1999 Blackheath Conservatoire of Music and Arts Exhibition & Draw, Mall Galleries

1999 COME TOGETHER I – Kassel – with Antje Siebrecht

1999 One of a kind, Artists’ Books, Nicosia, Cyprus – Organised by R. Keshishian



1980 Morland Lewis Scholarship

1987 GLA Grant

1995 Bank of Cyprus Award prize winner


Public Collection

The A C Leventis Foundation, London

The Bank of Cyprus, London

The Cyprus Popular Bank, London

Cultural Service, Ministry of Education, Cyprus


Other Activities

1990 Publication of book ‘Salamis’

1991 Travelled in Russia as guest of the Artists Union of Krasnoyarsk

1992 Travelled in Mongolia as guest of the Artists Union of Ulan Bator

1998 Travelled in Mongolia as guest of the Artists Union of Ulan Bator

1998 Cover for Nicola Lacey’s book ‘Unspeakable Subjects’ – painting, ‘Lost in a Burning Forest with Eros’


Mary Plant in her London Studio ( Dec 2001)

Some of Mary's work below

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