CV and Exhibitions

About the Artist
Mary Iverson (Seattle) is a painter and public artist. Her work portrays the clash between globalization and the environment, offering visions of container ships as they collide with national parks in surreal, post apocalyptic scenarios. In 2011, her work was profiled in Juxtapoz Magazine and Hi Fructose Magazine. She is represented by galleries in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Copenhagen, Singapore, and Munster, Germany. She teaches painting and drawing at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, WA, where she is a tenured faculty member. Her studio is in Building C in Ballard, a vibrant community of artists.



Thinkspace Gallery Culver City CA, August 16 - September 6, 2014: two-person show with Stephanie Buer. Opening Reception: Sat, August 16th 6-9PM. 2014.
Shooting Gallery San Francisco CA: October 2014: solo show



2002 MFA Painting, University of Washington

1995 BFA Cornish College of the Arts magna cum laude


Davidson Galleries Seattle WA: November 2013, “Sunk.” Opening reception Thursday, November 7-30.
Shooting Gallery San Francisco CA: April 13 - May 4, Opening reception Saturday April 13, 2013, 7-11pm. Project room installation.
Chandran Gallery Singapore, Opening reception January 19 6-8pm.
Cornish College of the Arts Alumni Gallery Seattle WA: March 18 - May 25, 2013. Opening reception

Sheehan Gallery Whitman College, Walla Walla WA, “Egress,” October 15-Dec 16
Gallery FB69 Munster, Germany, "Collide" August 31-November 3
Shooting Gallery San Francisco CA, “Calamity” February 11 – March 5
Gallery B15 Copenhagen DK, "Geometry" August 5 - September 4
Davidson Galleries Seattle WA, “Sublime” October 7-30

Park Life San Francisco CA, “Frontier,” Jan 1 – 31
Kittredge Gallery University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, January 21-February 27
Davidson Contemporary Seattle WA, “Amass” September 5-27
Davidson Contemporary Seattle WA, “Contain” June 30 – July 29

Kimball Art Center Park City, UT  September 27-November 27



Breeze Block Gallery Portland OR “Buddy System Invitational” September 2013. Group exhibition. With Moneyless

Gallery 309 Philadelphia, PA "LAX/PHL" May 11 - June 7. Curated by Thinkspace Gallery
Breeze Block Gallery Portland OR “Wider Than a Postcard” May 2 – June 1, 2013. Group exhibition. Opening reception Thursday May 2, 6pm.
Thinkspace Gallery Culver City, CA "In Our Wake" February 9-23

Breeze Block Gallery Portland OR "Space/Form" September 6-29
Thinkspace Gallery Culver City, CA "Wild at Heart" May 26 - June 9
Thinkspace Gallery Culver City, CA “Picks of the Harvest” March 3-24
White Walls San Francisco CA, “Linear Empires” February 12 – March 5

Seattle Art Museum Seattle WA "Seattle as Collector" May 11–October 23, 2011
Museum of Northwest Art La Conner, WA “Representing Abstraction,” October 10 – January 3
Davidson Contemporary Seattle, WA “In Between,” July 6-2
Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, Seattle WA, “City Light/City Art,” June 1 – 30
Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery “Recent Acquisitions: Seattle Public Utilities Portable Works Collection”
Davidson Galleries Seattle WA “Natural Selections, Contemporary Landscape Painting” June 1 – July 2
Davidson Galleries Seattle WA “Contemporary Works on Paper” May 1-31


City of Kent Art Collection, Kent WA
City Of Missoula Art Collection, Missoula MT

CBIC, Seattle WA

Evergreen Hospital, Bellevue WA
Evergreen Shipping Lines, Taiwan

Group Health Cooperative, Seattle WA
King County Art in Public Places Program
Lake Washington Technical College, Redmond WA

Madrona-Sally Goldmark Library, Seattle WA

Microsoft Corporation, Redmond WA
Nordstrom, WA, CA, FL, NV, NC, MN, TX

Northwest Career and Technical Academy, Mount Vernon WA

Peninsula College, Port Angeles WA

Puget Sound Energy, Bellevue WA

Safeco Insurance, Seattle WA
Seattle City Light 1% for Art Portable Works Collection

Seattle Public Utilities Portable Works Collection

Sherman Elementary School, Tacoma WA
Shoreline Community College, Seattle WA
Starbucks Corporation, Seattle WA

Tacoma Power, Tacoma WA

University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle WA
Washington State Art Commission Portable Works Collection
Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA



2013 City Arts Magazine Winter Artwalk Award, second prize

2012 GAP Grant, Artist Trust, Seattle WA
2009 Individual Artists Project Grant, 4Culture, Seattle WA
2006 GAP Grant, Artist Trust, Seattle WA
2005 Parents’ Choice Award Silver Medal for Fine Art Studio: Painting
2001 Seattle Collects 2001 Portable Works Collection, Seattle Arts Commission


2012 Seattle Art Interruptions, Mural sequence, Seattle City Light % for Art and Seattle Department of Transportation
2007 City of Missoula, City Council Chambers Project, Mural, Missoula Arts Commission
2007 Electric Gallery, an installed temporary mural for Seattle City Light and Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
2005 Titus Railroad Park, Outdoor Mural, Kent, WA, City of Kent Arts Commission, City Art Collection
2003 Seattle Arts Commission, Emerging Public Artist Roster Training Program



Seattle Globalist, “Visualizing Global Shipping’s Environmental Impacts,” Hillary Sanders, January 14


Art Ltd Magazine “Critics Picks, Seattle” Suzanne Beal November, print issue

Seattle Magazine "Mary Iverson's Container Cult," Brangien Davis, May, print issue
Juxtapoz New Contemporary Gingko Press 2013
Juxtapoz Magazine “Infuences” March print issue

A&P Seattle, Cover Art, December, Print issue

Art Nerd Seattle, “Mary Iverson’s Rising Tides,” Elissa Favero, November 26

Kontur 3 "Mary Iverson, Collide" Martin Lehmann, Sommer 2012
Westfalium "Im Spinnennetz des Fortschritts," 9 September 2012

Hi Fructose Magazine Profile in Issue #21 (October)

Juxtapoz Magazine Profile in August issue

Seattle Times Nancy Worssam "Abstract, Representational Combine in Satisfying Show in La Conner," October 30, 2009
Skagit Valley Herald Elliott Wilson, “New Exhibit of Works at MoNA Mixes Literal, Abstract,” October 05, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune Rosemary Ponnekanti, “UPS Gallery Exhibits Offer Study in Contrasts,” February 2, 2009
Tacoma Weekly Dave R. Davison, “Port Inspires Art of  Iverson,” January 29, 2009

Rivet Magazine The Space Issue, cover art, February 2008

The Missoulan Jamie Kelly, “The Ambiguity of Art,” November 3, 2007
KUOW Weekday with Steve Scher, “Puget Sound Artists,” Produced by Katy Sewall, July 18, 2007
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine Wilson Diehl, “Art Industry,” July 2007

Seattle Post Intelligencer Regina Hackett “Artists Muse on America with Mostly Positive Results,” November 11
Seattle Post Intelligencer Judy Wagonfeld, “Artists Turn the Physical into the Emotional in Natural Selection,” June 17

New American Paintings: M.F.A. 2001 Lisa Phillips, “Juror’s Notes”

Communication Arts Illustration Annual 2001

Marine Digest 2001 Pacific Northwest Ports Handbook, cover art