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Mary Iverson received a BFA in design from received Cornish College of the Arts in 1995 and an MFA in painting from University of Washington seven years later.
Initially a plein air painter, the focus of her work gradually shifted toward the colorful and geometric aspects of shipping containers, and the shipping industry at large.
Iverson has won several awards and her work has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries across the Pacific Northwest, including Museum of Northwest Art, Kittredge Gallery at the University of Puget Sound, and Gage Academy of Art.
"I was first exposed to Mary's work a few years ago online and then started seeing it pop up at galleries like Shooting Gallery and the like and then her recent feature in Juxtapoz really helped to expose 'her world' in a grander fashion. From that point on we were hooked and wanted to do more to help expose her work on an international level. We're excited by a couple of big shows we have coming up with her in 2013 and 2014 and feel her work is some of the most poignant and 'now' work we exhibit. At the root of her work is a very powerful reminder that we humans are only gracing this planet for a short time in the grand scheme of things and that we need to be mindful of how we treat Mother Earth before nature takes it all back from us."
"I love this artist. I work with the same Denmark gallery and the first time I saw her work live, I was fascinated by her compositional rigor."
"Mary’s Iverson work was a welcome entryway into the Seattle area when I moved across the country last year. She engages presence in space. She explores human encounter with the environment in a way that has framed my experience in the new setting: a major city nestled within profound nature."