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Mary Iverson  Seattle, WA

'Ruby Beach with Containers'

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About Mary

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.

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Andrew Hosner

Owner, Thinkspace Gallery

"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."

Marco Mazzoni

Milan, Italy artist

"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."

Erica Ciganek

Chicago, IL Artist

"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."

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Mary appears in the following Top 10 lists






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"I like the cubic appearance and the lines I am thinking of an inside of a piano."

"wow right when i looked at this i was mind blown, it instantly confuses me but a good type of confused, it has so much detail and it looks so cool"

"depressing in oh so many ways"

"Reminds me of Rotterdam (Harber Holland)"


"great ive seen it , its awesome"


"i think he needs less lines because there is alot to focus on in this picture and its hurtin my brain lol"

"nice wall covering - future view"

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