Hello. I'm a Minnesota-based artist. 2004 University of Minnesota Art BA grad.

Painting and drawing are the foundation of my drive to work full-time as a fine artist. Goal: To translate my evolving abstract aesthetic, ideas & process into further fine art & design. I look forward to re-imagining favorite themes in the coming year, resulting in new work and new directions.

Influenced by color and contrasts; architectural landscapes and the natural environment. Flowers, Landscapes. Memories. Dreams. My creativity goes beyond painting to include screen printing, fabric design, pattern, graphic design, & weaving. I utilize screen prints from sketches as a layering component in my large-scale paintings.

I'm ready for what's next. That includes: PT/FT local creative fueled work, Freelance and gallery exhibition opportunities, studio leasing, Twin Cities area gallery representation, & collaborations.

PLEASE NOTE: At this time I cannot take on personal commission paintings & completed art is strictly sold 'AS IS'. 

Ideas, feedback? Shared photos of art displayed in their new spaces is especially enjoyed! EMAIL: info@maryolsonart.com

PLEASE FOLLOW my latest projects from the studio via social media @maryolsonart

Find me and most of my entire available body of original artwork at the Wayzata Art Experience June 23-24 2018 DT Wayzata MN. Booth #34 Info here too: 





Find 3 of my original large-scale mixed media paintings at ShowroomMpls Thru Feb 2018

Spring 2017 News: Look for my fabric art collaboration with Kindred Folk at Envision 2017 Minnesota's Spring Fashion Week Kickoff. MINNESOTA MONTHLY REVIEW HERE: 


Thru Feb 14 2017: 'Force of Nature' at Hopkins Center for the Arts

Minneapolis Convention CenterPainting 'Shadow Flowers' for 6 mo. group show, thanks to Art Force

Medivators, Maple Grove: Painting 'Street Reflection' for 6 mo. group show, thanks to Art Force

Oct-Dec 2016: Solo painting show at Ditch.

July-August 2016: 'Daydreamin' Solo show at Showroom 

April-May 2016: Hopkins Center for the Arts Spring Member Show: AWARD: People's Choice Winner for 'Underground' Mixed Media Painting 

Sept-Oct 18, 2015: Hopkins Center for the Arts Fall Member Show. Work Sold: 'Abandoned' Acrylic, Mixed Media Painting

June 23-July 23 2015: Featured Artist  Showroom

March May 11 2015: Featured Artist Create Catering and Dining Studio

Jan 2- Feb 28 2015 Featured Artist Northgate Brewing & Taproom, NE Mpls

Sept 20-Oct 18 2014 Hopkins Center for the Arts: Fall Member Juried Exhibition AWARDS: Merit Award & People's Choice Award Winner 

July-Dec 2014 Minneapolis Convention Center (Paintings) Smart Art Program for Art Force

PRESS: Lake Minnetonka Magazine January 2016


Close up 'Synchronicity' Sold 2017. Minnetonka MN

'Heat' Sold 2017 Medina, MN

'Heat' Sold 2017 Medina, MN

2016 Floral Abstract Commission. Glen Lake, MN

2016 Floral Abstract Commission. Glen Lake, MN


'Flight' 2015 Sold. Wayzata, MN