Maria Coryell-Martin :: Art / Environment

  • Seattle, WA :: Feb 07, 2015 :: Benaroya Hall

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  • Seattle, WA :: May 17, 2014 :: Benaroya Hall

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Maria’s Biography


Maria Coryell-Martin is an expeditionary artist following the tradition of traveling artists as naturalists and educators. She graduated from Carleton College in 2004 and received a Thomas J. Watson fellowship to explore remote regions through art from 2004-2005.

Since then Maria has worked with scientists, local communities, and travelers in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and the Antarctic Peninsula. In the field, Coryell-Martin sketches with ink and watercolor, and collects multimedia recordings to build her palette of place, a record of experience, climate, and color.

This work becomes the basis for exhibits of large-scale studio and field paintings, as well as multi-media presentations and hands-on workshops for audiences of all ages to promote observation, scientific inquiry, and environmental awareness.

Learn about her current collaboration with marine mammal biologist Kristin Laidre at the website Imaging the Arctic or visit Maria’s website: