2006—2013 Select classes, Gage Academy, Seattle, WA
2004 BA cum laude, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Grants and Awards

2013 Vetlesen Foundation award in support of project, Imaging the Arctic
2010 Allied Arts Foundation awards fiscal sponsorship
2007 King 4Culture award in support of project Portraits of Ice: Witnessing Climate Change (Glaciers of the North Cascades Mountain Range)
2004 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, One year world travel for independent project:Ties to the Land: An Artistic Exploration of Remote Landscapes
2003 Ursula-Jepson Hemingway Award for recognized excellence, Carleton College
2002, 2003 Hyslop-Warnhotlz Grant for Studio Art, Carleton College
2002, 2003 Tiny Toni Award for Studio Art, Carleton College

2014—2015Imaging the Arctic, exhibition at the Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA


2018 Duets, group exhibition with Women Painters of Washington, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA
2016 Linking Science and Art at WAIS Divide, group exhibition at the Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AK
2016 Shadow and Light, group exhibition at the Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA
2014—2015 Imaging the Arctic, exhibition at the Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA
2013 Vanishing Ice, group exhibit at the Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
2013 Human+Nature, group exhibit at the Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
2012 The Unbroken Line, The Unbroken Line, group show at Plasteel Frames & Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012 Long Distance Migration, solo show at Plasteel Frames & Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011 Ice Stories, show with Anna McKee and Cynthia Camlin at WA State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
2011 Ice, group show at the Artisans on Taylor Gallery, Port Townsend, WA
2011 Expeditionary Art, solo show at Plasteel Frames & Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011 Cascade Explorations, group show at the Gallery West, Stehekin, WA
2011 Forecast: Communicating Weather and Climate, group show at the WA State Convention Center, co-presented by the American Meteorological Society and Eco Arts, Seattle, WA
2011 Cascade Explorations, solo show at Johnston Architects, Seattle, WA
2010 5×5 at 619, group show at Building 619, Seattle, WA
2010 Kent Summer Art Exhibit, group show at the Centennial Gallery, Kent, WA
2010 Weathering Change, group show at the Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA
2010 Harvesting the Light, group show at the Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA
2007-2013 Expeditionary Art, Polar Science Weekend, Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA
2009 Confluence, Artists of the North Cascades Institute, Smith | Valley Gallery, Edison, WA
2008 Portraits of Ice (Featuring North Cascades), solo exhibit at Mithun, Seattle, WA
2008 Nordic Journeys, group show with Eliot O’Hara and Caryl Utigard, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA
2008 Polar Artist Group show, Gibson Center, Alliston, Ontario, Canada
2007 Polar Artist Group Launch, McMichael Canadian Art Collection and Bond Head Gallery, Ontario, Canada
2007 Portraits of Ice, solo exhibit at University of Washington Club, WA
2007 Icescapes, solo exhibit at Vashon College and Hardware Store Restaurant Gallery, Vashon, WA
2007—2014 Polar Art, Polar Science Weekend, Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA
2006 High Latitudes, solo exhibit at Race in JL Showroom, Seattle, WA
2005 On Wing, solo exhibit at the Upernavik Museum, Upernavik, Greenland


2015 Patagonia, Antarctic Peninsula, and South Georgia, guest artist with Seabourn Quest cruise.
2014 Heritage University, 3 day visit with student mentoring, workshops, and presentations, Yakima, WA.
2013 NW Greenland, 1 month fieldwork with biologist Dr. Kristin Laidre for project Imaging the Arctic
2012 Milbrook, NY, 2 weeks with Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies for project Science Vignettes
2012 Cook Inlet, AK, 2 weeks paintings with Dr. Nathan Senner to study long-distance migratory birds
2011 Grand Canyon, Painting in the field with Historic Boats Afloat team
2010 East Greenland, Painting in the field with walrus research team
2008—2014 Teaching Residency, 3 day series of workshops with Islandwood, Bainbridge, WA
2007—2009 North Cascades, Painting with glacier monitoring scientists, WA
2008 Cariboo Mountains, Castle Glacier monitoring with UNBC scientists, Canada
2008 Falkland Islands, S. Georgia, Antarctica, Quark Expeditions Resident Artist
2006 Antarctica Peninsula, Artist-in-Residence with Quark Expeditions
2006 Newfoundland and Labrador, Visiting Artist in Codroy, Newfoundland, Exploring Iceberg Alley on Labrador coast
2005 Greenland, Artist-in-Residence with Upernavik Museum
2005 Greenland, Summit Station National Science Foundation sponsored Artist Visit
2005 Greenland, Visiting Artist with Hudson Resources Diamond Geologists
2005 Mali, West Africa, Living, Traveling, and Painting with Tuareg people
2004 Tibet, China, Living with locals, exploring the Tibetan Plateau
2004 Marquises Islands, French Polynesia, Living with local families and sailors
2003 Alaska, Artist-in-Residence with Juneau Icefield Research Program


2015 Field Seminar, “Inpsiring Girls Expeditions” co-instructor for 12 day program combining science, art, and kayaking in Kenai Fjords National Park, AK
2017 Presentation, Arctic Encounters Symposium, Seattle, WA
2016 Presentation, STEM Educator Leadership Institute with the Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA
2015 Presentations and workshops, “Imaging the Arctic,” Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA
2015 Presentation, “Imaging the Arctic,” Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Port Townsend, WA
2014—2015 Presentation, featured speaker for Girls Can Do event at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
2014 Workshop, “Imaging the Arctic, with Dr. Kristin Laidre,” University Alaska Fairbanks and Colors of Nature, Fairbanks, AK
2014 Presentation, Workshop, “Imaging the Arctic, with Dr. Kristin Laidre,” hosted by Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
2014 Presentation, “Imaging the Arctic, with Dr. Kristin Laidre,” Vanishing Ice Speaker Series, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
2013 Retreat, “Plein Air Watercolor,” with North Cascades Basecamp, Mazama, WA
2013 Workshop, “Ink & Watercolor Sketching,” hosted by Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
2013 Workshop, “Virtual Expedition to Greenland,” Cinquegranelli Montessori, Seattle, WA
2013 Presentation, Workshop, “Expeditionary Art,” Kullorsuaq school, Greenland
2012-2013 Workshops, “Nature Journaling,” a series of 4 workshops for Meridian School, Seattle, WA
2012 Presentation, “Ice Capades,” hosted by Nerd Nite, Seattle, WA
2012 Workshop, “Foraging for Images,” hosted by the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2012 Science Café, “Expeditionary Art,” hosted by Pacific Science Center and KCTS-9, Kirkland, WA
2012 Presentation, Workshop, “Expeditionary Art,” University of Washington Natural History class
2011 Presentation, “Expeditionary Art,” Cornish College guest lecturer, Seattle, WA
2011 Presentation, “From the NE to the SW,” Greenwood Library, Seattle, WA
2010 Presentation, “High Latitudes,” Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA
2008, 2009 Field Seminar, “Girls on Ice,” co-instructor of 12 day program combining leadership, mountaineering, science, and art. Sponsored by University Alaska Fairbanks.
2008 Presentation, “Art, Glaciers, and Climate Change,” The Mountaineers, Seattle, WA
2008 Presentation, “Portraits of Ice,” Islandwood, Bainbridge Island, WA
2007—current Workshops, 50+ watercolor, field sketching, and nature journaling workshops with partners including the Seattle Art Museum, Whatcom Museum, University of Washington, North Cascades Institute, Wenatchee River Institute, Methow Conservancy, Port Townsend School of the Arts, Confluence Gallery, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Nature Consortium, and local schools.


2015 Artist Brings the Arctic to Life,” Everett Herald, Feb 15
2015 Imaging the Arctic, powerful, lonely, endangered vistas” Seattle Times, Jan 30
2014 The Art of Science,” Fairbanks News Miner, February 2
2013 Bringing Art to Narwhal Research in the Arctic,” KUOW & Oregon Public Radio, April 9th
2012 Seattle-based artist paints portraits of a melting world,” High Country News, November 26
2012 “Voices of Experience” the Artist Road website profile, November
2012 “‘Expeditionary Art’ Maria Coryell-Martin blends science and art,” Alaska Dispatch, June 12, 2012
2010 “High Latitudes,” Polar Field Services Newsletter, May
2009 Risky Business,” The Voice (Carleton College Alumni Magazine), Winter
2008 “Faces of IPY: Artist Adventurer,” Polar Field Services Newsletter, April
2008 Cool Art,” Antarctic Sun (United States Antarctic Program), March
2007 The Art of Polar Science,” Pacific Science Center Video Interview
2007 “Art and Science in the Extreme Cold,” UW APL Newsletter, May
2006 “Painting Ice,” VECO Polar Resources Newsletter, May


2012 28” x 36” Arctic Terns, “High Above, private collection, Australia
2012 12” x 24” Russell Glacier portrait, private collection, Washington D.C.
2011 Four 12” x 12” Aspen watercolors mounted on bamboo, private collection, Seattle, WA
2008 44″ x 32″ Kayaking Alaska Watercolor, private collection, Hingham, MA
2008 18″ x 14″ Robinson R22 Helicopter, private collection, Seattle, WA
2007 20″ x 14″ Polar Star Icebreaker Watercolor, private collection, Seattle, WA
2006 30″ x 40″ Oil Portrait Painting, JL Racing, Santa Anna, CA
2005 Two 2′ x 8′ Wall Murals, Polar Bear Inn, Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
2004 Three 22″ x 30″ Landscapes Abroad Watercolors, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Affiliations and Certifications

Current Wilderness First Responder, 80 hour first aid course, and Wilderness Adult CPR
2014 Northwest Watercolor Society member
2010 WINGS WorldQuest flag expedition to Greenland
2007 Explorers Club, elected member
2007 International Polar Year (formally recognized “Portraits of Ice” as project #1182)