MaryAnn Carlson is a Minnesota artist who has been making art since 1980. In that time, she has worked as a jeweler, a picture framer, a gallery director, art administrator, small business owner, art educator, a graphic artist, digital photo editor, a painter and a sculptor. She has served on the TC Art Dealers Association and Hallberg Art Center Board of Directors. Since retiring from teaching art in 2017 her work has been primarily creating found object assemblage sculptures and jewelry. She shares her rural studio with her husband who is also a sculptor. Throughout her career, she has exhibited in galleries, art centers, art competitions in and around the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. MaryAnn’s work is in the collection of The East Central Regional Arts Council and has received numerous awards for her unique sculptures.
MaryAnn grew up in Minneapolis suburbs and received her degree from the University of Wisconsin. MaryAnn and her husband designed and finished their log home in the northern MN St. Croix Valley where they enjoy gardening, nature, hiking and camping.