MARY CATHERINE SOLBERG 
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Bold, iconic figurative work inspired by the masters, religious iconography, 
and circus sideshow banners.

Mary Catherine Solberg is a contemporary figurative painter living in Minneapolis, MN.  Her work consists of broad categories she continually cultivates combining classical methods of portraiture with mixed media techniques. Influenced heavily by the Renaissance and religious iconography, her pieces often emulate ancient frescos or icons with a contemporary twist. Her more recent post-pandemic body of work builds on her experimentation with mixed media layers and the concepts of memory and nostalgia merged with current news, pop culture and the conflicting information we are continuously assaulted with.

 

Solberg has participated in numerous Juried Art Shows and has done over a dozen Solo Exhibitions. Including the MN Marine Art Museum, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Pablo Center at the Confluence, Le Meridien Chambers Hotel Downtown Minneapolis, Great River Center for the Arts, Little Falls, MN and The Center for Visual Arts in Wausau, WI. She has also been selected for MN State Fair Fine Art Competition a number of times.

 

As well as private collections throughout the country, she also has commissioned pieces in the permanent collection of the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and the MN Marine Art Museum in Winona, MN.

 

She is represented by galleries including locally The District Edina 9 Mile Gallery, Everett and Charlies, AZ Gallery, St Paul, MN and One Division Art. Elsewhere, Gallery 1802, La Crosse, WI, Keep Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, ADC Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH, Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, MN and Saatchi Art Online.

 

Mary graduated sum cum laude with a BFA from Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI and has a Studio in the Casket Arts Building #109 in the NE Arts District of Minneapolis.


Press

MINNESOTA STATE FAIR
La Corona, Inner Strength, Swim Girl featured 2024

 

DRINK IN THE STYLE PODCAST
AM950 / YouTube / Facebook 


VOYAGE MINNESOTA: THE CHANGE-MAKERS STORIES THAT INSPIRE
Daily Inspiration: Meet Mary Catherine Solberg

 

BUTTERFLY EFFECT
Digital Edition February 23-July 23, 2022

 

VOLUME ONE

Cover Story, December 2021

 

EDINA MAGAZINE
Art Girls present Abraham with Hummingbird

 

LAKE SOCIETY MAGAZINE
Holiday Issue, 2020

 

MPR NEWS

Art Hounds recommend portraits that seem to be 'peering into your soul'

 

CITY PAGES (out of print)
Just keep swimming
Contemporary meets classic in Swim Girls

 

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Featured in the Permanent Collection

 

Le Méridien Chambers
Exhibition + Q&A

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
Minnesota woman's art featured at Marine Art Museum

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