EDUCATION

2016    Bowdoin College, BA (Visual Arts Major, Education Minor)

RESIDENCIES

2019 Acadia National Park Artist in Residence

2018    Denali National Park Artist in Residence

            McKinley Chalet Resort Artist in Residence

            Zion National Park Artist in Residence

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018    Recycled Landscapes, PLAYhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2016    Reflection, Edwards Center for Art and Dance, Brunswick, ME

            Seasons, Office of Residential Life, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME          

            Senior Spotlight, Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

            Over the Years, Verve, Orono, ME

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 Art and Nature: Rending Our Impact, Lincoln Center Gallery, Fort Collins, CO

2018 TEDxSeattle: Tall Order, McCaw Hall in Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

Aquatic Cathartic, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Pints with a Purpose, Topa Topa, Santa Barbara, CA

2016    Convergence, Coffin Pond, Brunswick, ME

            Senior, Ramp Gallery, Brunswick, ME

        340 Miles North, Ladd House, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

            Visual Arts Open House, Bowdoin College, Fall and spring semester

2015    Mariah Reading and Tess Hamilton, Lamarche Gallery, Smith Union, Brunswick, ME

            National Student Works on Paper Biennial, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

            Inter- Ramp Gallery, Brunswick, ME

            340 Miles North, Ladd House, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

            Health and Wellness, Brunswick Recreation Center, Brunswick, ME

            Portrait Show, Ramp Gallery, Brunswick, ME

2014    Panorama, Dean’s Office, Moulton Union, Brunswick, ME

            Visual Arts Open House, Bowdoin College, Fall and spring semester

2013    Visual Arts Open House, Bowdoin College, Fall and spring semester

ART IN PUBLIC SPACES

2018 Kids Size 11 Narrow, Zion National Park, UT

Grotto Glow, Zion National Park, UT

The Narrows, Zion National Park, UT

The North Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ

Fireweed Keyboard, Denali National Park, AK

Recycled Mountain, Denali National Park, AK

Denali Trash Sculpture, McKinley Chalet, AK

Potato Fin, Santa Barbara Kayak Company, CA

2017 Hunter’s Boot, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX

Recycled Color Wheel, Crane Country Day School, CA

2016 Convergence, Coffin Pond Bridge, Brunswick, ME

Seasons, Office of Residential Life, Bowdoin College, ME

2015 Health and Wellness, Brunswick Recreation Center, ME

2014 Panorama, Dean’s Office, Bowdoin College, ME

LECTURES

2019 Texas Art Education Association Conference Keynote Speaker

Lincoln Center Gallery, Fort Collins, CO

2018 Zion National Park Watchman Campground, Springdale, UT

Southern Utah University, UT

Denali National Park Visitor Center, AK

Trinity University visiting artist guest lecturer, San Antonio, TX

2017 Artist talk at Crane Country Day School, Santa Barbara, CA

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND COLLABORATIONS    

2019 Merrell Range Promotional Video

2018 Project 16x Grant

2016    Delta Sigma/ Delta Upsilon Art Competition Award

2015    National Student Works on Paper Biennial Award

            Delta Sigma/ Delta Upsilon Art Competition Award

            Delta Sigma/ Delta Upsilon Public Art Grant

2013    Preston Public Interest Career Fund, Bowdoin College

2011    Haystack Scholarship

PRESS

2018 Merrell Range Promotional Video

2018  Meet the Artist Who Turns Trash Into Works of Art, Adventure Sports Network

Washington Trails Association Magazine Feature

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Turning Art into Art in Denali National Park, Osprey

Conservation Artist Mariah Reading, Teva

Artist Mariah Reading ’16 Turns Litter into Landscapes Archives, Bowdoin Community

Recycled Landscapes: The Art of Mariah Reading, Trek Light Gear

            Artistry: Mariah Reading's Recycled Landscapes, She-Explores

            Meet the artist who makes trash into art, High Country News

            Artist Turns The Rubbish She Finds On Her Nature Hikes Into Amazing Works Of Art, Cooler Lifestyle

2016    Former Fraternity Honors Students at 17th Annual Art Show, Bowdoin News

2015    Students Collaborate with Brunswick on Public Art Project, Bowdoin Orient

2014    Bowdoin Art Activists Brighten Local Rec Center, Bowdoin News

            New Public Art Installation at Rec Center, Times Record

            Brunswick rec center art comes with message, purpose, The Forecaster

2013    Mariah Reading ‘16 Brings the Joy of Art to Kids, Bowdoin News

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2019 Denali National Park and Preserve Interpretive Ranger

California State Park Aide, Big Sur Sector

2017    Arts in the Parks Volunteer, Guadalupe Mountains National Park

2016    Crane Country Day School Art Education Teaching Fellow

            Bowdoin College Craft Center Instructor

            Alternative Spring Break Arts as Empowerment Leader

2015    Brunswick Public Art Bowdoin Liaison

            Bowdoin Public Art Leader

2014    Deer Crossing Wilderness Art Instructor

2013    Marvin Billeck Printmaking Intern

            University of Maine Museum of Art Education Intern