2016 Maine, Stephen, "Mary Carlson's Favorite Demons", Hyperallergic, November 5 
2014 New York Magazine, "To Do: June 4-19, 2014", June 1 
  Johnson, Ken, "Mary Carlson: 'Paradise'", The New York Times, May 29
2012 D’Agnostino, Paul, L Magazine, “Editor’s Picks", October 24
  Dickson, Jane, "Beautiful Big Blue Beast", BOMB, October 25 
  Brody, David, ArtCritial, “Lady MacBeth’s Fingernail Polish": Mary Carlson at Studio 10”, November 19
2010 Grave, Romanov, "Mary Carlson at Elizabeth Harris," Romanov Grave, December 27
  Perreault, John, "Faded Flag", Artopia, May
2006 "B-Side", The New York Times, April 14
2005 Mueller, Stephen, "Personal Statements in Just One Color", Gay City News, June
2001 M. Gomez, Edward, "Taking the Spirit of Brooklyn on a Florida Vacation", The New York Times, September 16
2000 Kino, Carol, "Mary Carlson at Bill Maynes", Art in America, February
1998 Schaffner, Ingrid, "Mary Carlson", Artforum, April
  Drolet, Owen, "Mary Carlson Bill Maynes", Flash Art, June
1997 Nahas, Dominique, "Mary Carlson", Review, December
1996 Princenthal, Nancy, "Mary Carlson", Art in America, November
  Hinson, Mark, "A quick course in 'Body Language", Tallahassee Democrat, November 15
1994 Koroxenidis, Alexandra, "Art that goes 'Skin' deep at Deste"
  Wallach, Amei, "Dialogue Among Curators Is a Mind Game with Art", New York Newsday, December 30
  "It's How You Play the Game", Village Voice, December 27
1992 Bourdon, David, "Critic's Diary", Art in America, September
  Cottingham, Laura, "Getting to Know You", Neue Bildende Kunst, June
  Cotter, Holland, "Mary Carlson", The New York Times, April 10
1991 New York Observer, October 7
  Faust, Gretchen, Arts Magezine, February
1986 Cameron, Dan, "Ten to Watch", Arts Magazine, September