about the artist
Maureen Minard is an abstract painter and teacher in the Washington, D.C. area. She explores memory, local landscape, and fractured realities. Maureen uses acrylic, oil pastels, graphite, and ink on canvas or paper. An art historian, Maureen reframes the tradition of landscape painting with intuitive painting methods. Using a playful palette and layering of referential shapes, Maureen’s work rejects pressures to depict neat and tidy landscapes. Instead, she complicates the truth of our unique perspectives and recollection of the composition of familiar space.
Maureen Elizabeth Minard
American and Irish. b. 1979 in Washington D.C.
Longtime Local, Solo Show, Links Bridge Vineyards, Thurmont, Maryland, May 2022.
Member Show, Falls Church Arts, Falls Church, Virginia, March- May 2022.
Yellow, Dance Loft on 14th, Washington D.C., January-February 2022.
Georgetown Celebrates the Arts, online and outdoor exhibit featuring artwork on banners, Washington Printmakers, Washington,
DC, September 2021.
Prismatic, Falls Church Arts, Falls Church, Virginia, September 2021.
Burke Faculty Art Show, Edmund Burke School, Washington, D.C. September 2021.
June Landscape Exhibit, The Art League, The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia, June 6- July 3, 2021.
Member Show, Falls Church Arts, Falls Church, Virginia, March 20- May 1, 2021.
Give Me Shelter, Del Ray Artisans, Alexandria,Virginia, March 5 - March 27, 2021.
The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia. 2021- Present
Crit-Group, Artist-Mother Network, 2021- Present
Falls Church Arts, Falls Church, Virginia. 2020- Present
projects & residencies
Upcoming: Artist-Mother Residency, Paris, TN, April 2023.
Red House Residency, Sycamore Bend, Virginia, June 2022.
The Handmade MFA, 2021- Present.
Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Convention, New Orleans.“Visual Rebellion at the Turn of the 20th Century: Arnold Genthe and the Bohemian Club.” April 2009.
NorthEast Modern Languages Association Convention, Boston. “Abstaining From Suffrage: Alternative Forms of Progressive
Protest in Richmond, Virginia.” February 2009.
Women and Society Conference, Marist College. “Grotesque Subjectivity & Cindy Sherman.” October 2008.
grants & programs
Shenandoah Art Destination Retreat, August, 2022.
E.E. Ford Grant, Appalachian Studies, 2019.
National Gallery of Art, High School Seminar Mentor, 2015-2019.
Edmund Burke School Combustion Engine Grant: The Museum as a Classroom, 2017–2018.
National Gallery of Art, Summer Teacher Institute: Italian Renaissance, 2016.
National Museum of American Art, Summer Teacher Institute: Teaching Humanities through Art, 2015.
National Gallery of Art, Summer Teacher Institute: French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, 2013.
Gilder Lehrman Summer Institute for Teachers: North American Slavery, Comparative History, University of Maryland, 2012.
George Mason University, Cultural Studies PhD Program: Visual Culture and Gender Studies 2008- 2011.
National Endowment of the Humanities Institute Grant: Slavery, Literacy, Freedom: African American Literature, Culture
and Folklore, 2005.
Celebrating Women in American History, Volume IV: 1938 to 1960: Expanding Social Roles and Postwar Activism, Chapter
Three,“Women’s Rights 1938-1960,” Golson Books, 2011.
Journal of Popular Culture, Vol 43.1, February 2010, Reviewed Transcending the New Woman: Multiethnic Narratives in the
Progressive Era by Charlotte Rich.
Politics and Culture 4.2, Summer, 2010,“Reconstructing Ayn Rand” Reviewed Anne Hellar’s Ayn Rand and the World She Made.
Journal of Popular Culture, Vol 43. 3, June 2010. Reviewed Gordon Baken and Brenda Farrington. Women Who Kill Men:
California Courts, Gender, and the Press.
Art History and History Teacher, Edmund Burke School, Washington D.C. 2006- Present.
Assistant, Star-Spangled Banner Project & Director's Office, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian
Institution, Washington, D.C. 2001-2004.
Intern, Exhibit Design Office, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 2001.
M.A. Certificate in Teaching African Studies, Boston University, 2019-Present.
M.A. in History, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, 2005.
B.A. in Art History & Anthropology, Georgetown University, Washington DC, 2001.
Australian Film and Aboriginal History, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2000.