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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.

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photo credit: Kelsea Hubel, Artistry by Kelsea

curriculum vitae

Maureen Elizabeth Minard

American and Irish. b. 1979 in Washington D.C.

exhibitions

2024

May Show, Juried by Rosalie O'Donnell. The Art League,Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia.

Bloom, group show by invitation, Juried by Gia Harewood, The Yard at Eastern Market, Washington, D.C.

Artomatic, community artist takeover and group exhibition, Washington D.C.

Winter Blues, earned Honorable Mention, Juried by Pamela Huffman, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts,

           Fredericksburg, Virginia,  

2023

GASP, Artists in Middleburg, Middleburg, Virginia.

Solo Exhibition: Little Moments, Rare Bird Coffee, Falls Church Virginia.

Beyond the Horizon: Explorations of Landscape. Juried by Carolyn Russo, AnnMarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center,    

         Smithsonian Affiliate, Solomons, Maryland. 

She:DC 2023. Juried by Nora Avelleyra Lieberman. Shop Made in DC, Washington, DC.

 

2022

September Show, Juried by Aaron Morgan Brown. The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia.

Collab: Conversations in Art, Juried by Glenn Kessler. Falls Church Arts, Falls Church, Virginia.

Solo Exhibition: Longtime Local, Links Bridge Vineyards, Thurmont, Maryland.

Member Show. Falls Church Arts, Falls Church, Virginia.

 

2021

Georgetown Celebrates the Arts, outdoor exhibit, Washington Printmakers, Washington, D.C.

Prismatic, Juried by Joan Bixler, Falls Church Arts, Falls Church, Virginia.

Burke Faculty Art Show, Edmund Burke School, Washington, D.C.

June Landscape Exhibit, Juried by John Salminen. The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia.

Member Show, Falls Church Arts, Falls Church, Virginia.

Give Me Shelter. Juried by Pamela Day.  Del Ray Artisans, Alexandria,Virginia.

projects & residencies 

Stay Home Gallery & Residency, Paris, TN, April 2023.

Red House Residency, Sycamore Bend, Virginia, June 2022.

The Handmade MFA, 2021- Present.

affiliations

Lift Creative Collective, A Woman's Collective of DC Area Artist,  2023- Present

Studios @307, Art & Frame Falls Church Virginia. 2023- Present

The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia. 2021- Present

Falls Church Arts, Falls Church, Virginia. 2020- Present

Featured Artist with Stylish Patina Interiors, Falls Church, Virginia, 2023-2024

Crit-Group, Artist-Mother Network, 2021- 2023

 

collections

Laurie and Doug Kanyer Collection

Edmund Burke School Collection

Private Collections

press

"Maureen Minard: Celebrating the Beauty of the Lesser Seen" Interview with Visionary Art Collective, August 23, 2023.

"Art for a Cause Gets Huge Global Response"  by Eden Brown, Arlington Connection Magazine, May 18, 2023.

"Collaborative Art Work at Falls Church Arts." by Mark Dreisonstok, Falls Church News Press, July 22, 2022.  

 

presentations

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

Arts and Peacebuilding Culture with DMV Leaders: a Fellowship with the Jimmy Carter School of Peace Political Leadership

          Academy, George Mason University. Awarded a scholarship and invited to attend as an artist fellow.

Edmund Burke School Combustion Engine Grant: Writing Across the Curriculum, 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.

published

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. 

Book Reviews:

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.

 

employment

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. 

education 

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.

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