about the artist
Maureen Minard is an artist who explores the abstraction of memory. As a a young artist, Maureen started her work in photography and textile arts, and transitioned to painting and mixed media in college. She earned a BA in Art/Art History from Georgetown University, and a Masters in History from the University of Richmond. After college, Maureen worked for the Smithsonian Institution, in the National Museum of American History's Star-Spangled Banner project. While working with conservators and educators, she decided to commit to bringing art and historical material to secondary schools with progressive teaching approaches. Currently, Maureen teaches art history and history at the Edmund Burke School, in Washington D.C. She guides students to incorporate art making and mixed media journaling practice into their own process of understanding of art history. Over the past two decades, Maureen has participated in courses and workshops with the Torpedo Factory's Arts League, Arlington Arts Center, the Smithsonian, the Phillips Collection, and the National Gallery of Art.
Born and raised in the DC area, which has dramatically changed in the last four decades, Maureen examines shifting landscapes and our experiences in familiar spaces with repeated, layered, fractured memories. She also explores abstracted memories from travelling and mothering. Maureen uses acrylics, oil pastels, graphite, and other materials on her canvas, canvapaper, and paper works. Her work has shown at Del Ray Artisans and Falls Church Arts. Maureen is a member of The Art League and Falls Church Arts.
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June Landscape Exhibit
The Art League, Alexandria, Virginia, June 6- July 3, 2021
Falls Church Arts, Falls Church, Virginia, March 20- May 1, 2021
Give Me Shelter
Del Ray Artisans, Alexandria,Virginia, March 5 - March 27, 2021