Biography

Maureen is a visual artist who works in oils, acrylics, pastels, graphite, mixed media and collage. She recently completed an Artist Grant and Residency at Vermont Studio Center.
In May 2011, she had her first solo show, “Transcendent Faces”, at Borghi Fine Art Gallery.
As a community activist, Maureen created the global traveling art project known as “Peace
by Piece.” Inspired after 9/11, the project continues to involve thousands of participants creating canvases and writings that express personal statements about peace. As a teaching artist and creative consultant at Mercy Center in the South Bronx, NYC, Maureen has been awarded numerous grants to support her use of art as a transformative force for social change. She was the recipient of the Circle of Mercy Award in 2008. Maureen continues to design and implement creativity workshops particularly in areas of expression about poverty, violence, hunger, wellness and peace.

Maureen Bennett: Curriculum Vitae (pdf)