Maureen Bennett is a New Jersey artist who explores her relationship to the natural and human world around her, through painting, drawing and mixed media. Her recent works are in response to the accelerating changes of her backyard and woodlands in the larger context of the global climate crisis.
Maureen had her first solo show, “Transcendent Faces”, at Borghi Fine Art Gallery. She has exhibited at Historic Walnford, Monmouth County Park, Alfa Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ, Site: Brooklyn Gallery, NYC, and at the Cultural Alliance of Western CT. She was the Artist-in-Residence 2021 for Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank, NJ.
Maureen is an educator and advocate for the arts who makes connections between global communities. She was the creator of the global traveling art project “Peace by Piece”, involving thousands of participants creating paintings and writings of personal expression about peace. She was the recipient of the NYC Circle of Mercy Award and has been awarded numerous grants to support art as a transformative force for social change in some of the poorest areas of the country. She leads art workshops for all ages in NYC and NJ about education, earth awareness, nonviolence, wellness and peace. Maureen started her career in NYC as an Art Director in the retail, music and non-profit industries.
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