Maureen Nollette currently lives and works in Michigan (USA). Nollette’s work investigates gender inequity and unjust social constructs in a broad sense. She explores this arena by engaging in labor-intensive tracing, stitching, pinning, and painting, sometimes massing seemingly frivolous materials for careful and intimate consideration.
The artist’s work has been included in exhibitions across the United States and China. In addition, her work is collected by prominent private and public collections including Detroit Institute of the Arts (Detroit, MI); Yves St. Laurent (New York, NY); MGM Mirage Hotel (Las Vegas, NV); j. jill Group (Tilton, NH); and Gerald R. Ford International Airport (Grand Rapids, MI).
Nollette’s curatorial work includes exhibitions at Cultivate, Grand Rapids, MI; Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI; and Project 337, Grand Rapids, MI. She was a juror at The Marble House Project, Dorset, VT, Visual Artists’ Residency; Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, Foundation’s Portfolio Review; and Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI, Distinguished Alumni Awards.
Trained as a graphic designer and a painter, Nollette earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Nebraska, a B.F.A. from Kansas City Arts Institute, and her M.F.A. in Studio Arts from Queens College.