Maureen Nollette was born in Nebraska and moved to California, Missouri and New York before making her home in Michigan over three years ago. After receiving her MFA from Queens College in New York, Nollette was compelled to build functional objects therefore designed and manufactured a line of furniture for many years.

Upon moving to Michigan, Nollette returned to her roots in fine art and began creating installations, drawings and collages which reflect the same minimalist aesthetic as her furniture. She has shown her work regionally in the Midwest and East Coast and her art and furniture are in public and private collections.

Nollette teaches at Kendall College of Art and Design and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. She lives in Grand Rapids with her husband, two sons and one cat.