Maureen Nollette



Visiting Professor

Office: 1217 Calder Arts Center
Phone: (616) 331-3561
E-mail: [email protected]

Curriculum Vitae

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Maureen Nollette is a Nebraska born American artist whose installations, drawings and sculpture question society’s existing framework, which supports and sustains unjust constructed realities. Her work is part of the following collections: Detroit Institute of the Arts (Detroit, MI); Yves St. Laurent (New York, NY); MGM Mirage Hotel (Las Vegas, NV); j. jill Group (Tilton, NH); along with private collections.

Nollette's work has been included in exhibitions in Beijing, China; New York, NY; Detroit, MI; New Haven, CT; and Atlanta, GA to name a few. She has given lectures and workshops at institutions including School of Visual Arts in NY, Kendall College of Art & Design in MI, and Grand Rapids Art Museum in MI. Nollette’s curatorial projects include code ORANGEGilding the Pussy, (a)wake, and LIMIT(less). Her work has appeared in online and print publications including, The Dallas Morning News, The Poughkeepsie Journal, and


MFA, Queens College at The City University of New York, Queens NY (Graduate Award)

BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City MO (Painting/Printmaking)

BA, College of Journalism at University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE (Art/Psychology/Advertising)

NE (Art/Psychology/Advertising)


ART 155 - Drawing l

ART 157 - Drawing ll

ART 150 - 2D Design

ART 159 - Drawing Fundamentals



and/or (detail), 2018, graphite, tea stain, thread on paper, 12 x 18” each


code ORANGE, 2019, graphite, acrylic on wood panel, 36 x 36”


reciprocally connected (detail), 2019, graphite, acrylic, bees wax encaustic on wood panel, 36 x 36”

Alternative Energy

white, pins, graphite, ribbon, 96 x 96”. This piece has been shown in different iterations in Beijing,
China; Governors Island, New York; and Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI. A grid is drawn
on a wall with graphite, pins are pushed into the grid on the wall in even intervals and then ribbon is
woven around and attached with the pins

Green Brooch w Diamond

as one (in progress shot), 2017, 12 x 11.5”, black & brown ink, graphite, silver thread

Nollette_as_one (detail)

green, 2019, graphite, acrylic, bees wax encaustic on wood panel, 36 x 36”

Beverly Seley

with/without, 2016, hand cut contact paper; seven at 6’2” x 6’2”, four at 6’2” x 4’4”. Grand Rapids Art
Museum hosted this exhibition titled Honorable Ordinaries where this site-responsive piece was
installed from May 19–August 14, 2016. The piece, with/without, was comprised of rows of chevrons
applied by hand in a pattern that covered a long expanse of the street-level windows. The viewer’s
range of vision was influenced or obstructed by the pervasive shapes, allowing the choice to either
look at them, or through them. This duality is also present in the symbolism of the chevron. The
chevron is an angled shape that references the roof of a house, and historically served as an
honorable ordinary that symbolizes protection.

Nollette_with_without (detail)

with/without, detail.

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