Maura McGurk’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout the United States and in Italy. In addition, her work is held in public collections at the Museum of Motherhood in St. Augustine, FL and The Brooklyn Art Library. Her work is also held in The Corporate Program at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, on view at many corporations in the Boston area.

Ms. McGurk is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. She received grants from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the city of New Bedford Massachusetts, and Vermont Studio Center. A Massachusetts native, she was named one of the “Boston Young Contemporaries” while studying painting at UMass Dartmouth.

She received her B.F.A from the University of Connecticut and her M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Ms. McGurk has taught at numerous colleges and universities in the Northeast, in summer programs in Italy, and at a community center for Queer youth in Tacoma, Washington. Her studio is in Seattle.

Believing in art’s power to change the world, Ms. McGurk has used her artwork to raise funds for, and awareness of, various causes, such as victims of Hurricane Katrina and the Pulse Nightclub murders in Orlando, the It Gets Better Project, and the Gloria Steinem Art Auction at UMass Dartmouth.