MAUREEN HALLIGAN

Born 1985 in Denver, CO 

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

 

EDUCATION

2016         MFA with Honors, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

2007         BFA with Honors, Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI, Painting 

2007         Rhode Island School of Design European Honors Program, Rome, Italy

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016        

Temporary Fix, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2014        

Developments, Grant Hall Gallery, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

2010        

growth|patterns, 58 South Park, San Francisco, CA

2009        

habitual: Works by Maureen Halligan, Coffeetopia, Santa Cruz, CA

growth/patterns + more by Maureen Halligan, Pacific Trading Company, Santa Cruz, CA

growth/patterns : New Works by Maureen Halligan, Mill Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

2007        

Talk About the Weather, Cafe Infusion, San Francisco, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Aesthetics Primary, Fifth Street School, Las Vegas, NV

Small Space Fest, Emergency Arts, Las Vegas, NV

CAC’s Annual Juried Show, Juror: Mary Leigh Cherry of Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA. Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV

Last Ditch, Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV

The Auction, Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV

2015        

Expanded, West Sahara Library, Las Vegas, NV

Process, Wendy Chambers and Maureen Halligan, Grant Hall Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Staring at the Sun, Juried Show, Satellite Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV

Out of Vegas, UNLV/CCA Exchange, College Avenue Galleries, Oakland, CA

The Auction, Michele C. Quinn Fine Art Advisory, Las Vegas, NV

Creating in the Desert, Nevada Humanities, Las Vegas, NV

UNLV MFA Exhibition, Brett Wesley Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2014    

First Friday Live Painting with Tim Bavington, Las Vegas, NV

GLAMFA, Greater Los Angeles MFA Exhibition, California State University Long Beach, CA                

2013        

Life is Beautiful Festival Art Odyssey, Las Vegas, NV

In-Between, Contemporary Art Center, Curated by Lisa Rock, Las Vegas, NV

2010        

growth|patterns, Bonny Doon Winery Tasting Room, Santa Cruz, CA, 

Inspired Art Project, Group Show/Curator, Remedy Coffee, Oakland, CA

Open Studio at Le Saloon, Tannery Grand Opening Anniversary, Santa Cruz, CA

Last Roundup at the Dead Cow, Dead Cow Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

BIG PAINTINGS by M. Halligan and R. Sumser, Copious Winery, Santa Cruz, CA

RISD Painters, Coffeetopia, Capitola, CA

Elephant Self-Portraits, Mill Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA, Presented by the Santa Cruz Arts Movement, Santa Cruz, CA

Fun-A-Day Project, Dead Cow Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

2009        

One Dollar Burger Warz, (co-curator) Mill Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

New Index Paintings: Works by Lisa Rock, Maureen Halligan, and Samuel Carr-Prindle, Motiv, Santa Cruz, CA

Home, Cairo Gallery, Seattle, WA    

Top Sirloin, Dead Cow Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

Inspired Art Project, Fillmore Community Center, San Francisco, CA

Assemblage+Collage+Construction, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA

2008        

RISD's One Night Stand Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007        

Nostra Mostra Senior Exhibition Ewing House, Providence, RI

Nostra Mostra European Honors Program, Piazza Cenci, Rome, Italy

2006        

Sketchbooks, Piazza Cenci, Rome, Italy

2005        

Open, Brown Hillel, Providence, RI

Best + Worst, CarrHause, Providence, RI

2003        

Post 9-11, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO

 

AWARDS

2016        

UNLV Department of Art Graduate Student of the Year

UNLV GPSA Research Forum, First Place

2014        

UNLV GPSA Research Forum, Honorable Mention

2010        

Santa Cruz First Friday Annual Excellence Awards, First Friday Emerging Artist

 

TEACHING

2015        

Drawing I, Summer course, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

Painting I, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

2014        

Drawing I & II, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

2007-10    

Intro to Visual Arts, Course Assistant, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA

 

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

2014        

The Crawl of Sprawl: Maureen Halligan Midway Exhibition, by Ed Fuentes, 24 November http://www.paintthisdesert.com/field-notes/the-crawl-of-sprawl-maureen-halligan-midway-exhibition

2009        

Featured Artist for LocalRub.com, October http://www.therhappy.com/featured-artist.html

Featured Artist for First Friday, August http://www.scica.org/ffbrochure.pdf

The Tannery Puts on a Party, Santa Cruz Metro, by Jaime Nabrynski, 02 June, 2009 http://news.santacruz.com/2009/06/02/the_tannery_puts_on_a_party

KUSP 88.9FM Art Studio with Kirby Scudder, Originally aired 02 June, 2009 http://www.kusp.org/shows/astudio.html

Wag's Revue, Spring Issue www.wagsrevue.com

Assemblage + Collage + Construction, Metro Santa Cruz, 04 February, 2009