Maureen O’Hara Ure, Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in the Department of Art & Art History, teaches drawing classes, an introductory course on contemporary trends, and Senior Seminar. As faculty affiliated with the Honors Program, she conducts a seminar on Creative Process. She has served as Artist-in-Residence at Sundance Institute’s Playwrights Lab.
O’Hara Ure has received many grants in support of her work, and has paintings and artist’s books featured in museum, government, and private collections here and overseas. In addition to shows in Los Angeles, at SPACE, in Chicago at ARC/Raw Space, and at Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, O’Hara Ure exhibits regularly in Salt Lake City at Phillips Gallery and at assorted non-profit venues. Her most recent solo exhibition of paintings, “Here Be Monsters”, at Finch Lane Gallery, included poems by her collaborator of two decades, Katharine Coles. The pair have worked the past several years developing a bestiary of image and text, “Stranger and Stranger”, which will be published by Red Butte Press. This winter, O’Hara Ure will publish a third artist’s book under her imprint, The Hand in Glove Press, a chapbook comprised of some pages from her most recent travel sketchbook. This work-in-progress, a creative research project funded by the College of Fine Arts, will feature drawings in response to the medieval art and architecture of Burgundy. She is developing a series of paintings on panels derived from some of this same material for a solo show next year.