Maura’s current body of work deals with equality and issues related to gay rights. She has exhibited her paintings at various venues in New York, Boston, Providence, and Italy. One of her sketchbooks toured the United States and can be seen as part of the Permanent Collection of the Brooklyn Art Library.
She received a grant from the Vermont Studio Center for a residency in October 2010, was chosen as one of the Boston Young Contemporaries, and was a recipient of an AHA! Grant from the city of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Her work is held in over forty private collections in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, and is displayed at various Boston-area corporations. She received her MFA in painting from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Maura has taught art at various universities and colleges in the Northeast, as well as in summer programs in Italy and Sicily.
Believing in art’s power to change the world, Maura is hard at work on the Lavender Menace series of works in support of gay rights. In the past, she has organized an art sale to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina, and donated artwork to causes such as the Gloria Steinem Art Auction, led by Ms. Steinem, in support of the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.