Maureen Hood

Artist Statement

When making statements about our art, artists sometimes come up with words that are intellectually descriptive of the process behind the physical act of making their art. And sometimes, there just isn’t any other reason for making art than for the pleasure of it. Of course, the dialogue we hope to establish with the viewer is important, but I think that is best accomplished when I am true to myself, what I think, what I see, and what I feel.

I make art because it gives me pleasure. I don’t always know where I’m going with it, or what it will ultimately communicate to the viewer, but it’s something I do. I walk for pleasure through my papers and paint, without a definite route and if I happen to make that connection through the art with someone else, all the better.

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EDUCATION

1993               Master of Arts Degree, Art Studio, California State University
                        Sacramento, Concentration:  Mixed Media/Collage

1978               Bachelor of Arts Degree, Art Studio, University of California, Davis,
                        Concentration:  Painting

EXHIBITIONS

Maureen has exhibited in one person shows and group shows throughout California since 1980.

In Sacramento these include the Crocker Art Museum,  Raymond Witt Gallery CSUS, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, SMUD Gallery, Robert Hunter Gallery, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, James Kaneko Gallery ARC, KVIE GALLERY, and Temporary Contemporary Gallery.

Others include University Union Gallery CSUC, Delaine Easton Gallery, Healdsburg, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Roseville Center for the Arts, Woodland Arts Center and the Seabeck Gallery in Durham, NC.

She is currently represented by Artize Gallery in Palm Springs, CA and Archival Gallery in Sacramento, CA.

AWARDS

Her awards include Best of Show KVIE Art Auction, New Works Grant from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, Purchase Award CSUS, Purchase Award SMUD, Merit Awards California State Fair and Best of Show CA Professionals.

PUBLICATIONS

Maureen’s work has been featured in the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Press, Prosper Magazine, Arden Carmichael News, Chico Enterprise Record, and Palm Spring Life Arts and Entertainment.

CORPORATE COLLECTORS (partial listing)

California State University, Sacramento, CA
Friedman, Collard, Cutter, and Panneton, Sacramento, CA
Greenberg Traurig LLP, Sacramento, CA (4)
Ellison, Schneider and Harris, LLP, Sacramento, CA (2)
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
APCO Corporation, Sacramento, CA
JAVA City Corporation, Sacramento, CA
Barbieri and Associates, Rocklin, CA (3)
Northridge Country Club, Fair Oaks, CA
The Diepenbrock Law Firm, Sacramento, CA
Darius Anderson Platinum Advisors, San Francisco, CA (2)
Suzy Locke and Associates, Oakland, CA (2)
Frank Luna, KOVR TV, West Sacramento, CA

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