Maureen Cummins (b. 1963) is a native New Yorker. She received a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art, where she studied Fine Art with an emphasis on Printmaking and Book Arts. She has studied with master printers and binders in New York City and California, and in 1990 established her own print shop in a 19th century warehouse in Brooklyn, dedicated to producing limited-edition artist’s books, prints and works-on-paper.
The work of Maureen Cummins is held in over one hundred permanent public collections throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, England, Africa, New Zealand and South America. Institutional collectors include the National Gallery of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum, the Library of Congress, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Maureen Cummins has received over a dozen major grants and awards, including the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. She has been awarded residencies throughout the United States and was recently an artist-in-residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin, Ireland.