Maura Byrne MFA MA © 2015 | All Rights Reserved
Maura Byrne MFA  MA
P.O. Box 75
Val Marie, Saskatchewan 
Canada
S0N 2T0

Education
2004  
Gonzaga University, Master’s of Art in Counselling, Honors Graduate, Spokane, Washington
1995   
University of Montana, Master’s of Fine Art, Printmaking Major, Honors Graduate
1989   
Alberta College of Art and Design, BFA with Distinction, Printmaking Major, Calgary, Alberta

1986
George Brown College, Metalsmithing and Jewellery Arts, Toronto, Ontario
1979   
Simon Fraser University, first year video film making with international artist Jeff Wall, Burnaby, British Columbia

Awards/Scholarships
2006   
Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Calgary, Alberta
1995   
University of Montana, All American Scholar Award, Missoula, Montana
1994   
University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, Teaching Assistantship, tuition fees waived plus a monthly salary
1994   
University of Montana, Fell-Oskins Award, Department of Art
1991   
Alberta College of Art and Design Art, Printmaking Faculty
1990   
Alberta College of Art, Printmaking Faculty, scholarship for studio work at St. Michael’s Print Shop, St. John’s Newfoundland
1989   
Alberta Printmaker’s Association, three months free studio time scholarship

Post Secondary Teaching Experience (1990-2005)
2005   
Alberta College of Art and Design, Print Through Drawing, Foundation Program, integration of drawing and printmaking processes, pictorial arrangement through linear composition, value, texture, shapes and patterns
2005   
ACAD Continuing ED Spring-Summer Program, Introductory Monoprints
2004    
Alberta College of Art and Design, Print Through Drawing, Foundation Program
2003   
ACAD Continuing ED, Evening Introductory Printmaking
1999   
Mount Royal College, Continuing Ed Faculty, Drawing Fundamentals
1998   
ACAD, Printmaking fulltime, in absence of Gary Olson included first, second and
fourth year students
1997   
University of Calgary, Continuing ED, Drawing Fundamentals
1997   
ACAD Summer Series, Drawing Dream Imagery, Printmaking
1997   
Red Deer Series, Drawing Dream Imagery, Printmaking
1995   
University of Montana, Drawing Fundamental Foundation Instruction to 38 students per class in first year of Liberal Arts program
1990   
Olds College, Printmaking and Drawing Fundamentals

 Employment
(2007-2014)
Shepell fgi, Work, Health, Life, National Health and Wellness Corporation, EAP
Counsellor, Calgary, Alberta

Public Talks

2017
The Point Gallery, Salt Spring Island
2009
Triangle Gallery Artist Home Studio Tour
2004   
Self Connection Books, Creativity and the Mid-life Transition
2003  
Aspen Family Services, providing ongoing counselling, mentoring, and Fine Art instruction to parentless teenage boys with artistic gifts
2002   
Alberta College of Art and Design, Invited speaker, Outsider Art and Creativity
2002   
Canadian Regional Hospital Authority, Meaningful Purpose and Creativity
2000   
A-Channel Big Breakfast, Creativity and MByrne Studio
2000 
Rockyview General Hospital, Coordinator for Fine Art expansion program at Calgary Regional Health, and Psychiatric Ward
1999 
University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work, Facilitator and speaker for Fine Art component, American Artist Elizabeth Layton and Anti-Depressant Drawings
1999   
AADAC, Speaker and Facilitator for Fine Art Programs/Staff Development Workshops
1999   
Mount Royal College, Making Prints and Printmaking in Alberta
1999   
Alberta Arts Society, Visiting Artist and Printmaker Maura Byrne
1998   
Nickle Arts Museum, Creativity and the Formative Years of a Child’s Life
1998   
Triangle Gallery, Illuminations, Contemporary Graphic Art in Poland, Making Prints
1998 
University of Calgary, Faculty of Psychology, Facilitator and speaker for Fine Art workshops, Creativity and Meaningful Purpose
1998 
University of Calgary, Faculty of Art History, Facilitator and speaker for Canadian Art Series, Printmaking in Alberta
1998 
University of Calgary, Continuing Ed and Psychology, Motivational speaker for Women,
Professional Development for Changing Job Market, Meaningful Purpose and Creativity
1998   
Muttart Gallery, Art Educator and Facilitator, Creativity in the Classroom, Staff Development, Calgary School Board
1999   
Alberta Women’s Initiative Association, Motivational Speaker and Facilitator for Staff Development Workshop, Meaningful Purpose and Creativity
1999   
Villa Recovery Centre for Women, Motivational Speaker and Facilitator for Fine Art Workshops, Meaningful Purpose and Creativity, In Search of My Best Life
1998   
Calgary Boys and Girls Association, Collaborative Art Program 
1998   
Ladner Treatment Center, AADAC Motivational Speaker and Fine Arts Instructor, Meaningful Purpose and Creativity, Spring Staff Retreat
1997   
Bethany Care Educational Conference, Motivational Public Speaker, Creativity and Our Inner Lives
1997   
Elbow Valley Estates, Facilitator and Fine Arts Instructor, ongoing weekly workshops for teenagers and children

1997
Instructing Fine Art and mentoring to HIV positive men with artistic gifts
1996   
Canadian Art Gallery, Making Prints, a lecture and hands-on demonstration
1995   
Muttart Gallery, Making Prints, a lecture and hands-on demonstration

Articles

2016
Catalogue, 8th International Printmaking Biennial, Douro, Portugal 

2015
Catalogue, 2nd Global Print, Douro, Portugal    
2000   
Calgary Herald Newspaper, Late Bloomer Imprints Dreams into Reality
1997 
Cameo Magazine, The Outsider Connection,, Calgary, Alberta
1995 
Cutbank, University of Montana, Literary Summer Cover Issue
1995   
Kaimen Newspaper, Canadian Artist, Winter issue, Missoula, Montana
1995   
Alberta Annual Report, First Annual Garden Art Party
1991   
Calgary Herald, Second Annual Garden Art Party