Discipline: Visual Art

Valerie Maynard

Discipline: Visual Art
Region: Baltimore, MD
MacDowell Fellowships: 1992
Valerie Maynard is an African-American sculptor, teacher, printmaker, and designer. Maynard's work frequently deals with themes of social inequality and the civil rights movement. Her work has been exhibited in the United States, Sweden, and Nigeria. She has been selected for residencies in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and New York and has received a New York Foundation for the Arts grant in printmaking. Maynard has taught at the Studio Museum in Harlem, at Howard University, and at the University of the Virgin Islands. She has been an artist in residence at both the Rochester and Massachusetts Institutes of Technology. She also specializes in the preservation and restoration of traditional art by people of color and was instrumental in the Black Arts Movement. Maynard was artist-in-residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem where she was a part of a group exhibition “Labor, Love, Live Collection in Context,” held between November 2007 and March 2008. Her work is in the private collections of people such as Stevie Wonder, Lena Horne, and Toni Morrison.



Valerie Maynard worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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