Maureen Shaughnessy

Artist, Gallerist, and Writer in Helena, Montana

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I am a full time artist and co-owner of 1+1=1 Gallery in Helena, Montana. I am passionate about building community around the arts and culture in my small(ish) city.

Our gallery specializes in contemporary art. Emerging and mid-career artists can gain the experience of a gallery relationship and create a body or work to be exhibited. Mature artists can gain exposure in a unique western city with a strong arts community.

In addition to representing our gallery artists, we provide services to them such as gatherings to learn about writing artist statements, working with galleries, making their own websites and promoting their art.

The studio in the back of 1+1=1 Gallery holds art-making gatherings -- some classes and some non-instructional sessions -- for adults, youth and children.

I have made art for almost 60 years beginning with smearing my mother's scarlet lipstick on everything she carried in her wallet ... to currently working in mixed-media, acrylic painting, printmaking and photography.

  • Work
    • art gallery
  • Education
    • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Washington