Periphery Series, Oil pastel on paper 30″ x 40″, 2020

This week we welcome Kirk Maynard. Maynard is an artist and educator who is originally from Brooklyn, New York. A second-generation Guyanese-American, Maynard’s paintings and drawings detail the political undercurrents of culture and identity in America through portraiture and composition. 

Serenity Series, Oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″, 2020

Often referencing American social history, his work explores the intersection between identity and politics through juxtaposition. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in New York City, San Francisco and New Jersey. 

Periphery Series, Oil pastel on paper 24″ x 18″, 2019

He has given artist talks at the New Museum, Queens College and Princeton University while showing his work at institutions that include the Reece Museum at East Tennessee University, Arsenal Gallery and the Hiestand Gallery, Oxford, Ohio. 

Weight Series (Bud), Oil on canvas, 24″ x 36″, 2021

Maynard lives and works in Orange, New Jersey. See more of his work on his website and Instagram page.

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