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Maura Wendelken

Maura Wendelken

Maura received her BFA in Photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston in 2014. Her love of photography led her to explore both analog and digital practices. She is interested in historical, alternative, and contemporary photography techniques. Maura currently teaches art at Cyrus Peirce Middle School and at the AAN. She has been an AAN artist member since 2013.

Artist Statement

My name is Maura Wendelken, and I am an artist and educator from Nantucket. I earned my BFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. MassArt’s multi-disciplinary approach to its program has influenced my style of making and teaching. As both an artist and teacher, my greatest inspirations are the nature on the island, our community, and my family.
My love of photography led me to explore both analog and digital practices. I am interested in historical, alternative, and contemporary photography techniques. I currently teach art at Cyrus Peirce Middle School and at the AAN. I have been an AAN artist member since 2013.
In the classroom studio, students work with drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography. Brainstorming techniques, teamwork, and experimentation are important parts of our classroom. I am always fine-tuning lessons to build student engagement, confidence, and independence.