• Affiliated Faculty, Honors College
  • Professor (Lecturer), Art/Art History Department

Research Summary

Primary creative research: paintings on panel, most of these adapted from my travel sketchbooks of the past several years. I am in the early-middle phase of a project in response to medieval art and architecture of Burgundy. A chapbook comprised of some of my sketchbook pages will be published in 2016. Working title: "Seeing and Believing". Red Butte Press will publish a bestiary of image and text, "Stranger and Stranger", my collaboration with poet Katharine Coles.


  • BFA, Art History, University of Utah
  • MFA, Painting and Drawing, University of Utah. Project: Firework


Maureen O’Hara Ure is an Assistant Professor Lecturer in the Department of Art History. In addition to drawing courses, she teaches Senior Seminar and Introduction to Visual Language, a lecture class on contemporary trends, and is faculty affiliated with the Honors College. O’Hara Ure has received many grants in support of her work, including a recent one from the College of Fine Arts which funded two large projects, both resolved in 2016: Love & Work, a solo show of paintings, and the publication of an artist’s book. Titled Seeing and Believing: A Traveler’s Sketchbook, this is the third volume to appear under her imprint, The Hand in Glove Press. The book features O’Hara Ure’s responses to Romanesque art and architecture she encountered in her travels throughout Burgundy.

Red Butte Press will soon publish Stranger and Stranger, a bestiary composed of fragments of her paintings and poems by Katharine Coles (a professor in the Department of English). She and the writer have collaborated for over three decades.






Ongoing collaboration

Work-in-progress with poet  Katharine Coles, a bestiary of image and text. "Stranger and Stranger", a letterpress book, will be published this year by Red Butte Press.