• 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. I see these works-in-progress as forming my next solo show. Now that I have resolved (and begun to market nationally)the artist's book, "Seeing and Believing", I am considering another book project, perhaps to be focused on Italy, the second one to center on Italian art and to appear under my imprint, The Hand in Glove Press.


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


Maureen O’Hara Ure is a Professor Lecturer in the Department of Art and 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 the most recent one from the College of Fine Arts which funded two large projects: 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.

Also at work on a presentation with Coles for the humanities symposium on the topic of "Awe and Attention", a conference to be hosted at the University in February.