Maureen Warren received an M.F.A. from the University of Illinois, a B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and studied at the Academies of Fine Art in Cracow and Warsaw, Poland as a Fulbright Scholar.

Awards include a City of Chicago Dept. of Cultural Arts and Special Events Grant, Professional Artist in Residence, OxBow, MI, Education for Global Involvement Grant, Cuernevaca, MX, Ragdale Foundation Residency, IL, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency, VA, Community Arts Assistance Grant, IL. 

Exhibitions include the International Print Center New York, NYC, NY, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL, Holland Area Arts Council, MI, Koehnline Museum of Art, IL, Chicago Cultural Center,IL, O'Hare International Airport, IL, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN, Georgetown University Gallery, Washington, DC, Castle Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Artemisia Gallery, IL, SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy, Clocktower Gallery, NY, Morpeth Gallery, NJ, Dom Polonii Gallery, Cracow, Poland.

Invitational Print Portfolios and International travelling exhibitions include“Posada, 2013”, “Santitos, 2011”, “Bestiarios y Nahuales, 2007” and “Mnemonic, 2005”.

Associate Curator, “Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare,  As They Like It”, travelling exhibition 2010 to present.

Artist Coordinator, “Santitos”, Jules Maidoff Gallery, SACI, Florence, Italy, 2014.   

Publications include New American Paintings # 23, Open Studios Press, Art Scene Chicago 2000 and Illustrations for the Musical Heritage Society, New York Times.