dba Kirwen Art Company, Inc., 427 Rice Street, Elmore, Ohio 43416

Phone:  (419) 250-0921 / Fax (419) 242-6866



            Maureen Kirwen’s sculptural Art Work embodies a refined juxtaposition of strength, elegance and inventiveness. Her innate vision and understanding of stone allows her to create in both the abstract and representational genre. She has seen success and accolade in numerous juried shows, including New York, Washington DC, Miami, Columbus, and regionally in northwest Ohio, home to her studio and gallery, the Kirwen Art Works, housed in a 19th century former German Episcopal Church and located on the picturesque Portage river in sleepy Elmore, Ohio.


Ms. Kirwen has been published and commissioned, both public and private, and maintains affiliations with select galleries and design professionals.  In addition to her acclaimed stonework, “Reenie” experiments with the chemical interaction between different patinas and stainless steel and copper, creating two-dimensional wall works with three-dimensional qualities.  Ranging from warm to industrial, her metal work continues to exhibit the same natural forms which dominate her storied stonework.


Public Exhibitions

Jalan, Miami Design District 2009 to present

Loft & Home, Perrysburg, Ohio - 2009 to present

Kirwen Art Gallery & Studio, Elmore, Ohio - 2003-2009

            Salon Des Refusal - 2009 - First Place

            Toledo Area Artists Exhibition - 2002 & 2008 - Juried Exhibition / Toledo Museum of Art

            Stone Oak Art Show, Holland, Ohio - 2005, 2006, 2007

Sculpture in the Village, Gibsonburg, Ohio - 2005

            Schedel Gardens, Elmore, Ohio - Outdoor Sculpture - 2004

            Schedel Gardens, Elmore, Ohio - Tribute to Ohio Artists 2003

            Ohio Art League, Columbus, Ohio - Spring Exhibition 2003 / Annie Fund Award Recipient

            Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, Chelsea, New York, New York - "Dynamic Interludes" 2003

            Schedel Gardens, Elmore, Ohio - Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, 2001 & 2002 - Juried Invitational

            Agora Gallery, SOHO, New York, New York - 2001 National Group Show / Juried Entry

            Juried XI, Viridian Gallery, New York, New York

            The Nation's American Experience, Perry House Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia - National Juried Entry / Best of Show

            All-Ohio Art Competition, Pearl Conrad Gallery, Mansfield, Ohio - Juried Entry / Best of Show

            Spring Festival of the Arts, Lourdes College, Sylvania, Ohio - Juried Entry / Award Recipient

            Roots of Diversity, Toledo Arts Commission, One SeaGate Gallery, Toledo, Ohio - Juried Entry / Media Recognition

            Activism in the Arts, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois - National Juried Entry

            Spring International Art Competition, Florida Society of Fine Arts, Miami, Florida - International Juried Entry

            Great Seal for Village of Gibsonburg, Ohio - Commission


Publications & Media Recognition

            City Paper - 2009

Art Acquisitor Magazine - 2006

Our Town Magazine - 2002

The Blade - 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000                                                             

            WTOL - Channel 11 News, "Feature of the Week" - 2003                  

            Slippery Rock Gazette - 2002                                                       

            News Messenger - 1998                                                    

Ohio House of Representatives - Certificate of Commendation - 1998