Maureen O’Neill received her B.F.A. in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her M.F.A. in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. While at RISD, she received the Award of Excellence for outstanding work as a graduate student and the Brown University Teaching Fellowship. O’Neill has exhibited throughout the Northeast and Southeast and became Assistant Professor of Art at Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida, in 1998. She is the director of exhibitions and educational programming for the Barton College Art Galleries.