Maxine Nodel is a versatile visual artist who received her B.F.A. from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in NYC. She is the recipient of numerous fine art awards for her drawings, paintings, and designs, and sells her work nationally and internationally. Her work has been profiled in arts publications and selected for public displays such as the Beekman Street Banner Project in Beacon New York. In 2018, she was invited by the Edward Hopper House to give a public art talk about her in-progress, pencil portrait project, Eyes On America.
Some of Maxine's exhibition venues have included the Edward Hopper House (Nyack, NY) where she was also Artist of the Month in 2013, the Blue Door Gallery (Yonkers, NY), Riverfront Art Gallery (Yonkers, NY), Highline Loft Gallery (Chelsea, NY), Catalyst Gallery (Beacon, NY) Upstream Gallery (Hastings-On-Hudson, NY), the Barnes Gallery (Long Island, NY), and the National Art League (NAL) (Long Island, NY) where she teaches advanced drawing and design classes and acrylic painting workshops.
In addition to being a professional artist, Maxine is the retired founder and Principal of an award-winning visual arts high school she created with a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant to serve disadvantaged students in the Bronx. In 2009, her school, Millennium Art Academy, received Lincoln Center Institute1st-Place Award for Most Imaginative [Arts] Curriculum in NYC.
Maxine is a member of the National Art League, (Long Island, NY), Westchester Council for the Arts,Blue Door Art Center (Yonkers, NY), Edward Hopper House Art Center (Nyack, NY), and the Westbury Arts Council (long Island, NY). Maxine comes from a family of distinguished painters, illuminators, and illustrators and lives and makes art in Westchester County, New York.