Maren Less concentrates in the mediums of painting and drawing. She explores themes such as gender, identity and displacement in her work. Maren is currently an Artist in Residence at the Contemporary Arts Center at Woodside in Troy, New York. Maren has exhibited in Gambier, Ohio at the Gund Gallery, Gund Ballroom, and Horvitz Hall; in Ballyvaughan, Ireland at the Burren College of Art; and in northern New Jersey at the Montclair Art Museum, Parklane Photo, Millburn Public Library, Millburn High School, and Paper Mill Play House. Maren received her Bachelor of Arts as a Studio Art Major from Kenyon College and spent a semester studying at the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan Ireland. Maren, originally from Millburn New Jersey, has received a Scholastic Gold Key from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, two Scholastic Silver Keys, three Scholastic Honorable Mentions, the Millburn Township Art Advisory Committee Award of Excellence Scholarship, and was a nominee for the Parklane Regional Competition and Congressional Art Award. Her work has been published in Kenyon College’s literary and art magazines, Collection 2013 and Hika as well as Millburn High School’s literary and art magazines, The Cellar Door and The Word, Maren has worked on Anthroplogie’s Visual Team at the Short Hills Mall, Short Hills, New Jersey, as facilitator and instructor at The Messy Artist in East Hanover, New Jersey, and as a freelance artist. Most recently Maren has worked as Assistant to the Chair of the Art Advisory Committee, in Millburn, New Jersey where she gained experience as installation assistant, co-curator and photographer.