Maureen Brodsky was born and raised in Saint Louis, MO. Her summers were filled with hiking and wading on the Little Meramec River on her grandparents' farm near St.Clair, MO. Carnegie-Mellon University School of Fine Art awarded her a B.F.A. In addition, she has studied at the Arts Students' League, New York City.
Originally pursuing a graphics career she served as art director at Irene Pasinski and Associates and worked at the Pittsburgh Animators. Following a move to Chicago, she began teaching at the College of Lake County and the Suburban Fine Arts Center. She served in the Illinois Citizensí Commission for Arts Education.
Drawn by the landscape of her childhood, she returned to the Saint Louis area and has taught for the Saint Louis Art Museum and Saint Louis Community College.
She is an elected artist member of the American Artist Professional League. In 2005, Carnegie-Mellon University's College of Fine Art selected one of Maureenís paintings for the Centennial Exhibition honoring the 100th anniversary of the founding of the College and featuring distinguished alumni.
In addition to a major focus in abandoned farm land, she has focused on painting and drawing millennial models in the burlesque/entertainment industry in the city. The Leshner Center at the University of Chicago included one in an exhibition June, 2016. The portraits explore and document the costumes and personas that millennial performers use and reflect the cultural themes of gender identity and beauty.