Joetta Maue



Joetta Maue is an artist, curator, and arts writer.  Her most recent body of work is a series of embroideries, drawings and photographs that explore the conflicts and contradictions that exist within intimacy and the domestic space. Joetta’s work resides within the realm of the everyday, everyday objects, autobiography, and the female. She is especially interested in the role of personal relationships in our lives, seen in our most intimate moments and spaces.

Joetta received her BFA from The Ohio State University and her MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.   Joetta’s work has been shown throughout galleries and museums across the country and internationally.

Joetta authored the well known studio blog Little Yellowbird as well as being a regular contributor to a number of journals and a freelance curator. She has been featured in the books Indie Craft and PUSH Stitchery and the journals Needle Magazine, Fiber Arts Now Magazine, Martha Stewart Living and the Surface Design Association Journal. She is a Lecturer and an invited instructor at a number of programs and institutions across the country.

Joetta lives in New England with her family.


MFA from University of Massachusetts Amherst (2008)

Professional Experience


Northeastern University, Boston, MA

2016-current- Digital Media Department, Visual Studies


Mount Ida College

Fall 2107- Photography Department

Associate Lecturer

University of Massachusetts, Boston. MA.

2013-2017 Photography Department

Instructor of Record

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

2005-2008- Art Department

Guest Lecturer and Teaching Artist:

Art New England Summer Program, Bennington , VT, Summer 2017, Summer 2018

Peters Valley School of Art and Crafts-, Sussex Valley. New Jersey, Fall 2017

Snow Farm New England Craft Program, Williamsburg, MA Fall 2017, 2019

Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN, Summer 2018

Cyanotype and Mixed Media, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN Fall 2016

Working Autobiographically,  Whitworth University, Spokane, WA, October 2015

NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NY, NY, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Featured Workshop, Squam Artist Retreats, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

Isabel Stewart Gardner Museum, February 2013

The Eliot School, Jamaica Plain Spring 2011-Ongoing

Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA, 2008-2012

Arts Complex Museum, Duxbury Massachusetts, 2012

University of Massachusetts, Alternative Media Class, Visiting Artist, Boston, MA, 2012

The Japan Society, NY, NY, 2011

Flaggler College NYC Trip- Studio Visit, 2010

Nurture Art- Outreach program, Brooklyn, NY, 2010

New York Outreach Program, University of Massachusetts Amherst- Studio visit 2009