Kirk Maynard is an artist and educator who is originally from Brooklyn, New York. A second-generation Guyanese-American, Maynard’s paintings and drawings detail the political undercurrents of culture and identity in America through portraiture and composition. Often referencing American social history, his work explores the intersection between identity and politics through juxtaposition. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in New York City, San Francisco, and New Jersey. He has also given artist talks at the New Museum, Queens College, and Princeton University while showing his work at institutions that include The Reece Museum, Arsenal Gallery, and the Hiestand Gallery. Maynard lives and works in Orange, New Jersey.