M. V. Moran earned her MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. Moran has a BFA in Painting from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. After several years of working at the UO in Student Services, she resigned from her position and began her dream of becoming a professional artist. She exhibits extensively and has been invited to show new work at the Coos Art Museum in 2020. Moran is an Adjunct Professor of Art at NCU in Eugene, Oregon and a Lane Arts Council Artist-in-Residence.