Maurice Clifford studied at Yale University and the University of Georgia before he received his B.F.A. from the Atlanta College of Art. Later he studied Computer Graphics & Media Arts at New York Institute of Technology. Clifford has shown work since the 1970s and his solo exhibitions have been featured at the Nexus Contemporary Center (now Atlanta Contemporary Center; Atlanta, GA) and the Albany Museum of Art in Georgia. He has taught at the American College for the Applied Arts, American Intercontinental University, and the Art Institute of Atlanta.