The area of factories and abandoned buildings that separated the city from my neighborhood as a child inspire me; places where there are not people communicating, or people living. There is only concrete, and so the factories and abandoned buildings rely on the architecture to speak for the landscape. It is these voids in this scenery and the forms of these buildings, structures, and objects that influence my work.
Margaret grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. As a girl, she kept her hands busy making “things” which she thought were masterpieces– from popsicle sticks, grass, and Elmer’s glue. She graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Glass Sculpture and Printmaking, where she first got to play with glass on the end of a blowpipe. Following her undergraduate studies, she began work as a Studio Tech Apprentice at Pittsburgh Glass Center. She now continues to live and work in Pittsburgh as a contemporary artist, exhibiting in many group exhibitions across the region. She was also included in the Stanislav Libenský Award 2013 Preliminary Assessment, participated in the Pittsburgh Biennial 2014, and was part of a special exhibition showcased at SOFA Chicago 2014.
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