Born: 1958 London, England
Lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Margaret Fitzgerald’s works in oil on canvas investigate ideas of construction and deconstruction through the use of multiple layers of paint and content, striking a juxtaposition between deliberate and spontaneous compositional elements.
Kenneth Baker, in his SF Chronicle review wrote that she “works with a fine disregard for the refinements possible to her art form.
“Her paintings such as “Inhabit” (2013), come scarred with tool marks and jumbled with shapes and layered colors as if they result from stints of work in dramatically inconsistent moods.
“The big shapes in Fitzgerald’s canvases, some hinting at rudimentary imagery, encourage viewing at a distance. But much worth seeing occurs in areas where she has scored or scraped away the topmost paint layers to let bright underpainting wink through.”
“I admire her willingness to leave a canvas looking undercooked, even abandoned, rather than seek the safety of fine finish.”
The artist describes her process as “seeking something familiar…with each painting I want to dig deeper, move beyond the limitations of words and evoke an emotional response. I want to catch a glimpse of the intangible human experience.
1980 BA Fine Art, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1976-77 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1975-76 Instituto Allende, San Miquel de Allende, Mexico
2021 Chandler Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2020 Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2019 April Price Projects Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2017 David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2016 Dose Projects , Brooklyn, NewYork, NY
2016 Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY
2015 David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2014 Ross Art Museum, “New Work, New Mexico”, Ohio Wesleyan University
2016 Chandler Fine Art, San Francisco CA
2013 Chandler Fine Art, San Francisco CA
2013 LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe NM
2011 Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY
2010 LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2009 Aqua Art Miami, Chandler Fine Art
2008 Aqua Art Miami, Chandler Fine Art
2008 “Cradle Project”, Albuquerque, NM
2007 AAF Art Fair, New York, NY Chandler Fine Art
2007 LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2005 Chandler Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2005 Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2004 Amarillo Museum of Art, invitational, Amarillo, TX
2004 Thomas Ingerick Gallery, Aspen, CO.
2004 Chandler Fine Art, San Francisco, CA.
2003 LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2002 Chandler Fine Art, San Francisco, CA