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88 ARTIST PROFILE Margaret Ann Withers

from this thought a hazy question, 2016, watercolor, gouache, ink, pigment on paper, 132 x 183 cm

Margaret Ann Withers

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ixing narratives with abstraction and modern surrealism, Margaret Ann Withers’ paintings explore conflicting ideas of joy and melancholy as well as community and aloneness in regards to the concept of home and communication. Poetic written words in the form of complex abstract verses are paired with works in paint, adding extra dimensions to each line and mark on the paper. Although most recognised for her works on paper, the artist also works with photography, and has been creating sculptural ceramic pieces.

She refers to her latest sculptural works as ‘lächelmachles’, a made-up German word which loosely translates as ‘Laughing Worlds’. Withers’ studio is based in New York. Her artworks can be found in galleries and multiple private and corporate collections in the US, and has also been exhibited in Belgium, Australia, Germany, China and Russia. She was named to the ’50 Memorable Painters from 2015’ list by Poets and Artists Magazine, and in 2016 she was awarded Artist in Residence at The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. margaretwithers.com art@margaretwithers.com

Inside Artists - Issue 12  

All artworks in their finished state are vast and multifaceted. Sometimes the layers are physical. Paint upon paint, built up and scraped b...

Inside Artists - Issue 12  

All artworks in their finished state are vast and multifaceted. Sometimes the layers are physical. Paint upon paint, built up and scraped b...

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