Margaret Ann Withers

Margaret Ann Withers

New York, NY, United States

About Margaret Ann Withers

I usually have some made-up story in my head that runs along with me as I paint. But this story will twist and turn and morph, so that when I'm done with the painting all that I'll have left are some blown apart bits. Narrative icons that are strewn within a curious abstract landscape.

Overall, my paintings are playful and full of joy, with just a hint of melancholy - they are my reaction to the world around me.
I have shown my artwork in group and solo shows in New York City and nationwide, and internationally in Brussels, Australia, Berlin, China, Vienna and Russia. My art has been in past exhibits at The Drawing Center Museum in New York, Monmouth Museum in New Jersey, MarinMOCA in California and Attleboro Museum in Massachusetts. I've been awarded residency fellowships at the Millay Colony, MASS MoCA and Vermont Studio Center. My art and short stories been featured in multiple journals including the New England Review, Alexandria Quarterly and the Library as Incubator Project.
My work is included in numerous private and corporate collections, including Truninger AG in Zurich, Switzerland and the Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY. I live and paint in the far northern reaches Manhattan, New York.


I'm a self-taught artist but I did take some art classes at CU Boulder and I have a BA in Literature from Texas A&M University. During the day I work for the City of New York deploying java code.


Solo Exhibitions
2016, Aren’t we all just here?, G-Spot Gallery, Houston, Texas
2012 Painting the American Anti-Story at Arcilesi & Homberg Fine Art (AHA), Brooklyn, NY
2011 my pockets are full of you; Curator: Francesca Arcilesi Fine Art pop-up show, NY, NY
2010 feeling untethered I laid down my memories at Amos Eno Gallery, NY, NY
2006 ashy tongues whispering in smokey ears at Next Gallery, Denver, CO
Two Person Group Show
2013 Striations at G Gallery, curated by Diane Barber, Houston, Texas
Five-Six Person Group Show
2016 Something Else, The Painting Center, NY, NY
2014 La Bellone Fait Le Mur! Trésor Caché at La Bellone, Brussels, Belgium
2013 Abstraction at William Baczek Fine Art, Northampton, MA
2013 Connecting the Dots at ISE Cultural Foundation, curated by Lovina Purple NY, NY

Museum Exhibits (Group Shows)
2015 A Diamond Called Outsider Art, pop-up show, curator Alessandro Berni, Queens Museum, NY
2015 36th Annual Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
2014 National Fall Exhibition,selected by Betti-Sue Hertz, MarinMOCA, Novato, CA
2014 The Intuitionist curated by Lisa Sigal at The Drawing Center, NY, NY
2012 Remembering at Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

Group Exhibitions
2015 Big Small at The Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
2015 Summer Musings at Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance, Ranch Santa Fe, CA
2015 Black & White at BWAC, juror Christiane Paul, NY, NY
2015 Summer 2015 pt 1 at William Baczek Fine Art, Northampton, MA
2015 Spring into Art at Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance, Ranch Santa Fe, CA
2015 All Good Things at Arcilesi & Homberg Fine Art (AHA), New York, NY
2014 Déjà vu, NoOSphere Gallery, curated by ArtForProgress, NY, NY
2014 SelfPublished, Cohn Drennan Contemporary, curated by Lanny Quarles, Dallas, TX
2014 Home, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, curated by Ginny Butera, Morristown, NJ
2014 Shifting Alterity:Otherness in our Social Landscape,Skylight Gallery,curator:Vida Sabbaghi,NY, NY
2014 Annual Landscape Exhibition, William Baczek Fine Art, Northampton, MA
2014 AS | Orchard, curated by Jill Conner at Orchard 33, NY, NY
2014 Layers, curated by Aimee Hertog at City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
2014 balls to the wall at Arcilesi & Homberg Fine Art (AHA), Brooklyn, NY
2014 Viewpoints, selected by Sue Scott at Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
2014 Wide Open 5 at BWAC, juror Paulina Pobocha, Brooklyn, NY
2014 The Democracy of Drawing at AirSpace Projects, Sydney, Australia
2014 Other Worlds at Skylight Gallery, curated by Jill Slaymaker, NY, NY
2013 Salon at Jeffrey Leder Gallery, LIC, Queens, NY
2013 AS | AP DUMBO group show at 111 Front St., Curated by Jill Conner, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Summer Camp at Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2013 Unhinged at Pierogi Gallery, NY, NY
2013 bigger is not always better at Arcilesi & Homberg Fine Art (AHA), Brooklyn, NY
2013 Summer Group Show at William Baczek Fine Art, Northampton, MA
2013 A Time in Arcadia at Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ
2013 AS Boom and Bloom at The Phatory, curated by Jill Conner, NY, NY
2013 Wide Open 4 at BWAC, juror Carrie Springer, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Gallery 263 Group Show at Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
2013 Das Wird Sich Alles Finden at Arts Collinwood, Cleveland, Ohio
2013 Stuck Pop-Up Show by Arcilesi and Homberg Fine Art, curated by Ariel Herman NY, NY
2013 AS Pop-up Show at Studio of La Thoreiel Badenhausen, curated by Jill Conner NY, NY
2012 Das Wird Sich Alles Finden at Bloc Project Space, Sheffield, UK
2012 Recess at Arcilesi & Homberg Fine Art (AHA), Brooklyn, NY
2012 Color at BWAC, juror Brooke Kamin Rapaport,Brooklyn, NY
2012 Works on Paper at Jeffrey Leder Gallery, NY, NY
2012 Annual Competition at SAAC, juror Manuela Well-Off-Man, El Dorado, AK
2012 Wide Open 3, juror Charlotte Kotik at BWAC, Brooklyn, NY
2012 WannA Piece?, Curator: Francesca Arcilesi Fine Art pop-up show, NY, NY
2011 Sorry 4 the Wait, Curator: Francesca Arcilesi Fine

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