Tryon, North Carolina
Margaret Curtis is a feminist artist whose multi-layered, narrative paintings address interpersonal and societal power dynamics. She received her BA from Duke University and BFA from The Atlanta College of Art. Curtis has shown at the Brooklyn Museum, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Wexner Center, and The Mint Museum, among others. She has been included in notable exhibitions, from the Bad Girls show at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in 1993 to Appalachia Now at the Asheville Art Museum in 2019. Reviews and features of Curtis’s work have appeared in Artforum, Harper’s, The Brooklyn Rail, The New York Times, Art in America, Art News, Modern Painters, and other national publications. Her work is in permanent collections throughout the United States. She is the recipient of fellowships at both Yale and Duke University, as well as residency awards. She is currently represented by Tracey Morgan Gallery.
Joan Mitchell Fellowship, 2021
My subject matter is intersectionally feminist, personal, political: the body as occupied territory, autonomy won through confrontation. I create narratives that are provocative and open-ended, paintings that are visually engrossing, but jarring. I generate imagery by processing the discord created between both clashing ideas and painted marks.”