ABOUT:

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I am an artist who moves between mediums. I graduated from NYU in 2001 with a degree in Studio Art. While there I studied painting with very talented artists like Lisa Yuskavage. In the end, I focused on photography. I loved working in the dark room. So I rented out dark rooms with regularity and made my art.

However, after a very bad accident where I was run over by a truck I could no longer do this. So I returned to painting, which could be done in the comfort of my apartment. When painting, I focus on color. I spend a lot of time mixing pigments, applying layers, letting myself become absorbed in the work. I love the bright and vibrant. It became a type of therapy for me.

Around that same time I began needlepointing with regularity. I soon began stitching my own designs. I initially dove into a series of needlepoints that were inspired by the idea of “art that matches the sofa”. I quite literally needlepointed abstract art identical to my paintings onto canvas mesh, then turned the pieces into pillows that go with the sofa, shifting the art from the wall to the sofa.

I showed mostly my needlework at the StARTup Fair 2015 and received great feedback and response. It inspired me to examine the techniques and the history of needlework further. Needlework is a bit of a rabbit hole. The different patterns mean different things, follow different rules. So I set about breaking the model while experimenting within the various traditional styles like Bargello. Though, I do think the work can be appreciated on a visual level even without the historical context.

I especially enjoy the relationship almost everyone has to needlework- an Aunt or Mother or Grandmother who stitched- and the joy with which people share these memories. It’s an interesting, mostly female, history. But needlework also has some very current ties to technology. The binary code in computer programming was first developed for the punch cards used in knitting/weaving machines. Needlework and textiles occupies an odd world somewhere between craft and art, human and technology.

 

 


CURRICULUM VITAE

Margaret Timbrell
info@margarettimbrell.com

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Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

Upcoming 2017

Redwork

Pacific Felt Factory

San Francisco

 

2016

Life Fails

Frank-Ratchye Project Space

San Francisco

 

If walls could talk

Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery

Lafayette

 

2012 to 2014

Suite Five Salon

San Francisco

 

2011

diPietroTodd  

San Francisco

 

Frank Howard Allen Realtors                                                                       

Mill Valley CA

 

2009

Suite Five Salon                                                                                            

San Francisco

 

2001

Razorfish Studios                                                                              

New York

 

Select Group Exhibitions

Upcoming 2017

Monster Drawing Rally

SOEX

San Francisco

 

StARTup Fair

San Francisco

 

Stitched: Part I

Paradigm Gallery

Philadelphia

 

2016      

Misfit Toy Factory

Root Division

San Francisco

 

Great Highway Gallery

San Francisco
2016
StARTup Fair

San Francisco
2015

Anniversary Show

Incline Gallery

San Francisco

 

Curated State

San Francisco

 

StARTup Fair

San Francisco

 

 2012

The Virgins Show curated by Hennessy Youngman

Family Business Gallery       

New York

 

2009

Art in the Parc

Parc 55 Hotel 

San Francisco

 

2005

Black Market Auction

Independent School of Art     

San Francisco

 

2004

Mark Wolfe Gallery

San Francisco

 

Siblings

Balazo Gallery           

San Francisco

 

2003

Art Work(er)s

Annex of SFMOMA

San Francisco                                                                

 

Theft

Balazo Gallery           

San Francisco                                                                            

 

Last Place

Silent Gallery at Southern Exposure

San Francisco    

 

2002

Post-Postcards

Southern Exposure    

San Francisco  

                                                  

2001

Last Place

Silent Gallery at Refusalon  

San Francisco

 

 Ex-space II

Superior Gallery                                                                                

New York

 

Ex-space

Superior Gallery                                                                                

New York

 

Eden: Utopia and Distopia

The Bronfman Gallery                                                           

New York

 

Press

2017

Create Magazine Blog “Margaret Timbrell”

2016

Root Division Talk “Life Fails: Margaret Timbrell talks with Lauren Etchells about her latest work in the Frank-Ratchye Project Space”
MFA Never Catalog Root Division Catalog
LA Times January 26, stARTup ART Fair comes to L.A. this weekend, transforming hotel rooms into galleries by Carolina Miranda

2015

Things Worth Describing Blog “5 Favorite Artists from the Startup Art Fair”

Bluoin Art Info Blog “Startup Art Fair Creates Space for SF’s Independent Artists” by Annaliese Cooper

2012

San Francisco Examiner February 5, 3 Minute Interview: Accident Survivor Gives Back to SF General by Alexis Terrazas

“Heroes & Hearts Interview with Margaret Timbrell” Channel 4 KRONTV ‘Jan Wahl Segment’

“SF General Hospital Foundation’s Heroes & Hearts Featured Artist” 97.3 FM Radio Alice

‘Liz St. John Show’ Special interview highlighting my artistic involvement with the event

2009

San Francisco Examiner July 19, The Eye: Beauty sprouts in a hidden place by Anne Ray

San Francisco Examiner June 11, Accident leads to provocative art by Virginia Pelley

2004

Law of Inertia– December Issue 21 pgs 60, 61,80

2002

San Francisco Examiner– September 10, Photographic Bandit by Anne Crump

Bitch Magazine– Number 17 Pink Issue Womanly Arts

2001

BUST Magazine– Issue 17 Homegirls Page 110

 

Grants & Sponsorships

2016      Root Division studio sponsored by Steve Zavaterro

2003      Silent Gallery Second Art Fund

 

Board Memberships

2016/2017  Artist Representative at Root Division

 

Speaking Engagements

2017      “Alternative Routes to a Successful Art Career” at State Space SF

 

Collections

Marissa Mayer

Jay Schaefer

Stanlee Gatti

Annie Seaton

Ray Beldner

Christine Duval

Chris & Vince Tobkin

Patricia Calfee Picache

Heather Marx

Willis & Conrad Meyers

Michelle Mansour

Cynthia Loukides

 

 

 

Education

New York University- B.S. Diploma in Studio Art New York, NY 2001