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Artist Bio
Margaret Timbrell (b. 1979, Brazil) is a text based fiber artist with a multi-disciplinary degree from NYU. Her work is inspired by various influences (such as technology, parenthood, and social media) that alter language and inter-personal engagement. Timbrell has exhibited around the US and featured in the SF Examiner, LA Times, Bust Magazine. In 2012 she was selected as a Heart Artist for SF General’s annual fundraiser. From 2015 to 2017Timbrell participated in the StARTup Fair. Currently Timbrell is a studio artist and board member at Root Division. She is also participating in Lenka Clayton’s Artist Residency in Motherhood and in 2018 Timbrell will be the Artist in Residence at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.

Artist Statement
September 11-17 2017, Pacific Felt Factory will exhibit Margaret Timbrell’s new body of work. The opening reception is September 14 from 6pm to 8pm.

The project consists of two groups of work: Auto-Corrected, a series of donated autocorrect fails embroidered onto vintage imagery, and RedWork, a series of traditional redwork embroideries about parenthood. These two series contrast and complement each other in that they are opposites in a bubble of time and interpersonal contact.

For Auto-Corrected, Timbrell solicits autocorrect fail donations. These, in turn, she pairs with the nostalgic vintage stitch kits. Several facets of the autocorrect program, which is now installed on most devices, are incredibly intriguing. It is changing our language and social engagement. Yet it is an imp of an application, creating small daily annoyances, hindering and changing our efforts at communication, and revealing how the tool of technology changes us. The autocorrect program perpetuates some surprising cultural biases. These are significant in that the program is both universal and innocuous. In the pairing process, Timbrell highlights the oddness and sometimes prejudice of the word choice substitution.

In contrast, Redwork is a traditional style of decorative embroidery used primarily in domestic needlework – kitchen towels, aprons, etc. Redwork is quite literally red work- all the embroidery thread is red. For this series, Timbrell tracks information collected from her engagement in the world as a parent over an extended period of time and incorporates this very personal data into the time consuming process of stitching.

The installation at Pacific Felt Factory consists of fifteen pieces from Auto-Corrected and three pieces from the RedWork series. Additionally, Timbrell will hold stitching hours in the gallery each day from 1pm to 5pm during the run of the show. Visitors will be encouraged to contribute their own auto-correct fails or to join in for a stitch and bitch session.

 

 


CURRICULUM VITAE

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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

 

Board Memberships

2016/2017

Artist Representative at Root Division

 

Grants, Sponsorships, & Awards

2017       Artist Award from the Asian Art Museum in Sweet N Low at Bedford Gallery

2016       Root Division studio sponsored by Steve Zavaterro

2012       Heroes & Hearts Artist benefiting SF General

2003       Silent Gallery Second Art Fund

 

Residencies

Upcoming 2018

                San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

 

2017       Artist Residency in Motherhood 5/17 to 8/17

 

Speaking Engagements

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

 

Collections

Verde Alexander

Ray Beldner

Christine Duval

Stanlee Gatti

Cynthia Loukides

Michelle Mansour

Heather Marx

Marissa Mayer

Willis & Conrad Meyers

Patricia Calfee Picache

Jay Schaefer

Annie Seaton

Chris & Vince Tobkin

 

 

 

 

Education

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