Margaret G. Still is a painter and photographer. She received her B.A. and M.F.A. from U.C.L.A., studying with William Brice, Richard Diebenkorn, Gordon Nunes, Elliot Elgart, and others. She grew up in Manila, Philippines, and has lived in Los Angeles, New York City, and Memphis, and made Saugerties her home in 2011. Since she moved to the area, Margaret has exhibited in group shows at Emerge Gallery, Saugerties; Greenkill, Kingston; and A.S.K. group and juried shows, Kingston. She had a solo show at Green, 92 Partition Street, Saugerties, in 2018, and continues to show current works at Green. She will be participating in group shows at Greenkill in Kingston and at the Woodstock Framing Gallery in the next few months.
“The strangeness and beauty of what appears ordinary, the way color can be used as an emotional force, the nobility and living presence of objects in space, and the co-existence of freshness and decay are what fascinate me as a painter and photographer. The paintings and drawings I’m doing now are based on memories, road trips, and the photographs I have taken over the years. The way the United States looks today is a big obsession. It’s rich, tawdry and luminous, and it persists.” —Margaret Still