Born in Hamilton, Bermuda, Margaret Curtis is a painter and visual artist. She has been creating feminist based work since the late 1980’s. Ms. Curtis’ work was featured in Marcia Tucker’s 1994 “Bad Girls” exhibition at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC. Other shows include “Another Side of Modernism” at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, NY, curated by Lilli Wei; “The Name of the Place,” curated by Laurie Simmons; numerous solo and group shows at P.P.O.W. gallery in NYC where she was represented for many years. Curtis has been included in shows at The Brooklyn Museum, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Huntington Beach Art Center, and The Wexner Center. In 2002, her work was the subject of a retrospective at the Amelie A. Wallace Gallery at Stony Brook University in NY. Recently, she enjoyed a solo exhibition at The Hickory Museum in Hickory, NC, as well as solo exhibitions at The University of South Carolina, Columbia, and The Flood Gallery in Asheville, NC. Last year, her work was included in the show Gendered at The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC. Curtis is a 2021 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Fellowship.
Critical reviews and features of Curtis’ work have appeared in Art Forum, The New York Times, Art in America, Art News, Art Issues, Modern Painters, Time Out, New Art Examiner, Interview, New York Magazine, among others. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Fine Art Museum, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, and The Tang Museum, Sarasota Springs, N.Y. She is the recipient of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale Summer School of Art, Norfolk, CT, and The Predmore Award from Duke University, Durham, NC, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She taught painting at The School of Visual Arts, NY for several years, and has been on the boards of both The Flood Gallery in Asheville, NC, and The Upstairs Gallery in Tryon, NC, where she currently resides.