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Margaret Archambault
multi-media Artist

Margaret Archambault Art
Margaret Archambault Studio
Margaret Archambault Artist

Photo Credit: Steve Squall

 

Artist Statement

I have been painting for more than 30 years and have been a self-employed, Full-time Artist for 16 years. I am an intuitive painter and believe that mark making is one of the purest forms of truth. When this sort of truth is combined with palette and complex composition, it has the unique ability to become an investigation of the human condition and our individual roles within the surrounding world. Life is often complicated and my paintings dissect and often reflect these chaotic episodes. Solving the problem of the intentional complexities is where my compositions come to fruition. On specific occasions I incorporate a use of collage to represent and explore the effect mainstream media has on our daily choices. The power of what we see and how it alters our ability to find what we consider "happiness" is something I find challenging and worth exploration. From the mediocre and mundane to the exhilarating and brilliant, we are shaped nd created by the good, the bad, the happy and the sad, each moment a point in a repeated cycle of discovery. Regardless of our desires and often in direct defiance of our "plans" the revolutions of time and the changes that come with it lead us to the revelations that alter our paths.  

I’ve been tackling these types of issues with a variety of materials including Oil paint, Oil crayons, Spray Paint, Ink, Colored Pencil, Acrylic, Pastels and Authentic Vintage/Antique paper. My surfaces are nearly always canvas, but works on paper and silk screen panels as well. Through a combination of abstract figuration and abstract expressionism create allegorical works meant to invite the viewer to discover solutions, consider the relationship between the past and present and to ultimately appreciate, or at the very least recognize the universal between us all. I believe that great things come from strong individuals who live each day being the best version of themselves. We would do well to remember that if we make it to 100, we only have 36,500 to LOVE and it’s easy to simply NOT be a jerk.

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Select Group Shows

2022 Works, Roberta Marx Gallery, Louisville, KY

2021 Purely Primary, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York, NY.

2020 Louisville Arts Network, Virtual Art Show Micro-Commission Participant

2019 Alley Gallery Artist, Downtown Louisville Partnership, KY.

2019 The Core Group Show, Tim Faulkner Gallery, Louisville, KY.

2018 Opus No.5, Tim Faulkner Gallery, Louisville, KY.

2018 Alley Gallery Artist, Downtown Louisville Partnership, KY.

2015 Art Squared, Louisville Visual Arts Association, Louisville, KY.

2014 Summer Group Show, Tim Faulkner Gallery, Louisville, KY.

2014 Art Squared, Louisville Visual Arts Association, Louisville, KY.

2012 Art of Dreams, FAF Gallery, Louisville, KY.

2009 First Friday Trolley HOP, Artist Booth, River Bend Winery, Louisville, KY.

2009 NULU Festival Artist booth, Louisville, KY.

2009 Collection, River Bend Winery, Louisville, KY.

2009 Art Cartel Live, Featured Live Painter, Ice House, Louisville, KY.

2008 First Friday Trolley HOP, Featured Artist, Joe Leys, Louisville, Ky.

2007 All Together Now, Collage & Oils, Huff Gallery Spalding University, Louisville, KY.

2004-2007 New Paintings Swanson Reed Contemporary, Louisville, KY.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2023 Resurrection, Garner LARGE Gallery Louisville, KY.

2022 Surfaces, Tim Faulkner Gallery, Louisville, KY. 

2017 In Tens; A Single Century to Live, Tim Faulkner Gallery, Portland KY.

2016 The Silk Screen Series, Tim Faulkner Gallery, Portland KY.

2015 Revolutions v/s Revelations, Tim Faulkner Gallery, Portland, KY.

2013 Impressions on Influence, Tim Faulkner Gallery Butchertown, KY.

2011 Infinitesimal Convergence, Tim Faulkner Gallery, Louisville, KY.

2010 Small Works & New Paintings, 3rd Street Coffee, Louisville, KY.

1998 Abstractions, Anonymous Artists Gallery, Louisville, KY.

Awards/Recognition

2012-Current Resident Artist at Tim Faulkner Gallery & Studios

2014 Keynote Speaker; Liberal Arts Program Graduation, Spalding University

2007 Louise Kannapel Award Recipient for excellence in Arts & Humanities.

2007 Inaugural Recipient “Senior Project” Winner - Faculty Awarded

2006 Painting chosen for permanent collection Spalding University

 

Community

Current – 2010 LOOK Louisville Arts Member

Current - 2019 Galt House AIR (Artist In Residence) Program Selection Committee member 

2017 & 2016 – Art & Essay Judge for Gilda’s Club Louisville

2016 – Neighborhood House Art Project / Fundraiser Leader

2012 – Art of Dreams Fundraiser program organizer & participant (PNC Bank collection)

2008  & 2007 – Committee Chair for Children’s Art portion of The Taste of St. Francis. Single-handedley developed and

implemented a school wide (K-8) art project for annual fundraisers. Generating nearly $10,000 from the sale of the children’s art pieces!

2004 – Art Camp Coordinator St. Francis of Assisi Summer Art Camp

 

Education

2004-2007 BA Interdisciplinary Humanities w/Art Focus/ Summa cum Laude Spalding University

2003-2004 Jefferson Community College Education/Arts Major

2001-2002 Long Ridge Writers Group Graduate

1997 Jefferson Community College Art Major

Awards/Recognition

2020 Artist Relief Project Grant Recipient

2020 Lift Up Lou Micro-Commission Grant Recipient 

2014 Keynote Speaker; Liberal Arts Program Graduation, Spalding University

2007 Louise Kannapel Award Recipient for excellence in Arts & Humanities.

2007 Senior Project Winner - Faculty Awarded 

2006 Painting chosen for permanent collection Spalding University

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Margaret Archambault Public Art

One of 2 of my

"Alley Gallery" Doors

Public Art 

Downtown Louisville 

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