Margaret Archambault Abstract Expressionist Painter & Collage Artist

Photo Credit: Marty Pearl

Curriculum Vitae

 

Select Group Shows

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

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 1st Recipient “Senior Project” Winner - Faculty Awarded

2006 Painting chosen for permanent collection Spalding University

 

Community

Current – 2010 LOOK Louisville Arts 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

Awards/Recognition

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

Artist Statement

 

I have a deep affection for mark making and complex composition. My desire to express meaning or theme can always be found within these elements. Issues reflection the human condition and our individual roles within the world around us are often my primary focus. I spend a great deal of time in an attempt to reveal different universal aspects of life-living; even if they are usually hidden. Our experiences and the experience of them, regardless of manifestation, share a commonality. We are all faced with the problems of living and my work as an artist is always about solving these problems. As a culture we have been trained to judge, to categorize, and to desire the unobtainable. This training creates and insatiable desire to obtain more or better than what we have. Within this unnatural desire, we continually find dissatisfaction. We perpetuate our own misery. I strive to reveal the fallacy of or misguided convictions and to point out that dissatisfaction is only an illusion.

Having completed more than 200 paintings, drawings & collages over the past 25 years has shared this message with many. My use of collage to represent and explore the affect mainstream media on our choices is often a common theme. 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. The grass is NEVER actually greener than our own patch, regardless of how fresh, green and pleasing another appears.  One recent body of work investigated and recorded the cyclical nature of my own life.  From the mediocre and mundane to the exhilarating and brilliant, we are shaped and 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. My collection titled “Silk Screen Series” had a universal message about the world around us all and those who affect our lives. More often than not, we make decisions based on what we think is expected of us or what someone else wants us to do. These decisions often lead to destinations we never expected and only after we have arrived do we recognize the folly.

My 2017 collection “In Tens; A Single Century to Live” features 10 large scale (60”x 84”) canvases that investigated the limitations of the 100 years we as humans measure our lives and how we spend that limited period of time. It reflected on the insanity that has become social media and the hours, days and months wasted arguing with strangers about issues that clearly would never happen in actual face to face conversations. Real relationships require actual presence to evolve, not some anonymous keyboard cloaking device. Great things come from strong individuals who live each day being the best version on themselves. We would do well to remember that if we make it to 100, we only have 36,500 to LOVE!

Photo Credit John Nation

One of 2 of my

"Alley Gallery" Doors

Public Art 

Downtown Louisville 

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