About

contact: margotbird@gmail.com

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My work is strange and humorous, it combines dreamlike fantasy with intergalactic escape.  There is an unconfined narrative in my work, and I encourage others to create their own impressions and definitions of the characters depicted.  My work is vivid, the colors are striking, I use gold often, and strive to create a balance between royalty and trash aesthetics. 

Poodles show up a lot in my work, which stems from an interest in them since childhood (our family dog was a half poodle-half sheepdog).  I believe in and have an interest in life outside of the planet earth, in aliens, and enjoy including those in my work as well.  The things I am interested in appear in my work, but the work isn't exactly about them.  I prefer for my work to be so much more about ideas such as playfulness, dignity, humor, adventure, and glamour. 

I’ve been very influenced by my travels to Paris, Budapest, Berlin, Taiwan, and Mexico (where I lived for 18 months), and in living in New York City.

Margot Bird (born 1982, Sioux City, IA) Lives and works in Brooklyn NY. She received her Bachelor of Arts & Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2006. In Fall of 2018, she had a solo exhibition at Sargent’s Daughters Gallery in New York City.  Her work has been included in numerous group shows throughout the US and Mexico, including Festival Internacional Cultural Tierra Adentro in Aculco, MX; Yo Mama Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; Stella Elkins Gallery in Philadelphia, PA; 244 Art Gallery in Mexico City, MX; Nola Darling in New York, NY; The Black Lodge in Seattle, WA; Blaubak Gallery of Modern Art in Kirkland, WA; and Firecracker Studios in Madison, WI.  In addition, she has painted over two dozen murals throughout the US and Mexico.

This website exemplifies her most recent work, created within the last few years (2016-2019).