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Margot McMahon MA

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Sculptor Margot McMahon MA
Margot McMahon

About Margot McMahon

Margot McMahon`s sculptures, drawings, and videos interpret her environmental vision of the interdependence of life forms in nature. Margot fuses human, plant and animal forms into unique sculptural statements that are inspired by familiar natural forms reinvented into a unique visual vocabulary. Each sculpture varies in its focus emphasizing the importance of life and nature.
Sculptor Margot McMahon MA
Margot McMahon

Exhibition History of Margot McMahon

Exhibitions (Solo)
2012 - 2013
Ecosystem No 1, Bridgeport Art Centre - January 2012 to January 2013
Enlighten, St. Mary`s Park, - March 2012 to November 2012
Stone on the Beach, Chicago Sculpture Internationa/International Sculpture Centre Exhibition, Chicago - August 2012 to August 2013
Richard Wright from Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, Art Club of Chicago
Hawk and Dove, Oak Park Sculpture Walk, June to November 2012

2003 A Sense of Community, Village of Oak Park, Illinois
1997 The Land, Prairie Crossing, Grayslake, Illinois
1994 Drawings and Sculptures Women`s Art Gallery YWCA Cincinnati, Ohio
Joseph Shapiro Gallery, Oak Park Public Library, Illinois
1991 Objects of Myth Sazama Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1990 Gallery 1616, Chicago, Illinois
1989 New Works Neville-Sargent Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1988 Sculpture Garden Navy Pier Lakeside Group Exhibition
1985 College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois
1984 SCLPTR Thesis Exhibition Yale University, New Haven Connecticut

Exhibitions (Group)
2014 Arts Club of Chicago
Biennial Invitational Exhibition, Cashiers North Carolina
Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago Illinois
ArtParkS, St. Martin, Guernsey, Great Britain
Art Rapids, Elk Rapids, Michigan
2013 Chicago Sculpture International: 1) Cliffdwellers, 2) Bridgeport Art Center
Art Walk 2013, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
2012–2013 Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
2012 St. Mary’s Park, St. Charles, Illinois
2012–2013 International Sculpture Center Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois
2012 Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, Arts Club of Chicago, Illinois
2012 Oak Park Sculpture Walk, Oak Park, Illinois
2012 Small Sculptures Exhibition, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois
2011 Arts Club of Chicago member?s Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois
Beverly Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
2010 Art Loop Open, Chicago, Illinois
2009 Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, Illinois
2008-09 Lake County Museum, Wauconda, Illinois
2007-08 Lincoln Park Community Art Initiative, Chicago, Illinois
2007 Franklin/Margot McMahon, Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery, Oak Park, Illinois
2006-07 Ragdale 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Il
2004-2005 Lincoln Park Initiative, Chicago, Illinois
2004 Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois
2003 Arts Club of Chicago, Illinois
2000-02 William DeBilzan Gallery, Sante Fe, New Mexico
Arts Club of Chicago, Illinois
1999 William DeBilzan Gallery, Sante Fe, New Mexico
Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1999-2002 Gallery McMahon, Lake Forest, Illinois
1998 Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Ragdale, Lake Forest, Illinois
1996 Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster Indiana
1995 Struve Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Just Plain Hardworking, John Egan Center, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
Beacon Street Gallery, Geneva, Illinois
1994 Members Exhibition Arts Club of Chicago, Illinois
Benjamin Beattie Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Members Exhibition Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
Peace Museum, Chicago, Illinois
1993 Just Good Art Hyde Park Art Center
Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Sazama Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1992 New Acquisitions, National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.
1991 Sazama Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1990 Just Plain Hardworking Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, Illinois
1987-88 These Hands Have Done Alot, Highwood and Highland Park, Illinois
1985 Limelight, Chicago, Illinois
Heads Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1983-82 Yale University, New Haven Connecticut.

Margot McMahon

Biography / CV of Margot McMahon

Art Experience
2013-14 Board Member, Chicago Sculpture International
Board Member Yale Women/Chicago 2012
Committee Member Chicago Sculpture International Outdoor Committee
2002-2006 Commissioner: Village of Oak Park, Public Art Advisory Commission
2000-03 Committee member: National Museum of Women in the Arts, IL Committee
1998-2006 Board of Directors Member, Oak Park Area Arts Council, Oak Park, Illinois
1998-Present Ragdale Foundation, Cornerstone Scholarship Committee, Lake Forest, Illinois
2002-2004 Commissioner: Village of Oak Park, Public Art Advisory Commission
2000-03 Committee member: National Museum of Women in the Arts, IL Committee
1999-2004 Board of Directors Member, Oak Park Area Arts Council, Oak Park, Illinois
1998 Lecturer, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
1986-1989 Sculpture Faculty, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
1982-1984 Teaching Assistant, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut
1978 Sculpture Assistant, Hamline University, St. Paul Minnesota.

Artist Statement of Margot McMahon

Margot McMahon`s forms speak to us of both the endurance
and the fragile nature of the human spirit.

The figure and organic form interpreted in geometric rhythms are what Margot McMahon models in clay and casts in metal and concrete, welds in steel or carves in stone. Her work is a rhythm of lights and shadows playing over the textured surfaces of forms which refer to the everyperson as the hero. Captured in seated poses or walking stances, her forms speak to us of both the endurance and the fragile nature of the human spirit. A lifelong environmentalist, McMahon views the human form in its relationship to nature.
Public sculpture commissions and museum and gallery exhibitions have been the core of Margot`s work as an artist. She has exhibited her drawings and sculptures in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C, Sante Fe, Cincinnati and Connecticut. The Smithsonian, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Chicago Historical Society, the Chicago Horticultural Society and Botanic Gardens, and Yale University have her sculptures in their collections. Besides Chicago area collections her sculptures and drawings are included in private collections in New York, Florida, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Ohio, Connecticut, Paris and London.
When working on a public commission, Margot enjoys the process of 1) responding to a community; 2) researching the concepts of the sculpture; 3) intuitively interpreting the site; and 4) creating an informed and intuitive humanistic and expressive interpretation of the concept. Her Father and Child sculpture for the Homewood Flossmoor Park District reflects her collaboration with the sponsoring committee in establishing a dialogue so the sculptural statement reflects the community`s goals, resulting in an interactive eight foot high concrete sculpture of a father kneeling to support and talk with his child.
Margot McMahon has taught sculpting and drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, DePaul University, Yale University`s Norfolk Summer School and assistant taught at Yale University while earning her MFA. She has been a board member of the Oak Park Area Arts Council and a commissioner on theVillage of Oak Park Public Art Advisory Commission and contributes on a committee of the Ragdale Foundation.

Awards and Prizes of Margot McMahon

2010 Peace and Culture Award, Soka Gakkai International, Tokyo, Japan
2000 Rose Philippine Duchesne Society Annual Award, Barat College, Lake Forest, Illinois
1995 and 2000 Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois
1991 Alex B. Hexter Award - National Sculpture Society, New York, New York
1989 Retirement Research Foundation Grant, Chicago, Illinois
1982-84 Yale University Scholarship, New Haven, Connecticut
1983 Yale Summer School of Art Teacher, Norfolk, Connecticut
1979 Aliza A. Drew Fine Arts Award, Hamline University, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Symposiums

Presentations
2013 Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago Sculpture International panel
2012 International Sculpture Center Conference; Art/Science panel Lewis University, Illinois
2010 Soka Gakkai International, Chicago, Illinois
2008 Chicago Tonight WTTW, Fermilab exhibition
2007 Oak Park Area Arts Council Artists` Lecture Series, Oak Park, Illinois
2007 Chicago Cultural Center, Ragdale 20th Anniversary Lecture
2000 Illinois State Museum, Springfield Illinois "From a Ball of Clay" video (Cinema Guild)
2000 Barat College, Lake Forest, Illinois
1998 Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago, Highland Park, Illinois
1996 Visiting Artist, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago, St. Charles, Illinois
1995 Visiting Artist, Saint Xavier College, Chicago, Illinois
1992 Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1991 WTTW-Channel 11 Just Plain Hardworking Documentary, Chicago, Illinois
1990 WBBM News, Father and Child City of Homewood
Channel Five, Twelve and Seven News, Palm Beach Florida
1989 WLS News Just Plain Hardworking at the Chicago Historical Society
Passport to Chicago; The Artists of Just Plain Hardworking Chicago, Illinois
WBBM News Sculpting Just Plain Hardworking
1988 Lifestyle Cablevision Art of Margot McMahon
1987 These Hands Have Done Alot, Italian American Historical Association, Chicago, Illinois
Visiting Artist, Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest, Illinois
1986 The Fondu Finish videotape.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Margot McMahon

Collections
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Horticultural Society Museum, Glencoe, Illinois
Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest, Illinois
Mobil Oil International, Fairfax, Virginia
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Silberline Co. Inc, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
Tuthill Corporation, Hinsdale, Illinois
Yale University, New Haven Connecticut
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Beck, Evanston, Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Berger, Chicago, Illinois
Mrs. Mary Alice Burke, Cincinnati, Ohio:
Dr. Linda A. Burns, Boston, Massachusetts
Ms. Molly Baldrige, Hygiene Colorado
Ms. Aubrey Carton, Boulder, Colorado
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Davies, Lake Forest, Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dowd, Oak Park, Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. Gates, New York, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Goetz, Lake Bluff, Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter, Lake Forest, Illinois
Ms. Leslie Jones and Mr. Tom Johnson Oak Park, Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Kayser, San Antonio, Texas
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kneibler, Lake Forest, Illinois
Ms. Mary Daly Lewis, Oak Park, Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. Rusty McKee, New York, New York
Mr. and Mrs. John Patterson, Oak Park, Illinois
Ms. Stephanie Russo, Lexington Kentucky
Mr. David Ruttenberg, Chicago, Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Steans, Englewood, Florida
Mr. William Winter, Los Angeles, California.

Reviews of work by Margot McMahon

1990 New Art Examiner, March, Chicago, Illinois
1989 Sculpture International Just Plain Hardworking, Washington D.C.
Chicago Tribune, July 26, Tempo, The Chicago Ten, Chicago, Illinois
1985New Art Examiner, April, Chicago, Illinois.

Public Works of Margot McMahon

Permanent Installations
Peace and Justice, Peace Park of Lincoln Park and Soka Gakkai International both in Chicago, Illinois
Cuddling Intelligences, Percy Julian Middle School, Oak Park, Illinois
Fr. John Egan, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
Holy Family, Offering, Celtic Cross, Stations of the Cross, Baptismal Font, Painted mural, stain glass Ambry, Tabernacle, St. Patrick Church, Lake Forest, Illinois
John D. MacArthur John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago and John D. MacArthur State Park, North Palm Beach Florida
Just Plain Hardworking John Egan Urban Center, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
Hope, Peace and Wonder, William Beye School, Oak Park, Illinois
Arriba One Northfield Plaza, Northfield Illinois
Dance Lake Bluff, Illinois
Mother and Child St. Mary`s School, Lake Forest, Illinois
Lois and Baby Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Steans, Englewood, Florida
Formation Robert Irwin Park, Homewood, Illinois
Fables of Our Time Highwood Public Library, Illinois
Arise Saint Francis Retreat Center Oak brook, Illinois
Boy Gardener Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe Illinois
The Reader Northfield Public Library, Northfield, Illinois.

Qualifications / Education of Margot McMahon

1984 Yale University, Master of Fine Arts Degree, Fellow-Timothy Dwight College
1979 Hamline University, Bachelor of Fine Arts with Academic Honors.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Margot McMahon

2012-13 Chicago Sculpture International Outdoor exhibition catalog
2010 World Tribune, Peace and Culture Award, Tokyo Japan
2006 Wednesday Journal, Jan 4th, "Julian students cuddle up to an art project"
Chicago Journal, January 19, "Beatifying in bronze"
2005 Oak Leaves, October 19th, "Julian Students create atrium art"
1999-11 Who`s Who of American Women
2004 Wednesday Journal, March 31, "The Good Priest"
The Catholic New World, March 28 "DePaul Sculpture recalls Msgr. Egan"
Chicago Tribune, February 19, Standing Tall for Social Justice in City
2003 Chicago Sun Times May 12 "Oak Park Artist erecting monument to a giant of a man"
2000 Wednesday Journal Dec. 6 "The Portrait of The Artist"
1999-04Who`s Who of American Women
1998 The New World Jan 30 "Growing in Faith"
1995 Chicago Sun Times, Page 12, February 16 Egan Center Honors a Legend, Chicago, IL
1990 The Star, July 8, 1990 Sculpting Formation, Homewood, Illinois
The Economist, Making Father and Child in Homewood, Illinois
Palm Beach Daily News, March 25, Unveiling John D.. MacArthur, Palm Beach, Florida
Palm Beach Post, March 8, Palm Beach, Florida
Palm Beach Society, March 26, Palm Beach, Florida
New Art Examiner, March, Chicago, Illinois
1989 Sculpture International Just Plain Hardworking, Washington D.C.
Chicago Tribune, July 26, Tempo, The Chicago Ten, Chicago, Illinois
North Shore Magazine, July, Wilmette, Illinois
The Reader, Artists and Residents, June 23 Calendar, Chicago, Illinois
1989 Highland Park News, May Fables of Our Time, Highland Park, Illinois
1988 Chicago Sun Times, Festival at Navy Pier May 27, Chicago, Illinois
1987 The Reader, Neighborhood News, These Hands Have Done Alot, September, Chicago, IL
North Shore Magazine, One Magnificent Square Mile August, Wilmette, Illinois
Chicago Tribune, The Hands of Highwood, June 19, Chicago, Illinois
Highland Park News, Art to Keep Legacy Alive April, Highland Park, Illinois
Fra Noi, Exhibit Displays...Immigrant May, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Tribune, Portrait Artist February Tempo, Chicago, Illinois
North Shore Magazine, Portrait Artist March, Wilmette, Illinois
1985 News Voice, Eight Artists... August, Lake Forest, Illinois
New Art Examiner, April, Chicago, Illinois
1982 Lake Forester, Library Sculpture November, Lake Forest, Illinois
Winnetka News, Library Sculpture in Memory October, Winnetka, Illinois
1981-89 World Book Encyclopedia, Clay, Chicago, Illinois.

Teaching Experience

1998 Lecturer, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
1986-1989 Sculpture Faculty, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
1982-1984 Teaching Assistant, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut
1978 Sculpture Assistant, Hamline University, St. Paul Minnesota.

Influences / Inspiration of Margot McMahon

Abbott Pattison
Michael Price
Eldon Danhausen
Franklin McMahon
Erwin Hauer
Nina Levy.

Price Range of Work

Margot McMahon's work has a price range from £2,800 to £31,634

Mediums utilised

Margot McMahon's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Margot McMahon's work is found in the following categories on site:
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (9)
Human Figurative Sculptures (7)
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures (5)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (4)
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines (4)
Children Child Babies Infants Toddlers Kids Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (4)
Varietal Mix of Bird Sculptures or Statues (3)
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures (3)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (3)
Nudes, Female Sculptures (2)
Love / Affection Sculpture (2)
Nudes / Male Sculpture (2)
Public Art Sculpture (2)
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues (2)
Mother and Child, the Madonna, mother and children Sculptures (2)
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (2)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue (2)
Birds of Prey / Raptors Sculptures (2)
Dance Sculptures and Ballet Sculptures
Biblical Character or Thing sculpture Statues Statuettes
Nude Garden Yard Outdoor Outside Sculptures Statues
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures
Glass or Acrylic Transparant Sculptures
Stylized People Sculptures
Couples or Group Sculptures
Little Small Nude or Naked Girls Women Ladies Females Sculpture Statue statuettes Figurines
Religious Sculpture
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures
Sculptures of Sport in General
Children Playing Sculptures or Statues or statuettes
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes
Wire(Mesh Netting Chicken) Metal Rod or Bar or Tube Sculpture
Christian Church Sculptures, Carvings Bas Reliefs Stained Glass and Statues
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Allegorical / Parable Sculpture
Figurative Public Art Sculptures
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Anatomy, Hands and Feet and other human parts of the body Sculptures
Wild Bird Sculptures
Outsize, Very Big, Extra Large and Massive Sculptures
Nativity Scene Sculptures carvings statuettes statuary
Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue
Painted Coloured Tinted Patinated Enamelled Sculptures Statues statuettes
Happiness / Joy / Exuberance / Wild Pleasure sculpture
Peace Sculptures or Statues or statuettes
Silhouette, Flat, or Thin or Two Dimensional Bas and Low Reliefs Sculptures or Statues
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary
Stained and Decorative Glass Panels
Nude sculpture statue statuette Figurine Ornament

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Margot McMahon's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2016 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2015 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2014 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition

Video

WTTW Channel 11 "Just Plain Hardworking" Cinema Guild "From a Ball of Clay" "Making John Egan".
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