Maggie Bard

Artist + Maggie Bard

I was born and raised in the Northeast. I received my BFA in printmaking from Pratt Institute in 2010, and also completed programs at Massachusetts College of Art and the School of the Art Institute Chicago. In 2008 I accepted a job with an acclaimed artist collective in Brooklyn as their head printer. I spent the following eight years silkscreening on virtually any surface, installing large scale wood and ceramic installations, producing print editions, and overseeing a number of other projects. During that period I learned how to be a working artist by the true definition of the term, and to cultivate my own studio practice while being employed full time- which beyond drawing and illustration includes tattooing, sign writing, and various design projects. Despite my long history with printmaking, I found myself drawn to the simplicity of pen and ink which is now my primary medium.  

 After twelve years in Brooklyn, I moved to New Orleans in 2017. My work has since shifted towards themes surrounding adorned portals, pathways and voids- explorations of both the uncertainty of death and a deteriorating planet. My work also references my fascination with the natural environment of the gulf south, as I am constantly inspired by the beauty of what grows here. In December 2022 I completed my fourth solo show, which explored these themes. I am currently, and probably forever, based in New Orleans. 


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