Lecturer in Art
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M.F.A., Vermont College of Fine Arts
B.F.A., State University of New York at New Paltz
Maggie Nowinski is an interdisciplinary and teaching artist based in Western Massachusetts. Her current body of work is rooted in drawing and printmaking, though her artworks usually take the format of installation and combine traditional and unusual media, audio, and performative processes. Her work investigates somatic responses to cultural pace, observed social dynamics and human emotion through imagined specimen drawings that appear as abject human-botanical entities or specimens. Nowinski’s practice is embodied by an awareness of the conceptual and political inevitability of art making and an adoration for repetition, daily mark-making and long walks. She often collaborates on projects with other visual artists, sound artists and poets.
Nowinksi received her bachelor’s in painting from the State University of New York at New Paltz and her master’s in visual art from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is currently a visiting artist at Mount Holyoke College and a visiting lecturer at Smith College. She is also adjunct faculty at Manchester Community College in Connecticut and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and she is often an artist-mentor for low-residency M.F.A. programs. She frequently exhibits throughout the Northeast, though her work has been in numerous exhibitions nationally and has been collected internationally.
Nowinski is the recipient of multiple awards and grants and has been featured in many interviews and articles. She was recently featured in an artist spotlight called “Drawing (un)limited” in Art Spiel. To learn more about her recent work, please visit her website and find works in progress @maggienow. You can hear her speak about her recent installation A WhOle RecOllection and other works in (413)Art.