Artist Statement & Resume

Margie Butler, painter

I paint my daily existence -- flow, interruption, luminous moments and countless pivots.

Color, shape, organic and fabricated elements combine.

I strive to depict a sense of lived space where the felt and formal merge. Glimpses of still life arranged on my studio shelf and collected views from years of plein air painting are the foundation. I keep a colorfully cluttered studio. Ideas oscillate amidst the accumulation. I allow myself to roam visually seeing which forms and relationships call out.

The journey is one of continually starting over. Locating myself anew through the lens of each day's act of painting.


Art Institute of Boston, Masters of Fine Art 2006
Middlebury College, B.A. Middlebury, VT 1990

Solo Exhibitions
Main Gallery AS220, "Counterbalance" January 2018
Reading Room/AS220 project space, “Please Simplify” October 2014

Sarah Doyle Gallery, Brown University Women’s Center April 2010
Moira Fitzsimmons Arons Art Gallery, Hamden, CT “from where I sit.” Oct. 2007
Lesley University"What Color is Happiness?" Cambridge, MA February 2007
ArtWorks!"Window onto the Journey" New Bedford, MA 2003

Group Exhibitions
Museum of Design Atlanta/MODA, "TEXT ME" Winter 2018
Parachute Games, Yellow Peril Gallery, Providence RI December 2015
Tiverton Four Corners Sculpture Park, Summer 2014 Group Exhibition
Performance Driven Art Experiment—Brown Playwrights Dept. June 2014
“Crossing Currents: Feminism Now” URI Group Show, March 2011
Project One VIEWPORT Juried Fall 2010 Exhibition “Shrouded Shells”
Providence Art Windows, “House by the Sea” Providence, RI Winter 2010
5Traverse, Providence “One Night Stand” January 2009
YES Gallery, Warren, RI ‘Itty Bitty’ Show November 2008
Providence City Hall, PARK AS MUSE, October 2008
University Gallery, UMass Dartmouth Science, Religion & Art, Nov. 2007
Cambridge Art Association"BLUE" juror Carole Anne Meehan, Nov. 2006
Warwick Museum of Art 20th Annual Rhode Island Open, October 2006
Art Institute of BostonGraduate MFA Exhibition, July 2006
Museum of Fine ArtsSmall Works SMFA Show, Boston, MA, Feb. 2002
Corscaden Barn, Keene Valley, NY - August 2002 & 2003

UMass Dartmouth/ ArtWorks! New Bedford, MA 2003
Vermont Studio Center; Johnson, VT 2002
Paul and Estelle Berg
Meditech Collection, Fall River, MA

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