Margaret Black, Ph.D.


2000                             Ph.D. in Educational Studies

                                    Lesley College, Cambridge, MA

                                    Dissertation Title: Teaching for the Aesthetic Experience

1989                             M.F.A. in Studio Art

                                    Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA

                                    Master Thesis: Mixed media Paintings, Monoprints, and Artist Books

1984                             B.F.A. in Studio Art

                                    State University of New York, College at Oswego

                                    Undergraduate Focus: Painting and Printmaking

Professional Art Experience:

1987-                            Owner of Meg Black Studio: Using organic fibers to create original works of art

Teaching Experience:

2014-2021                      Salem State University, Salem, MA. 

                                    Program Coordinator of BA, M,Ed, and MAT in Art Education and Assistant Professor. 

2003-2022                      Endicott College, Beverly, MA.  Instructor of Art and Architectural History, Architectural Theory, Aesthetics, Drawing, Art and Culture,              Graduate level Architecture/Interior Design history, theory, place psychology

                                    Graduate Level:  Research Methodology, Dissertation Writing and Development

1988 to 2001                  Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA

                                    Instructor of Graduate level Art Education, Artist Books, Papermaking, Printmaking

1991 to 1998                  Salem State College, Salem MA

                                    Instructor of Undergraduate level Art History, Art Studio, Art Education

                                    Instructor of Graduate Level Education

1991                             Studio Art Center International, Florence, Italy

                                    Instructor of Artist Books

                                    Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

                                    Visiting Lector in Papermaking, Artist Books

1986 to 1987                   Thomas J. Corcoran High School, Syracuse, NY

                                    Art Teacher

1985 to 1987                  Lincoln Middle School, Syracuse NY

                                    Vocational Arts Teacher


2022                             Paper on the River, Arnold Grummer Museum, Appleton, WI. 

                                    Art Comes Alive, ADC Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH.

Craft Boston, Society for Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA.

2021                             Paper on the River, Arnold Grummer Museum, Appleton, WI. 

Fluid Practices: Member’s Showcase Annual Exhibition, North American Hand Papermakers.

Fiber Stories, Society for Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA.

2020                             U.S. State Department, Art in Embassies: Belgrade, Serbia.

                                    Resilience, Manhattan Arts International Juried exhibit, online.

2019                             Motion and Energy: Crane Estate Art Exhibit, Ipswich MA.

2019                             Salem State University Art + Design Faculty Showcase, Salem, MA.

2018                             Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water: Crane Estate Art Exhibit, Ipswich, MA.

2018                             Salem State University Art + Design Faculty Showcase, Salem, MA.

2017                             Salem State University Art + Design Faculty Showcase, Salem, MA.

2016                             Salem State University Art + Design Faculty Showcase, Salem, MA.

2016                             Salem Artist Association, Impressions of Salem Inspired by “American Impressionist Childe Hassam and the Isle of Shoals” Salem Arts      Associations’ 10th Annual PEM  Inspirational Exhibition. Juror: Austen Barron Bailly, The George Putnam Curator of American Art, Peabody Essex Museum.

2014                             Endicott College Faculty Exhibition.  Rocky Neck Art Gallery, Gloucester, MA

2012                             First Anniversary: Paper.  Juried show, juror: James Welu, Dir. Emeritus Worcester Art Museum.  Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA.

2011                             Solo Exhibit, Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA.

2009                             Home is where the Art Is, Children’s Hospital and the Urban Arts Institute, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.       

2008                             Pulp Function, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

2006                             Complex Layers, L’Attitude Gallery, Boston, MA

2001                             Solo Exhibit,  Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

2000                             Solo Exhibit, J. David Broudo Gallery of Art, Endicott College, Beverly, MA

1998                             Solo Exhibit, Grand Opening,

                                    Topsfield Town Library, Topsfield, MA

1997                             Paper Impressions.  Eureka Gallery, Syracuse, NY

                                    Impressions from France.  Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

1996                             The New Storytellers: One of a kind Artists’ Books in Boston Libraries and Museums.  Widener Library, Harvard University

                                    Women and Fibers.  South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

1995                             Books Arts: Images and Words.  Cambridge Artists Cooperative, Cambridge, MA

                                    New Paintings in the New England Tradition.  Hammond Gallery, Lancaster, OH

1994                             Massachusetts College of Art 2D Faculty Exhibit.  Copley Artists’ Society, Boston, MA

1993                             Curator’s Choice Exhibit.  Mast Cove Gallery, Kennebunkport, MA

                                    Solo Exhibit.  Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

                                    Selected Alumni Exhibit.  Tyler Art Gallery, State University of New York, College at Oswego (S.U.N.Y.)

1992                             Paperscapes.  Eureka Gallery, Syracuse, NY

                                    Selections of works on Paper.  Rome Art Center, Rome, NY

1991                             Meg Black: New Work.  Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

1990                             Read the Sky for Signs of Snow: Exhibit of Artists’ Books.

                                    Alchemie Gallery, Boston, MA

1989                             M.F.A. Thesis Exhibit.  Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

1988                             Sculpture Exhibit.  Prudential Center, Boston, MA

1985                             Emerging Women Artists.  Sound Shore Gallery, Port Chester, NY     

Public and Private Collections (Partial Listing):

                                    Town of Topsfield, Town Hall, Topsfield, MA

                                    State of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Council on the Arts

                                    Worchester Medical Center, Worchester, MA.

                                    HRMP, Danvers, MA

EBSCO Ipswich, MA

                                    Bain Capital, Boston, MA

                                    Law Firm of Peabody and Arnold, Boston, MA

                                    Children’s Hospital, Boston

                                    Worchester Medical Center, Worchester, MA.

                                    Fidelity Investments, Worldwide

                                    Meditech Corporation, Westwood, MA.

                                    Lincoln Bank, Syracuse, NY

                                    General Foods, White Plains, NY

                                    Tyler Art Gallery, S.U.N.Y. College at Oswego, NY

                                    Law Offices of Brown, Rudnick, Freed, and Gesmer, Boston, MA

Artist Books:                

                                    Houghton Library of Harvard University

                                    Rhode Island School of Design Print Library

                                    Boston Public Library

                                    Smith College Library, North Hampton, MA

Scholarly Publications:

                                    Black, Meg, and George Hein.  “You’re taking us Where? Reaction and Response to a Guided Art Museum Field trip.” in researching Visual Arts Education in Museums and Galleries.  London: Kluwer (2003).

                                    Black, Meg, “Landscapes in Paper” Handpapermaking Magazine 17.2 (2002) 36-37.

Articles and Reviews:    

Art in Embassies Exhibition Catalog. Ambassador Anthony F. Godfrey, Ed. U.S. State Department, Art in Embassies: Belgrade, Serbia.

Coastal Design Magazine, shaped by the Ocean, Spring, 2019, pp. 39-43.

                                    Sextant, The Journal of Salem State University, Spring, 2018, pp. 17-20 and cover image

                                    Boston Globe (Metro West) January 19, 2012

                                    Salem Evening News, Salem MA. March 27, 2002.  pp. B1 and B3.

                                    Salem Evening News, Salem MA.  February 25, 1999.  pp. C1 and C10.

                                    Cape Cod Life,  Painterly Perspectives,  September 1998. Pp. 100-109

                                    Boston Globe (South Weekly). Three Artists take Paper to Art

                                    (Review of Women and Fibers Exhibit).  December 1, 1996. Pp. 14 and 16

                                    Harvard University Gazette.  Volumes of Revision  (Review of The New Storytellers). October 3, 1996.  pp. 1 and 9

                                    Columbus Dispatch.  Views of Nature Lush, Stark, Haunting (Review of New Paintings in the New England Tradition).  April 30, 1995 p. 8G

                                    Syracuse New Times, Review of Paperscapes.   p. 19

                                    Art New England, Movable Feast.  November 1990.  p. 24

                                    Greenwich CT. Times, Review of Emerging Women Artists March, 1985.  p. 8

Television Appearances:

                                    Home and Garden TV (HGTV) “Our Place.”  First airing: April 2, 2002.

                                    Chronicle, WGBH-Channel 5. April 2011

Podcast Appearances:

Paper Talk with Meg Black. Helen Hiebert Studio. August 2020.

Creating Opportunities for Your Art Career with Meg Black. Art Biz Success, episode 21, November 2018.

 Academic Presentations:

Visiting artist and lecturer, School of Forestry, SUNY college of Forestry at Syracuse University, March 2022.

Modern Circumstances: Handmade paper on the front lines to combat climate change.    

Presented at the 2021 annual North American Hand Papermakers conference, Fluid Practices. September 2021.

Beauty in these Post-Modern times. Massachusetts College of Art and Design, solo presentation. October 2016.

Awards and Grants:

2023                             Sara Gilfert Award for paper excellence, Paper Circle, Nelsonville, OH 

2022:                            Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant, Just What is Impressionism Anyway? Lecture presented, June 2022

                                    Behind Walker Hancock’s Sculptures, The Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA. May 2022

2021:                            Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant, Gifts from the Sea: Seascape Painting in the New England Tradition, Lecture presented, June 2021

2020:                            Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant, History of Public Art Lecture presented May 2020

2019                             Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant, History of Public Art Lecture presented May 2019

2019:                            Special Recognition Awards Juror, The Healing Power of Art 2018-19, Manhattan Arts  International. Renee Philips, Principle Owner

2014:                            State of New Hampshire, 1% for Art Grant, Philbrook Center, Concord, NH. 2014

                                    Manhattan Arts International, Healing Power of Art, 2nd place winner, Juror: Barbara Markoff, owner, and ARTRAGEOUS.

Gallery Representations:

                                    Cousen Rose Gallery, Oaks Bluff, Martha’s Vineyard

                                    Boston Art, 23 Drydock Avenue, Boston, MA   

                                    L’Attitude Gallery Braintree St, Boston, MA

                                    Madison Art Consulting, Philadelphia, PA


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