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
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
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
Houghton Library of Harvard University
Rhode Island School of Design Print Library
Boston Public Library
Smith College Library, North Hampton, MA
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
Home and Garden TV (HGTV) “Our Place.” First airing: April 2, 2002.
Chronicle, WGBH-Channel 5. April 2011
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.
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, Theartconsultant.biz and ARTRAGEOUS.
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