Professor Margaret Vega teaches Undergraduate and Graduate Painting at Kendall College of Art and Design . She has also taught at Academia di Belle Arti in Perugia, Italy and Grand Valley State University. Highlighted major exhibitions include: ArtExpo 2014, Milan, IT; East-West, Shanghai, China; Angelus Novus International Juried Exhibition, Italy; Bridging Continents, 14 American Artists in Germany, in Munich, Frankfurter, Stuttgart and Cologne; Voices of the Children, One Woman Exhibition at UICA and ArtPrize in Grand Rapids; Landscape, Volid Gallery in Chicago; Group and solo shows at Agora Gallery, NYC, Lydon Gallery, Chicago and Harleen-Allen Gallery, San Francisco. Her work is in private and corporate collections in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe; She is part of the Permanent Collection of the Grand Rapids Art Museum. She is represented by Agora Gallery, NYC and Via Design, GR, MI
Margaret served as principle designer for three Caffe’ Leonardo locations and Suite 303 of the Waters Building in Grand Rapids.
Her awards include: Michigan Council for the Arts Grant, YWCA Tribute Award for outstanding contribution to the Arts; Legacy: Woman’s History Month Award. Her work has been shown in ArtNews and Art in America. Margaret is listed in the Art Index of American Painters.
Margaret has been awarded residencies in Italy and the US, and has lectured about her work and the cultural influence of aesthetics at numerous colleges in both the US and Italy.
Vega is founding director of SiteStudio, an orgainzation that brings artawareness to children in their community.
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Margaret Vega's, Oil Monotype, 35.5"x50", Head of a Boy, was purchased by the Grand Rapids Art Museum in November 2016 for their Permanent Collection.
Head of a Boy, is part of the series, Voices of the Children, which includes 30 Monotypes specifically exploring the child as messenger, and the awareness of their voice. Other pieces from this series are part of the Grand Valley State University collection, and the Children's Assessment Center.
Head of a Boy, will be unveiled as part of the GRAM show Prints and Processes, January 24-April 30, 2017, with other work from the permanent collection by Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt van Rijn, William Blake, Mary Cassatt, and Andy Warhol whose work is organized by the printmaking method.