Margo Wolowiec

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Born 1985, Detroit, MI
MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2013
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2007
Lives and works in Detroit, MI


Solo Exhibitions

Whole Earth, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

Still Water, Circling Palms, Marlborough Contemporary, New York, NY
Taking Over, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI

Rose Garden, Harper’s Apartment, New York, NY
Evergreen, Searchlight, Rosebud, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

Summer Learning Loss, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, UK
Double Blind, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
Spectra (two person show with Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon), Et Al. etc., San Francisco, CA

Corrections and Exposures, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY
Margo Wolowiec, Harper’s Books, East Hampton, NY

Margo Wolowiec, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
Following, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA
Nikolas Pence and Margo Wolowiec (two person show), East Hampton Shed, East Hampton, NY

Catching Thread, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA

Skeleton, Playspace Projects, California College of Arts, San Francisco, CA


Selected Group Exhibitions

A Growing Season, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Ariadne’s Thread, Philadelphia Art Alliance at University of the Arts, PA
Rooms of Resonance, Cloud Seven, Brussels, Belgium

The Regional, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; traveling to Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (2022)
We Are Here, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

2.7°, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL

No Time, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
Horizon Lines, Jessica Silverman at 288 Pacific, San Francisco, CA
Kinship, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Textile Abstraction, Galeria Casas Riegner, Bogota, Colombia
Eduardo Secci Gallery, Florence, Italy
New Threads: Perspectives in Contemporary Fiber Art, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

A Thread of Execution, Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL (forthcoming)
A Space For Thought, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Gjon Mili International Photography Exhibition, National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtina, Kosovo
New Threads: Unraveling traditions in fiber, Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, CA
No Evidence of Sign, LUCE Gallery, Torino, Italy
Coded Threads: Textile and Technology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Have + Hold, Wasserman Projects, Detroit, Michigan
Tie Up, Drawn Down, co-curated by Natalie Campbell and Carissa Carman, Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Asheville, NC

It Runs Deep, Baby Grand, Detroit, MI
The Present and the Probable, fused space, San Francisco, CA
Lines that Tie: Carole Beadle and Lia Cook, Museum of Craft and Design, California College of Arts, San Francisco, CA

Catfish, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
Granpalazzo 2015, Palazzo Rospigliosi, Zagarolo, Italy
La Mer Insomniaque, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, UK

Writing Lessons, Butter Projects, Royal Oak, MI
The History of Technology, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Zeroes and Ones, curated by Amy Owens, Di Rosa, Napa, CA
Nikolas Pence and Margo Wolowiec, East Hampton Shed, East Hampton, NY

Sea Stories Between the Tides, Highlight Gallery, San Francisco, CA
New New Work, curated by Aaron Harbor, Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA
MFA Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Barclay Simpson Award Exhibition, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA

KNOTS: Textile Topologies, College Avenue Galleries, Oakland, CA
Corner of the World, MacArthur B Arthur, Oakland, CA
The Brodmann Areas: A New Ballet from Norte Maar, Center For Performance Research, Brooklyn, NY
MFA Now, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

In Motion, College Avenue Galleries, Oakland, CA

Wanton Fluctuation, YoHo Artists Lofts, Yonkers, NY
I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On, The Janus Project, Brooklyn, NY
Glitch Generation, BAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1.09262009, MVSEVM, Chicago, IL

Playlist, Uri Gallery, DukSung Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea

InHabit, Revolving Doors Gallery, Chicago, IL


Selected Bibliography

Dafoe, Taylor. “A New Survey of Contemporary Midwestern Artists Doesn’t Try to Pinpoint What Makes the Region Special—But It Does So All the Same.” Artnet news. December 16, 2021.
Reilly, Alison. “Margo Wolowiec: An Artist Translates Signals of Our Times.” Chicago Gallery News. Fall 2021.

Tauer, Kristen. “Margo Wolowiec Mounts First Solo New York Show at Marlborough Contemporary. Women’s Wear Daily. June 29, 2018.

Roy-O’Gorman, Becca. “Shotgun Review: Evergreen, Searchlight, Rosebud.” DAILYSERVING. May 12, 2017.
Dama, Francesco. “Hidden Messages in the Woven Works of Margo Wolowiec” Widewalls. May 10, 2017.
Garchik, Leah. “The modern movie house as a restaurant” SF GATE. April 24, 2017.

Stuebner, Anton. “Spectra: Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon and Margo Wolowiec.” Art Practical, April 12, 2016
Neil, Jonathan T. D., “Margo Wolowiec, Double Blind”,ArtReview, April Issue, 2016
de Chirico, Domenico, “Margo Wolowiec: Double Blind”, Aujourd’hui, Feb 8, 2016
Greenberg, Kevin, “Margo Wolowiec”, The Last Magazine, Spring Issue 2016.

Schriber, Anne, “Critics Pick: Catfish”,, October 23, 2015
Noice, E.D. “Catfish at Anat Ebgi.” Atractivoquenobello. September 25, 2015.
Slenske, Michael. “The Art World’s New Material Obession: Fiber.” The Wall Street Journal. August 14, 2015.
Lutz, Leora. “Margo Wolowiec: The Elusive Narrative.” Surface Design Journal. Spring 2015.
Douglas, Caroline. “Friday Dispatch: LA MER INSOMNIAQUE.” Contemporary Art Society. Feb 20, 2015.

Pirovano, Stefano. “The tapestry company: Gino Saccone, Margo Wolowiec and Pieter Coecke van Aeist.” Conceptual Fine Arts. November 21, 2014.
Zevitas, Steven. “15 Artists to Watch.” Huffington Post. December 16, 2014.
Griffin, Jonathan. “The History of Technology.” Frieze, Issue 133. October, 2014.
—. “The Double Face of Fiac (Off)iccielle: Locals vs. LA”, Conceptual Fine Arts, October 21, 2014.
—. “Margo Wolowiec at Anat Ebgi.” 2-Times. May 22, 2014.
Ollman, Leah. “Margo Wolowiec’s Weavings Based On Tradition and Trash.” Los Angeles Times. May 9, 2014.
Lutz, Leora. “SFAQ Review: Following.” SFAQ. March 13, 2014.
Hotchkiss, Sarah. “Two Solo Shows Redefine Textile Work.” Carets and Sticks. February 24, 2014.
Pangburn, DJ. “Artist Margo Wolowiec turns Digital Errors into Colorful Textiles.” VICE, The Creators Project. February 12, 2014.
Jones, Kelly Lynn. “Artist Feature.” Little Paper Planes Blog. January 20, 2014.

Schwartz, Chip. “Margo Wolowiec tackles social media at Grizzly Grizzly.” Knight Arts. October 24, 2013.
Robbins, Mellis. “Margo Wolowiec at Grizzly Grizzly.” Critical Discourse. October 19, 2013.
—. “Catching Thread at Grizzly Grizzly.” 34th Street Magazine. October 18, 2013.
Taylor, Mark. “After the After-Party.” KQED Arts. May 23, 2013.
—. “Bay Area Weekend Picks”, SF Gate, August 6, 2013.
D’Agostino, Paul. “The 12 Best Brooklyn Art Shows of 2012.” The L Magazine. December 17, 2013.
Popovic, Visnja & Ruck, Owyn. “Artist Feature.” The Textile Artist’s Studio Handbook, Quarry Books. July 1, 2013.
Lin, Carey. “Copies of Stairs, New Work by Margo Wolowiec.” Stairwell’s. April 17, 2013. [online]
Sutton, Benjamin. “New Ballet Explores Brain Maps Against Backdrop of Art.” ARTINFO. April 13, 2013.

WNYU Radio. “The Brodmann Areas – A New Ballet from Norte Maar.” April 11, 2012.
Short, Aaron. “Brain dance! New W’burg ballet explores science of thinking.” The Brooklyn Paper. April 4, 2012.
Kent, Meaghan. Site 95 Journal, Issue 3. March 1, 2012.
Kent, Meaghan. “Site 95 Featured Artist.” Site 95 online. February 20, 2012. [online]
Marboe, Kari & Colette, Claire. “MFA Now 2012 Archive.” Root Division. February 11, 2012.
Ruck, Owyn. “Artist Highlights: Margo Wolowiec.” Textile Arts Center. April 12, 2012. [online]

Maue, Joetta. “Unwoven Words.” Little Yellow Birds Blog. March 9, 2010.

Bailey, Madeleine. “MVSEVM Exhibition.” Chicago Art Magazine. October 6, 2009.


Lectures / Visiting Appointments

Guest Artist, A-Z West Weaving Symposium, A-Z West, Joshua Tree, CA
Panelist, Material Concerns and Current Practices, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York NY

Visiting Artist, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute College of the Arts, Baltimore, MD

Visiting Critic, Artist in Residence Program, Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY



2013 Barclay Simspon Award
2011 Graduate Merit Scholarship, California College of the Arts
2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts Fellowship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Public Collections

Detroit Center for Photography, Frame/s, Digital Gallery of Lens Based Media
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, CA
MacLean Collection, Libertyville, IL
San José Museum of Art, CA