Through the materials she uses and subjects she tackles, Marguerite Day's paintings, drawings, crochets, and mixed media installations both celebrate and challenge the complexities of art, craft, handiwork and their relationship to gender. While referencing the fundamental importance of fiber works by women, she removes certain dutiful associations via techniques and choices that do not follow conventions. For both her ongoing crochet-based series Home & Biome and the subsequent paintings based upon those works, she creates floral, vascular, and tubular shapes that reference plant and animal anatomy and sexual biology.
Marguerite was born in Atlanta, GA and she has lived and worked in Queens, NY for over 20 years. She received a BFA from SCAD and an MFA from Penn State’s School of Visual Arts. She has exhibited her work widely in New York and other major cities around the country and abroad.