Margaret Jacobs received her BA from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. She has held several artist residencies including at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT where she received a Native American Fellowship through the Harpo Foundation. Jacobs has shown throughout the United States including at FLYNNDOG in Burlington, VT; Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH; Home and Away Gallery in Kennebunkport, ME; and 516 Arts in Albuquerque, NM. Her work has been featured online at creativeground.org; uvarts.org and mic.com in the article 11 Native American Artists Whose Work Redefines What It Means to Be American.
Jacobs is on the Board of Directors for the Native American Alumni Association at Dartmouth and currently acts as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for CATV (Community Access Television) in White River Jct., VT. She has served as a Grant Panelist for the Piscataqua Artist Advancement Grant in Portsmouth, NH; and acted as a VPR Commentator for a story on vintage war poster imagery.
I believe in the importance of objects and their power to relay narratives. My work celebrates indigenous culture with a bold, powerful aesthetic—as a member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, my culture inspires me to create distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces charged with power, strength, and beauty.
In my work, I am exploring how man-made objects create both tension and harmony with natural objects. I intermingle contradicting materials to explore those relationships--rich black with vibrant color; stone with metal; industrial process with intimate studio reflection.