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born and raised in northern new york, margaret jacobs is an enrolled member of the akwesasne mohawk tribe.

recent awards include a 2019 artist in business leadership fellowship through the first peoples fund and a 2018 rebecca blunk fund award through new england foundation for the arts (nefa).

jacobs attended dartmouth college in hanover, nh where she graduated with high honors for her thesis work and received the prestigious perspectives on design (pod) award. jacobs has participated in several artist residencies including at the vermont studio center in johnson, vt where she received a native american fellowship through the harpo foundation. she has shown at numerous galleries and juried art markets throughout the united states including at flynndog in burlington, vt; 516 arts in albuquerque, nm; eiteljorg museum in indianapolis, in and the abbe museum in bar harbor, me. her work has been featured in various print and online press including at in the article 11 native american artists whose work redefines what it means to be american.

jacobs maintains a studio practice in new hampshire where she is very active in her local community. she acted as the secretary board of directors for the native american alumni association at dartmouth (naaad) and the 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 (vermont public radio)  commentator.

jacobs is known for her sculpture, jewelry and drawings.  she uses all three approaches to explore the tension and harmony between natural and man-made, often intermingling unexpected and contradicting materials to explore those relationships.


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