Biography

Margot grew up in the Netherlands, where she studied education in Amsterdam. An initial move to the wide-open space of Alberta, Canada reinforced her interest in different cultures and living conditions, resulting in a move to Africa, where she and her husband worked for World Vision drilling for potable water. After living among the Wolof people in Senegal, Margot and her young family lived with the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic for five years. Margot studied sculpture and stone printing with local artists, and organized and taught adult recreational art classes. Settling back in Calgary, Canada she pursued studies at the Alberta College of Art & Design, achieving a BFA with Distinction of the Fibre Program. Currently she has an independent studio practice in Calgary.

Regular research trips to ethnic cultures for inspiration and exploration of art and fibre techniques are part of her program/calendar/activities. She teaches silkscreening and feltmaking at the Alberta College of Art & Design, and in the Summer Program she teaches a fibre exploration course for teens. Margot is a member of the Alberta Society of Artists, for which she presently serves as Exhibition Chair for the South Branch. Publication of her work include "Fiberarts Design Book 7" by Lark Books and Margot’s work Obsessed was published on the front cover of “Handbook of Genome Research” by Professor Christoph W. Sensen from the University of Calgary.


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