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Models and Imaginings

by Anita Margrill

date. September 22 thru November 4

opening. Friday. September 22. 6 - 8 pm

We are excited to show the impressive models Anita Margrill created to inform her site-specific public art such as TORCHERE 2006 (pictured below). Concerned with the interdisciplinary relationship between art, architecture, and technology, Margrill uses her thorough knowledge of materials and methods to create projects that blend aesthetics with specific function and historical resonance. Some of these models were realized while others bolstered her creative process going forward.

​Her Models display not only a whimsical imagination and keen eye, but were also essential to Margrill's understanding of the environment at large. Multilayered and poetic, her models inspired larger works that mirror the choreography of shifting sunlight, wind and water.   Margrill understands that these elements are the most eloquent way of defining the idea of place and are essential in merging form with natural events to address environmental concerns.


Anita Margrill was born in New York City.  She attended Cranbrook Academy of Art, received her BA from Bennington College, her B. Architecture from CUNY School of Architecture and Environmental Studies, and her MA in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco State University.

 The artist has had grants from the New York Foundation, American Iron and Steel Institute, and Copper Development Association as well as numerous Public Art competition awards.She has been artist-in-residence at the Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, CA; has received a National Endowment Interarts Grant (funded through the Night Fire Theater Company) and an Art-in-Public Buildings Award from the California Arts Council.

As a licensed architect she has designed and built several passive solar houses and she holds numerous copyrights and patents for her water distribution systems.

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