Margaret McCann studied at Yale U., Washington U. in St. Louis, and the NY Studio School. She has taught at UVA, NYAA, Pratt Instit., Syracuse U., Boston U., Stockton and Montclair in NJ, and UNH. She lived in Rome, Italy eight years, teaching at RISD, Trinity and Saint Marys colleges, U. of Loyola-Chicago, John Cabot U., and the International School in Umbria.
McCann’s paintings feature giant figures, cubo-surrealist still life, and elements of Atlantic City, where she lived four years. Her solo exhibitions include Antonia Jannone Disegni di Architettura in Milan, The Painting Center in NYC, and Artemesia Gallery in Chicago, and her work has been reviewed in La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, the LA Times, Huffington Post and NY Observer. Her awards include Fulbright, Ingram-Merrill, Blanche E. Colman, and NH State Council grants, and residencies at Ragdale, Millay, American Academy in Rome, and Cite des Arts in Paris.
McCann served as editor for “The Figure” (Skira/Rizzoli 2014), and structured its essays—by notable artists and critics such as Vincent Desiderio, Judy Fox, Natalie Frank, Donald Kuspit, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Julie Heffernan, Laurie Hogin, Kurt Kauper, Steve Mumford, Scott Noel, Richard Phillips, Rona Pondick, Irving Sandler, Robert Taplin, Nicola Verlato, Alexi Worth—around changing cultural contexts from antiquity to present day, exploring how techniques evolved in the western tradition, from perspective and the camera obscura to the use of photography, Photoshop, and 3D-modeling in contemporary figurative art. McCann has also published art reviews for Art New England and The Portsmouth Herald, poetry, and a political humor column for wirenh.com.