Margaret Archambault

Education
2003-2004 Jefferson Community College Education/Arts Major
2004-2007 BA Interdisciplinary Humanities w/Art Focus/ Summa cum Laude Spalding University

Awards/Recognition
2007 Louise Kannapel Award Recipient for excellence in Arts & Humanities.
2007 Senior Project Winner – Faculty Awarded
2006 Painting chosen for permanent collection Spalding University

Select Group Shows
2004-2007 New Paintings Swanson Reed Contemporary, Louisville, KY.
2007 All Together Now, Collage & Oils, Huff Gallery, Louisville, KY.
2008 First Friday Trolley HOP, Featured Artist, Joe Leys, Louisville, Ky.
2009 First Friday Trolley HOP, Artist Booth, River Bend Winery, Louisville, KY.
2009 Art Of Dreams, Featured Live Painter, Ice House/Art Cartel, Louisville, KY.
2009 NULU Festival Artist booth, Louisville, KY.
2009 Collection, River Bend Winery, Louisville, KY.

Solo Exhibitions
2017 In Ten’s: A Single Century to Live – Faulkner Gallery, Portland KY.
2016 The Silk Screen Series – Tim Faulkner Gallery, Portland KY.
2015 Revolutions v/s Revelations – Tim Faulkner Gallery Portland, KY.
2013 Impressions on Influence – Tim Faulkner Gallery Butchertown, KY.
2011 Infinitesimal Convergence – Tim Faulkner Gallery Louisville, KY.
2010 Small Works & New Paintings – 3rd Street Coffee, Louisville, KY.
1998 Abstractions – Anonymous Artists Gallery, Louisville, KY.

Statement
I am co-owner & director of Tim Faulkner Gallery in Louisville Ky. As one of the originators of this organization, I am dedicated to providing a platform for creative people to “be the best ‘them’ that they can be”.
As an artist, I consider my paintings to be both reflective and investigative. Each piece I complete represents a series of problems that I have created both figuratively & literally that desperately need a solution. A completed piece represents the solution itself. No mark too complicated to resolve and no composition too difficult to balance. I have completed more than 100 paintings, drawings & collages over the past 20 years. My love of line, palette, texture and complex composition fuels my need to develop understandings of the human condition and our individual roles within the surrounding world. Solving the problem of these intentional complexities is where my compositions come to fruition. My use of collage to represent and explore the affect mainstream media on our choices is often a common theme. The power of what we see and how it alters our ability to find what we consider “happiness” is something I find challenging and worth exploration. The grass is NEVER actually greener than our own patch, regardless of how fresh, green and pleasing another appears. One recent body of work investigated and recorded the cyclical nature of my own life. From the mediocre and mundane to the exhilarating and brilliant, we are shaped and created by the good, the bad, the happy and the sad, each moment a point in a repeated cycle of discovery. Regardless of our desires and often in direct defiance of our “plans” the revolutions of time and the changes that come with it lead us to the revelations that alter our paths. My newest collection the “Silk Screen Series” has a universal message about the world around us all and those who affect our lives. More often than not, we make decisions based on what we think is expected of us or what someone else wants us to do. These decisions often lead to destinations we never expected and only after we have arrived do we recognize the folly.

margaretarchamault8@gmail.com