Hi! I'm Maggie. Creative thinker, media producer, storyteller.

I'm a media producer with 12+ years working in creative strategy, design, video and audio production, and writing/editing. I have a BFA from CU-Boulder, a diploma in Audio Engineering and Technology from SAE-Nashville, and an MFA from UW-Madison.

One of my greatest passions is helping people with their creative media strategy, which involves more listening than talking, asking a lot of questions, creating custom and exciting production and design work, and telling stories to the right people using the right media. I've worked with government agencies, non-profits, start-ups, artists, and individuals to develop blogs, photo series, videos, catalogs, websites, and more. I've also run a successful wedding photography business since 2013.

Recent honors include placing second in the 2017 Wisconsin Community Media Awards Short Documentary category as the director of Madison Connecting Children and Families to Nature and winning the 2012 award for Contributions to the History of Boulder County for my work on Louisville: At Home in a Small Town (published in 2011).

When I'm not working on media projects, I exhibit fine art works, play bass and keyboards, read, go to the theatre, watch British TV, take walks, eat tacos, and enjoy backyard bonfires with Swedish pear cider or mezcal. 

If you are in need of some media or media strategy, get in touch!

I'm also a contemporary artist.

My work describes a reality influenced by disorganized attachment and the body-based work of healing into a cohesive, intentional identity. In my images, there are elements of a recognizable, common reality, but bodies are fragmented, environments are dark and shadowy, connections are half-realized, and abjection is rampant. Elements of violence, chaos, play, and beauty intersect and show life caught between two worlds, one desperately longed for through connection and one deeply feared through the same.

 This is a frozen world of painful disassociation, one that strives for an authentic embodied sense of presence and a relationship to the world through the awareness of its own experience, where multitudes no longer feel like chaos, but like crisscrossing fibers that weave a strong and resilient identity.

I work primarily in photography and performance. My work is heavily influenced by Julia Kristeva's Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection, Mariko Mori, Yoko Ono, Allan Kaprow, David Lynch, contemporary psychology, trauma work, dance, and activism.

Recent honors include speaking on a panel at the Women's Caucus for Art and winning Best in Show at the 40th SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition in  2020, being featured in the 2019 Wisconsin Triennial at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and being honored with Madison Magazine's 2018 M-List Award for Innovation in the Arts. You can also see some of my work permanently installed at the St. Kate Art Hotel in Milwaukee, WI.

I am a founding member and one-third of the shared feminist art identity SPOOKY BOOBS. SPOOKY BOOBS uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. SB’s work is manifested through art installations, performances, printed material, social media campaigns, and social interactions.

Black Lives Matter. LGBTQ ally. Currently based in Colorado. If you are interested in collaborating or putting together shows, get in touch!

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EDUCATION

2015 MFA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2005 Diploma, School of Audio Engineering, Nashville, TN 

2004 BFA, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO


EXHIBITION RECORD

2021

  • The Pervasive Curse, Trout Museum of Art, Appleton WI (SPOOKY BOOBS - solo show) - upcoming

2020

  • 40th Annual SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition, Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS) - Best in Show award
  • Indiana Green, Milwaukee, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS)

2019

  • The Pervasive Curse, Crossman Gallery, Whitewater, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS) - solo show
  • Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS)
  • Art of the Image 2019 - juried exhibition, Art in Bloom Gallery, Wilmington, NC
  • Halloween, Carlsten Gallery, Stevens Point, WI

2018

  • The Pervasive Curse, Art & Lit Lab, Madison, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS) - solo show
  • Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS) - catalogue
  • Print & Resist, Madison, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS)
  • Food (Again, Always), Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI - upcoming
  • From Her Perspective, The Firehouse Art Gallery, Longmont, CO (SPOOKY BOOBS)
  • Fearless, PhotoMidwest Art Gallery, Madison, WI
  • Abstraction, Madison, WI - upcoming
  • Light and Shadow, Health Sciences Art Gallery, Madison, WI

2017

  • Our Daily Armor, Virago Gallery, Seattle, WA (SPOOKY BOOBS)
  • Speaking Out: Art & Politics in Words, North Seattle College Art Gallery, Seattle, WA (SPOOKY BOOBS)
  • Disturbing the Comfortable, Crossman Art Gallery, Whitewater, WI
  • Nasty, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA (SPOOKY BOOBS)
  • Riverwest FemFest, Groovy Dog Gallery, Milwaukee, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS)
  • 1st Year Anniversary Show, Apothic Heart Tattoo Collective Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • Print & Resist, Madison Public Library, Madison, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS)

2016

  • A Bitchtastic Luncheon, as a part of Spatula & Barcode’s Feeding Farmers/Foodways project, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS)
  • Sort Piece (Unburdening), commissioned performance, Boulder, CO
  • Playground! at Community Research Kitchen, The Bubbler, Madison, WI
  • Hey Lady, Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • I Witness: Activist Art and Social Movement Politics, Bradley University Art Galleries, Peoria, IL (SPOOKY BOOBS) - People’s Choice Award
  • Vision: An Artist’s Perspective, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA (SPOOKY BOOBS) - Special Recognition Award
  • Space Jam Reading Room and Lounge, Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City, IA (SPOOKY BOOBS)
  • Being Her Now: Feminine Identity in the 21st Century, Salisbury University Art Gallery, Salisbury, MD (SPOOKY BOOBS)
  • The Patterns’ Vicious Influence, CASP Gallery, Lubbock,TX (SPOOKY BOOBS) - solo show

2015

  • Print & Resist, The Bubbler, Madison, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS)Strange Habits, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
  • What Should I Do About the Wild and the Tame?, Gallery 7, Madison, WI - solo show
  • Mokita: The Truths We All Know But Agree Not To Talk About, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
  • The Patterns’ Vicious Influence, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS) - solo show
  • Play, Madison Senior Center Art Gallery, Madison, WI
  • Loud and Clear, Hi/Lo Gallery, Madison, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS) - solo show

2014

  • Graduate Students Exhibition, Capitol Lakes Gallery, Madison, WIFrom the Gut, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
  • Just the Tip, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
  • HIT, Gallery 7, Madison, WI - solo show

2013

  • Numinosity, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI

2012

  • Louisville: At Home in a Small Town, Louisville Farmers Market Pop-up Gallery, Louisville, CO

2011

  • Louisville: At Home in a Small Town, Creative Framing Gallery, Louisville, CO

2009

  • Stereopsis, 734 Gallery, Madison, WI
  • It’s My First Time, Gallery 7, Madison, WI

2008

  • Image Review, Gallery 7, Whitewater, WI

2005

  • Soundscape FM: Berlin, Transmediale Festival-Berlinale, Berlin, Germany
  • Bound-less, multiple galleries, Norway

2004

  • Karta/Terräng, in the ocean at Västra hamnen, Malmö, Sweden

2003

  • Dreammakers, touring exhibition, Mexico City, Mexico
  • You Are My Phantom Limb, University of Colorado Art Gallery, Boulder, CO

2002

  • Accumulations, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO
  • Unshod, University of Colorado Art Gallery, Boulder, CO

2001

  • Post-Apocalypse 9/11 Show, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS

2017

  • Warrington Colescott: The History of Printmaking and Other Travels short film, Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, OH
  • Warrington Colescott (Warrington Colescott exhibition) short film, SGCI Atlanta Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • Experimental Screens, Sally Kim Film Lounge Night, Houston, TX

2016

  • UNIMADEX Experimental Film Festival, Marquee Cinema, Madison, WI

2010

  • Seven Easy Steps Video Art, Horton Gallery, New York, NY

2009

  • Sans Souci Dance for Film Festival, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

2004

  • Starlight Art Video Series, Starlight Cinema, Madison, WI

AWARDS & GRANTS

2020 

  • 40th Annual SECURA Fine Arts show, Best in Show award (SPOOKY BOOBS), Trout Museum of Fine Art, Appleton, WI (SB)

2018 

  • M List: Innovation in the Arts, 31 Forward-thinking Artists Honorees by Madison Magazine in Madison, WI (SB)
  • Peripheral Vision Publication Fellowship, Peripheral Vision publication, Dallas, TX (SB)

2016 

  • Special Recognition Award, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA. Selected by juror Michelle Nye of SFMOMA Artists Gallery (SB) 
  • People’s Choice Award, Heuser Art Gallery & Hartmann Center Gallery, Peoria, IL (SB)
  • 3rd place, Event Coverage category - 31st Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration event coverage broadcast, Wisconsin Community Media Festival, Milwaukee, WI 
  •  2nd place, Short Documentary category - Madison Connecting Children and Families to Nature short documentary, Wisconsin Community Media Festival, Milwaukee, WI

2014 

  • Honorable Mention, Chazen Prize for Excellence in Creativity, Madison, WI

2012

  • Archaeology & Historic Preservation Award for Contributions to the Local History of Boulder County, Boulder, CO

2002

  • ArtsBridge Scholar Grant for Performance Art program, University of Colorado/Casey Middle School, Boulder, CO

2001 

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Grant for Work in Color Photography, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Gruter, Nicole, "Meet This Feminist Arts Collective", https://bravamagazine.com/feminism-spooky-boobs/, October 2019
  • Schaitel, Allie, “Interivew with the Spooky Boobs Collective,” http://www.artlitlab.org/reviews/interview-with-the-spooky-boobs-collective, May 2018
  • Floyd, EP, “Reading Lists...”, https://epfloyd.com/blog/2018/5/15/reading-lists-and-laundry-lists, May 15, 2018
  • Kneevers, Kat, “Wisconsin Artists Biennial presents contemporary perspectives, materials “, Wisconsin Gazette, http://www.wisconsingazette.com/entertainment/wisconsin-artists-biennial-presents-contemporary-perspectives-materials/article_5068944e-2ed8-11e8-9750-6bb8c38f3b60.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share, March 25, 2018
  • Fantz, Christy, “From Her Perspective, an exhibit of work by women in printmaking”, http://www.dailycamera.com/entertainment/ci_31701948/her-perspective-firehouse-longmont , Daily Camera, March 1, 2018.
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  • Perry, Laura, “Art, Language, and Resistance,” Amplify!, WSUM-FM, Madison, WI, March 21, 2017.
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  • Cheong, Yeonhee, “Artist Wallpapers II: SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE”, maegu magazine of imagery and how it’s made, Issue One, March 2017.
  • Gordon, Scott, Microtones, Follow-up interview with SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE, http://www.tonemadison.com. 2016.
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  • Scott Gordon, Spooky Curtains at the Overture Center, Tone Madison, January 25, 2016.http://www.tonemadison.com/articles/spooky- curtains-at-the-overture-center. 2016.
  • 8 O’Clock Buzz with Brian Standing, Feminist Art Practice with the SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE, WORT-FM, Madison, WI, January 11, 2016.http://www.wortfm.org/feminist-art-practice-with-the-spooky-boobs- collective. 2016.
  • Katie Vaughn, “Illumintating Art on Display This Month,” Madison Magazine, Madison, WI.https://www.channel3000.com/madison- magazine/arts-and-culture/illuminating-art-on-display-this-month/156226063. 2015.
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  • Rachel Bruya, “Favorites of 2015-The Patterns’ Vicious In uence,” Spackle Madison, December 10, 2015.http://www.spacklemadison. com/favorites-of-2015/ (SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE). 2015.
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  • Scott Gordon, “Madison Print & Resist keeps evolving in 2015, for WORT-FM,” Tone, October 16, 2015.http://www.tonemadison. com/articles/madison-print-resist-keeps-evolving-in-2015- for-wort-fm. 2015.
  • Spooky Boobs Collective, The Isthmus, http://isthmus.com/events/spooky-boobs-collective. 2015.
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  • Analogue Reading Materials #3: Notes from the Plastic Horizon zine review, NReluctant YouTube channel. https:// youtu.be/BSlm7xrKHfs.2013.
  • A Chronicle of Louisville, Now and Then, Daily Camera, Boulder, CO. http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_19019919. 2011.
  • History: Books for Boulder History Buffs, Daily Camera, Boulder, CO. http://www.dailycamera.com/features/ci_19554589. 2011.
  • The Louisville Historian, Issue #92, http://library.louisvilleco.gov/Portals/1/pdf/Louisville%20Historian/2011-4_Fall.pdf. 2011.

RECORDINGS & PUBLICATIONS

  • Peripheral Vision, Vol 8, 2018
  • Erotographomania, edition of 10, 2013.
  • Notes from the Plastic Horizon I: Landscapes, Drawings and Performances, edition of 10. 2013.
  • Notes from the Plastic Horizon II: Tiny Apocalypse, edition of 25. 2013
  • 20 Minutes of Motherfucker, CTRLSTIC experimental music collective, edition of 100. 2012.
  • Louisville: At Home in a Small Town, Louisville/Boulder, CO. Wayne Lee Photography & Publishing. 184 pages. 2011.
  • Shit Creek Review, New York, NY. 2011
  • Dance with the Moose, Meathooks of Freedom, Dada death metal collective, edition of 25. 2004.
  • The Long Lost Sub Comes Home: Karta/Terräng, CD of original music recorded during underwater broadcast held in Västra hamnen, Malmö,Sweden. 2004.

LECTURES, PERFORMANCES, PRESENTATIONS

2020

  • WCA Panelist, Feminist Art, Chicago, IL (SPOOKY BOOBS)
  • Gender Studies Consortium Panelist, MADISON WI (SPOOKY BOOBS) - upcoming
  • Visiting Artist Colloquium, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS)

2019

  • Guest lecturer, UW-Madison, Madison, WI
  • Guest lecturer, UW-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
  • You Have the Right to Remain A __________, Crossman Gallery, Whitewater, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS)

2018

  • Guest lecturer, UW-Madison, Madison, WI
  • SORT PIECE, Women’s Music Festival, Madison, WI
  • You Have the Right to Remain A __________, Art & Lit Lab, Madison, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS) - solo show
  • You Have the Right to Remain A __________, Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS)

2017

  • You Have the Right to Remain A __________, Performance, Cleveland, MS
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Video Art Class, Edgewood College, Madison, WI
  • Spooky Boobs: Art and Activism, Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS)
  • Spooky Boobs: Art and Activism, Visiting Artist Lecture, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS (SPOOKY BOOBS)

2016

  • Using New Media in Training for PEG Channels, Presenter, Wisconsin Community Media Conference, Madison, WI
  • The Patterns’ Vicious Influence, Performance 2, Gallery II, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS)
  • Lighting Your Scene, Webcast or Event, Presenter, Unleash International Conference, Madison, WI
  • Electronic Saviors Release Party, The Frequency, Madison, WI, (performance as part of Caustic)

2015

  • The Patterns’ Vicious Influence Gallery Talk, Gallery II, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS)
  • Spooky Boobs: A Scary Story of Art and Activism, Visiting Artist Lecture, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS (SBC)
  • Loud & Clear Gallery Talk, Hi/Lo Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS)
  • The Patterns’ Vicious Influence, Performance 1, Gallery II, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI (SPOOKY BOOBS)

2012

  • On Local History, Photography and Publishing, Louisville, CO
  • An Artist's Journey, Visiting Artist Lecture, Denver University, Denver, CO

2011

  • On Local History, Photography and Publishing, Visiting Artist Lecture, Louisville, CO

2008

  • Intoxication Festival, Performer, Madison, WI

2007

  • Reverence Festival, Performer, Madison, WI

2006

  • Madison Electronic Music Festival, Performer, Warner Park, Madison, WI
  • Reverence Festival, Performer, Madison, WI

2004

  • Water-Light, Pendulum New Music Concert Series, Grusen Hall, Boulder, CO
  • Seperation Anxiety II: More Anxiety, Old Main Theatre, Boulder, CO

2002

  • What is Performance Art?, Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • A Night of Live Art, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
  • Abandoned, Roach Gallery, Boulder, CO

2003

  • diFusion Live Art Event, Boulder, CO
  • Separation Anxiety, Old Main Theatre, Boulder, CO
  • New Arts Festival, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
  • Meathooks of Freedom, Monkey Mania Gallery and Performance Space, Denver, CO

2001

  • What is Performance Art?, Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Studio view, 2015.

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