Selected Exhibitions

2018                              Solo Show, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2015                               Solo Show, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston Massachusetts

2015                               “The Sculptor’s Eye: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs from the Collection,”

 deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts

2015                               “Boston Sculptors in Concord,” Concord Art Association, Massachusetts

2013                               “Convergence: Boston Sculptors Exhibits on the Christian Science Plaza”

2013                                Solo Show, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2012                               “Selected Boston Sculptors,” The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, Ohio

2011                                “Selected Works from Boston Sculptors Gallery,” Museum of Art,

                                  University of New Hampshire.

2011                                “Big Art 2” Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, Concord, MA

2011                                  Solo Show, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2008                                Solo Show, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2007                                “Art of the State,” Bunker Hill Community College Gallery, Boston

2007                                “Out and About – Syracuse Alumni 2007,” Pepper Gallery, Boston

2006                                “360 Degrees in Fitchburg,” Fitchburg Art Museum, Massachusetts

2006                                “Site – Insight,” Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2005                                Solo Show, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston Massachusetts

2003                                “Collection Connection,” Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Massachusetts

2001                                Solo Show, Boston Sculptors at Chapel Gallery, Newton, Massachusetts

1999                                 “Sculpture at the Prudential Center,” Boston, Massachusetts

1999                                “Material Connection: Boston – Paris,” Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

1999                                Solo Show, Boston Sculptors at Chapel Gallery, Newton, Massachusetts

1998                                Solo Show, The Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, Massachusetts

1998                                “Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection,” deCordova Museum

    and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts

1998                                “Biennale Internationale de Tapisseries Contemporaines et de Sculptures”

   Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

1997                                Solo Show, Boston Sculptors at Chapel Gallery, Newton, Massachusetts

1995                                “Centennial Sculpture Exhibition,” University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

1995                                Solo Show, Boston Sculptors at Chapel Gallery, Newton, Massachusetts

1994                                “New England/New Talent,” Fitchburg Art Museum, Massachusetts

1994                                “Boston Sculptors,” Attleboro Art Museum, Massachusetts

1993                                “Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood,” Stockbridge, Massachusetts

1993                                Solo Show, Boston Sculptors at Chapel Gallery, Newton, Massachusetts

1992                                “Distinct Voices,” Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Massachusetts

1990                                “Massachusarts: A Salute to Award Winning Artists,”

    Boston Center for the Arts

1990                                “Sculpture: Brickbottom.” Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, Massachusetts

1989                                “City Reflections,” Levinson Kane Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1988                                Group Show, Shippee Gallery, New York, New York

1987                                “Wall Sculpture.” Gallery Naga, Boston, Massachusetts

1987                                “Interior Spaces: Works by New England Artists,” Danforth Museum,

   Framingham, Massachusetts

1987                                 Group Show, Shippee Gallery, New York, New York

1987                                “Bennington Alumni Show,” Beitzel Fine Arts, New York, New York

1987                                “Triennial,” Brockton Art Museum, Massachusetts

1987                                “New England Women Artists,” Massachusetts College of Art, Boston

1986                                “Sculpture on the Wall,” The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art,

    Ridgefield, Connecticut

1986                                “New Directions in Abstraction,” Shippee Gallery, New York, New York

1986                                Solo Show, The Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts

1986                                Solo Show, VanBuren/Brazleton/Cutting Gallery, Cambridge, MA

1985                                “Boston Sculptors and Painters,” Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, MA

1984                                “Boston Now: Sculpture,” The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

1981                                “Fort Point Artists,” Boston City Hall, Massachusetts

1980                                Solo Show, Southern Vermont College Gallery, Bennington, Vermont

1979                                “Exhibition by Artists of Mohawk-Hudson Region,”

   State University of New York at Albany

1978                               “Solo Masters Degree Show,” Usdan Gallery, Bennington College

1977                                “28th New England Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture,” New Canaan

1976                                “The Syracuse Show,” Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York


Grants and Awards

2000                                Melrose Arts Council / Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant

1995                                New England Foundation for the Arts Regional Fellowship in Sculpture

1991                                Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant

1988                                Massachusetts Artists Finalist in Sculpture

1985                                Massachusetts Artists Fellowship in Sculpture

1979                                Juror’s Award: 1979 Mohawk-Hudson Regional Exhibition,

  State University of New York at Albany, Juror: Thomas D. Messer

1977                                The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Sculpture Award,

  Twenty-eighth Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Juror: Jane Livingston

1976                               Augusta Hazard–Hiram Gee Fellowship in Studio Arts, Syracuse

1975                               Rosewell G. Hill Prize, Syracuse University



2008                                Mellin, Barbara, “A Natural Inclination: The Sculptures of Margaret Swan,”

                                          Sculptural Pursuit, Spring 2008

2006                                Novak, Donna, “Those who can do – and these artists teach too,”

                                          Boston Sunday Globe Northwest,

2005                                Temin, Christine, “Critics’ Picks,” The Boston Globe, March 20, 2005

2005                                Hopkins, Randi, “Works To Do,” The Boston Phoenix, March 12, 2005

2001                                Temin, Christine, “Copper Sculptures Conjure Up Nature,”

                                          The Boston Globe, April 11, 2001

2001                                Day, Meredith Fife, “Margaret Swan: Copper Wall Sculpture,”

                                          Art New England, August/September 2001

1999                                Temin, Christine, “In Newton, Sculpture Real and Virtual,”

                                         The Boston Globe, May 5, 1999

1998                                Erbar, Otto Peter, “Sculptor Finds Shape In Aluminum,”

                                         Lowell Sun, August 30, 1998

1995                                McKown, Rich, “Margaret Swan: Sculpture and Prints,” Art New England,

 October/November 1995

1995                                Temin. Christine, “Two Top-Rate Sculpture Shows Span Trends,”

                                         The Boston Globe, May 31, 1995

1995                                Silver, Joanne, “Swan Dives into Sculpting for Uplifting Images,”

                                         The Boston Herald, June 9, 1995

1994                                Unger, Miles, “New Engand: New Talent,” Art New England, September

1994                                McQuaid, Cate, “Shows and Tell: Healing at the DeCordova and the

 Fitchburg Art Museum,” The Boston Phoenix, June 3, 1994

1994                                Nigrosh, Leon, “ Come Out, Come Out,” The Worcester Phoenix, April 22

1993                                Page, Jo, “Contemporary Sculpture, Classic Setting,” Times Union,

 Albany, New York, August 8, 1993

1992                                Temin, Christine, “Perspectives,” The Boston Globe, October 14, 1992

1990                                Temin, Christine, “Massachusarts Highlights Diverse Visual Arts,”

                                         The Boston Globe, May 16, 1990

1987                                Giuliano, Charles, “Fifth Brockton Triennial,” Art New England, July 1987

1986                                Bonetti, David, “Women of Every Year,” The Boston Phoenix, February 24

1986                                Moffett, Kenworth, New Directions in Abstraction, exhibition catalog,

 Shippee Gallery

1986                                Day, Meredith Fife, “Grace, Elegance in Metal,” Winchester Star, May 8

1984                                Boston Now: Sculpture, Emerging Massachusetts Painters, exhibition

 catalog, Institute of Contemporary Art and Museum of Fine Arts Boston

 1984                               Taylor, Robert, “Exhibitions at ICA and MF Give Local Artists Their Due,”

                                          The Boston Globe, July 2, 1984

1984                                Baker, Kenneth, “Local Aesthetic: Massachusetts Artists Get Double

 Exposure,” The Boston Phoenix, July 3, 1984

1980                                McCoy, Deborah, “Margaret Swan – Counterforces,” Art New England,

 January 1980

1978                                “Fifteen Sculptors Around Bennington, 1969-1978,” exhibition catalog,

 Park-McCullough House, essay by Andrew Hudson


Selected Collections

 DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts

Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, Boston, Massachusetts

Nokia Corporation, Burlington, Massachusetts

Meditech, Framingham, Massachusetts

New England Biolabs, Beverly, Massachusetts

University Place, Cambridge, Massachusetts



1978                                M.A.; Painting, Sculpture, Graduate Fellowship at Bennington College, Vermont

1976                                B.F.A.; Painting, Sculpture, Syracuse University, New York