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, MA

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

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

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




Giuliano, Charles, “Margaret Swan at Boston Sculptors Gallery”, Berkshire Fine Arts, May 13, 2018.

“Margaret Swan”, The Woven Tale Press, Volume VI #10, pages 2-8, 2018.

Nelson, Jennifer, “Inside the Studio: Margaret Swan”, Woven Tale Press News and Special Features, December 19, 2018.

Mellin, Barbara, “A Natural Inclination: The Sculptures of Margaret Swan, Sculptural Pursuit, Spring 2008

Novak, Donna, “Those who can do – and these artists teach tBoston Sunday Globe Northwest,

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

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

Temin, Christine, “Copper Sculptures Conjure Up Nature,”The Boston Globe, April 11, 2001

Day, Meredith Fife, “Margaret Swan: Copper Wall Sculpture,”Art New England, Aug./Sept.

Temin, Christine, “In Newton, Sculpture Real and Virtual,”The Boston Globe, May 5, 1999

Erbar, Otto Peter, “Sculptor Finds Shape In Aluminum,” Lowell Sun, August 30, 1998

McKown, Rich, “Margaret Swan: Sculpture and Prints,” Art New England, Oct./Nov. 1995

Temin. Christine, “Two Top-Rate Sculpture Shows Span Trends,” The Boston Globe, May 31, 1995

Silver, Joanne, “Swan Dives into Sculpting for Uplifting Images,” The Boston Herald, June 9, 1995

Unger, Miles, “New Engand: New Talent,” Art New England, September, 1995

McQuaid, Cate, “Shows and Tell: Healing at the DeCordova and the Fitchburg Art Museum,” The Boston Phoenix, June 3, 1994

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

Page, Jo, “Contemporary Sculpture, Classic Setting,” Times Union,Albany, New York, Aug. 18, 1993

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

Temin, Christine, “Massachusarts Highlights Diverse Visual Arts,” The Boston Globe, May 16, 1990

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

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, 1986, Boston Now: Sculpture, Emerging Massachusetts Painters, exhibition catalog, Institute of Contemporary Art and Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1984

Taylor, Robert, “Exhibitions at ICA and MF Give Local Artists Their Due,” The Boston Globe,  July 2, 1984

Baker, Kenneth, “Local Aesthetic: Massachusetts Artists Get Double Exposure,” The Boston Phoenix, July 3, 1984

McCoy, Deborah, “Margaret Swan – Counterforces,” Art New England, January 1980, “Fifteen Sculptors Around Bennington, 1969-1978,” exhibition catalog,

Park-McCullough House, essay by Andrew Hudson. 1078


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



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