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Margaret Jacobs

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Margaret Jacobs, Akwesasne Mohawk, is an artist, educator and curator based in Upstate New York. A metalsmith who creates fabricated steel sculpture and powdercoated jewelry, her work reflects on kinship to the natural world referencing cultural, historical and personal narratives while exploring the lines of contemporary craft and art objects. In addition to artmaking, she also acts as a curator and educator working primarily with grassroots organizations and nonprofits. Jacobs is a 2018 awardee from the Rebecca Blunk Fund through New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), a 2019 recipient of the Artist in Business Leadership Award through the First Peoples Fund, and a 2024 NYS Rural and Traditional ArtsFellow. She has participated in several artist residencies including at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Sante Fe, NM, Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, MN and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT where she received a Native American Fellowship through the Harpo Foundation. She has shown her work internationally including shows at the Boise Art Museum in Idaho; the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA and 516 arts in Albuquerque, NM. Her work has been featured in print and online press including at in the article 11 Native American Artists Whose Work Redefines What it Means to be American and the Art New England feature, 10 Emerging New England Artists. Jacobs attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH where she graduated with high honors for her thesis work and received the Perspectives on Design (POD) award.

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Salem, NY




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