Margaret Lanzetta is a New York-based artist best known for her abstract culturally inspired work using digitized motifs drawn from Buddhism, 60’s pop culture, nature and contemporary industry. With varying media: painting, textiles, photography, printmaking; and an enduring thematic interest in saturated color, repetition and pattern, a lexicon of motifs are used to explore larger issues of language, political power, spirituality, and cultural migration. In Lanzetta’s work patterns collide, and reappear, a seriality influenced by artists such as Andy Warhol, Philip Taaffe and Yayoi Kusama. Critic John Yau has written, “Lanzetta undermines the sense of order and decorum normally associated with cultural and architectural patterns, transforming the decorative into something far-removed from paradise.”
Margaret Lanzetta’s work was recently exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in the 2018 exhibition, Club 57: Art in the East Village; and at the Main Window Gallery, Brooklyn, 2018. Recent international exhibitions include 2nd Bloom, INSTINC, Singapore, 2018 and a painting installation for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India 2016-17. Her work is included in several major collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Yale University Museum. Articles about Lanzetta’s work have been published in Diptyk, The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, ArtCritical.com, Two Coats of Paint, and several Asian art reviews.
Margaret Lanzetta has participated in numerous art residencies including, in the USA: the MacDowell Art Colony, the Ucross Foundation, Dieu Donne Papermill and Greenwich House Pottery; and internationally: INSTINC, Singapore, Youkubo, Tokyo and the British Academy in Rome. She is currently a 2nd-time Senior Fulbright Scholar, for multi-country art practice and research to Thailand, India, and Singapore.