Margaux Ogden: 30 Under 35

Q&A | Dec 2016 | BY Cultured Magazine

After a recent burst of exhibitions—including a solo show at Embajada in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and a group exhibition in Bushwick—Margaux Ogden is at work on a new series of her colorful, text-scrawled canvases. This fall, her book, “Flooded Penthouse,” published in collaboration with writer Hunter Braithwaite, was excerpted in the Paris Review.

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Tell us about your first gallery experience? My first show in New York was actually held at an empty storefront in Brooklyn. A couple friends and I applied to show our work there. It was supposed to be up for several weeks but someone threw a rave in the space and damaged the work, so the show came down after just a few days.

If you could trade with anyone, who would it be? I dropped out of Bard’s painting program before I could study with Amy Sillman, but I would love to live with one of her paintings.

How did you fund your first works? I’ve always had a day job. My first job after college was for Damon Dash’s record label. I’ve also worked at Condé Nast, Vera Wang, an oyster farm, and I’m painting a bathroom this week. I also put a lot of materials on my credit card.

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