b. 1966 Anniston, AL
Margaret Boozer lives and works in Prince Georges County, MD, in the Washington, DC metro area. She received a BFA in sculpture from Auburn University and an MFA in ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Boozer developed an interest in digging native clays that has led to collaborations with soil scientists and work that explores intersections of art and science. Her work is included in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The US Department of State, The Wilson Building Public Art collection and in many private collections. Boozer taught for ten years at the Corcoran College of Art and Design before founding Red Dirt Studio in Mt. Rainier, MD where she directs an artist/ creative professional incubator. Recent projects include writing a chapter for U. S. Geologic Survey’s Soil and Culture, a commission for the US Embassy in Djibouti, and most recently, a large scale mapping/ earth work for MGM National Harbor in Maryland using local clay dug from the site. Recent exhibitions include Swept Away: Dust, Ashes and Dirt at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and Margaret Boozer: Harbor Studies, at Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver, CO. She was awarded a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in 2011, and in 2012 received the Arts Excellence Award from the Prince Georges Arts and Humanities Council. She is currently working on a collaborative project with NYC Urban Soils Institute to create an Artist Extension Service.