Margaret Inga Urías (née, Margaret Inga Wiatrowski) is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist primarily using the medium of drawing to create engraved sculptures, site-specific installations, large-scale murals, constructed photographs and works on paper. Drawn to ideas of the forgotten past, vanished histories and concealed origins, her work reconciles ideas of displacement, interconnectedness, and loss in relationship to location, matter, and memory. With a specific interest in the physical laws and circumstances that brought enigmatic spaces and living beings into existence, she creates works that often function as trace narratives– following the story of the small, the coincidental, and the invisible, over vast stretches of time.
Margaret is a recipient of the Chenven Foundation Grant (2014), the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2013), and the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in Drawing/Printmaking/Book Arts (2011). She was recently a resident at the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Residency in Ithaca, NY (2015) and the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program at the Bronx Museum of Art (2014). Her work is held in private collections in the U.S., and has been exhibited in galleries and venues throughout New York. Margaret studied at Barnard College, Columbia University (BA, 2001), and Pratt Institute (MS 2004).