Mary Margaret Briggs’ artwork has two influences; the four years she spent living and traveling in Asia, and the verdant beauty of her Vashon Island home. Working from a studio surrounded by fields and gardens, she creates collaged panels composed of botanical or abstract monotypes.
Briggs is known for monotypes printed from her garden’s foliage, creating vivid photographic effects. Her textile design career reveals itself through the evolving color palettes she works in.
After creating a portfolio of related prints, she cuts them apart and recombines them into collages with modern, graphic proportions. Her finished panels gleam with a soft, waxy glow.
SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA, “Summer Introductions” group show, July – August 2009
Silverwood Gallery, Vashon Island, WA, “The Bee Show” invitational, January 2008
Silverwood Gallery, Vashon Island, WA, “Chicken and Egg Show” invitational, January 2006
Silverwood Gallery, Vashon Island, WA, “If Wishes Were Horses…” invitational, January 2004
Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon Island, WA, two person show, June 2004
Neiman Marcus, Bellevue, WA Store
Group Health Cooperative, Tacoma Medical Center, Tacoma, WA
Urayasu Brighton Hotel, Tokyo Bay, Japan
Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Summit Suites, Lake Tahoe, NV
Essex House Hotel, New York, NY
The Venetian Resort, Macau, PRC
The Palazzo Resort, Las Vegas, NV
Northwood Country Club, Dallas, TX
Satori, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Hotel Sofitel, Dubai, UAE
University of Washington, School of Art, 1978 – 1980
Factory of Visual Arts, Seattle, WA, course work 1975 - 1982
College of Santa Fe, “Monothon” workshop, 1994
Private study with printmaker Brian Shannon, Portland, OR, 1992 -1997
Seattle Print Arts