School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 1995-2000; concentrated in painting in Gerry Bergstein’s studio as well as studying painting with Kurt Kauper, Ron Rizzi, Julie Graham, and Maria Magdalenga Compos Pons; and in video art with Mary Ellen Strom; Diploma in Studio Art 2000
Northeastern University School of Law, J.D. 1974
Harvard College, B.A. 1970
Following one earlier life as political activist and community organizer, Mr. Margolin spent 20 years as a lawyer representing Native American tribes across the United States, before shifting his focus to developing a full time studio art practice. After completing the Diploma program at the Museum School in Boston, Mr. Margolin focused initially on creating stop motion video animations dealing with issues of gay male identity, sexuality, and fantasy.
In recent years Mr. Margolin’s studio practice returned to painting. His recent bodies of work, “Play of Wakefulness”, “Space of Mind” and “Emptiness and Luminosity”, have explored visual language to embody his deep engagement with Buddhist philosophy. Mr. Margolin considers himself a student of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. He was gratified when his first solo painting exhibitions at Galatea Fine Art in Boston’s SOWA Arts District virtually sold out in September of 2014 and October of 2016. He has also assumed responsibility for this South End artists’ cooperative gallery as President of Galatea Fine Art Inc. In late 2017, Mr. Margolin relocated his studio to Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts.
September 2014: “Emptiness and Luminosity”, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA
October 2016: “Space of Mind”, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA
April 2018: Anywhere But Here, Cape Cod Cultural Center, Yarmouth, MA
June 2014: See the Light, Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA
February 2014: The Power of the Power of Suggestion, Alpers Fine Art, Andover, MA
October 2012: 66thAnnual Aqueous Open 2012, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Third Street Gallery, Carnegie, PA
August 2012: New England Collective III, Third Annual Juried Exhibition, Galatea Fine Arts, Boston, MA