About the Artist



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 has returned to painting.  His current body of work, “Emptiness and Luminosity”, explores visual language to reflect his parallel engagements with Buddhist philosophy and modern physics.  Mr. Margolin considers himself a student of Sakyong Micham Rinpoche and the Shambhala Buddhist lineage.  He is currently an exhibiting member of Galatea Fine Arts, a cooperative artists’ gallery located in the SOWA arts district of Boston, and serves as volunteer President of the coop.

Solo Exhibitions:

October 2016: “Space of Mind”, Galatea Fine Art, SOWA Arts District, Boston, MA

September 2014: “Emptiness and Luminosity”, Galatea Fine Art, SOWA Arts District, Boston, MA

Recent Juried Exhibitions:

July 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: 66th Annual 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

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