• Margot Bergman
    Agnes 312
    2015
    acrylic and chalk on canvas
    65 x 50 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Marie Christine
    2014
    acrylic on linen
    65 x 50 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Le Salon
    2014
    acrylic and chalk on linen
    48 x 36 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    The Girl With The Red Necklace
    2014
    acrylic on linen
    50 x 40 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Bernice
    2014
    acrylic on linen
    50 x 40 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Hair Clip
    2014
    acrylic on linen
    65 x 50 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Greetings
    2013-14
    acrylic on linen
    36 x 54 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Clatter
    2013
    acrylic on linen
    64 x 48 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Blue
    2012
    acrylic on linen
    44 x 28 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Night Flower
    2012
    acrylic on linen
    44 x 28 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Still Life with Pink
    2012
    acrylic on linen
    48 x 36 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Lulu
    2012
    acrylic on found canvas
    24 x 17 3/4 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Gertrude II
    2010
    acrylic on canvasboard
    12 x 16 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Wilma
    2010
    acrylic on found paper
    5 1/2 x 5 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Blondie
    2009
    acrylic on canvas
    24 x 18 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Cuddles
    2009
    acrylic on canvas
    17 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Opal
    2009
    acrylic on canvasboard
    20 x 16 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Strange Fruit
    2009
    acrylic on canvasboard
    20 x 16 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Chucky
    2009
    acrylic on canvasboard
    20 x 16 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Peony
    2008
    acrylic on canvasboard
    16 x 12 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Joy Gaye
    2008
    acrylic on canvas
    32 x 20 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Gertrude II
    2010
    acrylic on canvasboard
    12 x 16 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Totem
    2010
    acrylic on canvasboard
    16 x 12 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Room
    2010
    acrylic and collage on canvas
    22 x 30 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Night Listener
    2010
    acrylic on canvas
    20 x 16 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Willis
    2009
    acrylic on canvas
    10 x 14 inches

  • Margot Bergman
    Grama’s Gift
    2009
    acrylic on canvas
    10 x 13 inches


BIO

b. 1934

Lives and works in Chicago.

Active in Chicago since the late 1950s, Margot Bergman’s work in the last few decades has primarily revolved around two bodies of work, the Wonderland paintings and her Other Reveries series. For the latter, she uses existing artworks – usually found in thrift shops or flea markets – on which she adds just enough to draw out a portrait latent in the image. Some of the latest visages feature an uncanny double-face, both of which directly address the viewer. These collaborations are alternately playful, haunting, surrealistic, melancholic and evocative, and they betray an incredibly potent imagination. In her neo-expressionistic Wonderland paintings, Bergman has created a post-apocalyptic or prehistoric topography populated by explosively animated creatures including rabbits, pigs, jackals, and birds. Ferociously personal and ambitious in scale, the Wonderland pieces are frightening and revelatory.