Margot Bergman

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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.