Margaret Boozer lives and works in Prince George’s County, MD, outside Washington, DC. She has a BFA in sculpture from Auburn University and an MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Her studio practice of digging native clays led to collaborations with soil scientists and work that explore intersections of art and science. Noticing cause and effect in the environment, she steals strategies that inform the visual and the physical forces behind her work. She is interested in ways that beauty can foster stewardship… how a small souvenir of soil can carry great meaning, stories and emotional impact. Boozer directs Red Dirt Studio, an artist incubator in Mt. Rainier, MD that is especially good at nurturing important work under the guise of happy hours and porch chats. She is also Co-Director and founding member of NY Urban Soil Institute’s Art Extension Service.
1992 MFA, Ceramics, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
1989 BFA, Sculpture, Auburn University, Summa Cum Laude