Margie Livingston's paintings create geometric three-dimensional spaces of air and light. Motivated by nature and trees in particular, Livingston chooses branches and leaves that she brings into her studio as the subjects for her work. Hanging those branches from the ceiling, she then builds a string grid around them to help define the containing space. Her paintings provide a perspective on both the objects and the way that light travels around them in the grid.
Livingston was born in Vancouver, Washington, and studied painting at the University of Washington where she received an MFA in 1999. In 2001 she spent a year in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar studying early German romantic painters. Livingston received the first UW School of Art Annual Alumni Award in 2004 and the Betty Bowen Annual Memorial Award from the Seattle Art Museum in 2006.
Two of Livingston's 2006 "Structure" paintings can be seen on the fifth floor of the Allen Center.
Art in the Allen Center