Margaret Hurst creates reportage and illustration that are not what you’d expect, yet are exactly what you want: intelligent, cultural, uniquely personal. A professor at Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design and the University of Alaska, this Virgin Island native works in all areas, with all mediums, and always in great design. Margaret is a member of Studio 1482. She is the author/illustrator of the award winning “Grannie and the Jumbie,” published by Laura Geringer Books (Harper Collins imprint). Other culturally influenced books include Zoge, Mert Tangare, the Anansi Stories, Frog Sex, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Stories of Sinbad. Margaret’s fabric illustrations from her book, “Grannie and the Jumbie”, were featured in the aricle, “The Power of Collaboration,” Teaching Artist Journal, 2005, with the illustration work of Eric Carle, Ringgold and Myers. Some of her corporate clients include MedicusNY, AT&T, DuPont, MasterCard, General Glass, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, UNISYS, Anthology/Preface Inc., St.Martin’s Press and Neurex Inc.(Elan Pharmaceuticals), for whom she created the ad campaign for SNX-111, a biotechnically derived non-addictive pain killer(Prialt). Her silk scarf designs for Roche Pharmaceuticals were exhibited at the 2004 AIDS Conference in Bangkok. Ms. Hurst has shown her work at various galleries including the Schafler Gallery, Puck Gallery, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, the Society of Illustrators, the Rx Club, AT&T Corporate Headquarters, Messiah College, Neurex Headquarters, Gallery 1482 and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This Fall Margaret will be exhibiting a new fabric piece entitled, “Elephant Run,” at the 2007 International Quilt Festival in the annual IQA Judged Show, Quilts: A World of Beauty, in Houston, Texas. Margaret’s art is also in the private collections of numerous individual art enthusiasts.

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