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Mary Jo McGonagle


New York, NY and Tel Aviv

New Canaan, CT and Albany, NY

Boston, MA

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Artist Biography

My neon, decorative paintings and installations use contemporary phrases, which reflect the thoughts we all share. My art reflects my fascination with how our relationships take place in our everyday life, hovering between humor and desperation. My work has been described as contemporary multidisciplinary with a conceptual twist. 

McGonagle earned her M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and her B.F.A. from School of Visual Arts. She is an award-winning artist who has shown throughout the world, in many prestigious exhibitions. She has won ‘Best in Show’ for Art of the Northeast and nominated for the 2012 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. Her work has been endorsed in the April/May 2011 issue of New American Painter and her shows have been recognized in such publications as The New York Times,, Art New England and New England Home. Her paintings and neon can be found in many private and corporate collections around the world. Pop artists, as well as contemporary artists using text in their work, inspire McGonagle to create her conversational, paintings and neon.