Artist statement and 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.
She 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 internationally, in many prestigious exhibitions, and her paintings and neon can be found in many private and corporate collections around the world. Her work has been endorsed in such publications as The New York Times, New American Painter, Artnet.com, Art New England and New England Home. Her clients have included such companies as, Condé Nast Corporate, Renaissance Hotels, Stamford Downtown Special Services, Grapevine Technology, GQ, Glamour, United Media and Holland Advertising. She has lectured at University of Bridgeport, Fairfield University, Gateway Community College, College of the Mt St Vincent, Silvermine Art Center and Anhui Polytechnic University in China. Pop artists, as well as contemporary artists using text in their work, inspire McGonagle to create her conversational, paintings and neon.