Anthony Margiotta was born in Saugerties, New York, in 1947. Having no formal training, Margiotta draws inspiration from his surroundings—the dense forests of his home in the Catskill Mountains, the urban landscapes of New York City—and the fantastical formations of his mind.
Margiotta’s early life took him to college in Maine and upstate New York, before serving in the United States Military, and finally settling in Westchester. Retiring in 2005, Margiotta and his wife moved to Halcott Center, New York, where he found a flourishing and receptive local arts community.
Since moving to the area, Margiotta has displayed his work in a solo show at the Zoom Gallery (July, 2013) and solo and group exhibits at The Arts Upstairs, Phoenicia 2013, 2014 and 2015, and in group exhibits at the Woodstock Artist Association and Museum (2013-2017), where he is a active member.
He has been a participant in AMR Open Studio Tour since 2012. Margiotta’s recent group exhibits include shows at the Commons Gallery, Margaretville, two-person shows at Oreo 9 and New World Home Cooking, both are in Woodstock, and Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, since June 2016.
“The tangential nature of my work is the physical manifestation of how my mind switches from medium to medium. Each switch is an attempt to find a way for the ever present demons of life to exist within some mesh of prescribed “normalcy”. I am interested in how humor and the grotesque can coalesce into imagined worlds of visual drama. At the same time, within these imagined worlds is the tension between rich patterns and empty space – between the recognizably real and the distorted.”
Driving Directions to:
Tangent Art, 355 Route 3, Halcott, NY
From Margaretville – take Route 28 east to Fleischmanns and turn left onto Depot Street. Proceed to Main Street into Fleischmanns and turn right onto Main Street. Go to firehouse / Sam’s Country Store – and turn left onto Lake Street/County Route 3. Go 3.7 miles to 355 Route 3 and my studio. Landmarks – studio is third house past Crystal Lake Farm, across from Halcott Grange.
From Highmount – take Route 28 west to Fleischmanns and exit right onto Main Street. Go to firehouse / Sam’s Country Store – and turn left onto Lake Street/County Route 3. Go 3.7 miles to 355 Route 3 and my studio. Landmarks – studio is third house past Crystal Lake Farm across from Halcott Grange.
Parking is available in my driveway or on Route 3 across from studio, or across from yellow house just past studio or at Grange a couple of minutes’ walk to studio.
Note: Tangent Art Studio is located on 2nd floor above garage – there are steps to studio and uneven surfaces to moss sculptures on grounds of property.