MARGARET LANZETTA is a New York-based artist best known for abstract, culturally inspired work using digitized motifs drawn from historic textiles, Buddhism, 60’s pop culture, nature and contemporary industry. With varying media: painting, silkscreen, and photography; and a thematic interest in saturated color, repetition and pattern, a lexicon of motifs are used to explore larger issues of political power, and the migration of cultures and language. In Lanzetta’s work, patterns collide, and reappear from painting to painting, in a Warholian-influenced seriality. Lanzetta is represented in numerous museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The British Museum, and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the Yale University Art Gallery.
Hyperallergic editor John Yau has written, “Lanzetta undermines the sense of order and decorum normally associated with cultural and architectural patterns, transforming the decorative into something far-removed from paradise.”
Lanzetta’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The British Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, The Fogg Museum, Harvard, the Yale University Art Gallery, and numerous corporate and private collections.
Lanzetta is the first recipient of the inaugural Senior Fulbright Global Flex Award, for art practice and research in India, Thailand and Singapore 2016-2019.