Margaret Carsello is an interdisciplinary artist connecting her practice to converging themes around the complexities of identity and belonging in the intersections of family, culture, place, and time. Margaret’s artistic process is shaped by her personal experiences and observations in the everyday, public, private, and domestic spaces. Within this context, she imagines new ways to embody relational and unexpected narratives through structured forms, materials, and performance.

She received an MFA from Vermont College in Contemporary Art Practices, a MA in Art and Design Education from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA in Visual Communication. She currently teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago in the Contemporary Practices Program.


Graduate Thesis: Sifting Shimmers- Re-Writing the Family Cookbook

Graduate Thesis:-Visual Arts Curriculum:
Imagining Ourselves: Re-Think, Re-Imagine, Re-Invent Identity through Global Visual Culture