Margeaux Walter uses photography, video, and lenticulars to create meticulously staged social satires. She frequently draws on personal experiences and stories. Her works are intimate explorations of daily life on a familial, social, and personal level.
Walter plays with the border between reality and fantasy. Each piece is built from multiple images, real photographs, scale models, and studio portraits. She replicates the visual imagery that we constantly see in the media and advertising.
Using lenticulars, each piece allows the viewer to move along with the images. They therefore allow the viewer to immerse themselves in the embarrassment, loneliness, laughter, and uncanny moments that are present both in these images, and in every day life.
Margeaux Walter was born in Seattle, Washington and currently works between New York City and Joshua Tree, California. She studied at the Maine Photographic Workshops, Tisch School of the Arts (NYU), and Hunter College. Her works have been exhibited in museums and private collections across the country. They have also been featured in publications including The New York Times, New York Post, Seattle Times, Boston Globe and Scene Magazine.
She received her MFA from Hunter College in 2014 and her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2006. She was awarded an ADC cube in 2022 for her NYTimes Work Friend series and has received multiple honors from the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward, HeadOn Photo Festival, Photolucida, Prix de la Photographie Paris, International Photography Awards, The Julia Margaret Cameron Award, and other organizations. She has been awarded artist-in-residence programs at Montalvo Arts Center, MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Marble House Project, VCCA, JTHAR, Red Gate Gallery in Beijing and BigCi in Bilpin, Australia (Environmental award). In 2020 she was the recipient of the Sony Alpha Female Award (2020).
She has participated in dozens of exhibitions at institutions such as MOCA in Los Angeles, CA, Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ, The Center for Photography in Woodstock, NY, The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH, Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa, CA, Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, WA, and the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. Her work has been featured in publications including The New York Times, New York Post, Seattle Times, Boston Globe, Courrier International, and Blouin Art Info.