Margaret Boozer lives and works in Prince Georges County, MD, in the Washington, DC metro
area. She received a BFA in sculpture from Auburn University and an MFA in ceramics from New
York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Boozer developed an interest in digging native
clays that has led to collaborations with soil scientists and work that explores intersections of art
and science. Her work is included in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The
US Department of State, The Wilson Building Public Art collection and in many private collections.
Boozer taught for ten years at the Corcoran College of Art and Design before founding Red Dirt
Studio in Mt. Rainier, MD where she directs an artist/ creative professional incubator. Recent
projects include writing a chapter for U. S. Geologic Survey’s Soil and Culture, a commission for
the US Embassy in Djibouti, and most recently, a large scale mapping/ earth work for MGM National
Harbor in Maryland using local clay dug from the site. Recent exhibitions include Swept Away:
Dust, Ashes and Dirt at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. She was awarded a
Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in 2011, and in 2012 received the Arts
Excellence Award from the Prince Georges Arts and Humanities Council. She is currently working
on a collaborative project with NYC Urban Soils Institute.
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