New Hampshire
Profile Type: Artist
Margaret Jacobs

I believe in the importance of objects and their power to relay narratives.

In my work I am not only speaking about cultural heritage and significance but I am also exploring the relationships between man and nature.

I am very interested in creating harmony with contradicting materials. I primarily use steel, pewter and natural materials such as deer hair, porcupine quills, and leather. By intermingling contemporary and traditional materials, I am exploring how traditional culture and knowledge can thrive in a contemporary world. Steel gives a heavy visual/conceptual weight and is lightened by graceful rabbit fur—permanence is countered by impermanence, black is countered by vibrant color.

I Have Worked With

  • March 2016

    Impermanence, two person exhibition with Justin O'Rourke. 

  • November 2015

    Frequent participant in group exhibitions including Small Works Show in 2015 and MUD Season in 2016.

  • January 2014

    Solo exhibition, Fact and Fiction, in March 2015 and frequent participant in group exhibitions such as It's Black and White in 2014 and Annual SPA Member Show in 2015.


  • Artist

Contact Information

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Physical Address: 
59 Baltic St Apt 2
Enfield, NH 03748
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I am a Native American Artist

Native Heritage Designation: 
Native American
Tribal Status: 
Federally Recognized
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Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Jewelry
Visual/Crafts - Metal
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Dartmouth College, Thesis High Honors, BA
Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency, Johnson, VT, 2010; 2015
Artist Residency, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
Harpo Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Presidential Scholarship, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO
Nomination, Emerging Artist Award, St. Botolph Club Foundation, Boston, MA
Dartmouth General Fellowship, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Perspective on Design Award, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Allen Houser Award, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Paul K. Richter and Evalyn E. Cook Richter Memorial Fund Grant, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
George Schoenhut Service Award, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
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Ages Served: 
High School-age