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Margot

Hi! My name is Margot and I am a senior at Riverdale Country School. Art has always played a huge role in my life, as I have taken classes since elementary school. I am constantly drawing or painting in my free time. While I am working, my stress subsides and I feel more relaxed. I am also very creative, and use art as a way to fuel my creativity. In addition, I am passionate about writing (English is my favorite subject in school), and find expressing myself through text to be very cathartic. I was prompted to join Youth Insights Writers because I think the opportunity to combine art with text will be both exciting and challenging.

The works of other artists also interest me, and I have been to many great art museums around the world, such as the Louvre, the Prado, and the Uffizi. During a trip to Spain over the summer, I grew to love Spanish art, as the painters really have their own unique styles and perspectives. My favorites are Picasso, Dalí, and Velásquez.

I feel like I have been exposed to European art my whole life, and I’m very excited to finally experience American art at the Whitney. I think American art is truly dynamic and one-of-a-kind (although installations and video/audio pieces are still very new to me), and I look forward to learning more about it. 

I am excited to meet new people from all around the city who share my same passion for art. I believe that hearing other peoples’ opinions will both benefit me and challenge me constantly to think outside of the box. Youth Insights has been great so far, and I cannot wait to continue!

Margot poses with Elleni, another YI Leader, during the Calder’s Circus theme party, which YI Leaders planned and hosted in order to celebrate the opening of the Whitney Studio. Photograph by Berry Stein

Margot poses with Elleni, another YI Leader, during the Calder’s Circus theme party, which YI Leaders planned and hosted in order to celebrate the opening of the Whitney Studio. Photograph by Berry Stein