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Hi! My name is Margot and I am a junior 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 Writers has been great so far, and I cannot wait to continue throughout the spring!

Margot’s Artwork