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Marga Galins

Marga Galins

Profile Location
Newtown Square , PA

Marga Galins grew up in the West Coast. She is a second generation Latvian American. She graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in May of 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts, (Art and minor in Art History). In February 2022, Marga was rewarded 3rd place with a linoleum relief print titled “Thoughts” in the All-Student Juried Art Exhibition juried by Tim Brawner. In February of 2021, Marga was rewarded 2nd place with a diptych color reductive woodcut print titled “Untitled” in the All-Student Juried Art Exhibition juried by artist Santiago Cal at Nebraska Wesleyan Elder Gallery. In December of 2020, two artworks were submitted to be published in a Second Edition of Vēja Zvani Magazine from the American Latvian Youth Association. Her work is focused on themes related to being a second generation Latvian American, displacement, and lack of information or unanswered questions about family history.

Artist Statement

My parental grandparents fled Latvia in 1944 to Germany, where they were sent to displaced persons camps and then immigrated to the United States in the early 1950’s. Latvia had to deal with being controlled first by Soviet Union, then Nazi Germany and then Soviet Union until the collapse in 1991. My father was the first of his family to be born on US soil, while my mother was born in Latvia and moved to Portland, Oregon in 1995. I grew up around the Latvian community and I learned a lot about the culture and traditions.

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Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Una Scott
Kestutis Vasiliunas
Wesley Kramer
Nicholas Wilson
Wuon Gean Ho
Nikki Barber
Ximena Medina Sancho
Kristin Boyer
Kim Fink
Madilyn Anderson
Brady Nichols
Mara Cozzolino
Ben Bohnsack
Marga Galins
Tenjin Ikeda
Merlyn Chesterman
Nathaniel Ruleaux
Christopher Thomas
Normandie Syken
Michael DalCerro
Rich Fowler
Art Hazelwood
Savannah Crawford
Nina Jordan
Shealagh Pope
Colin Denney
Johanna Mueller
Susan Marie Brundage
Josh Winkler
Tanushree Vachharajani
Katrina Dienno
Tom Virgin
Kelly Hanning
Carol Acquilano
Cynthia Back
Holly Berry
Claire Bowman
Donna Brown
Art Brown
Christa Carleton
Gino Castellanos
Bernhard Cociancig
Ben Darling
Danielle Dewees
Gil Dickinson
James Ehlers
Ian Huebert
David Johnson
Brian Kreydatus
Jim Monson
Alexandra Motiu
Claudio Orso
Andy Owen
Agata Perzynska
Endi Poskovic
Alyssa Ringler
Catherine Rozmarynowycz
Aric Russom
Adrian Tio
Donald VanAuken
6/3/22 to 8/26/22
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