Margaret Tuffy graduated with honours in painting from the Technical University Dublin (TUD) in 1988. She continued to a post graduate Diploma in the History of European Painting and to Women’s Studies, at University College Dublin. She has studied post graduate printmaking in Barcelona, Spain and post graduate glass-making at the Hot-shops in New York and at Gerpoint Glass Workshops, Kilkenny, with Prof Rob Levin, 2010.
Margaret works with a multi-media practice, ranging from paintings, sculpture, print and video. She has exhibited large solo exhibitions of paintings and has been selected to show installation work in Public Art Centres at national level, including Ev+A Limerick, the Concourse Installation Programme, RuaRed Tallaght, Sculpture in Context and a permanent work was commissioned by the OPW for the Valuation Office.
She has exhibited in multiple-media international group exhibitions, and also as a member printmaker of the Graphic Studios, since 1994.
Margaret was nominated for the Green Dimplex Award for painting in 1996-7, she is a member of Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, Graphic Studios Gallery and VAI
My art practice addresses my concerns in regard to the ecological changes in the environment and in the cultural context and sociological attitudes that have evolved in the past thirty years. I engage with spaces and sometimes cumbersome subject matter, using metaphor and also materials that arouse the senses in an effort to evoke memory and emotional responses to the subject.