Margery Gosnell-Qua is a gestural painter who works between representation and abstraction, uncovering visual equivalents to sensing. She begins her artistic process by creating small color studies from life, an information gathering stage in which she records compositions and colored light. In her successive studio works the artist pares down her subject to match her sensory experiences.

Ms. Gosnell-Qua received an MFA in Painting and an MS in Art History from Pratt Institute in 1996, where she traveled abroad to study Painting in Tuscany and Art History in Venice, Italy. She also worked as an assistant to painter Mary Buckley (Professor Emerita, Pratt’s 1992 Institute Distinguished Professor), where she documented Buckley’s colorist sensibility and artistic discovery.

Ms. Gosnell-Qua’s paintings are in private collections in the US and in Europe, and in the East End Hospice In-patient Facility art collection (curator, Arlene Bujese). The artist's work is represented by Chase Edwards Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY; Fitzgerald Gallery in Westhampton Beach, NY; and The George Billis Gallery in NYC.

From 2011 - 2015, Ms. Gosnell-Qua's work was represented by Birnam Wood Gallery in East Hampton, where the artist's painting was promoted at art fairs throughout the US including: Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Silicon Valley.

Ms. Gosnell-Qua is a recipient of the NYFA Special Opportunity Stipend (2010) and is a NYFA Mark09 participant. She received the Long Island Artist Award at the Heckscher Art Museum in Huntington (2001), and her work was chosen for an "Award of Excellence" in 2009 at The Art League of Long Island in Deer Park by juror Andrew Arnot of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery.

Ms. Gosnell-Qua is an Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at Suffolk Community College in Riverhead, NY, where she teaches 2D Design, Art Appreciation, Color, Renaissance to Impressionism, and Drawing. She is also the Curator of the Lyceum Art Gallery at Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead, NY.

 
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