Maggie Hubbard // b. 1991, Chicago, IL
Maggie Hubbard is a practicing artist from Chicago and holds a BS in Illustration from Indiana Wesleyan University (2013). Her work has been featured in various exhibitions throughout the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. Hubbard’s work explores questions of grief and collective experience through finding sacred characteristics in mundane objects and spaces.
Nothing I create is void of influence. Specifically, I choose to uplift the mundane aspects of my days – suburbia, complacency, grief, the middle class, monotony. These small, humble, but significant pieces of life are the foundation of my artwork. Out of these overwhelmingly plain categories I then aim to capture interesting and outstanding visual elements. I believe a new aspect of the common is revealed when I paint directly from life. By limiting the distance between seeing and creating, an honest reproduction allows the viewer to embrace whatever could be resting in the ordinary.