About Margie Schnibbe

Artist Statement: I make intuitive works that blur the boundaries between art and everyday life. My practice is informed by first-person experience, psychopathology and philosophical texts. I am a list-maker, note-taker, a lover of dialogue and a writer of spoken word prose. I make drawings, paintings, installations, sculptures, music and videos. I direct and perform, often engaging other artists to work with me. Employing personal agency, formal processes and critical humor, I create intimate and complex worlds that challenge the viewer to question the status quo. I seek to subvert the male gaze and the hegemony of a patriarchal power structure.

Artist Bio: For thirty years Margie Schnibbe has been exhibiting, screening and performing in galleries, film festivals and alternative spaces nationally and internationally. Some of these venues include: Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam), Arsenal Institute for Film/Video Art, Kino Moviemento, Kant Kino (Berlin), Oberhausen International Film Festival (Oberhausen), Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna), Anthology Film Archives, Center for Book Arts, The James Gallery at CUNY Graduate Center (Manhattan), Monkeytown (Brooklyn), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Highways (Santa Monica), and in Los Angeles at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Film Forum, Outfest, Echo Park Film Center, Circus Gallery, The Finley Gallery, Human Resources, Charlie James Gallery, Night Gallery, Nicodim Gallery, MOCA, The Hammer Museum, The Getty Museum, Vincent Price Art Museum, LAXART, François Ghebaly Gallery, The Box, and David Kordansky Gallery.

Schnibbe served as Board Treasurer of Los Angeles at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions from 2009-2011. For six years Schnibbe hosted a freeform radio program for artists on KCHUNG and served as KCHUNG Chief Financial Officer from 2016-2019. Schnibbe received a “Cultural Trailblazer” award from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs in 2018-2019.

Schnibbe's artworks are included in public collections and archives including The Getty Research Institute, The British Film Institute, The California African American Museum and Los Angeles Contemporary Archive.

Margie Schnibbe was born in Yonkers, NY and studied ceramics at Hunter College of the City University of New York prior to receiving a BFA in Sculpture from Kansas City Art Institute in 1991 and an MFA in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts in 1998.

Margie Schnibbe CV (pdf)

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Margie Schnibbe
photo credit: Tomoko Matsushita