Maggie Mailer studied English and Fine Arts at Columbia University, and privately with painters Ben Tritt (IS183 faculty) and Jim Peters. Her work employs landscape as a platform for exploring ranging attitudes about the painting process. She is well known in the Berkshires for founding the Storefront Artist Project in Pittsfield, MA, an artist residence program (2002-2012) that offered a transparent boundary between the artist at work and the public sphere, and is credited with helping start the revival of the city of Pittsfield. In 2009 she became the first Artist in Residence at the Berkshire Museum. She has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, A.R.T. Grant. Her work is in various international and corporate collections, and has been featured in Art New England, with cover stories in The Boston Globe, and The Los Angeles Times. Maggie is represented by Ober Gallery in Kent, CT, and has an upcoming show in September at The Teaching Gallery in Hudson, NY.