B.F.A. in Studio Art and Printmaking, Colorado College, 1989
M.F.A. Stanford University, 2001
Summer Selections, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA
In the Sweet Bye & Bye, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA
Hammer Projects: Margaret Kilgallen, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
To Friend and Foe, Deitch Projects, New York, CA
Sincere Sin, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Three Sheets to the Wind, The Drawing Room at The Drawing Center, New York, NY
The Energy That Is All Around, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA; traveled to the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
Endless Bummer, Blum & Poe, New York, NY
The Old, Weird America: Folk Themes In Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX; travelled to the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA; and the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture, co-organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; travelled to Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
For the Record, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Whitney Biennial 2002, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Art/Women/California, 1950-2000, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
East Meets West: ‘Folk’ and Fantasy from the Coasts, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Widely Unknown, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
MFA Exhibition, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
East Meets West: “Folk” and Fantasy from the Coasts, Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Untitled 2001, Art and Street, Tokyo, Japan
Barry McGee & Margaret Kilgallen: Holdfast, DESTE Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
San Francisco Drawing Show, organized by Alicia McCarthy and Chris Johanson, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Move Five, organized by Rich Jacobs, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
Frieze: Wall Paintings by Franz Ackermann, John Armleder, Margeret Kilgallen, Sarah Morris, Alexander Scott, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Off the Hook, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
On the Wall, Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
Time Flies, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
Skate Lore, Expo, Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Move, George’s, Los Angeles, CA
The Independent, Alleged Gallery, New York, NY
Three Great Walls, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Now, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Switchstance, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Eureka Fellowship Awards, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
20/20, Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Dig it, Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Nellie Was There, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
Chambers 8, Chambers Street, New York, NY
Andrea Brewster, Margaret Kilgallen, Victor Mario Zaballa, San Francisco, CA
Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Widely Unknown, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco
Wanderlust, Diego Rivera Gallery, Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Next Time, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
Post No Bills, Acme Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Store signage, Andy’s Locker and Mail Services, The Luggage Store Gallery/509 Cultural Center, San Francisco
Mural, Yip’s Thread Company, San Francisco
Mural, Double Rock Housing Development, San Francisco, League of Urban Gardeners, San Francisco
Mural, 848 Divisadero Performance Space, San Francisco
Assisted on Mural at 6th and Howard Street, The Luggage Store Gallery/509 Cultural Center, San Francisco
Public art mural, Avenida Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil
Mural, São Paulo Capoiera School, São Paulo, Brazil
Eureka Fellowship Grant, Fleishhacker Foundation
San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Grants: Cultural Equity
Headlands Center For the Arts, Sausalito
The Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens, Greece
The Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH
San Jose Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
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Baker, Alex, Thom Collins, Jeffrey Deitch, Carlo McCormick, Arty Nelson, Aaron Rose, Christian Strike, James E. Walmesley, and Jocko Weyland. Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture. Cincinnati: Contemporary Arts Cente, 2011 & San Francisco: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2011.
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