Margeaux Lim is an artist with an environmental agenda who aims to sever the barrier and disconnect between human and environment due to our anthropocentric culture. By working with found objects, natural iconography, and symbiotic cycles she creates immersive and ephemeral installations that activate the senses. Lim’s work is not an observation, but
a speculation of kinetic energy and relationships amongst life, macro and micro. Lim explores the ecology of human and non-human relationships through the study of growing organisms, flowing water, and the juxtaposition between natural and industrial materials. These elements become collaborators producing new events and encounters and in result, a continuous orchestra of art takes root. Her work points out the accreting abilities nature has, making the speculator question how humans collaborate in this continuous cycle, redressing ecocentrism. When we start to view life less as a hierarchy and more horizontally, she believes we can start working with nature rather than against it.
Lim graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) focusing in installation and ceramics. She has participated in many residencies and awards including The Steel Yard ceramic artist resident 2022, Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) Award 2022, Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture award 2021/2022, Emerging Artists Exhibition, Summer- fair 2021 and the DAAP National Conference on the Beginning Design Students (NCBDS) 2019
Open Studio 5, FemLink-Art, Puerto Rico. December 2022
A Stain and Tumble, The Social House Blink, Cincinnati, OH. October 2022
The Steel Yard Artist Residency Show, Machines With Magnets, Providence, RI. August 2022
A Curated Nature, Tabula Rasa Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. April 2022
The Pineapple Part, Findley Market, Cincinnati OH, September 2021
Trinity, Online Exhibition (trinityexhibition.com). April 2021.
Emerging Artists Exhibition, Summerfair Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. January 2021.
Lacuna, Tabula Rasa Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. January 2020.
Vice Versa group show, Puerto Rico. July 2019.
PAR Projects group show, Cincinnati, OH. March 2019.
Talk to Me group show, OSU Urbana Arts Space, Columbus OH. February 2019.
Stages of Rot solo show, Tabula Rasa Gallery, CIncinnati, OH. November 2019.
Cocoons and Infestation, Art Walk Washington Park, Cincinnati, OH. October 2019.
Nature Morte, Art Walk Washington Park, Cincinnati, OH. October 2019.
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, Hamilton, OH. October 2019.
Public sculpture, Clifton Fest, Cincinnati, OH. October 2019.
Totality group show, 840 gallery, Cincinnati, OH. October 2018.
My Back Hurts group show, 840 gallery, Cincinnati, OH. September 2018.
Mind Over Matter group show, 840 gallery, Cincinnati, OH. March 2018.
Awards and Achievements:
The Steel Yard ceramic artist resident, Providence, RI, 2022
Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) Award, 2022
Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Nominee, 2021/2022
Nominated and exhibited in the Emerging Artists Exhibition Summerfair Cincinnati, 2021
5 pieces in the DAAP National Conference on the Beginning Design Students (NCBDS), 2018.
State Finalist of Governor's Youth Art Exhibition (300 pieces displayed out of 11,500 entries), 2017.
International Sculpture Center vol. 39/ no. 5. 2021
Art Hole, January 2020 publication