Marian Maguire is both a painter and printmaker.
Her subjects range from an imaginary real world to a more conceptually bases understanding of the world.
Early work dealt primarily with the human body and its relationship to mythological models and psychological states.
More recent imagery has involved architectual ideas incorporating gates, bridges, and the floor plans of cathedrals and this has progressed to an interest in Classical Greek and Renaissance notions of the ‘ideal’.
Marian Maguire graduated with a degree in Printmaking from the University of Canterbury in 1984, and in 1986, completed the Professional Printer Training programme at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography in Albuquerque.
In 1987 she opened Limeworks Lithography Studio with Stephen Gleeson which operated for the following seven years.
In 1991 Maguire was artist-in-resident at the Otago Polytechnic, an award funded by the QEII Arts Council.
She has participated regularly in solo group exhibitions throughtout New Zealand, recently at the McDougall Art Annex with her show “Library Travelling”.
Marian currently works from a converted house in Christchurch and operates a professional printmaking studio.