Born 1962 / Christchurch, New Zealand



1980 – 1984                 BFA, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

1986                            Tamarind Institute of Lithography, Albuquerque, USA


1987 – 1994                 Master Printer, Limeworks Lithography Studio, Christchurch, New Zealand

1991                            Artist in Residence, Otago School of Art, Dunedin, New Zealand

1993 – 1996                 Lecturer, Printmaking, School of Art, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

1996 – 2009                 Master Printer at PaperGraphica Printmaking Studio, Christchurch, New Zealand, studio specializing in the production of high quality lithographs, woodcuts and etchings in limited editions

2001 –                          Co director / curator of PaperGraphica Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand (with Nigel Buxton)

2010                            Artist in Residence, Tylee Cottage, Whanganui, New Zealand

2013                            Attended the international conference Hercules: a hero for all ages Leeds University, UK

Marian Maguire is best known for her lithographs and etchings which combine imagery derived from ancient Greek vase painting with New Zealand colonial history: The Odyssey of Captain Cook (2005), The Labours of Heracles (2008), Titokowaru’s Dilemma (2011). Since 1985 she has exhibited prints, paintings and drawings in solo and group exhibitions throughout New Zealand and in Australia, China and UK. Her works are represented in major public collections in New Zealand, Australia, UK and in private collections around the world.

She lives in Christchurch, New Zealand.


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