Margaret DeLima

  • Why I Love Teaching at Molloy College

    There is a certain kindness and sincerity in the Molloy student that enhances the teaching experience. I have hope for the future when I encounter their curiosity, openness and commitment. This is heightened only by the generosity of the overall campus community. Interactions with administration, colleagues, and support staff solidify my view that Molloy College is a productive and nurturing environment in which we are mindfully preparing global citizens for tomorrow's world.

  • Academic Interests

    Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Art in Italy, with an emphasis on the reliquary and the martyrium; mixed media works in paper exploring communication and learning through autobiographical narratives; Central and South American retablos, niches, ex-votos, and Milagros; photography and psychogeography; New Media and Interdisciplinary Arts

  • What I am working on

    I am currently working on a series of papier-mâché reliquaries that examine the temporality of memory. In these small ephemeral works, I am interested in the transience of what cannot be contained. The archetypal house forms are ironic urns for how we attempt to contain memories, struggle to keep them alive and eventually allow them to fade into obsolescence.

  • Educational Philosophy

    "You teach best what you most need to learn." This quote by Richard Bach has been the foundation of my outlook on teaching. In my classroom, I am privileged to meet learners who trust me to impart to them my experiences and expertise. I aim to model the best practices for the creative mind, and in return am gifted with questions that challenge my perceptions. I am never done learning.

  • Educational Background
    • MFA, Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT, 2007
    • MS Ed, in Secondary Education, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY, 2000
    • BA, Visual Arts, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY, 1992, Honors: Excellence in Visual Arts, 1989
  • Additional Information - Artist's website - Artist's process website

    Favorite Books:

    Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachalard; Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes From and Why, Ellen Dissanayake; Still Life with Oysters and Lemon, Mark Doty

  • Publications/Presentations

    Recent Exhibitions:

    2015       Telephone - An International Arts Game by Satellite Collective, Online Exhibition

                    Justified Art!, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI

    2014       Love and Passion IX: Walk on the Wild Side, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY

    Building a Village, part of HOUSEWORK(s), an exhibition of Pam Hall's collaborative works, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's, NL, Canada

    (Please see website for a complete list.)