Margo Elsayd

Lives and works in Baltimore, MD


2013 BFA with Distinction, Sculpture, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

2017 MFA, Curatorial Practice, Maryland Institute College of the Art, Baltimore MD


2011 BACKSPACE Studio Fellowship, George Mason University, School of Art, Fairfax, VA

2012 Residency, Habitat For Artist, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

2012 Washington Sculptors Guild Member

2014 Residency, Art Farm, Marquette NE

2015 Exercises for Emerging Artists Fellowship, Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC

2016 Grit Fund, The Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

2016 Artist Retreat, The Contemporary, Pearlstone Center, Reistertown, MD

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 BACKSPACE New Sculpture Works, George Mason School of Art Gallery, Fairfax, VA

2012 RED, Arena Stage, Washington, DC

2012 SUBMerge, abandoned warehouse, Washington, DC

2012 Exchange 2, Artworks Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

2013 Disperse, Brookland Artist Studio Gallery, Washington, DC 

2013 House Dignified, Area 405, Baltimore, MD

2013 10th Annual Transformer Silent Art Auction, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

2014 Hullabaloo, Art Works Now, Mount Rainier, MD

2014 QUOTA, Pop-up space at the Murrell Building, Petworth, Washington, DC

2015 Alchemical Vessels, Smith Center for the Healing and the Arts, Washington, DC

2015 Brick Layers, Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, VA

2015 Tilling Phase, pop-up space, Hyattesville, MD

2015 Memory Flood, Anacostia Arts Center, Washington, DC

2015 Do you know where your art comes from, Katzen Center, American University, Washington, DC

2015 12th Annual Transformer Silent Art Auction, Kaizen Center, American University, Washington, DC

2016 Ex Nihilo, La Bodega Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2016 Alchemical Vessels, The Smith Center for the Healing Arts, Washington DC

2016 Good for your health, Open Space, Washington DC

2016 Relics, EMP Collective, Baltimore MD

2016 Making Space, Olly Olly, Fairfax VA

2017 Living on the Land, Salisbury University, Salisbury MD

2017 Living on the Land, Boyden Gallery, St Mary's College of Maryland, St Mary's MD

Selected Press


Washington Post, "In the galleries: Brick by brick, a dark history emerges", May 22, Jenkins, Mark

Washington City Paper, "Tilling Phase", June 5, Capps, Kriston

East City Art, "Tilling Phase Breathes New Life Into Old Building", June 9, Hope, Eric

CityLab, The Atlantic, "Why There's a Mobile Stoop Roving Around Washington, D.C." September 4, Capps, Kriston

Hyperallergic, "A Mobile Stoop that Builds Community", September 9, Voon, Claire


CityLab, The Atlantic, "Decoding Racist Neighborhood Complaints Through Cross-Stitching," April 19, Capps, Kriston

Washington Post, "In the galleries:the beauty of nature in all its horror," April 29, Jenkins, Mar