Margarita’s career as an artist began with Artists for Humanity – Boston, where she worked as a painter, collaborated on public art projects, and was featured in the Boston Globe. In 2012 she studied abroad in Hong Kong through Tufts, where she focused on studying traditional Chinese ink painting. In 2013 she received the Dehn Traveling fellowship through SMFA for a trip to Armenia and Georgia, which resulted in a body of work inspired by the stone structures she photographed while there. In 2014 Margarita graduated from the Tufts and SMFA Combined degree program with degrees in Art and Neurobiology. She spent the following years developing her own voice and teaching art to kids and adults. In 2018-2019 Margarita fulfilled a lifelong dream when she solo backpacked Central Asia, parts of the Middle East and China, traveling on a tight budget, solely by land. She met people that would inspire much of her recent work and created commissioned murals in in cities throughout Asia. These days Margarita works from her studio in Western Ave Studios in Lowell, MA, creating work inspired by her travels, people, nature and folk art. Her oil paintings are saturated and free, her ink and encaustic works – tactile and textured. She continues to create murals, exhibits, teaches, and participates in outdoor fairs and local events.