Professor Margaret Vega teaches Undergraduate and Graduate Painting at Kendall College of Art and Design. She has also taught at Academia di Belle Arti in Perugia, Italy and Grand Valley State University. Highlighted major exhibitions include: ArtExpo 2014, Milan, IT; East-West, Shanghai, China; Angelus Novus International Juried Exhibition, Italy; Bridging Continents, 14 American Artists in Germany, in Munich, Frankfurter, Stuttgart and Cologne; Voices of the Children, One Woman Exhibition at UICA and ArtPrize in Grand Rapids; Landscape, Volid Gallery in Chicago; Group and solo shows at Agora Gallery, NYC, Lydon Gallery, Chicago and Harleen-Allen Gallery, San Francisco. Her work is in private and corporate collections in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe; She is part of the Permanent Collection of the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Her awards include: Michigan Council for the Arts Grant, YWCA Tribute Award for outstanding contribution to the Arts; Legacy: Woman’s History Month Award. Her work has been shown in ArtNews and Art in America. Margaret is listed in the Art Index of American Painters. Margaret has been awarded residencies in Italy and the US, and has lectured about her work and the cultural influence of aesthetics at numerous colleges in both the US and Italy. Vega is founding director of SiteStudio, an organization that brings art awareness to children in their community.