Deborah Margo was born in Montreal in 1961 and currently lives in Ottawa. She received an undergraduate Fine Arts degree from Concordia University in Montreal (1984), and a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia (1990). Her work combines different disciplines including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and ephemeral installations persistently questioning the contextual identities of public and private spaces. In addition, she has experience as a curator, writer and, since 1999, has been teaching painting and sculpture at the University of Ottawa.
For the past twenty years, Deborah Margo has exhibited in Canada, Mexico and the United States, participating in solo and group projects. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition entitled Castings at the Owens Gallery, Mount Allison University (2005) in Sackville, New Brunswick, traveling to the Ottawa Art Gallery in November, 2006, as well as participating in group exhibitions such as Once Removed at Modern Fuel Gallery in Kingston, Ontario and Moil at Cube, Ottawa (both in 2006).