Margaret Withers was born in Austin, Texas. Her father worked in the oil industry and because of the nature of the work they moved frequently, Withers’ dealt with this constant change by casting herself as both playwright and lead actor in countless fictions. She attended Texas A&M University where she received a BA in Literature. She moved to Colorado in 1991 and worked primarily in hand-built porcelain. In 1998 she started a series of mixed-media oil paintings with cast porcelain heads pushed into the canvas. In 2004 she attended CU Boulder’s MFA program but did not matriculate, instead deciding to move to New York City in 2006. In 2011 she started working primarily on paper with watercolor, ink and enamel on an overlapping series that explores migration, identity, belonging and the American anti-story. Her art has shown extensively in the US, and internationally in Europe, China and Moscow.