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Born in 1940 in Wakefield, England, Margaret Harrison studied at Carlisle College of Art (1957-61), the Royal Academy Schools in London (1961-64) and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia, Italy (1965). She was a Research Professor at the Centre for Social and Environmental Art Research at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 1970, she was one of the founders of the first London Women's Liberation Art Group and had her first solo exhibition at Motif Editions in London in 1971.

For more than 50 years, Margaret Harrison has been dedicated to making visible and denouncing the forms of domination and violence exercised against women in both the professional and domestic spheres. Putting her art at the service of feminism, Harrison presents a radical and pioneering discourse that addresses issues of gender and social class, and especially questions the role of the media.

Margaret Harrison currently works between the United States (San Francisco) and England (Carlisle, Cumbria), where she has had solo exhibitions, notably at the New Museum in New York and the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. She has also had major retrospectives at BPS22, Belgium, and FRAC Lorraine, Metz, in 2019. In 2017, the Azkuna Zentroa art centre in Bilbao also dedicated a solo exhibition to her. She has participated in several group exhibitions at international institutions such as the Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, MOCA in Los Angeles and the Museu do Chiado in Portugal, among others.

In 2013, she was awarded the Northern Art Prize and her works are part of public collections such as those of the Tate, the Arts Council of Great Britain, Manchester Metropolitan University, the Kunsthaus in Zurich and BPS22, the Museum of Art of the Province of Hainaut in Charleroi.