BIO OF MAGGIE O'NEILL

 

 

Maggie O’Neill is an artist, designer, and creative entrepreneur based in Washington, D.C. She is the co-founder of SWATCHROOM, a creative design firm of expert innovators specializing in hospitality design. As CCO of SWATCHROOM, her team has designed notable commercial spaces and private residences throughout the Mid-Atlantic, including more than 40 restaurants and a variety of commercial spaces in Washington, New York, Colorado, Atlanta, Paris, and Dubai. She has also designed custom installation pieces for real estate developers, private commissions, and companies such as Twitter and Microsoft.

Maggie is a fine artist, best known for her iconic pop impressionist paintings of Washington, D.C. landmarks and people. In 2012, Maggie had the honor of personally delivering a portrait to President Obama, and in 2014 her “DC Uncle Sam” was featured on the front page of The New York Times. She’s been the featured speaker for Creative Mornings DC, a two-time winner of the design category for DC Inno’s “50 on Fire,” named a “Woman of Influence” by Capitol File magazine, and her art has been featured on the cover of several publications including the DC Magazine’s inauguration issue.   

Maggie recently had the honor of the being the 2018 Official Artist of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Maggie’s portfolio includes installation and public art with her most recent collaboration being “The Women Who Will," a 50’x 50' mural located at 1919 Pennsylvania Ave and commissioned by Tishman Speyer and Lyft.

In addition to her work, Maggie is focused on giving back to her community and paying it forward. Proceeds from her artwork have benefited organizations like N Street Village, Research Down Syndrome, Tribute 21 Autism Speaks, Habitat for Humanity, DC Central Kitchen, Safe Shores and Project Soar.  She is the founder of SUPERFIERCE, a national traveling art exhibit that highlights female artists, benefits local charities and mentors aspiring artists.

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