Maggie Lynn Negrete

A SWPA native & Vassar College alum, I am a multidisciplinary artist and designer specializing in illustration, zines, and hand-lettering. My work explores femininity, community, and the occult with aesthetics influenced by 19/20th century illustration, psychedelia and my heritage of printers. An important part of my practice is as an educator, focusing on elevating youth voices and promoting civic engagement through zines, storytelling, and typography.

Additionally, I am proud to be affiliated with the Pittsburgh Zine Fair, the Notwhite Collective and my former workplaces, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, the Brashear Association and MGR Youth Empowerment.

Please contact me at for commissions, graphic design, to teach workshops or for event planning.

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2017: Who’s Next: Education, The Incline, Pittsburgh, PA

2018: Transformative Teaching Artist, Heinz Endowments and New Sun Rising, Pittsburgh, PA

2018: Community Ownership Award, Neighborhood Allies, Pittsburgh, PA for the Project HAND initiative with the Brashear Association


2015: Flight School Fellowship, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA

2015: Arts Education Leadership Academy, Arts Education Collaborative, Pittsburgh, PA

2016: PGH Latinx Residency, Cafe Con Leche, Pittsburgh, PA


The Incline

Las Femmes Folles

Bust (image featured in Every/Body review)

Bust (Adventuring Princesses Vol 0 Kickstarter)

Comics Reporter

Treading Art

Comics Beat (featured with quote in PGH Zine Fair review)

Pittsburgh City Paper (short list for Adventuring Princesses In Living Color gallery show)

Pittsburgh City Paper (for designing Women in Sound zine by Madeleine Campbell)

AP Collection 2014, 2016


Wine and Words

Lights Go Out

Notable GallerY Showings

2011: Our Lady of Filth, installation with mural and brochure, Not So Serious,  Unsmoke Systems, Pittsburgh, PA (curated by Andy Scott)

2015: Tlazolteotl, Medusa, Cerridwen, Lillith, 4 paper cut visual poetry with acrylic, CHIMERA, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Pittsburgh, PA (curated by Christiane Leach)

2016: Elaine Riddick, 2 paper cut visual poetry with acrylic, Finder Quigley, August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh, PA (curated by Genevieve Barbee-Turner)

Puntos de Referencia

zine with 11 illustrations and short stories

2016: Cafe Con Leche Latinx Residency, Most Wanted Fine Art, Pittsburgh, PA

2017: #OpenOnPenn, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Oglebay, West Virginia

2018: Inbetween the Middle, Brew House, Pittsburgh, PA

2018: Edge Effects, Hartwood Acres’ Forest Council, Pittsburgh, PA

Apothecary of Esoteric Panacea

interactive installation with recycled objects 

2013 & ‘14: Handmade Arcade, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2014: Constellation Coffee, Pittsburgh, PA

2016: Assemble, Pittsburgh, PA