Margy Stover has taught at The Academy since 2003 and has been Visual Arts Department Chair since 2008.

She frequently presents The Academy’s Visual Arts and interdisciplinary design curriculum at several conferences including the National Arts Education Association Conference and Art Schools Network. Her interest in architecture is at the center of her teaching and her arts practice. She uses and incorporates painting and printmaking processes to explore our relationship to and our perception of the built environment. In addition to The Academy, she has ongoing art and design residencies in Chicago Public Schools through affiliations with organizations such as Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.  She is the recipient of several Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program Grants, a Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program Grant, and a Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad China. Stover has taught and exhibited regionally as well as internationally, including a residency as a teaching artist in Ireland (“Blueprints to Intaglio Plates: Exploring Georgian Architecture Through Printmaking,” a collaboration with The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland and Graphic Studio Dublin funded by Irish Arts Council) and a visiting and exhibiting artist in Slovenia (Summer Summit 8 –City Museum, Ptuj, Slovenia). She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute and Master of Fine Arts from SUNY Buffalo.