Marguerite White was born in Boston in 1966 and raised in Newton. In 1988 she graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Textile Design. She spent the better part of the next decade working and living on commercial waterfronts in the US and Europe. Working on locations stretching from Nantucket to Vinalhaven ME, Coney Island, Amsterdam, Cologne and New Orleans, she both painted the waterfronts and was a housepainter on the waterfront. In 1999 she fled to the middle of Texas, where there was no waterfront. By 2002 Marguerite earned an MFA in Painting from the University of Texas in Austin, where she had, under the tutelage of a Dominican Shamanista, stopped painting altogether and started drawing on the walls. She currently lives in Boston, and teaches drawing at College of the Holy Cross. She maintains a studio in an former fur vault and continues to draw on the walls.