Margaret Baco, RN

Founder and Director, The Grounding Lab Artist Facilitator

Margaret has been in the forefront of arts and medicine for 40 years. She brings the power of visualization and relaxation into the Grounding Lab, an expressive arts studio which serves Hazelwood, Pennsylvania. She has worked to bring Holistic Nursing Practices to the Allegheny General Hospital Orthopedic Trauma Unit, the Rehabilitation Institute, Neurology and Head Injury unit; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Liver Transplantation Unit and ICU; New York  City’s Roosevelt Hospital’s HIV and Cardiac Care ICU.

The life and death seriousness of nursing informs her art, as does her knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. As an artist, her ability to draw the human figure and convey a range of deep human emotion is coupled with a profound connection to the natural world. Having studied Art Therapy at the New York School for Social Research, and The Art Student’s League in New York, Margaret brings care, scientific skill and imagination to the team.