Margaret Priest (born 1944) is an Toronto based artist, educator and arts advocate. Priest’s artistic practice of 50 years includes painting, print-making, sculpture and public art projects, and she is known and recognized for drawing the interiors and exteriors of the modern, urban built environment. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally in solo and group exhibitions since 1970. Priest is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph, where she taught in the School of Fine Art and Music from 1983 to 2001, and has guest lectured extensively in Canada, England and the United States.
Priest has been living and working in Toronto since 1976, after relocating from England with her husband, the Canadian-born painter Tony Scherman. They have three children, Leo, Georgia and Claudia.