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Margo Selski

Margo Selski received a Master’s in Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota. She also received a Master’s in Art for Children from the State University of New York in Brockport. Her undergraduate BA degree is from Berea College. She has been a full time studio painter since 1994. Her painting style reflects that of the northern Flemish masterpieces. The imaginary characters are rendered in intricate details frozen in mid-gesture within airless spaces. Her goal is to explore the mysterious by juxtaposing images from myth and reality. Thematically, her work addresses motherhood, familial love, permanence, impermanence, and the fragility of childhood and life. The subject of the paintings communicates an underlying desire for safety and stability in a threatening world.

Margo incorporates a novel technique to achieve an old (or even outside of time) effect. During graduate school in Minnesota, she concocted a recipe for faux “craquelure to mimic Renaissance painting. Initially, each oil painting is covered with beeswax, and she utilizes dental tools to scratch the cracks into the surface prior to laying oil paint into the crevices. This time consuming process might be repeated three or four times on the same painting, but is made worthwhile when the final result is that ‘Jan Van Eyck has taken a little trip down the rabbit hole.’

Her oil and beeswax paintings have been featured in several one-person exhibitions, including the Plains Art Museum, Illinois Central College, The Art Institute International Minnesota, the University of Minnesota, the Saint Cloud State University, Augsburg College, Rochester Museum and Art Center, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Her work has been recognized for its excellence, producing numerous awards and honors, and has been collected in various museums, including the Plains Art Museum, Tweed Museum, Fredrick Weisman Museum, and the Contemporary Museum of Art in Colorado. In 2004/05, she was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant and in 2005 she won the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Grant through the Jerome Foundation.

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Jennifer-Gennari-Succession-56-x-32-oil-and-gold-leaf-on-linen-19500

Succession

56" x 32" / 142.2 x 81.3cm
Oil and gold leaf on linen

Cult-of-Delusion

Cult of Delusion

71" x 83" / 180.3 x 210.8cm
Oil on linen

spillage

Spillage

84" x 60" / 213.4 x 152.4cm
Oil on linen

the-courtiers

The Courtiers

36" x 60" / 91.4 x 152.4cm

Dem-ova-deh-suh-wih-ova-yah-suh

Dem ova deh suh, wih ova yah suh

81.5" x 50" / 207 x 127cm
Mixed media on fabric

The-Dinner-Party

The Dinner Party

60" x 72" / 152.4 x 182.9cm
Oil on canvas

tempest-kowch

Tempest – Limited Edition Signed Print

29 x 24 in, 11.41 x 9.44 cm

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Bowland_THEY-SAY_ITS_WONDERFUL

They Say It’s Wonderful

78" x 66" / 198.1 x 167.6cm
Oil on linen

Bowland_LIFE_IS_BEAUTIFUL

Life Is Beautiful

65.75" x 56.5" / 167 x 143.5cm
Oil on linen

Zadorine-Class-Reunion-II-63-x-63-oil-on-canvas-58000

ClassReunion II

63" x 63" / 160 x 160cm
Oil on canvas

girl-on-the-stool-ZADORINE-47-x-47-120-X-120-CM-28000

Girl On The Stool

47" x 47" / 119.4 x 119.4cm

Jennifer-Gennari-quan_yin-20-x-45-oil-and-goldleaf-on-linen-9800-

Quan Yin

20" x 45" / 50.8 x 114.3cm
Oil and goldleaf on linen

Jennifer-gennari-Lady-in-Waiting-58-x-34-oil-and-silver-leaf-on-linen-12500

Lady in Waiting

58" x 34" / 147.3 x 86.4cm
Oil and silver leaf on linen

Jack-Gerber-Stress-in-the-City-44-x-36-acrylic-on-canvas-18000

Stress in the City

44" x 36" / 111.8 x 91.4cm
Acrylic on canvas

Jack-Gerber-Beachy-Party-35-x-24-charcoal-on-Paper-6500

Beachy Party

35" x 24" / 88.9 x 61cm
Charcoal on paper

Redhead-oil-on-canvas-64-48-2015

Redhead

64" x 48" / 162.6 x 121.9cm
Oil on canvas

Painting-for-the-Sky-83-58-diptych

Painting for the Sky

83" x 58" / 210.8 x 147.3cm
Diptych oil on canvas

Rumi's-Absolute-oil-on-canvas-65-x-82-2016

Rumi’s Absolute

65" x 82" / 165.1 x 208.3cm
Oil on canvas

Lady-with-the-Unicorn-after-Rogier-Van-der-Weyden-oil-on-Belgian-linen-32-x-36-2016

Lady with the Unicorn

32" x 36" / 81.3 x 91.4cm
Oil on Belgian linen

Fortune-Tellers--51-x-68-2016

Fortune Tellers

51" x 68" / 129.5 x 172.7cm

Flying-Saucers-60-x-78-_-2016-on-canvas

Flying Saucers (improved)

60" x 78" / 152.4 x 198.1cm
On canvas

Roeland-Kneepkens-High-Tea-39-4-x-59-oil-on-cnavas-10500

High Tea

39.4" x 59" / 100.1 x 149.9cm
Oil on linen

Roeland-Kneepkens-AFter-Dinner-39-4-x-59-or-150-x-100-cm-Oil-on-linen-10500

After Dinner

39.4" x 59" / 100.1 x 149.9cm
Oil on linen

Bell_Shae_11x7x1_Oil-on-panel-mixed-media_2015_1200

Shae

11" x 7" x 1" / 27.9 x 17.8cm x 2.5cm
Oil on panel, mixed media

Bell_Marina_12x13x2_Oil-on-panel-mixed-media_2016_1500

Marina

12" x 13" x 2" / 30.5 x 33cm x 5.1cm
Oil on panel, mixed media

Bell_Betsy_9x7x1_Oil-on-panel-mixed-media_2015_950

Betsy

9" x 7" x 1" / 22.9 x 17.8cm x 2.5cm
Oil on panel, mixed media

Bell_Annie_16x18x2_Oil-on-panel-mixed-media_2016_2400

Annie

18" x 16.5" x 2" / 45.7 x 41.9cm x 5.1cm
Oil on panel, mixed media

Maiden-Voyage

Maiden Voyage

40" x 30" / 101.6 x 76.2cm
Oil on canvas

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