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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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Margaret-Bowland-Flower-Girl-Series-Small-Dancer-63_5-x-53-Oil-on-Canvas-55000

Small Dancer

63.5" x 53" / 161.3 x 134.6cm
Oil on canvas

The-Grievence-48-x-48-oil-on-canvas

The Grievence

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

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The End of Shadows

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

Pamela-Wilson-_name-TBD_-48-x-48-oil-on-canvas-2016

Sweet Secrets In Bare Delirium

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

P-Wilson-The-Keeper-48x48-oil-on-Canvas-$48,000

The Keeper

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

Wilson-Pale-Moths-Of-Starless-Nights-48-x-24-Oil-on-canvas-$18000-2016-

Pale Moths Of Starless Nights

48" x 24" / 121.9 x 61cm
Oil on canvas

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The Feast

60" x 84" / 152.4 x 213.4cm
Acrylic on canvas

PWilson-When-The-Wolfbane-Blooms-18-x-18-oil-on-canvas-over-birch-panel-$9000-2016-

When The Wolfbane Blooms

18" x 18" / 45.7 x 45.7cm
Oil on canvas over birch panel

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PWilson-THE-INCURIOUS-CAME-PIROUETTING-24-x-20-oil-and-24K-gold-Leaf-on-Canvas-over-birch-panel-$160002016

The Incurious Came Pirouetting

24" x 20" / 61 x 50.8cm
Oil and 24K gold leaf on canvas over birch panel

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PWilson-Liar-Liar--24-x-20-oil-and-24K-gold-Leaf-on-canvas-over-birch-panel-$16000-

Liar Liar

24" x 20" / 61 x 50.8cm
Oil and 24K gold leaf on canvas over birch panel

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PWilson-Hologram-Girl-48-x-48-oil-on-Canvas-$48000-2016-

Hologram Girl

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

PWilson-Dearly-Decamped--18-x-18-oil-on-canvas-over-birch-panel-$9000-2016

Dearly Decamped

18" x 18" / 45.7 x 45.7cm
Oil on canvas over birch panel

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P-Wilson-Festooned-Wallflower-18-x-18-oil-on-canvas-over-birch-panel-$9000-2016

Festooned Wallflower

18" x 18" / 45.7 x 45.7cm
Oil on canvas over birch panel

Odile-Richer-LHeure-du-The-24-X-36--60.9-x-91.4cm---Oil-on-Canvas-12,500

L’heure du The

24" x 36" / 61 x 91.4cm
Oil on Canvas

Alexander-Klingspor-The-Other-From-the-Self-&-The-Other-Trilogy_-In-collaboration-with-Cartier-and-VS-magazine-New-York--Museum-Exhibit-2018-Sweden-65-x-50.3-oil-on-linen-58000

The Other (from The Self & The Other Trilogy)

65" x 50.3" / 165.1 x 127.8cm
Oil on linen

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The Encounter (from The Self & The Other Trilogy)

Oil on linen

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Fire Cloud

19" x 321" / 48.3 x 815.3cm
Oil on canvas

PWilson-Gone-48-x-48-oil-on-Canvas-$48000-2016-

Gone

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

the-courtiers

The Courtiers – Limited Edition Signed Print

24 x 39 in, 60.96 x 99.06 cm

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Alberto-Valero-Memory-of-a-dreamed-white-sun--72-x-54-inches-oil-on-canvas--50000--green-dress-

Memory Of A Dreamed White Sun

72" x 54" / 182.9 x 137.2cm
Oil on canvas

The-Milkweed-Mermaids-Butterfly-Mission-30-x-40-Oil-on-Canvas-22000

The Milkweed Mermaid’s Butterfly Mission

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

Resolve-jesse-lane-30-x-20-colored-pencil-on-paper

Resolve

30" x 20" / 76.2 x 50.8cm
Colored pencil

Gravity-300-Jesse-Lane-18-x-29-in-colored-pencil-on-paper

Gravity

18" x 29" / 45.7 x 73.7cm
Colored pencil

After-the-Storm-300-Jesse-Lane-29-x-22-colored-pencil-on-paper

After the Storm

29" x 22" / 73.7 x 55.9cm
Colored pencil

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Ballerina

35" x 48" / 88.9 x 121.9cm
Oil on canvas

cassandra

Cassandra

35" x 35" / 88.9 x 88.9cm
Oil on canvas

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

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