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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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embrace-2

Embrace II

20" x 16" / 50.8 x 40.6cm
Oil on canvas

Salvatore-Alessi-_From-the-immaterial-Diptych_oil-on-canvas-100-x-80-cm-or-39.5-x-31.5-in-$7800

From The Immaterial – Diptych

39.5" x 31.5" / 100.3 x 80cm
Oil on canvas

Salvatore-Alessi_World_-79-x-59.5_-oil-on-canvas_$28,000

World

79" x 59.5" / 200.7 x 151.1cm
Oil on canvas

Salvatore-Alessi_Nothing-is-as-it-seems,-oil-on-canvas-,120-x-170cm_47-x-66.5in-oil-on-canvas_$15000

Nothing Is As It Seems

47" x 66.5" / 119.4 x 168.9cm
Oil on canc=vas

Salvatore-Alessi_diptych-_From-the-immaterial,oil-on-canvas-100-x-80-cm-or-39.5-x-31.5-in-$7800

From The Immaterial – Diptych

39.5" x 31.5" / 100.3 x 80cm
Oil on canvas

Salvatore-Alessi_-Eccebroker,oil-on-canvas-,200x180-cm_-78.5-x-70.5-in-$25000

Eccebroker

78.5" x 70.5" / 199.4 x 179.1cm
Oil on canvas

3-Show,-oil-on-canvas,-150x130-cm-59-x-51-in-$12500

Show

59" x 51" / 149.9 x 129.5cm
Oil on canvas

2-Persistent-Traces,-oil-on-canvas,150-x-130-cm-x-59-x-51_oil-$12500

Persistent Traces

59" x 51" / 149.9 x 129.5cm
Oil on canvas

Roeland-Kneepkens_-The-Gentelman's-PIcknick_40-x-47.5_oil-on-canvas_$8500

The Gentelman’s PIcknick

40" x 47.5" / 101.6 x 120.7cm
Oil on canvas

new-years-day

New Years Day

36" x 48" / 91.4 x 121.9cm
Oil on Canvas

before-and-after

Before and After

36" x 48" / 91.4 x 121.9cm
Oil on Canvas

Margo-Selksi_Daughters-of-Atlantis_-40-x-30_oil-and-Beeswax-on-Canvas

Daughters of Atlantis

40" x 30" / 101.6 x 76.2cm
Oil and Beeswax on Canvas

Margo-Selski-_-Penelope's-New-Acquisition_-24-x-18_-Oil-and-Beeswax-on-Canvas

Penelope’s New Acquisition

24" x 18" / 61 x 45.7cm
Oil and Beeswax on Canvas

Margo-Selksi_A-Glimpse-of-the-Encore_oil-and-Beeswax-on-Canvas

A Glimpse of the Encore

Oil and Beeswax on Canvas

Jennifer-Gennari_Kali_51-x-28_Oil-on-Linen_$12,500-

Kali

51" x 28" / 129.5 x 71.1cm
Oil on Linen

Adrienne-Stein_Green-Bride_48-x-24_Oil-on-Canvas_$12,000-

Green Bride

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

3-Evening_Song_35x44_oil-on--mounted-linen_2015

Evening Song

35" x 44" / 88.9 x 111.8cm
Oil on mounted linen

7-Vigil_Monotype-on-paper_9x11and_a_half_2015

Vigil

9" x 11.5" / 22.9 x 29.2cm
Monotype on paper

2-Ascension_Candice-Bohannon_mixed-media-on-drafting-film_21x20_2015

Ascension

21" x 20" / 53.3 x 50.8cm
Mixed media on drafting film

9-Crown_Of_Leaves_monotype_9x11and-a-half_ink-and-watercolor-on-paper

9-Crown Of Leaves

9" x 11.5" / 22.9 x 29.2cm
Ink and watercolor on paper

1-Long_Valley_33x33_oil-on-mounted-linen_2015

Long Valley

33" x 3333" / 83.8 x 8465.8cm
Oil on mounted linen

Nuh-mix-dih-original

Nuh mix dih original

72" x 54" / 182.9 x 137.2cm

Mr.-Chin,-yuh-fih-sell-dih-right-ting

Mr. Chin, yuh fih sell dih right ting

72" x 54" / 182.9 x 137.2cm

General-Bustamante

General Bustamante

60" x 48" / 152.4 x 121.9cm
Mixed media on canvas

Selves-portrait

Selves Portrait

60" x 48" / 152.4 x 121.9cm
Oil on canvas

Garden-Marshaling

Garden Marshaling

60" x 48" / 152.4 x 121.9cm
Mixed media on fabric

Pick

Pick

72" x 54" / 182.9 x 137.2cm
Mixed media on canvas

Tie

Tie

72" x 54" / 182.9 x 137.2cm
Mixed media on canva

General-Manley

General Manley

60" x 48" / 152.4 x 121.9cm
Mixed media on canvas

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