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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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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-little-friend---34-x-32-inches-oil-on-canvas-14000

Memory Of A Little Friend

34" x 32" / 86.4 x 81.3cm
Oil on canvas

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

ballerina

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

Cult-of-Delusion

Cult of Delusion

71" x 83" / 180.3 x 210.8cm
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

24.5 x 19 in, 62.23 x 48.26 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

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

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