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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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Grandma’s Quilt

47" x 47" / 119.4 x 119.4cm
Oil on Canvas

Narcisa and the Two Mirrors

25" x 31" / 63.5 x 78.7cm
Oil on Canvas

The Cabaret

52" x 74" / 132.1 x 188cm
Oil on canvas

Big Bite

20" x 24" / 50.8 x 61cm
Oil on wood

Hourglass

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

Cult of Delusion (Limited Edition Print)

41.5 x 48 in matted, 54 x 60.5 in framed

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Endure

19" x 29" / 48.3 x 73.7cm
Colored Pencil on Paper

Manifest

30" x 20" / 76.2 x 50.8cm
Colored Pencil on Paper

Drift

18" x 29" / 45.7 x 73.7cm
Colored Pencil on Paper

Fleur de Jeunesse

30" x 36" / 76.2 x 91.4cm
Oil on canvas

The Land of Plenty

16" x 12" / 40.6 x 30.5cm
Oil and beeswax on canvas

Daughters of Atlantis: Global Voyager

14" x 11" / 35.6 x 27.9cm
Oil and beeswax on canvas

Night Birds

14" x 11" / 35.6 x 27.9cm
Oil and beeswax on canvas

Wrong Butter

24" x 24" / 61 x 61cm
Oil on linen

Refuge

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

The Cracker of Fire

31" x 25" / 78.7 x 63.5cm
Oil on Canvas

Designing Perious Futures

12" x 24" / 30.5 x 61cm
Oil on linen

The Clarion Call

24" x 18" / 61 x 45.7cm
Oil on Linen

Gardener’s Daughters

60" x 40" / 152.4 x 101.6cm
Oil on Canvas

Spiraling Of Hexes

18" x 18" / 45.7 x 45.7cm
Oil and 24K Gold leaf on Canvas over Birch Panel

Gigilo

Small Dancer Dreams

75" x 55.5" / 190.5 x 141cm
Oil on linen

Believe

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

Jilian

30" x 24" / 76.2 x 61cm
Oil on linen

Diva J

60" x 52" / 152.4 x 132.1cm
Oil on linen

Echoes

20" x 30" / 50.8 x 76.2cm
Colored Pencil on Paper

Memory Of A Paradoxical Dream

31" x 25" / 78.7 x 63.5cm
Oil on Canvas

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