MARGARET KELLER
 
With multiple, interdisciplinary series including installation, painting, drawing, prints, digital media, and sculpture, I examine the relationship between contemporary culture, nature, and technology.  Current series investigate environmental crisis, the pervasiveness of surveillance, the range of natural disasters, and our filtered experiences of nature in this digital age.  I also focus on the curatorial and critical aspects of contemporary art with published reviews in Art in America, All the Art, delicious line and temporaryartreview.
 
Group exhibits include Quadratfuß-NX2-Annex Art /Berlin, Cedarhurst Museum, IL, The Arkansas Art Center Museum, The Maryland Federation of Art Gallery, The Wichita Art Museum, The Neville Museum in Green Bay, The Tweed Museum in Duluth, The Riverside Museum, CA, The Brea Cultural Center, CA, The Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts, and The Butler Institute of American Art, OH.  Selected one person exhibits include The Crisp Museum at Southeast Missouri State University, The Contemporary Art Workshop in Chicago, Gallery 210 at The University of Missouri-St. Louis, The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center Museum, IL, and The Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst, Mt. Vernon, IL.
 
EDUCATION
Post-Graduate Study, Experimental Electronic Media (video game design, animation, digital drawing and video), Webster University, 2007
Master of Fine Arts, Washington University, St. Louis,
Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, 1989
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Curator’s Scholarship, Drawing, Painting, Art History, University of Missouri-Columbia 
 
 
SELECTED GALLERIES, MUSEUMS, EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS
2021   STNDRD Gallery, Opticon:  Surveillance Series, G-CADD, Granite City, IL
2020   The Mitchel Museum, Leaning on Nature, one-person exhibit,
           Mt. Vernon, IL
2020   Wayfarers Gallery, Ransom ll, Brooklyn, New York
2020   The Mitchel Museum, Art of the Message, Mt. Vernon, IL
2020   Brooklyn Art Library, Botanica absentia, New York
2020   The Kranzberg Art Foundation, Eyes Wide Open:  Surveillance Series,
         
St. Louis, MO
2019   Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Botanica absentia, 2019
2019   $20,000 Fellowship Award in Visual Arts, Regional Arts Commission
2019   William and Florence Schmidt Art Center Museum, Belleville, IL,
           The Space Between Series
2019   Artist in Residence, Forsyth School, St. Louis, 2019-2020
2018   The St. Louis Artists Guild, The State of Our Shared Land, St. Louis
2018   Critical Mass Public Art, Gateway Arch large-scale site commission and
           installation, Riverbend     
2018   Springfield Art Museum,Collections, Springfield, MO
2017   Gallery 210,St. LouisSurveillance Series
2017   Center of Contemporary Art (COCA), St. Louis
2017   Cedarhurst Mitchell Museum Biennial, Mt. Vernon, IL
2016   Quadratfuß, NX2, Annex Art, Berlin
2016   Contemporary Art Museum Open Studios, St. Louis
2016   Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery, St. Louis
2015   Arkansas Art Center Museum, Little Rock
2015   OA Gallery, St. Louis
2015   Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis
2010 -2015, Addington Gallery, Chicago
2009 - 2006, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Flat Files
2008   Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla
2008   Ellen Curlee Gallery, St. Louis
2006   Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin,
          SUPERvision/Surveillance Technologies
2006   Contemporary Art Museum St. LouisExhibition: Selections from the 
          Flat Files
2006   Gwenda Jay/Addington GalleryFrom Nature, Chicago
2006   International Invitational, Lyon, France
2006   Contemporary Art Museum Open Studios, St. Louis
2005-2003,Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago
2005   Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
2005   University of Missouri - Rolla
2005-2003, Aliya Gallery, Atlanta
2003   Schoharie 21stNational Juried Exhibit, New York
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Artist in Residence, Forsyth School, St. Louis, 2019-2020
Professor of Art, St. Louis Community College-Meramec, 1993 to 2018
Visiting Associate Professor of Art, Webster University, St. Louis, 
Advanced Painting Program, 2007
Associate Professor of Art, Santa Reparata International School of
Art, Florence, Italy, 2003
Associate Professor of Art, Washington University, 
St. Louis, 2002-2003
Gallery Co-director, Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery, St. Louis
Community College. Curator, 1993-2018
 
SELECTED REVIEWS, ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS
The Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst, Leaning on Nature, catalog with essay by Director of Visual Art Rusty Freeman, 16pp, 2020,  https://issuu.com/cedarhurstarts/docs/leaning_on_nature_catalog
All the Art magazine, review of Botanica absentia, Alexis Rivierre, 2020, https://issuu.com/alltheartstl/docs/spring2019finalupload_87d3200eb88e2a  
Contemporary Art Museum St. LouisBotanica absentiaSeptember 2019, https://camstl.org/exhibitions/teen-museum-studies-presents-margaret-keller-botanica-absentia/
delicious line, review of Botanica absentia by Alexis Rivierre, 2020,  https://deliciousline.org/review/431 
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis Audio guide, Botanica absentia, September 2019, https://soundcloud.com/user-469652853/inspiration-for-the-project
St. Louis Magazine, September 2019  https://www.stlmag.com/culture/visual-arts/st-louis-artist-creates-memorial-contemporary/
Webster-Kirkwood Time, review of Botanica absentia by Will Frank, November 2019, https://www.timesnewspapers.com/webster-kirkwoodtimes/botanica-absentia/article_4db83ee0-0c74-11ea-af97-c32daea586c0.htm 
Alive Magazine, July 2019 http://alivemag.com/extreme-curiosity-the-contagious-nature-of-possibility-in-margaret-kellers-art/
Ladue News, April 2019
Yale Radio, Margaret Keller, February 2019 https://museumofnonvisibleart.com/interviews/margaret-keller/
STLCity.com, October 2018
Critical Mass Podcast:  Five Questions, October 2018
https://criticalmassart.org/2018/10/02/5-questions-margaret-keller/ 
HECTV, September 2018 https://www.hecmedia.org/posts/new-public-art-display-adds-play-to-the-gateway-arch
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 2018 https://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/st-louis-gets-a-shiny-new-river-at-the-gateway/article_9ec6467b-a956-5bf2-a53d-4a22cec15630.html
St. Louis Magazine, September 2018 https://www.stlmag.com/culture/visual-arts/riverbend-artist-margaret-keller-opening-gateway-arch-national-park/
STLToday, September 2018 https://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/st-louis-gets-a-shiny-new-river-at-the-gateway/article_9ec6467b-a956-5bf2-a53d-4a22cec15630.html
South40news, August 2018 http://40southnews.com/maplewood-artists-work-selected-for-gateway-arch-grounds/
Alive Magazine, July 2018 http://alivemag.com/public-art-installation-coming-to-the-new-gateway-arch-national-park-grounds/ 
Delicious Line, Amy Sherald, June 2018
All the Art, review of Surveillance Series, Sarah Weinman, Winter 2018 issue
Surveillance Series, temporaryartreview, Joe Kohlburn, October 2017
Surveillance SeriesGallery 210 CatalogTerry Suhre, J. Kohlburn, 2017, 16pp
Temporaryartreview, interview Angelina Gualdoni, NYC artist, 2016
Temporaryartreview, review fort gondo compound for the arts, 2016
All the Art, feature article, Fiber, Winter 2016 issue
All the Art, Ron Laboray, Suburban Gallery, Chicago, Fall 2015 issue
Art in America, “Channelbone”, White Flag Projects, November 2007
Review Magazine, “Ruby Osorio”, “Dzine: Punk/Funk”, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Summer 2005 issue
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “Staging”, Forum for Contemporary Art, 4-21-02
New Art Examiner, “Against Design”, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, November/December issue, 2001
 
SELECTED PUBLIC LECTURES, AWARDS, AND GRANTS
The Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst, 
Leaning on Nature, Lecture, 2020 
Yale Radio, interview, January 2020, 
https://museumofnonvisibleart.com/interviews/margaret-keller-2/ 
Contemporary Art Museum, Open Studios Guest Artist, St. Louis,
October, 2019
Contemporary Art Museum, Botanica absentia, lecture, St. Louis,
September, 2019
The Space Between, artist lecture, The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center, January 2019
G-CADD, Granite City Art and Design District, Site-Specificity Roundtable, 2019
Saint Louis Art Museum, lecture, February 2019
Riverbend Talk:  Saint Louis Art Museum Docents, Gateway Arch Park Foundation, 2018
Surveillance Series: Artist Talk, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, 2018
Surveillance Series:  Gallery 210, artist’s lecture, 2017
Surveillance Series:  Noon Lecture Series, UMSL, 2017
$3,000 Artists’ Support Grant, Regional Arts Commission, 2017
Professional Development Award: Boston Museum of Fine Arts 
research, 2017
Sabbatical Award: Fresco research and fabrication, 2016 
Curatorial panel:  Intimate/Inti-mate, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis
The Body in Question-Gender Gaze, Art St. Louis
Photography in Contemporary German Art: 1960-1990, University of Missouri-STL
Contemporary American Art, Fall Honors Lecture, University of Missouri-Rolla
Applebroog and Abakanowicz:  Art with an Agenda, Washington University and the University of Missouri-STL
Islamic Art and Patronage, The Saint Louis Art Museum
 
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
University of Missouri
Mark Twain Banks Corporate Collection
William Woods College
The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center Museum, Belleville, IL
Dominic’s In Clayton
McCallum Place
BJC Hospital West
Numerous private collections in St. Louis, Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Berlin and Baltimore 
 
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