Little Red- Sizing up the Enemy

About Margo Selski

Using oil painting and encaustic, Margo Selski creates a vast universe where characters from her own imagined world meet visitors from fairy tales and children’s stories. Her dark palette and static compositions recall the portraiture of Flemish painter Jan van Eyck, while cracked surfaces—created by storing beeswax-covered works in the freezer—add a Renaissance-era patina and ghostly underpaintings slowly reveal themselves over time. The works, both intricately beautiful and eerily unsettling, take the viewer on an emotional journey as they discover the nuances hidden within them. “Seemingly simple allegories, my work reveals itself over time,” she says. “By using a safe and familiar composition, my goal is to lull the viewer into a false sense of comfort and familiarity, where they are drawn to images which, upon further viewing, become curious, uncomfortable and perhaps even dangerous."

American, b. 1963, Rochester, Minnesota, based in Washington

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
The Princess and the Provocteur, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2016
Parallel Universe, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2016
PRIZED POSSESSIONS, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2015
A Curious and Wonderful Bewilderment, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2013
Down the Rabbit Hole, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
A Curious and Wonderful Bewilderment, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2013
Down the Rabbit Hole, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
The Princess and the Provocteur, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2016
Parallel Universe, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2016
PRIZED POSSESSIONS, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2015
ART FOR THE HOLIDAY, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2015
Women Painting Women, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2015
Looking Forward into The Past, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2015
The Revolution hasn't started…., RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2014
Women Painting Women, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2014
Shattered Boundaries, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2014
EDGE OF TEMPTATION, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2014
TRANSCENDENTAL FEMININE FANTASY, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
View Artist's CV