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Margaret Keller

Professor of Art

Postgraduate study in Experimental Electronic Media, Webster University 
M.F.A. Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking, Washington University
B.F.A, Drawing, Painting and Art History, University of Missouri-Columbia


Margaret Keller is an exhibiting artist with galleries/dealers in Chicago, Atlanta and Santa Fe, who has taught full-time since 1993 as an art professor in painting, drawing, design, and art history. She also focuses on the curatorial and critical aspects of contemporary art. Her art reviews have appeared most recently in Art In America, the contemporary art magazine Review, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Art St. Louis as well as in the internationally distributed New Art Examiner. In addition to her teaching and writing, she is a working artist and gallery co-director of the Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery. Regarding Nature, Craig Norton: Casual Casualties of War and Disseminate are among approximately fifty exhibitions she has curated at the gallery. 

In 2002-2003, Keller was a Visiting Associate Professor at Washington University in St. Louis and one of two Washington University professors selected to teach the Summer Program in Florence, Italy. Field trips included the Venice Biennale. 

Recently, work from Keller’s new surveillance series, Infrared and Captivate, was curated into the national exhibition SUPERvision at the University of Wisconsin. The exhibit was curated by Theresa Downing, Curator of the Minneapolis Museum of American Art. Since 2006, Keller’s new surveillance series has been curated into the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis’ Flat Files and was exhibited in the summer exhibition in 2006. Also in 2006, Keller’s work was featured at the Addington Gallery exhibit From Nature in Chicago. In 2005, her new Studio Window Series, which deals with natural disasters, was exhibited by the Springfield Art Museum. Keller’s 2002 one-person exhibition at the Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery in Chicago’s River North Gallery District was featured in the Chicago Gallery Guide.