Sandra Campbell

Artist Statement:

I currently share my world with several dozen paintings, three university courses that I teach, three young children, and one husband.
I am kept running a path through my day. The way is patched with detours, but the perimeters are permanent. However, in the center of the labyrinth perches a blank canvas. It is my empty orchestra.
My work may seem to parody old masterpieces. I create a theatre and people it with an ornate cast: queens, mothers, children, predators, prey, florae, faunae. They live in airless, still places where each creature knows whom she should love or hate.
I wish they could be kept in these poses.
But then, the balances become uncertain. Relationships become inverted. Mothers become children. Children become empty eggs. Princesses become wolves. Eggs, children, families, all start to divide and become something unrecognizable. Soon, no one knows how they should think or feel. My sparkling utopia becomes unstable.
Yet still, the unbending wish for love, certainty, permanence. So I lift the brush again.
In this pose am I kept.

Biography:

EDUCATION

1995-98   Master in Fine Art in drawing and painting at the U. of MN, Minneapolis, MN
1992   Master of Arts for Children S.U.N.Y. Brockport, New York
1987   B.A. in Studio Art and Art Education Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

HONORS AND AWARDS

2008   Best in Show, Moses Lake Art Museum, Moses Lake, WA
2006   Award of Excellence, Allied Arts Juried Exhibition, Yakima, WA
2005   Minnesota Art Exhibition Program Grant/ Jerome Foundation, Mpls., MN
           Art Mob and Purchase, Weisman Art Museum Artist Collective, St. Paul, MN
2004   MN State Arts Board Grant, St. Paul, MN
           Publicity Winner. St. Paul Art Crawl, St. Paul, MN
2003   Best in Show, Children of Eden, St. Cloud Civic Theater, St. Cloud, MN
           Publicity Winner, St. Paul Art Crawl, St. Paul, MN
           Purchase Award, Rolling Plains Exhibit, the Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
2002   Award of Excellence, Bloomington Art Center, MN
           Fall 2002 Art Crawl Banner Winner, St Paul Art Collective, St Paul, MN
2001   Publicity/ Poster/Postcard Winner, St Paul Art Collective, St Paul, MN
           Merit Award: Oil Painting Division, Minnesota State Fair, Mpls, MN
2000   Second Place Honors, Women Art Registry of Minnesota, Mpls, MN
           First Honors: Oil Painting Division, Minnesota State Fair, Mpls, MN
           Tweed Museum, Purchase, Duluth, MN
1997   Weisman Museum, Purchase Award, U. of M., Mpls, MN
1996   Katherine Nash Scholarship, U. of M., Mpls, MN
           Department of Art Endowment, U. of M., Mpls, MN
1995   Department of Art Graduate School Fellowship, U. of M., Mpls, MN
           Merit Award: Watercolor Division, Minnesota State Fair, Mpls, MN
1994   First Honors: Watercolor Division, Minnesota State Fair, Mpls, MN
1991   Outstanding Overall in Show, NY State Teacher's Association Monticello,NY
           Art Teacher of the Year, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY
1989   Honorable Mention, NY State Teacher's Association Conference, Catskills, NY
           Sallie Mae National First Year Teacher of the Year, Washington, D.C.
1986   First Merit Award, Invitational Exhibition and Competition, U. of IN. SE, IN
           Julia Allen Award, Berea College, Berea, KY
           Hutchin's Award, Berea College, Berea, KY
           Art Student of the Year, Berea College, Berea, KY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010   Solo Exhibition, Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2007   "Through the Looking Glass", Clymer Art Museum, Ellensburg, WA
           "...And She Was Kept", Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery, W. Hollywood, CA
2005   New paintings by Margo Selski, Art Resource Gallery, St. Paul MN
           Margin of Desire, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI
           The Fertile Mind, Accent Gallery, Rochester Arts Center, MN
2004   Of Ghosts and Angels, Prairie Arts Center, Princeton, IL
           Pentimentos, Illinois Central College. East Peoria, IL
           "herself a siren", The Art Institute International Minnesota, Mpls., MN
           Strangely Poetic, Larson Gallery, U. of M., St. Paul, MN
           Frivolity: Paintings by Margo Selski, St. Cloud State University, MN
2003   The Siren's Cry, Christenson Center Gallery, Augsburg College, Mpls., MN
           Taking Flight: Paintings by Margo Selski, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
1998   Sacred Wounds, Community College at Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD
1994   Center: Painting by Margo Selski, Husey's Cultural Cafe, Mantorville, MN
1991   Portraits by Margo Selski, Rainbow Gallery, S.U.N.Y., Brockport, NY
1986   Portraits: Senior One Person Exhibit, Doris Ulmann Gallery, Berea College, KY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010   "Psychoradiology: Applied Jungian Concepts",
           Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery, West Hollywod, CA
           "The Year of the Chimera 6.1", Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
           "The Year of the Chimera 6.0", Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2009   "The Year of the Chimera 5.0", Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
           Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Special Temporary Exhibition of
           Glass Garage Gallery Artists
           "The Machine in the Garden (the Steampunk Project)",
           Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2008   "Roseville Arts Center Open Studio Invitational", Juried by
           Phil Linhares, Chief Curator at the Oakland Museum of Art
           "The Lucent Dossier Project", Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
           "Small Works Exhibition", Arkell Museum/Tri-County Arts Council, Canajoharie, NY
           Juried Exhibition, Moses Lake Art Museum, Moses Lake, WA
2006   Planet Margo, Wine Works Gallery, Ellensburg, WA
           Central Washington Artist Exhibition, Larson, Gallery, WA
           39th Annual Juried Exhibit, Allied Arts, Yakima, WA
2005   In the Balance, (two person exhibit) Minneapolis Institute of Art, Mpls, MN
           Art Mob Collection, Weisman Art Museum. Minneapolis, MN
           Anomaly, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ft. Collins, CO
           Flora and Fauna : Myth and Metaphor, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, MN
           Art of Recovery, MN State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN
           New paintings by Margo Selski, Art Resource Gallery, St. Paul MN
2004   Ex Nihilo Gallery/ City Pages Wine Tasting, I.M.S. Bldg., Mpls, MN
           Saint Paul Art Crawl, Tilsner Cooperative Gallery, St. Paul, MN
2003   Minnesota State Fair, Minneapolis, MN
           Children of Eden, St. Cloud Civic Theater, St. Cloud, MN
           Art Resources Gallery, St. Paul, MN
           Sold on Art, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
           Art of Today: Artists from Minnesota and North Dakota Exhibition,
           Plains Art Museum Rolling Plains Art Gallery, Fargo, ND
2002   Bloomington Art Center Show, Bloomington, MN
           mnartists.org Launch Celebration, Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
           Another Twist, Winona State University, Winona, MN 
           Sold on Art, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
           Art of Today, Artists from Minnesota and North Dakota 2002-2004 Exhibition,
           Plains Art Museum Rolling Plains Art Gallery, Fargo, ND
           Visible Fringe Art Festival, Visible Fringe Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
           River Gallery, St. Paul, MN
           Rogue Buddah Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
           Group Exhibition, Loring Park Playhouse, Minneapolis, MN
           Minneapolis Foundation for the Arts, (Group Exhibition) Minneapolis, MN
           Fandango, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
2001   Minnesota State Fair Art Exhibition, Mpls., MN (Merit Award in Oil Ptg.)
           Twist of Minnesota, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
           Annual Juried Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL (Second Place)
2000   WARM Exhibition, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN ( Second Place)
           Minnesota State Fair Art Exhibition, Mpls., MN (First Place Honor in Oil Ptg.)
           Faculty Exhibition, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN
1999   Member's Exhibit, The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI
           Group Exhibition, Intermedia Arts Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1998   Layers of Myth and Metaphor, M.F.A. Thesis, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Mpls, MN
           Group Exhibition, Intermedia Arts Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1997   Centers, (Three person show) The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI
           Artists' Books Exhibition, Coffman Union, U. of M., Minneapolis, MN
           Art Department Scholarship Exhibit, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, U. of M., Mpls., MN
           Annual Graduate Student Exhibition, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, U. of M., Mpls., MN
           Voices of the Earth Gallery, (Invitational Exhibition) Webster, MN
1996   Art Department Scholarship Exhibit, Katherine E. Nash Gallery. U. of M., Mpls. MN
           Annual Graduate Student Exhibit, Katherine E. Nash Gallery. U. of M., Mpls., MN
           Great Plains National, Moss-Thorns Gallery, Fort Hays State University, Hays
           Going to the Dogs, Katherine E. Nash Gallery. U. of M., Mpls., MN
1995   Annual Fine Arts Exhibition, (Second Place) Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul MN
           Summer Art XVIII, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
           Holy Baloney, (Juried Exhibition) Woman-Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
           National Graduate Drawing Exhibition, University Of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI
1994   Annual Fine Arts Exhibition, (First Place) Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul MN

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Tweed Museum, Duluth, MN
Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN
Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
St. Thomas Catholic Church, Rochester, NY
Berea College, Berea, KY
Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
Prairie Art Center, Princeton, IL
Museum of Contemporary Arts, Ft. Collins, CO

PUBLICATIONS

*Abbe, Mary Chuckles the Art, Star Tribune, Art pgs. 12-13, August 3, 2001
*Abbe, Mary Fiercely Female, Star Tribune, E20, July 8, 2005
Abbe, Mary This Side Up, Star Tribune, Art pg. 11, August 11, 2000
Abbe, Mary This Week's Best Bets, Star Tribune, E3, October 11, 2002
Abbe, Mary This Week's Best Bets, Star Tribune, E2, December 2003
*Abbe, Mary World Fair Review, Star Tribune, Section F pgs.12-13, August 25, 2000
Carey, Tim The Best of this Week, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Showtime 7E, October 6, 2002
*Chang, Richard, "The Machine in the Garden", ARTnews, September 2009
*Comb, Mary Ann The State of the Arts, Minnesota Public Radio, July 23, 2005, 1:00 p. m.
*Hanson, Eric Announcing... State Fair fine art winners, Star Tribune, B1, August 24, 2000
Johnson, J.P. Minnesota Art With A Twist @ Weisman Art Museum, Pulse, Arts Calendar, July 25, 2001
Knight, Bill A Year in Review, Lowertown News, pg. 3, January 2002
Minnesota Art with a Twist, WAM the newsletter for Weisman Art Museum, Vol. 10 No 5, Summer 2001
Minding Her Own Beeswax, Minnesota Monthly Magazine, pg. 99, August 2005
Nordstrand, Dorothy Gallery One, Marquee; The Phipps Center for the Arts, pg. 5 July/ August 1997
*Randall, Cynde In the Balance: Two Minnesota artists present ideas about society and culture through their original characters ARTS Magazine of the M.I.A., July/August 2005
*Randall, Cynde In the Balance, Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program Catalog, July 8, 2005
*Riddle, Mason 'Art With a Twist' a delightful whimsical show, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Section D, July 23, 2001
Ritter, Peter The Art of the Blue Ribbon, City Pages, Vol. 21, No 1,030, pg. 47, August 30, 2000
Simon, Terri Artist to exhibit work at Princeton arts center, Peoria Journal Star, C2, Sunday, February 15, 2004
The Art of Today: Artists from Minnesota and North Dakota, Plains Art Museum, Rolling Plains Art Gallery, 2002
*Theodore, Kathy, Margo Selski, Boulevard Magazine, September/October 2007
*Tomson, Ellen Family helps bring painter's life into balance, St Paul Pioneer Press, Entertainment 1, 11, Sunday August 7, 2005
*Walter, Natasha In the Balance at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Pulse, Arts Calendar, July 2005