Toronto-based visual artist and animator Margie Kelk takes an exploratory and experimental approach as she appropriates and reconstructs visual fragments of ideas through diverse media that include ceramic sculpture, drawing and animation. Recent one-person exhibitions include Counterpoise (2015) at the Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Substratae (2017) at Harcourt House Artist-Run Centre, Edmonton, Alberta and reference:gesture (2017) at reference: contemporary, Toronto, Ontario. Upcoming exhibitions include UnderSee at the Red Head Gallery in Toronto. Margie Kelk’s first stop-motion animated film, Substratae, has been featured in over fiftyfive film festivals nationally and internationally including The New Renaissance Film Festival, London, UK; The New Animation and Cartoon Festival International Film Festival, West Hollywood, California; and the New York State International Film Festival, in Albany, New York. Kelk is a graduate of Wellesley College, the Johns Hopkins University (PhD.), and the Toronto School of Art diploma programme. She is represented by reference: contemporary, Toronto and is a member of the Red Head Gallery, Toronto.

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