Toronto-based visual artist Margie Kelk takes an exploratory and experimental approach as she appropriates and reconstructs visual fragments of ideas through diverse artistic media that includes ceramic sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and animation. She has been exhibiting in Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Recent solo exhibitions include Beyond Absurd (2010) Nowhereness (2012) Swarf (2013) and Counterpoise (2015) at the Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario and Nowhereness (2014) at Artcite, Incorporated, Windsor, Ontario. Kelk’s work is featured in numerous literary publications, including the Mud Season Review, Up the Staircase Quarterly and the Twisted Vine Literary Review.
Her first stop-motion animated film, Substratae, has been featured in numerous film festivals, nationally and internationally, which include The New Renaissance Film Festival (London, England), The New Animation and Cartoon International Film Festival (West Hollywood, California), and The New York State International Film Festival, to name just a few. She has won four awards for her animation. Margie Kelk is a graduate of Wellesley College, The Johns Hopkins University (PhD.), and the Toronto School of Art diploma program.
Margie Kelk is represented by the Red Head Gallery (Toronto) and Reference Contemporary (Toronto).