Bio

New York artist Marthe Keller grew up on a farm in the Hudson River Valley and lived in Rome, Italy for her high-school years. She studied painting at Maryland Institute and Boston University and Temple Univ, Tyler in Rome. She studied Art Therapy at George Washington University. Keller is an adjunct professor in the Art Department at Hunter College, NY. She Directs the BAU Institute arts residency in Italy, www.bauinstitute.org and she Edits the AAA Journal www.americanabstractartists.org.

Keller has been exhibiting internationally since 1974. Her paintings, collages and prints are represented in public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, British Museum, San Francisco MMA, and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Keller has received Grants, Awards and Residencies from institutions such as the NEA, NYFA, the MacDowell Colony, The Chicago Art Institute, Princeton University, Ohio State University, University of Connecticut, Virginia Commonwealth, and the Vermont Studio Center.

My Life in the Wake, is Keller’s 2011 spring solo in two venues, a survey of intimately related paintings and assemblages made together over the last 7 years, showing at New Arts Program in Kutztown, PA and Northampton Community College in Bethleham, PA.
 
Fluid, is a traveling exhibition, in Spring/Summer 2011, Keller will install two large works including the 30 foot chartreuse painting, Fold Color Replay, at Towson University, and re-install it next at DCCA in Delaware. Corso Ricorso Keller’s recent survey, toured Italy and Germany in 2008-9. A catalog is available.
           
Keller’s 2011 group shows include Splendor of Dynamic Structure: Celebrating 75 years of the American Abstract Artists, Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY, (Jan-Mar).  It’s All Good !!, apocalypse now, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Bklyn, NY (Jan-Feb). Her 2010 shows include AAA International, Otranto, Italy, Anonyme Zeichner #10, Berlin, Germany, Dialoghi D’Accanto, Viterbo, Italy, Linked: small works, BIG IDEAS, Heskin Contemporary, NY.

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One-Person Exhibitions

2011 Marthe Keller, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA (forthcoming March-May)
Marthe Keller, Northhampton Community College, Northhampton, PA (forthcoming March-April)
2009 Corso Ricorso IV, GB Kunst, Galerie Palais Walderdorff,Trier, Germany
Corso Ricorso III, St Stephen’s Cultural center Foundation, Rome, Italy
2008 Corso Ricorso I, Miralli Gallery, Palazzo Chigi, Viterbo, Italy
Corso Ricorso II, Studio Fontaine, Viterbo, Italy
2005Soho Myriad, (featured artist), Atlanta, GA, curator Sarah Hall
2002Fold Color Replay, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, 30 West 57th St, NY
2000 Marthe Keller and Karen Shaw, Conversation, Art Resources Transfer, NY, March/ April (two-person)
1999 Atrium Gallery, Univ of Conn, Storrs, CT, Saul Ostrow, Curator
1998Desistance, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NY, accompanying publication by Stephen Melville
1997 Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NY
1994 Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Turchetto Gallery, Via Mercadante 3, Milan, Italy
1993 Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, 115 Wooster St, NY, Catalogue
1992 Stephen Rosenberg Gallery (two-person)
1991 Galleria Plurima, Udine, Italy
1986-7, 89 Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, NY
1982 Whitaker Foundation Museum, Palermo, Italy
1978 Albuquerque Arts Center, University of New Mexico, Albq., NM
1976 John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
1974 Lepofsky Gallery, Baltimore, MD
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Group Exhibitions

2011-12 FLUID, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Bieber Ham Gallery, Wilmington, DE (Sept-Jan)

2011 FLUID, (3-person)Towson Univ.CenterForTheArtsGallery,Towson MD,curator Susan Isaacs (Feb-April)
Splendor of Dynamic Structure: Celebrating 75 years of the American Abstract Artists,
Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY, curator, Nancy E Green., (Jan - March 20)
It’s All Good !!, apocalypse now, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (Jan-Feb)
2010  AAA International “L’astrazione vista da un cosmopolita”, Aragonese Castle, Otranto, Italy.
Anonyme Zeichner N°10, Bluntenwiess, Berlin, Germany, curator, Anka Becker
2009 Dialoghi D’Accanto, Studio Fontaine, Viterbo, Italy, curator, Federico Sardella
Linked: Small works, BIG IDEAS, Heskin Contemporary, NY, NY, curator Jennifer Riley
It’s A Wonderful Life, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Imprint and Echo, Federieke Taylor Gallery, curated by Stephen Maine, forthcoming April 15
Peace, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2007 Material Matter, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, curator Kat Griefen
Contrappunto, BAU Institute Gallery, Hudson, NY, curator Marina Urbach
2006 Winter Salon, Lesley Heller Gallery, NY, NY
Material Sign, Florence Lynch Gallery, NY, four-person exhibition, curator Stephen Westfall
WAR IS OVER, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
2005 Optical Simulations, Yellow Bird, Newburgh, NY, curator Jill Conner, forthcoming Sept 10
Ideal, Selections from the AAA, Metaphor contemporary art, Brooklyn, NY, curator Rene Lynch
Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA, curator Sarah Hall
The Faculty Exhibition, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery
2004-5 Merry-Peace, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NYGallery
2004 Intersections, Douglas Elliman TriBeCa Gallery, N Y, NY, Ruth Hardinger & Michael Norton, curators
Diva, painting on view in the contemporary collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Women, Exhibition & Auction for WomenÍs Cancers, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2003 Eleven Painters Eleven views of Abstraction, Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
MORE, Mpercent, Cleveland, OH
2002-3 Les Fables de La Fontaine, Centre pour l’Arte et la Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France and USA tour
2001 21st Century Suffragettes, Sideshow, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (July), Merry, (December)
2000Toward the New: American Abstract Artists, Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville, NY
Hunter College Art Department Faculty Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, NY
Irresolution, Painting and Photography, Rosenberg + Kaufman, NY
Women and Geometric Abstraction, Rubelle and Norman Schaffler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1999 Women and Geometric Abstraction, Pratt Institute Gallery, NY, Kit White curator
1997 Better Color Through Chemistry, Islip Art Museum, NY, Karen Shaw curator
Abstraction Index Condeso/Lawler Gallery, organized by Vincent Longo and Laura Sue Philips
After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970, Snug Harbor Cult. Cntr, Lilly Wei curator, catalog
1996 Dots and Lines, 8th Floor Gallery, NY, Theresa. Chong curator
Pioneers of Abstract Art: American Abstract Artists, 1936-96, Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, Sandra Kraskin curator
Kunstart, Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt/M, Germany, Miki Bunge, curator, catalog, CD Rom,
traveled to Galerie Guth-Maas & Maas, Reutlingen, Germany Jan Maiden Fine Art, Columbus, OH
1995 Semaphore: Placing the Mark, Art Initiatives and Bill Bace
Basic Marks: black & white paintings, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NY
1994 Art in Embassies Program, Smithsonian Institution, American Mission, Vienna, Austria
The persistence of Abstraction, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ American Abstract Artists
1993 Drawings from 55 Ferris Street, Werner Kramarsky, NY and Jessica Berwind Gallery, Phila, PA
Structure, Lilian Heidenberg Gallery, NY, Hugh Keenan, curator
Family Ties, Krasdale Foods Gallery and Lehman College, Westchester, NY
55 Ferris Street,Brooklyn, NY, Frederieke Taylor, Joe Zito curators, catalog
1992 Vertical Slice, Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College,New London, CT
The Persistence of Abstraction, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KA, catalog
Galleria Plurima, Udine and Milan Italy
1991 Paper Trail, Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, NY Conlon Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1990Surface and Light, Stephen Rosenberg Gallery NY, Fran Kaufman curator
1990 American Abstract Artist's Association Exhibition, 55 Mercer Gallery, NY
1989 Abstract Painting, Illinois Center Gallery, Chicago, IL, Dennis Adrian curator
Contemporary Abstract Drawing, Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, NY
1988 Formal, Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL, Lance Kinz curator, catalog
Partners Gallery, Bethesda, MD
The Gold Show, Genovese Gallery, Boston, MA
Altar/Alter, Carlo Lamagna Gallery, NY, Ken Tisa curator
1986 One and One, Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, NY
Collectors Gallery XX, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Line Drives, Gallery 53, Cooperstown, NY, William Zimmer curator
Black, White & Grey, Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, NY
1985 Abstract Presence, Defacto Gallery, NY
9 Americans, 26 Federal Plaza, NY, curated by Hirondelle Gallery
Small Works, New Abstract Painting, Williams Cntr for the Arts, Easton, PA and Muhlenberg Gal, Allentown, PA, curated by Hudspeth & Janowich
1984 Fourth Annual, John Davis Gallery, Akron, OH
17 Artists' Installations, Directions on Broadway, NY
A More Store, Jack Tilton Gallery, NY
Making Marks, Works on Paper, 22 Wooster Gallery, NY
1983Three Artists, Directions On Broadway, NY
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Awards

2010 Visitng Artist, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
PSC/cuny Professional Development Grant, City University of New York
2009 PSC/cuny Professional Development Grant, City University of New York
2008 Grant, Fifth Floor Foundation, NY, NY
2007 Presidential Travel Grant, Dept of Arts and Sciences, Hunter College, CUNY, NY
Residency Award, Greenberger Foundation, NY
1998 Guest Artist, Ceramics Department, Hunter College, NY
Presidential Travel Grant, Dept of Arts and Sciences, Hunter College, CUNY, NY
1997Guest Artist, Women and Minority Print Program, Ringling School, FL
1990Fellowship, The Mac Dowell Colony, July/August
1989 Fellowship, National Endowment For the Arts, 1989/90
Fellowship, New York Foundation For the Arts, 1989/90
Fellowship, The Mac Dowell Colony, July/August 1989/90
1988 Painting Commission, Progressive Companies, Mayfield Heights, OH
1987 Grant, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation
1978 CETA Grant, Costume Design, Albuquerque Dance Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
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Professional Experience

2010

Curator, BAU Institute Print Portfolio 2010, http/www.bauinstitute.org/prints

2003-10  Director, BAU Institute, Artists’ Residency, Otranto, Italy, http://www.bauinstitute.org
2001-08 Editor, American Abstract Artists Journal, http://www.americanabstractartists.org
2008 Math Studio, site-specific participation, Smith College and APE Space, Northhampton, MA 
Guest Artist New Arts Alive, TV Broadcast, BCTV, Berks County, PA, DUTV-54, Philadelphia, Manhattan         Neighborhood Network, channel 34/82, NYC
1999 Panelist, College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, Session: Abstraction and Transcription: the Question of Touch, Buzz Spector, chair
Co-Editor, American Abstract Artists Journal, biannual publication (on-going)
Panelist, Authenticity and the Peony Pavillion, Lincoln Center Festival
Contributor to La Couleur Importee, (Ready-Made Color), Forthcoming publication by Galerie
Jordan Devarrieux, Paris, eds, Kerlidou, Louaver, Perrot, Briand-Picard
1998 Chair, College Art Association Conference, Toronto, Session: Off Color
1996 Panelist, "Abstraction/Meaning", Power Boothe Moderator, American Abstract Artists Panelist, Issues of Abstraction in the late 90's", Vito Giacolone moderator, Kean Coll, NJ
1991 Judge, Annual Awards, Painting/Sculpture/Photography/Graphics, Kingsborough Comm Coll.
1987 Visiting Artist/Presenter to Art Symposium, Univiversity of California, Santa Barbara, CA
1985 Draftsperson, Sol Lewitt wall drawing, John Weber Gallery, NY.
1983/1984 Co-founder and curator, Directions on Broadway Installation Space, 452 Broadway, NY
1982 Draftsperson, Sol Lewitt wall drawing, John Weber Gallery, Paula Cooper Gallery, NY Visiting Artist, Whitaker Foundation, Palermo, Italy, (one month)
Draftsperson, Sol Lewitt wall drawing retrospective,Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
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Bibliography

2009 Wei, Lilly and Longari, Elisabetta, Corso Ricorso: Marthe Keller’s Recent Painting, catalogue
2008

Amy, Eshoo, editor. 560 Broadway: A New York Drawing Collection at Work, 1991-2006
© Fifth Floor Foundation, 2008. Yale University, pub

2007 Andrew MacNair, ZAPP Urbanism, Interview with the artist on Collapse of the Stuttering Hand
Yassin, Aaron, "The Material Sign", review, www.artcritical.com/yassin/AYMaterialSign.htm,
David Cohen, editor
2006 Pozzi, Lucio, "AAA: il tizzone si e raffreddato", Il Giornale del Arte, August, page 26
2003 Keller, Marthe, contributor, Readymade Color, La Couleur Importee, Galerie Jordan Devarrieux, Paris, editors, Kerlidou, Louaver, Perrot, Briand-Picard
2000 Keller, Marthe, essay, "Further Desistance, I'm Late, I'm Late!", American Abstract Artists Journal #4
2000 Keller, Marthe and Shaw, Karen, Conversation, Art Resources Transfer Exhibition, NY, April www.artretran.com
2000 Artist Profile, Merthe Keller, Ab Art on Line www.abartonline.com
1999 Naves, Mario, review, Martha Keller, New Art Examiner, March
1998 Melville, Stephen, untitled catalogue essay, Rosenberg+Kaufman Fine Art, publisher
Johnson, Ken, Art Guide, New York Times, Oct 30, Martha Keller
Wilkinson, Jeanne C., Review, Nov 1, Martha Keller, Desistance
1997 Bell, Tiffany, review, Martha Keller, Art In America, September
1996 Keller, Martha, "Abstract/Meaning, notes for/from the panel", American Abstract Artists Journal #1
1995 MacAdam, Alfred, review, Basic Marks, ARTnews,March
1994 Longari, Elisabetta, review, Juliet n. 69, Oct/Nov, 94, Milan
Drake, Nicholas, review, Charleston Post and Courier, Sept.25
Zimmer, William, review, New York Times, NJ, Aug.28, "Geometric Abstraction's Varied Moods"
Ferrario, Rachele, review Martha Keller, Flash Art, Italian Edition Summer
Turner, Paige, "Void and Stroke", Halsey Gallery brochure essay, Sept
Wilkinson, Jeanne C., "Bold Contradiction of Minimalism", Cover, April
Wei, Lilly, review, Martha Keller, Art In America, March
Gardner, Paul, "Who Are The Most Overrated and Underrated Artists?" Art News, Feb
1993 Westfall, Stephen, catalogue essay, "Both There and Here", Martha Keller Paintings
1992 Collovini, Diego, review, Tema Celeste, Italian Edition
1991 Perissinotto, Luciano, review, "Variazioni cromatiche nell'arte della Keller", Messaggero Veneto, June
Centioni, Paolo, review, "Martha Keller, Plurima,Udine", Flash Art, Italian Edition, Summer
1988 Masheck, Joseph, catalogue essay,"Formal", Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL
Westfall, Stephen, review, Martha Keller, Art in America, March
Heartney, Eleanor, review, Martha Keller, ARTnews, February
1987 Lieb, Vered, review, "One and One: A study of Scale", Arts Magazine, February
1986 Westfall, Stephen, review, Martha Keller, Arts Magazine, May "Views & Reviews", Attenzione, Sept./Oct.
1984 Zimmer, William, catalogue essay, "Small Works: New Abstract Painting", Williams Center For The Arts,
Lafayette College & Muhlenburg College, Allentown, PA.
1982 Stuckey, Charles F., catalogue essay, "Martha Keller, Systems For Visions", Fondazione Whitaker, PA., Italy
Nickles, Joan, "Breaking Traditions at Palermo's Whitaker", The Arts, Rome Daily American, June 4, Rome, Italy
La Monica, Giuseppe, "Segni Umani Nello Spazio", L'Ora, 6/ 12, PA, Italy
"I Grandi Spazi Americani", Giornale di Sicilia, 6/ 11, PA, Italy
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Public Collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (painting, Diva, on view from 1993 to 2005)
Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Whitney Museum of American Art, print collection, NY, NY
British Museum, Dept. of Prints, London, England
Princeton University, rare book collection, Princeton, NJ
Fogg Art Museum, print collection, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
The Parrish Art Museum, South Hampton, NY
Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
San José Museum of Art, San Jose’, CA
University of Richmond Museum, The Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center, Richmond, VA
The Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
American Mission, Ambassador of The USA, Vienna, Austria
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Progressive Corporation Collection, Cleveland, OH
Prudential Corporation Collection., N J
Whitaker Foundation Museum, PA., Italy
FoodItalia, S.R.L, Rome, Italy
Barbara Guggenheim Inc., New York, NY
Concentric Associates, Inc., NJ
Pharmaceutical Peptides, Inc. Cambridge, MA
TFX Industries, Plymouth Meeting, PA

J. Robert Scott, Los Angeles, CA


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Education

1972-73 George Washington University, Art Therapy, Masters Program
1971 Maryland Institute, College of Art, Painting, BFA
1966-69 Boston University, School of Fine Arts
1968 Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy
1964-66 St. Stephen's School, Rome, Italy
1961-64 Overseas School of Rome, Rome, Italy
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Teaching

2010

Assistant Professor Adjunct, Hunter College, CUNY, NY

2007/8/9 Asst. Prof, Adj, Advanced Painting Techniques & Concepts, ART CR 360.11, Hunter College, CUNY
BAU Workshops, Baryshnikov Center, NY, NY, "Painters Call On Painters" advanced seminar
2006 Asst.Prof, Adj, Basic Drawing and Advanced Painting Techniques & Concepts, ART360, Hunter College, CUNY
2004/5 Asst. Prof, Adj, Advanced Painting Techniques & Concepts, ART CR 360.11, Hunter College, CUNY
The Arts Center, St Petersburg, FL, Master Artist Workshop, Extending Your Painting Tools
BAU Workshops, Baryshnikov Center, NY, NY, "Painters Call On Painters" advanced seminar
2005 Assistant Professor, Adj., Advanced Drawing, Art 101, Hunter College, City University of New York
2004 Assistant Professor, Adj., Beginning Drawing, Art 101, Hunter College, City University of New York
Visiting Artist/Painting Instructor, Summer Workshop (City College), Otranto, Italy (July)
Assistant Professor, Adj., Advanced Drawing, Art 101, Hunter College, City University of New York
2003 Assistant Professor, Adj., Basic Drawing and Art 101, Hunter College, CUNY
2002 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Beginning, Advanced Painting, Intro. Art 101, Hunter College, NY
2001 MFA Seminar, Art and Art History Department, U.Conn, Storrs, CT (Fall Semester)
Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute, Aix en Provence, France
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Beginning, Advanced Painting, Intro. Art 101, Hunter College, NY
1999 MFA Seminar, Art and Art History Department, U.Conn, Storrs, CT (reappointed) Assistant Professor, Drawing I, Hunter College, NY Artist/Teacher, MFA Program, Vermont College
1998-99 Visiting Artist, Beginning Painting, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ Lecture, "Off Color", California Coll of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA Assistant Professor, Intro. Art 101, Hunter College, NY Instructor, Painting Seminar, The New School/ Parsons, NY
1997 Artist/Teacher, MFA Program, Vermont College Visiting Artist, Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, FL
1996/7 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Drawing I and Intro. Art 101, Hunter College, NY Instructor, Intermediate Painting, Studio and Basic Drawing, The New School/ Parsons, NY
1996 Visiting Artist, Advanced Painting, Graduate Seminar, Ohio State University, Colombus, OH Instructor, Basic Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, (winter session)
1995 Adjunct Instructor, Painting I, II, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY Instructor, Painting and Drawing Studio, The New School of Social Research, NY Instructor, Multi-LevelPainting, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Oxbow, (summer), MI Instructor, Beginning Drawing, The New School for Social Research, NY (summer) Guest Lecturer, Advanced Painting, Sculpture and Multi-media, Parsons School of Design, NY
1994 Guest Lecturer, Graduate Painting, Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy Instructor, Painting and Drawing, ACT, School of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NY (summer) Adjunct Instructor, Painting I, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY
1993 Guest Lecturer, Graduate Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence,RI Adjunct Instructor, Painting I, II, Western Art Survey, Kingsborough Comm. Coll., Bklyn, NY Instructor, Painting and Mixed Media, 53rd Street YWCA, NY
1992 Instructor, Drawing Marathon, New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing & Sculpture, NY 1991/92 Lecturer in Visual Arts, Intermediate Painting, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ Instructor, Multi-Level Painting, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Oxbow, (summer), MI Guest Lecturer, Advanced Drawing Seminar, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
1990 Visiting Artist, Graduate & Advanced Painting,School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL Visiting Artist (search finalist), Graduate & Advanced Painting, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1989 Visiting Artist, New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing & Sculpture, NY