Marthe Keller’s paintings, installations and assemblages push painting on and off the stretcher. Keller’s work grows out of the specific material conditions of its making. She often incorporates found materials and pigments, making her own paint for maximum control over viscosity, transparency and color intensity.
Keller is currently participating in group shows in New York, Perugia, and TelAviv. In February 2017, she will be featured in a two-person exhibition at the Casa Italiana Zirilli Marimo` of NYU.
Keller has been exhibited in 24 one-person shows internationally since 1976. ArtNews, Art in America, Flash Art, Art Critical on-line, ZAPP art, and others have published reviews and her writing is included in collections such as “La Couleur Importee: ready-made color”, and forthcoming in “Abstract, Abstraction and So Forth” by CPInPrint books.
Marthe grew up in Italy and maintains a studio in New York. Her work is in museums including the Whitney, the MET, MOMA. Her awards include National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, The MacDowell Colony and others. She is co-founder of BAU Institute, an international arts residency, and she teaches drawing and painting at Hunter College.
21st Century Abstract Painting and SculptureSeptember 28th-October 28th, 2016