About

About

Margaret Carsello is an artist, designer and art educator. Margaret received a MFA from Vermont College in Contemporary Art Practices, a MA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Art and Critical Therory, and a BFA in Visual Communications.  In addition to her art practice she teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago in the Contemporary Practices Program. 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 

2014  Evanston Biennale, Evanston Art Center, IL
          Ginger House Installation +  Maiden, Matron, Crone /Video Performance

2013  FIRST, One-minute video addressing the notion of First Experiences. Curator
          Hunger Mountain Productions

2012 Indulge, “1000 Hours, 1000 Pound Cakes” , Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL      

          1000 Hours, 1000 Cakes, Graduate Show, Vermont College of Fine Art, Montpelier

          Balancing Act, Hinsdale Library, Hinsdale, IL / Curator and Exhibitor

2011 Abstraction, Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010  Full House, Group show, Hinsdale, IL / Curator and Exhibitor

          While In Class, Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009 South of the Border, Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

          Progressions, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2008 Winter Solstice Show, Tall Grass Gallery, Lemont, IL,

          Picturing Mary, Orleans Street Gallery, St. Charles, IL

2007 Bare Walls, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2004  My Way, San Francisco State University Digital Center Exhibition

PUBLICATIONS

2008  Communication Illustration Annual, Digital Media

2006  Featured in New Ideas in Digital Media, Step-by-Step Electronics Publication, Nov. Vol. 22

2004  Featured in Digital Artist in Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Extras

          Featured Top 50 Digital Artist Today, Step-by-Step Electronic Design Techniques, 2004

2003 Featured in Innovation and the Digital Image, Kodak Digital Gallery, Camden Maine

2002  Featured in Collage and Digital Art, Step-by-Step Electronic Publication, Nov. V11

2001  Featured in Step-by-Step Electronic Publication, Featured in September, Vol. 9

2000  Featured in Highlighting Digital Artists, Adobe Systems. Featured in Photoshop 5.0 

1995  Featured in Step-by-Step Electronic Publication, Featured in October, 1995

1995  Featured in Step-by-Step Electronic Publication Japan, Featured in December 1995

1993  Communication Arts, Published Portfolio, November 1993 

AWARDS

2011  Creativity 40 Annual Awards Honorable Mention, Commission for AIPAC Conference /                 Background screens for Hillary Clinton’s Speech / Digital Media 

2009 Cover Illustration, Associated Church Press, Award of Excellence

2008 Cover Illustration for Book Publication, Summit Creative Awards, Silver Award 2005 

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

2011  Commission for AIPAC Conference / Background screens for Hillary Clinton’s Speech / Digital Media

1993  Chicago Visitors Center in historic Water Tower Building / Visionary and Creative Director

1995  Chicago Visitors Center in Cultural Center in Chicago / Visionary and Creative Director

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2010- 2015   Board of Directors, Hinsdale Library Public Art Collection
2015    Hinsdale Library, Curator “Up Close and Personal”
2011    Curator, Balancing Act, Hinsdale Public Library, Hinsdale, IL 

Profession Experience

Art Education
2013-2015    Adjunct Professor, Contemporary Practices Department/Continuing Studies

                      The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2008-2013    Adjunct Professor, Instructor of Drawing and Painting / Moraine Valley Community College 

VISUAL COMMUNCATION 

1992-2015       Carsello Creative, Freelance Creative/ Chicago, IL
1990-1993       Creative Director, Connect Time Magazine, McMillan Publishers / Chicago, IL
1985-1990       Design and Creative Director, Chicago Tribune / Chicago, IL