ABOUT

ABOUT

Margaret Carsello is an interdisciplinary working in Chicago. She connects her practice to converging themes around the complexities of identity and belonging in the intersections of family, memory, place, and digital culture. Margaret’s artistic process is shaped by her personal experiences and observations in the everyday, public, private and domestic spaces.Within this context,she imagines new ways to embody relational and unexpected narratives through structured forms, materials, and performance. 

Margaret Carsello received a MFA from Vermont College in Contemporary Art Practices, a MA in Art and Design Education from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA in Visual Communication. She currently 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 

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