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Margo Klass
Margo Klass in her studio
  • Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • MA and MMP, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • BA, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Other: Pyramid Atlantic (Silver Spring, MD), Penland School of Crafts (NC), Montgomery County College (MD), Torpedo Factory and Lee Arts Center (Arlington, VA), Paper Book Intensive (Haystack, Maine), University of Alaska Fairbanks

Solo Exhibitions

Lives of the Saints: Contemporary Icons, Reliquaries and Altarpieces, with texts by Frank Soos, Well Street Art Gallery, Fairbanks, AK, 2008

Box Constructions, with texts by Frank Soos,
Bear Gallery, Fairbanks Arts Association, Fairbanks, AK, 2007

Box Constructions, with miniature essays by Frank Soos,
Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK, 2007

Constructions by Margo Klass with Essays by Frank Soos,
Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, AK, 2006

Quiet Spaces: Architectural Books and Boxes,
Kreeger Gallery, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Potomac, MD, 2005

Box Constructions, with texts by Frank Soos,
Well Street Art Gallery, Fairbanks, AK, 2005

Constructed Images,
Lee Arts Center, Arlington, VA, 2004

Architectural Spaces,
Lee Arts Center, Arlington, VA, 2004

States of Grace, With Prose Poems by Frank Soos,
The Dadian Gallery, Washington, DC, 2004

Selected Group ExhibitionsDetail

Small Works,
Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth, Maine, December 2007

The Bones Show,
Well Street Gallery, Fairbanks, AK, 2007, Juror’s Choice Award

Patterns of Influence 2007: Changing Times,
Fairbanks Arts Association, Fairbanks, AK, 2007

Alaska Women Artists, Group Exhibition,
Alaska House, Fairbanks, AK, 2006, 2007

Interior Artisans XXI,
Fairbanks Arts Association, Fairbanks, AK, 2006

21st Annual 64th Parallel Contemporary Fine Art Exhibition,
Bear Gallery, Fairbanks Arts Association, Fairbanks, AK, 2006, Juror’s Choice Award

Fish Follies,
Cordova Museum and Historical Society, Cordova, AK, 2005 and 2006

What Needs to be Retrieved: The Marriage of Tools, Art & History,
Davistown Museum, Liberty, ME, 2005

Beyond Reading,
Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA, 2003

The Ebb and Flow of Nature, The 23rd Biennial Juried Exhibition,
Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Bethesda, MD, 2001

The 2001 Shrine & Altar Show,
Domont Studio Gallery, Indianapolis, IN, 2001

Looking Back, Moving Forward,
Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA, 2000

Beyond the Fold: Artist’s Books from Traditional to Cutting Edge,
Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ, 1999

Bound to Happen,
Paul Mesaros Gallery, University of West Virginia, 1998

Hand, Spirit, Invention,
Harper Collins Publishers, New York, NY, 1998

Milling Books: A Bushel and A Barrel,
Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD, 1998

Book As Art VIII,
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., 1996

Artists’ Books: New Boundaries,
Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD, 1996

The Book As...,
Gallery 10, Washington, DC, 1995

Pyramid Atlantic, Riverdale, MD 1995

Books as Art,
Niagara Country Community College, Niagara Falls, NY, 1995

Out of Bounds,
Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, 1994

Milliseconds to Millennia: The Art of Time,
Center for the Craft Arts, Richmond, VA, et al., 1994-95

The Book: Through Artists' Eyes,
Mary Washington College, VA, 1993

You Can't Judge a Book by its Cover,
Fredericksburg, VA, 1992

Grants and Awards:Detail

  • Artist-in-Residence, Denali National Park
  • Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
  • Faculty Sabbatical Grant, Holton-Arms School
  • E. E. Ford Grant, Holton-Arms School
  • Alumni Travel Grant, Holton-Arms School
  • Fulbright Scholarship, Rome (declined)

Teaching and Curatorial Experience

  • Adjunct Instructor, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2006-present
  • Arts educator in Washington, DC area including Smithsonian Institution, and private schools; culminating in 10 years as Chair of Art Department, Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, MD
  • Art curator in Washington DC (area galleries); Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH


  • Davistown Museum, Liberty, Maine
  • University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Private Collections