Michel Keck is a self-promoted, self-taught, multidisciplinary artist. Keck was successfully eschewing the gallery system and proudly sharing her vast array of artistic styles long before it was considered vogue to be either self-representing or to have a multifaceted body of works.
Keck has been creating art in various forms since early childhood but it was not until 2003, after having naturally reversed serious health conditions via a raw food diet, that she started creating her art on a full-time basis. Under the advice of a fellow artist, Keck took to the internet in a very unconventional way and started selling her artwork via the internet auction house eBay.
In a fairly short period of time, Keck accomplished unheard of achievements for a self-taught & self-representing artist. Keck hit the eBay “Platinum Powerseller” ranks quickly. While the traditional art world deemed Keck’s self-representing, eBay art sales unconventional, Keck still managed to garner the attention of astute, contemporary art collectors around the world. By the end of 2006 Keck sold over 1,500 original paintings to art collectors throughout the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Russia, Netherlands, Ireland, Chile, France, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Greece, Norway, Malta, Puerto Rico and the United Arab Emirates.
To date, Keck's original paintings, mixed media artworks and fine art giclee prints hang in both private and corporate art collections in over 40+ countries around the world. Keck's originals and fine art giclee prints hang proudly in private art collections of both the first time art buyer to the well-seasoned art afficionado. A Keck original painting can even be found in the personal art collection of esteemed, billionaire art collector Chinh E. Chu.
For several years, Keck consistently and consecutively created a six-figured income solely from the sales of her artwork, earning herself over 1 million dollars in art sales from her original paintings and fine art prints.
Internally driven, and emotionally charged, Keck's original abstract art and mixed media paintings have been described as "dark yet uplifting simultaneously". When viewing Keck's portfolio for the first time one is under the belief that the works presented are the artistic creations of several talented artists. The diverse collections however are the efforts of just one. Explosive abstract art paintings, contemporary mixed media collage art, recycled art assemblages, spiritual paintings and her intricate and obsessive circle drawings are just some of the styles you will uncover when you delve into Keck’s vast portfolio.
"Keck's expansive surfaces command the attention of passers-by, reward the focus of new as well as seasoned collectors and transform a static wall into a crystal ball. Few creations rival the pure power, active style and personal impact of Keck's work." That is how John Yimin, advisor/caretaker of The Ioema Collection, reacts to the work of self-taught artist Michel Keck.
Keck's original abstract art paintings and mixed media assemblages have been exhibited in London, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Indianapolis, High Point, Pittsburgh, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas & Hong Kong.
Keck has worked on a substantial number of custom, corporate art projects including commissioned pieces for; medical offices / hospitals, law firms, veterinarian offices, colleges, restaurants, movie theatres, department stores, television, motion pictures and more.
Some of Keck's corporate projects include working with many of Nordstrom's Department stores across the U.S. to create original mixed media pieces for their Savvy Departments. Keck has supplied many restauranteurs around the world with her original artworks and fine art prints, including; Bar Louie, Wampango, Wuff, and Bean & Hop.
Actress Sigourney Weaver requested that Keck’s pug collage work be used as set décor in her 2015 movie Chappie. Keck has also provided artwork for other major motion pictures as well including the Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks. Keck’s artwork has also appeared on television programs such as the hit show HGTV hit House Hunters and also seen in the hit FX animated television series Archer (in seasons 1 through 5).
Keck donates at least 10% of her profits each year to the charities that are near and dear to her heart. When you purchase from Michel Keck Studio & Gallery you are helping her to give back. For more information on the charities Keck supports click here.
If you have any questions about purchasing or commissioning Michel to create a commissioned piece for you please phone 219.306.9474. You may also direct emails to Michel directly via email at michel @ michelkeck.com