Alison Keller’s career in visual arts spans 25 years. She received her BFA and Gold Medal in Visual Arts from University of Western Ontario in 1984, and in 1987 was granted her MFA in Visual Arts from York University. Upon graduation, Ms. Keller actively exhibited her work until 2004. While in Toronto, Ms. Keller was a core member of the artist-run Workscene Gallery, through which she toured her work through Italy, Germany and South America. Her installations were generously supported through grants from the City of Toronto, Province of Ontario, and The Canada Council for the Arts. The Art Gallery of Ontario profiled Ms. Keller within their two year museum exhibition program called the “AGO’s Artists With Their Work”.
As Director of Community Sponsorships for Rogers Communications, Ms. Keller led the company’s involvement in several notable exhibitions across the country, including the Vancouver Art Gallery’s 1997 show Topographies and the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Greg Curnoe Retrospective: Life & Stuff, 2001.
Ms. Keller also conceived and led development of “ArtWave@Rogers,” a pioneering online program presenting virtual tours of eleven of Canada’s leading museums, including the National Gallery, the AGO, the VAG and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. With renowned designer Bruce Mau providing site content, ArtWave@Rogers gave the company an important showcase for its leading edge technologies and provided an outreach vehicle for the museums.
A move to Vancouver in 2001 led to her visual arts career evolving into art consultation and dealing. In 2004, she joined Winsor Gallery where she developed the business working closely with artists and clients until the summer of 2011. Today, she is an independent art consultant advising private and corporate clients on their collection development, and counseling major corporations on their art strategies and public art commissions. Ms. Keller is also currently working with the Government of China in developing a proposal for a major public work in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province.