Award winning artist, Armor Keller, was
born in Montgomery, Alabama. After having lived in different parts
of the United States and overseas, her home is now Birmingham, Alabama.
Her artwork has been presented in many
solo exhibitions, including Encounters – Huntsville Museum of Art,
Kentuck Museum, Wiregrass Museum, Meridian Museum of Art, Monroe Museum
of Art, and the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Armor’s work has also been included
in many group exhibitions. She has had many commissions including designing
and gold leafing six wooden doors for Temple Beth El of Birmingham, and
33 paintings for Broadway Crowne Plaza Hotel of New York.
One of Armor's more ambitious projects
is the Magic City Golden Transit, an art car that is gold leafed
and jeweled inside and out. It has been featured in films,
books, a calendar, several magazines including Smithsonian Magazine, Car
and Driver, Spiegel in Germany, the Japan Esquire and newspapers, including
the New York Times. The car has been accepted into the Art Car World Museum
in Douglas, Arizona.
Armor began making one of a kind artist's
books in 1993. Her books have been exhibited, not only in the USA,
but Canada, Mexico, and Germany.
She received her art degree from the University
of Alabama at Birmingham, after having spent many years studying at the
Universities of Guam and Hawaii. She has been greatly influenced
by Japanese art and has been an official guest of Japan.
Armor served on the Birmingham Sister
City Commission for several years. Presently she is on the Board
of Directors of the Japan America Society of Alabama.
She received an Individual Residential
Fellowship, Escape to Create, Seaside, Florida.
Armor is an art advocate, community leader,
lecturer and teacher. Other art related activities, past or present, include:
President, Watercolor Society of Alabama; President, Birmingham Art Association;
President, Montgomery Art Guild; President, Space One Eleven, Birmingham,
AL; member of Board of Directors, Bluff Park Art Association;
member of National League of American Pen Women; listed in Who's
Who in America, of the South and Southwest, and American Women.
Her works are in numerous public and private collections.