kim keever

REPRESENTED ARTIST
Kim Keever studied Engineering at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA and was briefly a thermal engineer working primarily on NASA projects. While Keever changed careers in the late 1970s to become a full-time artist, he has always drawn on his original vocation by retaining a scientific and investigative process in his work, while simultaneously displaying an astute awareness of historical landscape art.

Keever’s landscapes – at first glance redolent of the Hudson River School and the German Romantic painters– are detailed miniature scenes that he builds himself, placed in a 200-gallon tank and submerged in water, then photographed. The landscape and the abstract images all have paint dispersing through the water adding a certain character to the constructed landscape in the tank and a high degree of randomness to the abstract images.

Keever lives and works in New York City. His work is in numerous collections including
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn; Hirsh- horn Museum, Washington, DC; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia; Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, New York; Patterson Museum, Patterson, New Jersey; George Washington University Gallery, Washington DC; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri and Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois.

Kim Keever

REPRESENTED ARTIST
Kim Keever studied Engineering at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA and was briefly a thermal engineer working primarily on NASA projects. While Keever changed careers in the late 1970s to become a full-time artist, he has always drawn on his original vocation by retaining a scientific and investigative process in his work, while simultaneously displaying an astute awareness of historical landscape art.

Keever’s landscapes – at first glance redolent of the Hudson River School and the German Romantic painters– are detailed miniature scenes that he builds himself, placed in a 200-gallon tank and submerged in water, then photographed. The landscape and the abstract images all have paint dispersing through the water adding a certain character to the constructed landscape in the tank and a high degree of randomness to the abstract images.

Keever lives and works in New York City. His work is in numerous collections including
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn; Hirsh- horn Museum, Washington, DC; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia; Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, New York; Patterson Museum, Patterson, New Jersey; George Washington University Gallery, Washington DC; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri and Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois.

Education 

BS in Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 

Award 

2008 NYFA grant 

Solo Exhibitions 

2016 Art Through a Wall, Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2015 Random Events, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, New York, NY 

2013 Abstracts, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, New York, NY 

2013 Kinz Tillou Fine Art, New York, NY

2012 Tillou Gallery, Litchfield, CT 

2012 Underwater-Scapes, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 

2011 Charles Bank Gallery, New York, NY 

2011 Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA 

2011 David B Smith Gallery, Denver, CO 

2010 Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2009 Adamson Gallery, Washington, DC 2008 Kinz, Tillou + Feigen, New York, NY 

2008 Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2007 Kinz, Tillou + Feigen, New York, NY 

2006 Kim Keever, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2005 Suspended States, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI 

2005 Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY 

2004 All I Ever Knew, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO 

2003 New Work, Cornell Dewitt Gallery, New York, NY 

2002 A Raining Day, Fotogalerie Wein, Vienna, Austria 

2002 Photographs, Fassbender Fine Art, Chicago, IL 

2001 De Chiara/Stewart, New York, NY 

1999 De Chiara/Stewart, New York, NY 

1999 Fassbender Fine Art, Chicago, IL 

1997 Art Space, Raleigh, NC 

1992 Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY 

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2016 “Group Show”, Lichtundfire Gallery, NYC 2016 “Et In Arcadia Ego”, curated by David Molesky, New Museum Los Gatos, CA 

2015 “Contemporary Perspectives on Landscape”, University of Richmond Museum, VA 

2015 The Road to Elysium”, Heist Gallery, London, United Kingdom 

2014 “Altering Space”, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX 

2014 “Winter Show”, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, NYC 

2013 “Land & Sea”, curated by Tim Strazza, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, NYC 

2013 “The Land Before & After Time”, Acola Griefen Gallery, NYC 

2013 “Semblance & Guised”, Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO 

2013 “Six Artists, curated by Jacquie Littlejohn, Littlejohn Contemporary, NYC 

2012 “Otherworldly: Optical Delusions…”, Museum of Tourcoing, Lille, France 

2012 “Beyond Bling”, curated by Claire Oliver, Clare Oliver Gallery, NYC 

2012 “The Perfect Storm”, curated by Edna Cardinale, Julie Saul Gallery, NYC 

2012 “Earthly Delights”, curated by Katharine Mulherin, Mulherin + Pollard, NYC 

2011 “Bling”, curated by Dru Arstark, Jim Kempner Fine Art, NYC 

2011 “Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities”, curated by David McFadden, 

2011 “American Chambers: Post 90s American Art ”, curated by Inhee Iris Moon, 

Gyeong Nam Museum of Art, Chawon, South Korea 

2011 “Deconstructing Nature”, curated by J. Greene, Hunterdon Museum, Clinton, NJ 

2011 “Indexing the World: invention, abstraction and disonance”, curated by Andrew Young,The Art Center, Highland Park, IL 

2011 “Bowery Lane”, Charles Bank Gallery, NYC 

2010 “More Photographs than Bricks”, Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University, Washington, DC 

2010 “Speak for the Trees,” Friesen Gallery, Ketchum, ID 

2010 “The Garden,” McNeil Art Group Project Space, NYC 

2009 “As we Live and Breathe”, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2009 “The Landscape Reimagined: Photographs by Kim Keever”, Peninsula Fine 

Arts Center, Newport News, VA 

2009 “Trouble in Paradise”, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson AZ 

2008 “Twilight”, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland ME 

2008 “The Sublime Landscape”, Project 4, Washington, DC

2008 “The Elements: Earth”, The Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield CT. 

2008 “Gallery Stable”, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago Ill. 

2008 “10th Anniversary Exhibition”, Mixed Greens Gallery, NYC 

2008 “Landscapes for Frankenstein”, Sara Meltzer Gallery, NYC 

2007 “Kim Keever and Peter Drake”, curated by Mark Strathy, CCSU, New Britain, CT 

2007 “Global Anxieties: Nine Perspectives on a Changing Planet’, The College of Wooster Art Museum, Ebert Art Center, Wooster, OH 

2006 ‘Whose Nature? What’s Nature?”, Sun Valley Center For the Arts, Ketchum, ID 

2006 “Between Mind and Nature: Exploring Other Realms’, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT 

2006 “The Contemporary Landscape”, Baxter Chang Patri Fine Art, San Francisco, CA 

2006 “Hedonistic Imperative”, curated by Graham Guerra, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX 

2005 “Beautiful Dreamer”, curated by David Gibson, Spaces, Cleveland, OH 

2005 “Everland”, curated by David Gibson, Annina Nosei Gallery, NYC 

2005 “Jack the Pelican Presents”, Jack the Pelican, Brooklyn, NYC 

2005 “Staging the Real”, Projects at Clifford Chance, NYC 

2004 “Multiplicity”, Fota House, Fota Island, Ireland 

2004 “Elsewhere”, Feigen Contemporary, NYC 

2004 “Enchantment”, curated by Jennifer McGregor, Wave Hill Gallery, Bronx, NY 

2004 “Second Nature”, curated by Linda Dennis, Fish Tank Gallery, NYC 

2004 “Skies & Scapes”, DFN Gallery, NYC 

2004 “Images of Time and Place: Contemporary Views of Landscape”, curated by 

Susan Hoetzel, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY 

2004 “Elaine L. Jacob Gallery”, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

2004 “Nature Photography”, curated by Jay Grimm, JG Contemporary, NYC 

2003 “Supranatural”, Mixed Greens Gallery, NYC 

2002 “Fake”, curated by Koan-Jeff Baysa, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2002 “Unreal”, curated by Mel Watkin, Contemporary Museum of Art/St. Louis, St. Louis,MO 

2001 “Photography: Here and Now”, Cornell Dewitt Gallery, NYC 

2001 “Staging Reality: Photography from the West Collection at SEI”, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 

2001 “Naples Museum of Art”, Naples, FL, 2004 

2001 “Mixed Greens Presents”, at Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn, NY 

2001 “Lifelike”, curated by Joe Houston, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL 

2001 “Plaza Exhibition”, curated by Moukthar Kocache, Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC 

2001 Mixed Greens at Space 201, Brooklyn, NY 2000 “Kim Keever & Jason Yi, Safety-Kleen Gallery One”, Elgin Community College, Elgin,IL 

2000 “Ascension”, curated by Dr. Petra Gilroy, Diozesan Museum, Freising, Germany 

2000 “Transporter”, curated by Naomi Urabe, Bangkok, Thailand 

2000 “Almost Something”, curated by Andrew Chesler, Catherine Moore Fine Art, NYC 

1999 Kunst Forum Berlin, Berlin, Germany 

1999 “Culturama”, curated by Vanessa Hattoun, Gen Art, New York, NYC 

1999 “Natural World Observed”, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA 

1999 “In View of Nature”, curated by Susan Hoetzel, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx,NY 

1999 “Horizontal Verticality”, Rudolph Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX 

1999 “Three Painter Photographers”, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

1999 “Artists of the Second District”, Federal Reserve Bank, New York, NYC 

1996 “O.D.U. Artist Retrospective”, Norfolk, VA 

1994 “Last Picture Show”, Brody’s Gallery, Washington, DC. 

1993 “Arachno Sphere”, curated by Robert Mahoney, Ramnarine Gallery, Long Isl. City, NY 

1990 “Art Redux”, New England Museum of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY 

1988 Kaldewey Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NYC 

1987 Cutting Edge, Patterson Museum of Fine Art, NJ

1987 Recent Acquisitions, Prints & Illustrated Books, Museum of Modern Art, NYC 

Public Collections 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC 

Museum of Modern Art, NYC 

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY 

Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC 

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA 

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA 

New England Museum for Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, CT 

Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, NY 

Patterson Museum, Patterson, NJ 

George Washington University Gallery, Washington DC 

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, KS 

Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL 

Bibliography 

2016 Dordfman, John, Art & Antiques, “Fluid Dynamics”, April, P. 48-53, NYC 

2016 Lapham’s Quarterly, Abstract image illustrating luck, Summer 

2015 Meyer Rus, Architectural Digest, “Perfect Balance”, P.147, NYC 

2015 New Yorker, Underwater kelp photo, Nov. 2, P. 42, NYC 

2014 Jon Pareles, New York Times, Arts & Leisure, “Clinging to her Every Word”, P. 1, NYC 

2014 Photo Plus, “Abstract Art”, P. 34-39, Seoul, South Korea 

2014 L. I. Art, “Kim Keever”, P. 40-43, (Cover) 

2014 New Yorker, “Art Reviews”, P. 9, NYC 

2014 Courrier International, “La Monde en Bocal”, P. 54 

2014 Fahrenheit 0, “Kim Keever”, (Cover) 

2014 In The Making Magazine, Interviews with Diego Meijido, P. 92-103 

2011 Teresa Annas, “Kim Keever’s Scenes from a Fish Tank”, The Virginian-Pilot, July 22

2011 Jones, Kristin M. “A Small World After All”. The Wall Street Journal, June 9 

2011 Kino, Carol, The New York Times, “A Peephole Perspective of Tiny Worlds” 

2011 The New Yorker, “Goings on About Town”, July 12 

2011 Gladman Randy R, “Kim Keever at Museum of Arts and Design, The Ministry of Art Affairs, Internet 

2011 Matthias Straub, “Eroded Men/Landscapes”, Lotto-Magazin und Das Spiel 

Ums Ganze, (cover and 8 pages) 

2010 a novel by Peter Straub, A Dark Matter, Double Day (cover) 

2010 van der Does, . “Willekeur als Kracht.” Bieneke, August. Amsterdam, Netherlands 

2010 Tucson Museum of Art, Preview Magazine, May 2009, (cover) 

2010 Wilson, Michael. “Reviews.” Art Forum, March.

2010 Erickson, Mark St. John. “Luminous Landscapes.” 

2009 MetroMix Hampton Roads, Feb. 22

2010 Annas, Teresa. “Art.” Virginian-Pilot, Jan. 22, 2009. (photo) 

2008 Wright, Jeffrey Cyphers. “More Romantic Than a Blue Rose.” Chelsea now, Oct. 31, Interview with Lena Vigna, Kohler Foundation, Kohler, WI 

2007 Oates, Leah. “The Altered Landscape: An Interview with Kim Keever”, New York Arts Magazine, May 2007. (photo) 

2007 Jacobs, Joseph. “Environmental Attitudes: Four Under-Recognized Artists 

Survey Their Surroundings.” Art and Antiques Feb. 2007: 97. 

2007 Pickney, Roger. “The Bare Boughs of Winter Trees.” Orion Jan/Feb 2007: 53. 

2006 Vigna, Lena. “Kim Keever: Suspended States” catalog essay for Kim Keever: 

Suspended States exhibition. John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI Oct. 2005–Feb. 2006. 

2006 Artnet, Alan G. “Paintings are loud and brassy mash-ups of pop, Old Master.” 

Chicago Tribune 15 Sept. 2006. 

2006 Leffingwell, Edward. Art in America Oct. 2005: 172. Angrist, Laurel. New York 

Press Feb. 9-15 2005. http://www.nypress.com 2006 Cyphers Wright, Jeffrey. ”Romancing the Tones.” OffOffOff 12 Jan. 2005. 

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2005 Hrbacek, Mary. “Kim Keever at Feigen Contemporary.” The New York Art 

World Feb. 2005 2005 <http://thenewyorkartworld.com/pastIssue/FebEditorial2005.html> 2005 “Readings.” Harper’s July 2005. (photo) 

2005 Vigna, Lena. “Interview with Kim Keever.” John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 

Oct. 2005. 2003 MacInnis, Brendon. “Reviews.” New York Art World Oct. 2003. (photo)

2003 Cohen, David. “Gallery Going.” Artcritical 31 July 2003 2003 <http://www.artcritical.com/DavidCohen/SUN12.htm> 2002 Holg, Garrett. “Reviews.” Art News May 2002. (photo) 

2002 Daniel, Jeff. “Unreal or the genuine article.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch 8 Sept. 

2002: A&E section. 2002 Kerman, ___. “Double Take.” Riverfront Times 21-27 Aug. 2002:Night & Day Section. Watkin, Mel. catalog essay for Unreal exhibition. Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis Mi. Oct. 2002. 

2001 Nakamura, Marie-Pierre. “Ambience Keever.” Art Actuelle Mar. 2001. 

(photo) 2001 Kastner, Jeffrey and Sina Najafi. “Our Weather: a selection.” Cabinet, 2001 

(photo) 2000 Johnson, Ken. “Almost Something: Depictive Abstraction.” New York Times 28 2000 April Schneider, John. catalogue essay. Elgin College Arts Center, 2000 

2000 Hsu, Wesley. “Neither Here Nor There.” Bangkok Metro Feb. 2000. (photo) 

1999 Mahoney, Robert. “Synthetic Realism.” Time Out New York, Apr. 1999. (photo) 1999 White, Kit. “Artist Reviews.” Review 15 Apr. 1999. 

1999 “Reviews.” The Village Voice, 27 Apr. 1999. 

1999 Zimmer, William. “The Hudson River School Keeps on Rolling Along.” 

1999 New York Times 17 Oct. 1999, late ed.: 1. 

1999 Hawkins, Margaret. “Reviews.” Chicago Sun-Times 12 Nov. 1999. (photo) 

1999 New York Contemporary Art Report Mar.-Apr. 1999. 

1999 Knight, Christopher. Los Angeles Times 26 Nov. 1999. 

1997 Greenberg, Blue. “Important Key in Keever Landcapes.” Durham Herald Sun 

21 Mar. 1997. (photos) 

1993 Ottmann, Klaus. “The New Spiritual.” Arts Magazine Oct. 1993. (photo) 

1987 Mahoney, Robert. “Reviews.” Arts Magazine 1987. (photo) 

1987 Gardner, Colin. Los Angeles Times 15 Feb. 1987. 

1986 Potter, Everett. “Reviews.” Arts Magazine June 1986. (photo) 

1986 Henegan, Darragh. “Art in New York.” The Ritz Nov. 1986. 

1986 Potter, Everett. “The Paintings of Kim Keever.” Arts Magazine 1986. 

1984 Gorney, Jay. “The East Village.” Feb. 1984. 

1984 Levin, Kim. “Chill Out New York.” The Village Voice, Aug. 1984. 

1983 Robinson, Walter. East Village Eye Nov. 1983. 

Publications 

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, Random House, NY, 2015, (Cover) 

Hot Street, Hot Street Publishing, Halesite, NY, 2014, (Cover) 

Tender Data, Face Out Publishing, Austin, TX (Cover) Blue Earth Review, Minnesota State University, 2015, MN, 2015 (Cover) 

Experience Painting, Davis Publications, Worcester, MA, 2015 Haruki Murakami , The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, 2015, (Cover) 

Tender Data, Poetry ensemble, New York, NY 2014 Photo + Magazine, Abstract Image, P. 38, Seoul, South Korea Adam Finkelstein, The Hand, P. 13, April 2014 Hot Street, Poetry ensemble, 2014, (cover)

Diego Meijido, In the Making Magazine, University of Vigo, Spain, 2014 

  1. I. Art, Art Kim Keever, P. 40, Moscow Russia, Spring 2014 

Theresa Barbaro, Art: Kim Keever, L.I. Art, Moscow, 2014 

Julia Kim, Abstract Image, Photo+, Seoul, South Korea, 2014 

Fernanda Plancarte, Kim Keever, Fahrenheit Zero (cover), Mexico City, 2014 

Emily Amodeo, Volumetric, Hot Street (cover), Halesite, NY, 2014 

Diego Meijido, Interview: Kim Keever, In The Making Magazine, Spain, 2014 

David Revere McFadden, Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities, Otherworldly, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY 2011 

Brice Brown and Mark Shortlife, The Sienese Shredder, Sienese Shredder Edi- tions, 2010 

Andria Friesen. Speak for the Trees. Marquand Books. Seattle, WA. 2010. 

Spring Edition 2010. Earth Island Journal. Berkley, CA 

Neruda, Pablo. Twenty Love Poems & a Song of Desperation. New York 

Kaldewey Press, 1989. (linocut prints) 

East Village 86. New York: Pelham Press, 1986. 

East Village 85. New York: Pelham Press, 1985. Yes & No. New York: Kaldewey Press, 1984. (linocut prints) 

Corporate Collections 

Microsoft 

Phillip Morris 

Clifford Chance Law Firm 

Harvard Library 

Bank of America 

Healthcare Development Partners