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Maine, United States
Keen’s artwork has been shown in regional, national and international exhibitions. He has received grants from the Maine Arts Commission, University of Rhode Island Visual Art Sea Grant, and Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. His work was in the United States "Art in Embassies Program" and he has been a visiting artist at various educational institutions. Curators and critics who have selected his work include: Tracey Bashkoff, Associate Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum selected his work for the “Encaustic Works 2003 Biennial” at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Lisa Dennison, Director and Chief Curator at the Guggenheim Museum chose his work for the 2002 Cambridge Art Association's “National Prize Show” in Cambridge, MA. Other prominent jurors who have selected his artwork include: Phyllis Braff, Critic for the New York Times, Anne Rocheleau, Director of the Rhode Island Foundation Gallery, Moira Kelly, prior Director of Air Gallery in London, and Bruce Brown, Curator Emeritus of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Represented by Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Cynthia Winings Gallery and Simon Gallery.

1.27.2017

Top 25 in Dave Bown 13th Semi Annual Competition



 
Richard Keen
Form Singularity No. 99, 2016
Acrylic, spray enamel, and oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
© 2016 Richard Keen

12.05.2016

DEC 8th OPEN STUDIO- ACLU Fundraiser

I’m having a studio party in my NEW STUDIO - DEC 8th 5-8 pm .
Located  in FT. ANDROSS MILL, MILL 2, Floor 2, in BRUNSWICK, ME 04011.  (3 doors down from where I’ve been for 9 years.)

     I’m having a FLAT-FILE SALE with reasonably priced work that I’ve done throughout the years and a NEW PRINT: “Guidelines” (edition of 20) - part of my FORM SINGULARITY series.  This 2 plate 3 color Block Print is $100. unframed. And after my open studio on the 8th, I will sell any remaining prints on-line through email : richardkeenstudio@gmail.com . The $100. will cover shipping and handling. I will also post a select few works on paper for sale after the 8th as well.


"GUIDELINES",   Edition of 20, 5"x 7" , 2016

During this event ( and while prints last )  I will DONATE 50% of the sales of my works on paper to the ACLU

There will also be several other artists having open studios on the eve. of the 8th:
 TOM FLANAGAN, HEATHER PERRY, JAMES MARSHALL and IAN TRASK and additional displayed work by NICK BENFEY, ELIJAH OBER and SAM GILBERT  …ART, Beer by OXBOW Blending and Bottling, FOOD & and MUSIC !!     
ENTER the CUMBERLAND STORAGE loading dock or the MILL TWO DOOR and go up to the second floor.  Call or text if you can't figure out how to get here 207-837-7154


 
HOPE YOU CAN COME CHECK IT OUT.  


11.01.2016

Painting Center, NYC

 Recently selected for representation on the Painting Center's "Art File"

 http://www.thepaintingcenter.org/art-file/richard-keen



                                            "Form Singularity No.98"
                                             Acrylic, Enamel and Oil on Canvas, 30" x 24", 2016


See more at the link above

3.18.2016

Juried / Curated into FRESH PAINT MAGAZINE

FRESH PAINT MAGAZINE: Curated selection for the International Issue 12, April 2016


 
Form Singularity No. 72
2015
Oil and Spray Enamel on Shaped Panel
46" x 41" 
 
 
 
Form Singularity No. 79
2016
Oil, Polyester Resin and Spray Enamel on canvas on panel
24"x 20"
 
 
 
2016
Oil, Polyester Resin and Spray Enamel on canvas on panel
24"x 20"

12.28.2015

Top 25 in Dave Bown Projects 11th Semiannual Competition

Work from my "Form Singularity" Series made the top 25 in Dave Bown Projects 11th Semiannual Competition.
https://davebownprojects.com/richard_keen_iii.html

                          "Form Singularity No. 69", 30"x 30" , Oil on Canvas, 2015.