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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.


Irvine Gallery, Upcoming Group Show

6/3 - 7/14
"In Flat Fields": A group exhibition of artists who belong to New England Wax.
Irvine Gallery / River Tree Arts Center in Kennebunk, ME.
Shawn Hill, Juror
Opening Reception, 6/13/2008, 5-7pm
Juror's Talk, 6/14/2008 at 1:00 PM, public welcome
Encaustic Workshop with artist, Kim Bernard, date TBA

"Black Hull Cutout #1"
9" x 12" x .5", 2008
foam, plaster and encaustic

Juror Shawn Hill selected five of my new "Hull Cut-Outs" for inclusion in this group exhibition. My hull cut-outs are sculptural extensions of my paintings. So far they have all included foam, plaster and encaustic.