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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.


New series "Alternation Paintings" at Perkinson Gallery

" Alternation 16", 8"x 8", Spray Enamel, oil and encaustic on panel, 2012

 " Alternation 19", 10"x 10", Spray Enamel and oil on canvas, 2012

 " Alternation 20", 18"x 18", Spray Enamel, oil  and encaustic on panel, 2012

  " Alternation 21", 18"x 18", Spray Enamel, oil  and encaustic on panel, 2012

 " Alternation 23", 16"x 16", Spray Enamel, oil  and encaustic on panel, 2012

The above paintings are a few of my newest painting series titled "Alternations". Developed out of a combination of my "Area Below Series" and "Sea Geometry Series", they expand upon the subject matter in my other two series and combine techniques related to both painting and printmaking. These paintings and five others will be featured in an alumni exhibition at Perkinson Gallery on the campus of Millikin Univeristy in Decatur, Illinois October 1 - November 2, 2012. Carriage House Press on the campus of Millikin University has also invited me out as the visiting in their to create a suite of prints related to this work.