- Richard Keen
- 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.
Univeristy of Rhode Island Main Gallery
Lumber, 42"x 48"x 30", 2012/13.
The Opening Reception is on - Thursday October 3 from 4:00p to 6:00p The
show will run from - Wednesday October 3 to Wednesday October 30
This is a special exhibition featuring works in a wide variety of media by
Visual Arts Sea Grant Award Winners over the past twenty-five years.
Artist in the exhibition:
Please join us for the opening reception and meet and talk with the artist
represented in the show.
The ocean is a place of abiding beauty that has been portrayed by artists
for its powerful force that is both awesome and terrifying. What was once
viewed as boundless, we now realize as a finite system. Advancements in
scientific inquiry into our oceans has inspired new generations of artists
dedicated to and inspired by the complex interrelationship between man and
nature. The Visual Arts Sea Grant has encouraged artists to explore the
conservational and environmental subjects involving coastal and marine
ecosystems, forging a dynamic connection and synergistic collaboration
between art and science. The artwork selected honors the majesty of the sea
in all its varied manifestations, and represents, perhaps better than at any
other time in history, the need to protect this special resource. I look
forward to continuing and building the Visual Arts Sea Grant community in
support of both artistic and scientific endeavors that enhance our knowledge
and connection to the sea.
Days and Hours gallery is open to the public free of charge!
M -12:30pm - 4pm
T - 12:30pm - 4pm
W -12:30pm - 4pm
T - 12:30pm - 4pm
F - 12:30pm - 4pm
at 11:33 AM