BIOGRAPHY

Initially, Kim Keever’s lush, large-scale photographs of moody landscapes look like they were produced by the Hudson River School painters or the French or German Romantics: sublime, vast, and timeless. Upon closer inspection, cracks in the illusionism appear, as Keever’s landscapes are actually detailed miniature scenes that he builds himself, places in a 200-gallon tank, submerges in water, and photographs. Keever is interested in the combination of artifice and naturalism in landscape painting and how this has shaped our perception of nature.

 

 

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Kim Keever Lives and works in New York City 

 

Education
BS in Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 

 

Solo Exhibitions 
2019 “Three Dimensional Rorschach”, Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA 
Figge Museum, Curator, Joshua Johnson, Davenport, IA 

2018 “Water Colors”, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, New York, NY 
“Landscape Dreams | Remember”, KMR Gallery, Washington Depot, CT 

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

2015 “Random Events”, Waterhouse & Dodd, New York, NY 
Thomas Riley Studio, Naples, FL 

2012 Tillou Gallery, Litchfield, CT 
Lafayette College, Easton, PA 

2011 Charles Bank Gallery, New York, NY Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA 
David B Smith Gallery, Denver, CO 

2010 Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2009 Adamson Gallery, Washington, DC 

2008 Kinz, Tillou + Feigen, New York, NY 
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 
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 
Photographs, Fassbender Fine Art, Chicago, IL 

2001 De Chiara/Stewart, New York, NY
1999 De Chiara/Stewart, New York, NY 
Fassbender Fine Art, Chicago, IL 

1997 Art Space, Raleigh, NC 

1992 Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY 


Selected Group Exhibitions 
2020 “Modelled Nature in Contemporary Photography,” Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung, Curator Christine Jadi, Berlin, Germany (forthcoming) 

2019 “The Beyond: Georgia O’Keefe and Contemporary Art,” New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT 
“Weather Report,” Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Curator Richard Klein, Ridgefield, CT “Modelled Nature in Contemporary Photography,” Kallmann Museum, Ismaning, Germany 
“Modelled Nature in Contemporary Photography,” Museum Haus Ludwig, Saarlouis, Germany “Modelled Nature in Contemporary Photography,” Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel, Germany 

2018 “The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art,” Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR 
Thomas Riley Studio, Naples, FL 

2017 Orth Contemporary, Tulsa, OK 

2016 Thomas Riley Studio, Naples, FL 

2015 Waterhouse & Dodd, New York, NY 2014 Adamson Gallery, Washington DC 
Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Cannan, CT
2013 “Land & Sea”, curated by Tim Strazza, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, NYC 
“Semblance & Guised”, Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO 
“Six Artists, curated by Jacquie Littlejohn, Littlejohn Contemporary, NYC 

2012 “Otherworldly: Optical Delusions...”, Museum of Tourcoing, Lille, France 
“Beyond Bling”, curated by Claire Oliver, Clare Oliver Gallery, NYC 
“The Perfect Storm”, curated by Edna Cardinale, Julie Saul Gallery, NYC 
“Earthly Delights”, curated by Katharine Mulherin, Mulherin + Pollard, NYC “Bling”, curated by Dru Arstark, Jim Kempner Fine Art, NYC 
2011 “Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities”, curated by David McFadden, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC 
“American Chambers: Post 90s American Art ”, curated by Inhee Iris Moon, Gyeongnam Museum of Art, Chawon, South Korea “Deconstructing Nature”, curated by J. Greene, Hunterdon Museum, Clinton, NJ 
“Indexing the World: invention, abstraction and disonance”, curated by Andrew Young, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL “Bowery Lane”, Charles Bank Gallery, NYC 

2011 “Waterways”, Heather Gaudio Gallery, New Caanan, CT
2010 “More Photographs than Bricks”, Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, George 
Washington University, Washington, DC “Speak for the Trees,” Friesen Gallery, Ketchum, ID 
“The Garden,” McNeil Art Group Project Space, NYC 

2009 “As we Live and Breathe”, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL 
“The Landscape Reimagined: Photographs by Kim Keever”, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA “Trouble in Paradise”, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson AZ 

2008 “Twilight”, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME 
“The Sublime Landscape”, Project 4, Washington, DC “The Elements: Earth”, The Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart 
University, Fairfield CT. “Gallery Stable”, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago Ill. 
“10th Anniversary Exhbition”, Mixed Greens Gallery, NYC 
“Landscapes for Frankenstein”, Sara Meltzer Gallery, NYC
2007 “Kim Keever and Peter Drake”, curated by Mark Strathy, CCSU, New 
Britain, CT “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 
“Between Mind and Nature: Exploring Other Realms’, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT 
“The Contemporary Landscape”, Baxter Chang Patri Fine Art, San Francisco, CA 
“Hedonistic Imperative”, curated by Graham Guerra, Deborah Colton 
Gallery, Houston, TX
2005 “Beautiful Dreamer”, curated by David Gibson, Spaces, Cleveland, OH 
“Everland”, curated by David Gibson, Annina Nosei Gallery, NYC 
“Jack the Pelican Presents”, Jack the Pelican, Brooklyn, NYC 
“Staging the Real”, Projects at Clifford Chance, NYC 
2004 “Multiplicity”, Fota House, Fota Island, Ireland
 “Elsewhere”, Feigen Contemporary, NYC 
“Enchantment”, curated by Jennifer McGregor, Wave Hill Gallery, Bronx, NY “Second Nature”, curated by Linda Dennis, Fish Tank Gallery, NYC
 “Skies & Scapes”, DFN Gallery, NYC 
“Images of Time and Place: Contemporary Views of Landscape”, curated by Susan Hoetzel, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY “Elaine L. Jacob Gallery”, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 

2005 
2003 “Nature Photography”, curated by Jay Grimm, JG Contemporary, NYC 
“Supranatural”, Mixed Greens Gallery, NYC 

2002 “Fake”, curated by Koan-Jeff Baysa, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
“Unreal”, curated by Mel Watkin, Contemporary Museum of Art/St. Louis, St. Louis,MO “Photography: Here and Now”, Cornell Dewitt Gallery, NYC “Staging Reality: Photography from the West Collection at SEI”, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA; “Naples Museum of Art”, Naples, FL,

2004 “Mixed Greens Presents”, at Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn, NY 

2001 “Lifelike”, curated by Joe Houston, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL “Plaza Exhibition”, curated by Moukthar Kocache, Manhattan Cultural Council, Mixed Greens at Space 201, Brooklyn, NY
2000 “Kim Keever & Jason Yi, Safety-Kleen Gallery One”, Elgin Community 
College, Elgin,IL “Assention”, curated by Dr. Petra Gilroy, Diozesan Museum, Freising, Germany 
“Transporter”, curated by Naomi Urabe, Bangkok, Thailand “Almost Something”, curated by Andrew Chesler, Catherine Moore Fine Art, NYC 

1999 Kunst Forum Berlin, Berlin, Germany 
“Culturama”, curated by Vanessa Hattoun, Gen Art, New York, NYC 
“Natural World Observed”, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA “In View of Nature”, curated by Susan Hoetzel, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx,NY “Horizontal Verticality”, Rudolph Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX “Three Painter Photographers”, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
“Artists of the Second District”, Federal Reserve Bank, New York, NYC 

1996 “O.D.U. Artist Retrospective”, Norfolk, VA
1994 “Last Picture Show”, Brodys Gallery, Washington, DC.
1993 “Arachnosphere”, 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 1
987 Cutting Edge, Patterson Museum of Fine Art, NJ 
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 

Awards 2008 NYFA gran 

 

Selected Bibliography 
Vue Magazine, The Art Issue, p.56-59, 2018 “The Beyond: Georgia O’Keefe and Contemporary Art,” The Berlin Journal Cover, 2018 “Artyfacts: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art,” SW Times Record, May 24, 2018 Elizabeth Stinson, “These Abstract Prints Turn Physics into Art,” Wired Magazine, October, 2017 Intergral Studies in Art & Design, Cover, 2017 David Molesky, “Kim Keever Dives In,” Juxtapoz Magazine, April, 2017 John Dorfman, “Kim Keever: Fluid Dynamics,” Art & Antiques, March, 2016 “Artist Profile: Kim Keever,” Artwirth, February, 2016 “Art Under Water with Kim Keever,” The Lane Magazine, November, 2015 Daniel Kreps, “Watch Joanna Newsom’s Etheral, Paul Thomas Anderson-Helmed ‘Divers’,” Rolling Stone, October, 2015 Nastia Voynovskaya, “Kim Keever Constructs and Photographs Underwater Phenomena,” Hi-Fructose Magazine,, January, 2015 Mayer Rus, “Look Inside the Exquisite LA Home of Alexandra Von Furstenberg and Dax Miller,” Architectural Digest, April 2015 Doron Davidson-Vidavski, “Behind the Artwork: Joanna Newsom’s Divers,” The 405 Magazine, August, 2015 Joe Flaherty, “A NASA Engineer Turned Artist Whose Canvas is a Huge Fish Tank,” Wired Magazine, April, 2014 Teresa Annas, “Kim Keever’s Scenes from a Fish Tank”, The Virginian-Pilot, July 22, 2011 photos) 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) 2011 a novel by Peter Straub, A Dark Matter, Double Day (cover), 2010 van der Does, . “Willekeur als Kracht.” Bieneke, August. (photos) Amsterdam, Netherlands Tucson Museum of Art, Preview Magazine, May 2009, (cover) 
Wilson, Michael. “Reviews.” Art Forum, March 2009. (photo) 
Erickson, Mark St. John. “Luminous Landscapes.” Metro Mix Hampton Roads, Feb. 22, 2009 Annas, Teresa. “Art.” Virginian-Pilot, Jan. 22, 2009. (photo) Wright, Jeffrey Cyphers. “More Romantic Than a Blue Rose.” Chelsea now, Oct. 31, 2008 Interview with Lena Vigna, Kohler Foundation, Kohler, WI 
Oates, Leah. “The Altered Landscape: An Interview with Kim Keever”, New York Arts Magazine, May 2007. (photo) 
Jacobs, Joseph. “Environmental Attitudes: Four Under-Recognized Artists Survey Their Surroundings.” Art and Antiques Feb. 2007: 97. Pickney, Roger. “The Bare Boughs of Winter Trees.” Orion Jan/Feb 2007: 53. 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. Artnet, Alan G. “Paintings are loud and brassy mash-ups of pop, Old Master.” Chicago Tribune 15 Sept. 2006. 
Leffingwell, Edward. Art in America Oct. 2005: 172. Angrist, Laurel. New York Press Feb. 9-15 2005. <http://www.nypress.com> Cyphers Wright, Jeffrey. ”Romancing the Tones.” OffOffOff 12 Jan. 2005. Hrbacek, Mary. “Kim Keever at Feigen Contemporary.” The New York Art World Feb. 2005 <http://thenewyorkartworld.com/pastIssue/FebEditorial2005.html> 
“Readings.” Harper’s July 2005. (photo) Vigna, Lena. “Interview with Kim Keever.” John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Oct. 2005. MacInnis, Brendon. “Reviews.” New York Art World Oct. 2003. (photo) Cohen, David. “Gallery Going.” Artcritical 31 July 2003 <http://www.artcritical.com/DavidCohen/SUN12.htm> Holg, Garrett. “Reviews.” Art News May 2002. (photo) Daniel, Jeff. “Unreal or the genuine article.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch 8 Sept. 2002: A&E section. 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. Nakamura, Marie-Pierre. “Ambience Keever.” Art Actuelle Mar. 2001. (photo) Kastner, Jeffrey and Sina Najafi. “Our Weather: a selection.” Cabinet Summer 2001. (photo) Johnson, Ken. “Almost Something: Depictive Abstraction.” New York Times 28 April: Art Section. 
Schneider, John. catalogue essay. Elgin College Arts Center, 2000. Hsu, Wesley. “Neither Here Nor There.” Bangkok Metro Feb. 2000. (photo) 1999 Mahoney, Robert. “Synthetic Realism.” Time Out New York, Apr. 1999. (photo) White, Kit. “Artist Reviews.” Review 15 Apr. 1999. “Reviews.” The Village Voice, 27 Apr. 1999. Zimmer, William. “The Hudson River School Keeps on Rolling Along.” New York Times 17 Oct. 1999, late ed.: 1. Hawkins, Margaret. “Reviews.” Chicago Sun-Times 12 Nov. 1999. (photo) New York Contemporary Art Report Mar.-Apr. 1999. Knight, Christopher. Los Angeles Times 26 Nov. 1999. 1997 Greenberg, Blue. “Important Key in Keever Landcapes.” Durham Herald Sun 21 Mar. 1997. (photos) Ottmann, Klaus. “The New Spiritual.” Arts Magazine Oct. 1993. (photo) Mahoney, Robert. “Reviews.” Arts Magazine 1987. (photo) Gardner, Colin. Los Angeles Times 15 Feb. 1987. Potter, Everett. “Reviews.” Arts Magazine June 1986. (photo) Henegan, Darragh. “Art in New York.” The Ritz Nov. 1986. Potter, Everett. “The Paintings of Kim Keever.” Arts Magazine 1986. Gorney, Jay. “The East Village.” Feb. 1984. Levin, Kim. “Chill Out New York.” The Village Voice, Aug. 1984. Robinson, Walter. East Village Eye Nov. 1983. 
Publication 
“Et In Arcadia Ego”, Catalog, 2016, New Museum Los Gatos, CA Romantic Meditations, Media Theory and British Romanticism, SUNY Press, 2016, (Cover) Lapham’s Quarterly, Luck, David Rose, 2016, P. 27 The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, Random House, NY, 2015, (Cover) Hot Street, Hot Street Publishing, Halesite, NY, 2014, (Cover) GDF, Global Design Firm, Jay Hillyer, P. 72-85, NYC, 2017 Top Shelf, Jay Hillyer, P. 143-154, NYC, 2016 Tender Data, Face Out Publishing, Austin, TX (Cover) Blue Earth Review, Minesota State University, 2015, MN, 2015 (Cover) Experience Painting, Davis Publications, Worcester, MA, 2015 
Tender Data, Poetry ensamble, New York, NY 2014 Photo + Magazine, Abstract Image, P. 38, Seoul, South Korea Adam Finkelstein, The Hand, P. 13, April 2014 Top Shelf, Matchpoint, NY, 2016, P. 144-155 Diego Meijido, In the Making Magazine, University of Vigo, Spain, 2014 L. 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, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY 2011 
Brice Brown and Mark Shortlife, The Siennese Shredder, Siennese Shredder Editions, 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 
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Kim Keever

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