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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EDUCATION
BS
Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

AWARDS
2008
NYFA Grant
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

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 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
From Ohms to Avenues, Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN

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

2011

PULSE Miami, David B. Smith Gallery, Miami, FL
Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities, curated by David McFadden, Museum of Arts and

Design, NYC
25 American Artists, 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

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 Elements: Earth, The Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fair- field Conn. Gallery Stable, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago Ill.
10th Anniversary Exhibition, 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? Whatʼs 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, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX

2005

Beautiful Dreamer, curated by David Gibson, Spaces, Cleveland, OH Everland, curated by David Gibson, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY The Hedonistic Imperative, curated by Graham Guerra,
Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY

Staging the Real, Projects at Clifford Chance, New York, NY

2004

Multiplicity, Fota House, Fota Island, Ireland
Elsewhere, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
Enchantment, curated by Jennifer McGregor, Wave Hill Gallery, Bronx, NY Second Nature, curated by Linda Dennis, Fish Tank Gallery, New York,

David B. Smith Gallery | 1543 A Wazee Street | Denver, CO 80202 | 303.893.4234 | davidbsmithgallery.com

Skies & Scapes, DFN Gallery, New York, NY
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

2003

Nature Photography, curated by Jay Grimm, JG Contemporary, New York, NY Supranatural, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY

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, New York, NY
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, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
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,

New York, NY

1999

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

1996

O.D.U. Artist Retrospective, Norfolk, VA 1994

Last Picture Show, Brodys Gallery, Washington, D.C. 1993

Arachnosphere, curated by Robert Mahoney, Ramnarine Gallery, Long Island City, NY 1990

Art Redux, New England Museum of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

1988

Kaldewey Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

1987

Cutting Edge, Patterson Museum of Fine Art, NJ
Recent Acquisitions, Prints & Illustrated Books, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
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

PUBLICATIONS

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 Edi- tions, 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)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Teresa Annas, “Kim Keeverʼs Scenes from a Fish Tank”, The Virginian-Pilot, July 22 2011. 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.

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a novel by Peter Straub, A Dark Matter, Double Day (cover) 2010.
van der Does,. “Willekeur als Kracht.” Bieneke, August. (photos) Amsterdam, Netherlands 2010. Tucson Museum of Art, Preview Magazine, May 2009, (cover)
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