I was born in 1955 in New York City. My family soon moved to the Eastern Shore of Virginia and after age 9, my sister and I were taken to Chicago by my mother. It was in first grade that I found out, at least to myself that there was something I could do better than the other kids — make art. And though I majored in art in high school, it wasn’t until working on my graduate degree in thermal engineering that I realized this was the true love of my life. Eventually I knew I would need to go to New York City and moved there in 1980. I am still here and continue to make art in the East Village.

It wasn’t until 1995 that I began making my signature work through setup photography. I began building landscapes and objects out of plaster and other materials and submerging them into water in a large tank. As the work progressed I put various colored paints in the water and arranged materials in front of and behind the tank. With these methods I create new environments that have a special diffused glow caused by their immersion in water.

Since I started working with a water filled tank, most of the work I have made has related to the Hudson River school and the luminist School. Though I have always loved these paintings from the 19th century, I never intend to re-create the work directly. It is more by chance that they take on the appearance that they do. To me, they are expansive landscapes without people that relate to beautiful sunsets across great vistas on the shorelines of Virginia’s Eastern Shore that I experienced as a young child.

In the past year I have been in 4 museum exhibits: “Otherworldly” at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, “There were Mountains, Sunsets, and Ocean Shores” at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, “25 American Artists” at the Gyeongnam Museum of Art, South Korea and “Deconstructing Nature” at the Hunterdon Museum in New Jersey. I also had a solo exhibit at the Charles Bank gallery (in conjunction with Kinz Tillou Fine Art) in New York City and the David B. Smith gallery in Denver.

Museum 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
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, KS
Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL

Lives and works in New York City
BS in Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
2008 NYFA grant
Solo Exhibitions
2012 Tillou Gallery, Litchfield, CT
Lafayette College, Easton, P
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
2013 “Semblance & Guised”, Metropolitan State University, Denver,
2012 “Otherworldly: Optical Delusions…”, Museum of Tourcoing,
Lille, France
“Beyond Bling”, curated by Claire Oliver, Clare Oliver Gallery,
“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, Gyeong nam Museum of
Art, Chawon, South Korea
“Deconstructing Nature”, curated by J. Greene, Hunterdon Museum,
Clinton, NJ
“Indexing the W
orld: invention, abstraction and disonance”, curated by Andrew
Young,The Art Center, Highland Park, IL
“Bowery Lane”, Charles Bank Gallery
aterways”, Heather Gaudio Gallery, New Caanan, CT
Selected Group Exhibitions cont.
2010 “More Photographs than Bricks”, Luther W. Brady Art Gallery,
George Washington Uni- versity, 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,
“The Landscape Reimagined: Photographs by Kim Keever”, Peninsula
Fine Arts Cen- ter, 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
“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
Colleg 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 &
, 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 Clif
ford Chance, NYC
2004 “Multiplicity”, Fota House, Fota Island, Ireland
“Elsewhere”, Feigen Contemporary
“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,
2003 “Nature Photography”, curated by Jay Grimm, JG Contemporary,
“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, NYC
Selected Group Exhibitions cont.
2001 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,
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
1987 Cutting Edge, Patterson Museum of Fine Art, NJ
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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
2011 Teresa Annas, “Kim Keever’s Scenes from a Fish Tank”, The
Virginian-Pilot, July 22 (photos)
Jones, Kristin M. “A Small World After All”. The Wall Street
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2010 a novel by Peter Straub, A Dark Matter, Double Day (cover)
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Amsterdam, Nether- land
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