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JAYSON KEELING Available Works:

Jayson Keeling was born in Brooklyn, NY and attended The Fashion Institute of Technology. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NYC. For most of his career Keeling has worked almost exclusively in the medium of photography but recently he has begun to explore painting, video, and sculpture as well. His work has been featured in many exhibitions including Glitter and Folds, ICA- Institute of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania, PA; The Queens International 4, The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY; The Bearden Project and VideoStudio, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Summer Mixtape Vol. 1, Exit Art, New York and The Wu-Tang googolplex Show (Congress), GBE@passerby, New York. His residencies include: The Apex Art Outbound Travel Residency to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2009), The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space Residency (2009) and Workspace Residency (2007), The Bronx Museum’s A.I.M 27 (2006) and Aljiria’s Emerge 08 (2006). He has been included in exhibitions at The Abrons Art Center at the Henry Street Settlement, the 92ND Street Y, El Museo del Barrio, La Mama la Galleria, The Andy Warhol Museum, Real Art Ways. Recent activities have included various residencies including OmI International New York. His works are in various collections.

AWARDS, COMISSIONS AND RESIDENCIES

2014                              

Play Safe 4, Safe Sex Campaign (commission), Visual Aids, NYC

 

2012                          

Artist in Residence, Art Omi International Artists Residency, Ghent, NY                       

CCNY Darkroom Residency, Runner-up Key Holder Resident, NYC

                                               

2010                          

The Laundromat Project Print Edition, Jean-Yves Noblet Editions, NYC

 

2009                          

Apexart Outbound Residency, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Swing Space Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC

 

2008                          

Smack Mellon Hot Picks, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

 

2007-08                    

LMCC Workspace Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC

 

2006                          

AIM 27, Artists in The Marketplace Professional Development Fellowship, NYC [catalogue]

Harlem: Beautiful, Portrait Commission, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, [published]

Emerge 8, Creative Capitol Professional Development Fellowship, Aljira A Center for

Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ [catalogue]

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014                               

Art 21/ Recent Paintings and Works on Paper, BREEZEWAY GALLERY @ TRIBECA

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, BMCC/CUNY, NYC

                                

Art 2                      SOMETHING ELSE AGAIN: VIDEO WORKS AND SHORT FILMS BY JAYSON KEELING,

                                Richard Harris Terrace, BMCC/CUNY, NYC

 

2013                          

OMIPICTURES, Time Equities Inc. Art-in-Buildings, NYC

                                   

2011                                      

See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over Go Ape Crazy!

Third Streaming, NYC          

 

2009                          

Behind The Green Door, Abrons Art Center Henry Street Settlement, NYC

99 and 44/100% Pure, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT [brochure]

 

2008                          

Jayson Keeling and Fredrick Hayes, Number 35 Gallery, NYC

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014                          

Natalie Kates Projects, SCOPE New York, NYC

Aljira at 30- Dreams and Reality, The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey [catalogue]

Sticky and Sweet, Terrain, Oak Park, Ill

                                   

2013                          

Glitter and Folds, ICA – Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Better Days, Art Basel Switzerland/ Absolut Art Bureau, Basel, Switzerland

ART21/WHAT TIME IS NOW: ART/HISTORY/FILM, Richard Harris Terrace @BMCC/CUNY, NYC

Psychosexual: An Exploration of the Abstracted Gesture, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL

Mickalene Thomas’ Decopolis: The Talent of Others, The Proposition, NYC                             

Another New York, ARTBRIDGE, NYC

 

2012                          

TêTE-à-TêTE, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL,

Bigger Than Shadows, Dodge Gallery, NYC

TêTE-à-TêTE, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NYC  

The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC

Harlem Postcards Tenth Anniversary, The Studio Museum In Harlem, NYC    

Re-Mixed Messages: A(I)DS, Art + Words, Transformer Gallery, Washington, D.C

Caribbean Crossroads of the World: Caribe Now: Contemporary Art of The Caribbean Diaspora,

The Nathan Cummings Foundation, NYC              

                       

2011              

Edouard Glissant: Inhabit his Name, Recess Activities, NYC

Mixed Messages: A(I)DS, Art + Words, La MaMa la Galleria, NYC          

The (S) Files Bienal, El Museo del Barrio, NYC                             

“Four Minutes, Thirty-Three Seconds”, Legal Art, Miami, FL

The Trinidad +Tobago New Media Film Festival, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies    

Summer Picks, Third Streaming, NYC        

Low Lives 3, Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art, NJ.                                                                

BAMart, Bergdorf Goodman, NYC   

The Perfumed Handkerchief, The Flux Factory, NYC      

 

2010                          

Bunny Redux: Contemporary Artists Rethink the Iconic Playboy Bunny, collaboration with

Kalup Linzy, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA

Lush Life: Chapter Eight, 17 plus 25 is 32, Scaramouche, NYC

BITE, Third Streaming, NYC

Jamaica Flux: Workspaces and Windows, The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, NYC

 

2009                          

Queens International, 4, The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NYC

30 Seconds Off an Inch, The Studio Museum In Harlem, NYC

                          Rockstone and Bootheel, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT Oh Snap, Envoy Enterprises, NYC

Lips Like Sugar Walls, Collaboration with Alison Ward and the Ruffian Arms, Dixon Place, NYC       

Everyman’s an Angel, NY Studio Gallery, NYC

 

2008                          

Summer Mixtape Volume 1: The Get Smart Edition, Exit Art, NYC

VIDEOSTUDIO, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC

The Red Badge of Courage Revisited, The Newark Arts Council, Newark, NJ 

The Labyrinth Wall: From Mythology to Reality, Exit Art, NYC Homecoming, ABC No Rio, NYC

Straight Ahead, Monkey Town, Brooklyn, NY

In Transit, Moti Hasson Gallery, NYC

The B-Sides, Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

LMCC Screenings, 92nd Street Y, NYC

 

 

2007                          

Wu-tang / Googoplex Show (Congress), Gavin Brown’s Enterprise At Passerby, NYC            

Sex in The City, D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

AIM 27, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY

EMERGE 8, Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ Exposure, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Red Carpet Treatment, Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL

Six Degrees of Separation, Paul Sharpe Contemporary NYC      

     

 

2006  

If A Cat Gives Birth to Kittens in an Oven, Are They Kittens or Biscuits, Roebling Hall, NYC    Harlem Postcards,

The Studio Museum in Harlem, [catalogue]

Do You Think I’m Disco, collaboration with Kalup Linzy, Longwood Arts Gallery at Hostos, Bronx, NY

Brother to Brother, Zero Station Gallery, Portland, ME

10 Curatorial Perspectives, Haven Arts, Bronx, NY

Beauty Shop, Soul Gallery, Miami, FL

3rd Wave: The Planet of Brooklyn Transitions, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY

                       

 

2005              

Crossroads, Jayson Keeling, Cass Bird and Marco Tawil, Jan Larsen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY     

 

 

2003–2006              

Up Your Sleeve, The Dublab Covers Project, los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA; Kyoto Japan; Ghent

Belgium; Amsterdam, Holland; New York, NY; Chicago,    IL; London, UK; Barcelona, Spain

 

2001

Bigger Than Hip-Hop, Rush Arts Gallery, NY

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2014

TEN - A Curated Artists’ Salon

 

2013                          

Stars in My Pockets like Grains of Sand, Lower East Side Print Shop

 

2010                          

Automatic for the People: John Ahearn and Riggoberto Torres, Aljira A Center For Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

 

SELECTED ARTISTS TALKS

2014                          

ARC Panel- Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion, NADA Art Fair, [catalogue]       

 

2013

Curator- Guided Tour, Glitter and Folds, ICA – Institute of Contemporary Art, University

of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTISTS: JAYSON KEELING, Richard Harris Terrace @BMCC/CUNY, 2013

 

Abstract Painting and Identity: A Panel Discussion, Moderated by Robert Storr with Jeffery

Gibson, Jayson Keeling and Suzanne McClelland

 

Artist Talk, ART21/WHAT TIME IS NOWART/HISTORY/FILM, Richard Harris Terrace @BMCC/CUNY, [catalogue]

 

Artists-Guided Tour, In the Realm of Dreams and Fears, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

 

2012                          

Artists-Guided Tour: Caribe Now: Contemporary Art Of The Caribbean Diaspora,

The Nathan Cummings Foundation, [catalogue]

 

2011                          

Jayson Keeling In conversation with Rich Blint and Greg Tate, Third Streaming, [NYC

Seoul Food: Apexart Outbound Residents Talk Shop, Apex Art, NYC

 

2009                        

Racism: An American Family Value, Artists Talk, The Center For Book Arts, NYC         

Artists Talk, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

Resident Alien, Artists Talk, Sonfija Grandakovska, Jayson Keeling and Edwin Ramoran,

Apex Art, NYC

Apex Art Inbound Artists Talk, Goethe-Institute, Gebre Kristos Desta Modern Art Museum

in conjunction with The Asni Gallery, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY  

2013                          

Mathis, Devin, Feinstein Jon, Kozovsky, Keeling, Jayson, The Art Bridge Initiative,

Installation Magazine, September 8, 2013 [ill.]

Keeling, Jayson, IONA ROZEAL BROWN’S CHOICH! ART IN A CHANGING AMERICA,

March 10, 2013 [online] [ill]

Britto, Michael Paul, Keeling, Jayson, THE SUSPECT WAR/STOP THE FRISK, ARTS IN

A CHANGING AMERICA, July 18, 2013[online] [ill.]          

Vogel, Carol, At Art Basel, an Unslaked Appetite for Buying, The New York Times, New York, NY June 13, 2013 [ill.]

 

2012                          

McCleod, Carmen, “TêTE-à-TêTE’: Mickalene Thomas in Conversation with Carmen McCleod,”

ART PAPERS (November/December 2012 issue), [ill.]

Chou, Kimberly, “An Exhibit Lands on Its Feet,” The Wall Street Journal,( November 12, 2012 )[ill.] [online]

Wall Street Journal Staff Pick, “ New York Photos of the Week,” The Wall Street Journal (November10-16th): [ill. ] [online]                           

Cotter, Holland, “ TêTE-à-TêTE,” The New York Times, (August 9, 2012)                    

Norman, Lee Ann, “ tête-à-tête,” The Slant, ArtSlant, July (22/2012 ) [online]

Valloire, Delphine, “ Dance Dance Revolution,” Jalouse Magazine, Paris, France

(July/August 2012 ) [ill]

 “Go Wild With Jayson Keeling’s Exhibition, See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang, Yeah.

City All Over! Go Ape Crazy!” The Huffington Post ( February 2, 2012) [ill]

Margevicius, Sam, Jayson Keeling: Studio Visit 4/1/2012 STUDIOVISIT.com [ill.]       

McKinnis, Sam, Jayson Keeling: City All Over Eastvillageboys.com [ill.] (online)

 

2011                          

Miller, Leigh Anne, The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Don’t Want to Miss, Art in

America, 12/22/2011         

Norman, Lee Ann, Jungle Love, Picks & Perspectives This Week, ArtSlant, New York,

NY 11/28/2011 [ill.]

Merjian, Ara H., “Mixed Messages”, Critics Picks, Artforum.com [reproduction]

 

2010                          

Bischoff, Dan, Automatic for the People: John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres; Where The Real

Becomes the Fantastic, The NJ Star Ledger, Sunday, November 14, 2010 [ill.]

Henig, Samantha, Richard Price: “Don’t Bring A Book To An Art             Show,” The New

Yorker Online, August 14, 2010 [ill.]

Cotter, Holland, “Lower East Side Tale, Refracted Nine Times,” The New York Times, July 8, 2010.

Grantham, Tosha, “30 Seconds Off an Inch,” IRAAA, The             International Review of African

American Art, Vol. 23 No. 1/2010 [ill.]

 

2009                          

Genocchio, Benjamin, “Colorful, Witty, Noisy: A West Indies Melange”, The New York Times

December 4, 2009.

Carlin, T.J. Day Trips to Satisfy Your Art and Travel Bugs, Time Out New York, July 23-29 2009 [ill.]

Catlin, Roger, All That Glitters, The Hartford Courant, June 18,   2009  [ill.]

Cotter, Holland, “Queens International 4”, The New York Times,”New York, April 9, 2009

Truong, Hong-An, Locally Global, Pick, Artslant, New York, NY 3/29/08

 

2008                                      

Genocchio, Benjamin, “The House Party Spirit in All Its Glory,  The New York

Times,” December 26, 2008

Daquino, John, Transitions, PICK, Artslant, New York, NY

Gerrity, Jeanne, “ Interview: Jayson Keeling, The Y issue,  Beautiful/Decay magazine,” [ill.]

Bischoff, Dan Visions of Life and Death, The Star Ledger, Newark, NJ [ill.]

 

2007                          

Kalm, James, “Brooklyn Dispatches,” The Brooklyn Rail PiccininiAmalia,

“Festival Di Dumbo a Brooklyn,”FlashArt  online.it  [ill.]

Genocchio, Benjamin, From Young Story Tellers, A Playful Tone, The New York

Times, August 26, 2007 [ill.]

 

2006                          

Ross, Susan, More, More, More: Asks Do You Think I’m Disco, NY Arts Magazine,

May/June 2006, Vol. 11 No. 5/6

Genocchio, Benjamin, “Exploring Disco’s Beat, The New York Times,” February 19, 2006

Barilant, Claire, “Do You Think I’m Disco,” Artforum.com, CriticsPick of the

week of February 6, 2006 [ill.]

“Cotter, Holland, “ Do You Think I’m Disco, The New York Times,” February 3, 2006

 

2005                          

“Portrayal of segments of Jamaican Society at a Crossroad,” Caribbean Life, July 26, 2005 [ill]