Work Selected + Reviewed by AS | Artists Studios

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AS | Artists Studios announced today: "Meghan Keane has scaled the globe, and now AS | Artists Studios, with her ongoing portrait series Pas de Deux that evolved from Project Nihon/sustainable art travel."

Keane's work is now included on AS - Artists Studios the contemporary art platform that showcases the strongest non-represented art in New York City and Paris.

Art critic and AS founder Jill Conner wrote the short essay review of Keane's work and vision. She is in great company with NYC artist colleagues Ernest Concepcion and LaThoriel Badenhausen, among others.

View the work + read the review 

Keane's Paintings Selected by Princeton University

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MKS is pleased to announce that a selection of Keane's Colombian refugee portraits have been chosen by Princeton University to be included in their newest building on campus. 

Four paintings have been selected for reproduction and were flown in and installed earlier this month. This announcement is a long time coming--collaborators Sebastian Ramirez (PhD Anthropology candidate, Princeton University), Marino Rivera (Fundacion Colombia Nuevos Horizontes director) and MKS have been waiting to share the news since the work was selected last fall. 

Please join us in celebrating the honor of having work on long-term display at Princeton -- for both the artist and for the individuals who volunteered to pose for these paintings. These sitters (many of whom are now friends) almost unanimously did so with the hope that it would draw attention to the situation of people just like them, who have become displaced due to the ongoing armed conflict in the country. They wanted to be part of something bigger than themselves, and hoped their participation in these paintings would draw attention to the important work of Marino Rivera's foundation, which provides them all with housing and services while transitioning to a post-displacement life. Keane structured the project and its contracts so that the foundation receives 50% commission on all sales from this body of work; currently the Abuela (below, far left) has sold and is in a private collection in Zurich, Switzerland. This project was independently funded by MKS (meghan.keane.studio) and gallery LIA LAB in Bogota, Colombia, run by Rodrigo Facundo. This series is currently being submitted to museums and public collections, and is being turned into an art book.

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Untitled (Abuela, A., S.+O., Don Diego) | 60 x 36 inches each | acrylic on canvas

 

Bookstore Window Display

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MKS client, [words] Bookstore, was recently featured in an article published on The Village Green. The article showcases the window display of hand-painted, custom-designed shopping bags, created by Keane.
 

Painting Included in West Village Brownstone Staging

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This week Keane's painting Untitled (Rik and Nick), 36 x 72 inches, 2013, was selected for display in the staging of a multimillion dollar West Village brownstone in anticipation of it going on the market Friday. The work was chosen by a private staging and design firm in New York City. The painting is prominently featured in the library. In addition, multiple other works by Keane already part of the current owners' private collection (dating 2003-2005) are displayed on the penthouse and garden floors.

Guest Critic Season

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Keane was welcomed back as guest critic at Parsons The New School for Design, for mid-term reviews of the undergraduate senior interior design studio. Students are halfway though the design of a multi-program space (museum/gallery, cafe, archives) for the New School art collection; studio is led by architect Wid Chapman

Keane is also a  guest critic for Parsons second year graduate architecture student mid-term later this month; studio led by architect Kimberly Ackert, designer of The Museum at FIT exhibition Dance and Fashion, on view through January 2015. 

 

Guest Critic at Parsons

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Keane was guest critic today at Parsons The New School for Design, for first week reviews of the senior ID studio. The studio focus is the design of a multi-program space (museum/gallery, cafe, archives) for the New School art collection; studio led by architect Wid Chapman

Pas de Deux Project goes to Paris, Barcelona

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The artist spent the month of May in Paris, with a short detour to Spain, for the destination painting arm of her just-launched PAS DE DEUX PROJECT. Couples were invited to participate in the project and sit for a destination painting--like a destination wedding, but for a painting instead. A few individuals were included, as well as a few still lifes, interiors, and landscapes related to a particular sitter. The month was a much larger success than imagined. The goal was to create eight destination paintings of couples. In the end, twenty one paintings were created and all were acquired. The paintings live with ecstatic collectors in Oregon, Brooklyn, Normandy, Médan, Paris 9me, Paris 3me, Paris 11me, Paris 16me, and Barcelona in their respective private collections.

Quotes and images from this unprecedented project can be found at PASDEDEUXPROJECT.COM


 

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Muse Turns Lens on Painter

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Photo: Mila Matveeva (c) 2014

Photo: Mila Matveeva (c) 2014

Last week on Kate & Bear blog, Mila Matveeva shared for the first time 35mm black and white photographs shot during + after her session as painting muse. The photos are a beautiful testament to Mila's own creative eye. Mila is a photographer, curator, and frequent presence at unconventional venues, such as Brooklyn's new talent locus, Silent Barn.

Books + Color Hit Seattle

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The Secret Language of Color  co-authors - Arielle Eckstut and Joann Eckstut - will be talking about the use of color in bookstores at the American Bookseller Association's conference in Seattle this week.  They recently collaborated with m.k.s client, [words] Bookstore, and the studio is thrilled that images of the award-winning window design and custom, hand painted [words] wall make an appearance in their presentation to the ABA crowd.  

Their recent book, The Secret Language of Color, is stunning eye candy for artists and book lovers alike.  Get your copy through [words] and contact the studio if you'd like us to procure you a signed copy.

 

 


m.k.s launches a.i.r project

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meghan.keane.studio announces an exciting new proposition.  M.K.S ARTIST IN RESIDENCE project welcomes artists, by invitation, to make work in the studio space, participate in the studio "dine+dialogue" community building events, and find inspiration in a studio in the clouds.  


m.k.s welcomes the first artist in residence, Alina Selezneva.  Selezneva is a painter from Brooklyn.  Her paintings are medium to large scale abstract works in oil or acrylic.  Learn more at alinaselezneva.com.

K черту, 2013. Acrylic on canvas. 72 x 64.

K черту, 2013. Acrylic on canvas. 72 x 64.

December Update

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Keane was guest critic at University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, final reviews for the mArch SLEEP STUDIO. The studio was led by architect, visiting professor Natalie Fizer.

Keane was guest critic at Brooklyn College undergraduate silkscreen final review. The course was taught by artist and master printer, professor David Lantow.   

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Solo Exhibition 9/14 Bogotá

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SOACHA : PORTRAITS
new paintings of colombians displaced by violence

opening: saturday 9/14/13, 11-12:30pm

on view 9/16-9-21
m-f 10-5:00pm, sat 9/21 11-12:30pm

LIA - Laboritorio Interdisciplinario de las Artes
Calle 12B no. 2-71
Bogotá, Colombia
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This project is a collaboration between meghan.keane.studio, LIA LAB, and Fundación Colombia Nuevos Horizantes, made possible by Rodrigo Facundo, Sebastian Ramirez, Leah Golubchick, Marino Rivera, Ana Acosta, Robert Rosales, and all FCNH friends.

The exhibition features paintings of displaced individuals living in transitional housing. 

 

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Upcoming Exhibitions

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1.  Bushwick Open Studios 2013 

New Work by Meghan Keane

Reception  |  Sat, June 1  |  7-9 pm -- artist in attendance
Fri    5/31   5-7pm
at   6/1     12-7pm
Sun  6/2    12-7pm

Natalie Fizer Studio, 117 Grattan St. #201, Brooklyn, NY 11237
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2. INSIDE OUT: SELECTIONS FROM THE KENTLER FLATFILES

Just announced: Whitney Museum curator Laura Phipps selected Keane's ink on paper drawing, Hair Sac (2007), for inclusion n the upcoming Kentler show Inside Out.

RECEPTION  |  Saturday, June 22  |  5-7 pm
On view June 13 - July 21

CURATOR'S TALK  |  Saturday, June 22  |  4 pm
GUEST CURATOR: aura Phipps, Senior Curatorial Assistant, Whitney Museum 

Kentler International Drawing Space
353 Van Brunt Street (at Dikeman)
Red Hook, Brooklyn 

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3. Attractive Summer: Paper Plate Show

Keane will have two paintings in a group show in Japan this summer.

Gallery Sans quoi, kayama, Japan
Curated by: K. Saito

Window design wins national competition

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Penguin books recently announced [words] Bookstore window display, designed by Meghan Keane, as winner of the national bookseller display competition.  [words] Bookstore is a client of the studio, for whom Keane does art direction, marketing, and design work.  

Press:  Patch.com Announces Competition,  Patch.com Announces Win

Special thanks to Jonah and Ellen Zimiles, and to Michael Keane and Patrick Scafidi for photo editing and installation assistance.

Award-winning window display 

Award-winning window display 

Penguin + Hosseini announce win

Penguin + Hosseini announce win

Spring Updates

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Keane was guest critic at Parsons The New School for Design's sophomore architecture and interior design reviews for a third year.  The sophomore design studio was taught by architects Natalie Fizer and Michael Morris.

Keane was guest critic at Brooklyn College undergraduate relief printmaking final review. The course was taught by artist and master printer, professor David Lantow.   

Friday, April 12 - Exhibition Opening

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100 WORKS ON PAPER EXHIBITION
Curated by: Florence Neal and Sallie Mize
Over 100 original drawings 
and works on paper celebrating the Kentler's 23rd year. 

100 WORKS ON PAPER ARTISTS: Jo-Ann Acey | David Ambrose | Scott Barnes | Kate Beck | Linda Beeman | Emily Berger | Jack Berkowitz | Mariella Bisson | Barbara Bondy | Nancy Bowen | Mitchell Brock | Hedwig Brouckaert | Raphael Bueno | Beth Casper | Phillip Chen | Ellen Chuse | Ursula Clark | Martha Clippinger | Marieken Cochius | Margaret Cogswell | Yvette Cohen | Stephen Cox | Beth Dary | Karni Dorell | Christopher Dudley | Deborah Everett | Emily Feinstein | Gail Flanery | Charles Flickinger | Peter Fox | Beth Ganz | Karen Gibbons | Abby Goldstein | Julie Gross | Joan Grubin | Edwin Gunn | Red Hammond | Jerelyn Hanrahan | Ruth Hardinger | Randall Harris | Jim Hayes | Edward Heins | Amy Helfand | Molly Heron | John Himmelfarb | Joanne Howard | Nene Humphrey | Elissa Iberti | Michiyo Ihara | Erick Johnson | Elise Kaufman | Tamiko Kawata | Meghan Keane | Marthe Keller | Leslie Kerby | Barbara Kilpatrick | Damon Kowarsky | Julian Kreimer | Michael Kukla | Karen Kunc | Jane Lincoln Luce | Stephen Maine | Sascha Mallon | Nancy Manter | Karen Helga Maurstig | John McGill | Warwick McLeod | Meridith McNeal | Gudrun Mertes-Frady | Lucia Minervini | Arezoo Moseni | Agnes Murray | Jasmine Murrell | Vernita N'Cognita | Jim Napierala | Florence Neal | Margaret Neill | Susan Newmark | Janet Nolan | Janell O'Rourke | Lance Paladino | Carolanna Parlato | Jaanika Peerna | Gelah Penn | Jen Pepper | Scott Pfaffman | Ray Rapp | Beverly Ress | Marie Roberts | Viviane Rombaldi Seppey | Meredith Rosier | Donna Ruff | Anne Russinof | Kiyomitsu Saito | Sepideh Salehi | Andra Samelson | Jane Sangerman | Paul Santoleri | Alyce Santoro | Tony Saunders | Claudia Sbrissa | Susan Schwalb | Robert Schwinger | Laurel Shute | Elaine Smollin | Pat Weber Sones | Christine Staehelin | Holly Sumner | Ilene Sunshine | Suzy Sureck | Kamran Taherimoghaddam | Amy Talluto | Lorene Taurerewa | Mary Ting | Josette Urso | Adele Ursone | Thomas Vinton | April Vollmer | Joy Walker | Beriah Wall | Lindsay Walt | Stephen Westfall | Ruth Wetzel | Dale Williams | Joyce Yamada | Patrice Yourdon | Harriet Zucker

Reception:
Friday, April 12,  6-8 pm

On view through April 12 - May 12

Kentler International Drawing Space
353 Van Brunt Street (at Dikeman)
Red Hook, Brooklyn 

Guest Artist Talk: "What Happens If...: A Decade of Making"

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Teaching artist and artist colleague, Lance Paladino, invited Keane to be a guest artist presenter during his Joan Mitchell Foundation Young Adult Program (ages 18-28), held at Parsons this weekend.  The presentation, titled "What Happens If...: A Decade of Making" shared the variety of styles, and risks, taken over the years (high school to present) and emphasized the importance of play, having fun, and exploration ("what happens if...?") in making art throughout the course of one's life.  At the end, students were invited to reflect on what inspired them: they wrote down a technique or idea they would like to try in the future, and made a drawing of an artwork they saw during the presentation that stood out.  Students were invited to donate their drawings and compile them into an accordion book to be added to the meghan.keane.studio collection; the young adult artists who participated now have work in a private collection.        

The video of the presentation will available online shortly, shot by Brooklyn Media House.

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Monday, February 25 - Exhibition Opening

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4 Painters
curated by Maria Catalano Rand

Joseph Cosaluzzo  |  Alexander Doolan  |  Meghan Keane  |  Min Zhu

Opening reception: Monday, February 25,  5-7 pm
On view through May 2013

Brooklyn College Georgian Room
Boylan Hall
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn NY