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Founded in 2004 by Meghan Keane, m.k.s is where all creative action lives.

STUDIO  // Meghan Keane is first and foremost a painter. Current works are the result of ten years of process-driven exploration, a decade richly diverse in media (hair, meat, zippers) and format (installation, monoprint, video, music composition). Her throughline? The intimate, vulnerable, and vital in life. 

PRINTMAKER + MASTER PRINTER // Keane has an ongoing exploratory printmaking practice of monotypes and editions, which she prints at Kathy Caraccio Printing Studio in Midtown Manhattan and at Brooklyn College Printshop. Keane is available on a freelance project basis to other artists seeking a chromist or master printer for relief, etching, photolithography, or screenprint projects.

INNOVATIVE PROJECTS // Keane has a long-standing fascination with and commitment to unexpected, experimental, mission-driven projects. She is founder of Pas de Deux Project, in which you and your loved one sit for a painting and she comes to you, and PROJECT NIHON / sustainable art travel, a visionary trip to Japan with her filmmaker brother, about making art and giving it all away, and documenting the process. 

CRITIC + EDUCATOR // Keane is known as a valued guest critic, guest speaker, and art educator. She is a frequent critic at undergraduate and graduate reviews at Parsons and Brooklyn College in the architecture, ID, and art departments. For six years Keane was teaching artist and curriculum development consultant to the Kentler International Drawing Space's art education program. Keane has also taught drawing, printmaking, and new materials for sculpture workshops at museums, institutions, and foundations worldwide. Her critical writing on the pregnant nude in contemporary painting has been both presented at NYU Art Symposium and published as a catalog essay accompanying the exhibition RIPE: Conception & Perception.


b. Saint Paul, Minnesota

Meghan Keane is a painter and printmaker. She studied fashion and architecture at Parsons School of Design prior to pursuing art and language at Université de Paris, USFQ Ecuador, and Brooklyn College, from which she holds a BFA Summa Cum Laude. 

Select prints of Keane's Displacement paintings are permanently installed at Princeton University and installation views of her paintings on view in a collector’s home have been published in The New York Times Style section.

Recent solo exhibitions include monoprints at Lazy Susan Gallery on the Lower East Side; large-scale refugee portraits at Equity Gallery in New York and L.I.A. Lab, Bogotá; and sustainable art-travel installation at Design Festa Gallery, Tokyo. Recent group exhibitions include Broadsided Press art collaborations with poets in Field Work by Elizabeth Bradfield at Georgia Southern University Gallery; large-scale soft sculpture at Dona Flora at Pobre Diablo Gallery, Quito, Ecuador; portraits of duets in Partners, Parents, Pets: Contemporary Portraiture at Old Stone House, Brooklyn; an early hair drawing in Inside Out, at Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, curated by Laura Phipps, Senior Curatorial Assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art; and experimental bandaid collagraphs in Peace by Peace at Yale University School of Medicine.

Residencies include Vermont Studio Center and DLUM, Maribor, Slovenia. Keane is founding director of Pas de Deux Project and Project Nihon and is a visiting alumni artist at the Brooklyn College Art Department Printshop since 2008.

Keane is a frequent guest speaker and guest critic at final reviews, including Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute (Brooklyn), University of Toronto, and Brooklyn College. Talks include the Joan Mitchell Foundation YA Program at Parsons, Demostaciones I Conference hosted by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, in Bogota, Colombia, and Arts In Society International Arts Conference at New York University. Her essay, “Virgins and Nudes: A Historical Overview of Pregnancy in Painting,” is published in the limited edition exhibition catalog, RIPE: Conception & Perception.

Keane lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.



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