Jayson Keeling

Jayson Keeling lives and works in New York, NY.

Education

1986   AAS, The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2012   The Jones Alumni Gallery at The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN  
  • 2011   SEE JUNGLE! SEE JUNGLE! GO JOIN YOUR GANG YEAH, CITY ALL OVER! GO APE CRAZY! Third Streaming, New York, NY
  • 2009   Behind The Green Door, Abrons Art Center Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY
  • 99 and 44/100% Pure, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
  • 2008   Jayson Keeling and Fredrick Hayes, Number 35 Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2012   The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; organized by Lauren Haynes
  • Next Generation, Contemporary Wing, Washington, D.C.; curated by Lauren Gentile        
  • 2011   “Four Minutes, Thirty-Three Seconds”, LegalArt, Miami, FL; curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud
  • The (S) Files 2011, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY (catalog)
  • The Trinidad +Tobago New Media Film Festival, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.
  • Mixed Messages: A(I)DS, Art + Words, La MaMa la Galleria, New York, NY: curated by John Chaich (catalog)
  • Edouard Glissant: Inhabit his Name, Recess Activities, New York, NY (performance)
  • Low Lives 3, Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art, NJ. (Performance)
  • BAMart, Bergdorf Goodman, New York, NY
  • The Perfumed Handkerchief, The Flux Factory, New York, NY  
  • 2010   BITE, 3RD Streaming, New York, NY; curated by Zulema Griffin, Yona Backer and Junichi Masuda
  • Lush Life, New York, NY, Scaramouche, New York, NY; curated by Omar-Lopez Chahoud and Franklin Evans
  • Bunny Redux: Contemporary Artists Rethink the Iconic Playboy Bunny, collaboration with Kalup Linzy, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA; curated by Aaron Baker, Eric Shiner and Ned West
  • Jamaica Flux: Workspaces and Windows, The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Queens, NY; curated by Heng-Gil Han (catalog)
  • Ligne Roset, Ligne Roset New York, New York, NY; curated by Michael Selinger
  • In The City: Memory, Places and Spaces, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
  • Hope- A-Holic, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY; curated by Patrick Grenier
  • Touching Feeling, culturehall.com, New York, NY; curated by Erin Sickler
  • 2009   30 Seconds Off an Inch, The Studio Museum In Harlem, NY; curated by Naomi Beckwith (catalog)
  • Rockstone and Bootheel: Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; curated by Kristina Newman-Scott and Yona Backer (catalog)
  • Unseen Force, Culture Hall.com, New York, NY; curated by Ian Cofre
  • Oh Snap, Envoy Enterprises, New York, NY; curated by Spank Magazine
  • Racism: An American Family Value, The Center For Book Arts, New York, NY (catalog)
  • Lips Like Sugar Walls, Collaboration with Alison Ward and the Ruffian Arms, Dixon Place, New York, NY; curated by Edwin Ramoran
  • Ligne Roset, Ligne Roset New York, New York, NY; curated by Michael Selinger
  • Everyman’s an Angel, NY Studio Gallery, New York, NY
  • Pulse, Taller Bourica, New York, NY
  • Perception as Object, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY         
  • Queens International 4, The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY; curated by Jose Ruiz and Erin Sickler (catalog)
  • 2008   The Labyrinth Wall: From Mythology to Reality, Exit Art, New York; curated by Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo
  • VIDEOSTUDIO, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; organized by Naomi Beckwith, Lauren Haynes and Thomas J. Lax (brochure)
  • The B-Sides, Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ; curated by Edwin Ramoran (catalog)
  • The Red Badge of Courage Revisited, The Newark Arts Council, Newark, NJ; curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud (catalog)
  • Homecoming, ABC No Rio, New York, NY
  • Summer Mixtape Volume 1: The Get Smart Edition, Exit Art, New York, NY; curated by Herb Tam and Lauren Rosati
  • In Transit, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Omar-Lopez Chahoud
  • Deadliest Catch: Hamptons, South Hampton, NY; curated by Michael Sellinger
  • The Beautiful Ones, Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
  • Open Studios, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC, New York, NY
  • LMCC Screenings, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY; curated by Melissa Levin
  • Garveyism, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Derrick Adams (brochure)
  • 2007   Wu-tang / Googoplex Show (Congress) Gavin Brown’s Enterprise At Passerby, New York, NY; curated by Darrin Bader                             
  • Sex in The City, D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY; curated by Dean Daderko
  • Exposure, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; curated by Patrick Grenier
  • The Red Carpet Treatment, Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL
  • Six Degrees of Separation, Paul Sharpe Contemporary, New York, NY
  • AIM 27, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY (catalog)
  • EMERGE 8, Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ (catalog)
  • 2006   If A Cat Gives Birth to Kittens in an Oven, Are They Kittens or Biscuits, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, NY; curated by Dean Daderko
  • Harlem Postcards, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; organized by Rashida Bumbray
  • Do You Think I’m Disco, collaboration with Kalup Linzy. Longwood Arts Gallery @ Hostos, Bronx, NY; curated by Edwin Ramoran
  • 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; curated by Rashaad Newsome                     
  • 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; curated by Derrick Adams

Awards, Commissions and Residencies

  • 2012   Gantt/McColl Artist-In-Residence Program, Charlotte, NC
  • CCNY Darkroom Residency, Runner-up Key Holder Resident, New York, NY
  • 2010   The Laundromat Project Print Edition, Jean-Yves Noblet Editions, New York, NY
  • 2009  Apexart Outbound Residency, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia                             
  • Swing Space Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
  • 2008 Smack Mellon Hot Picks, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY    
  • 2007 LMCC Workspace Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
  • 2006   AIM 27, Artists in The Marketplace Professional Development Fellowship, New York, NY (catalog)
  • Harlem: Beautiful, Portrait Commission, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
  • Emerge 8, Creative Capitol Professional Development Fellowship, Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ (catalog)

Curatorial Project

  • Automatic for The People: John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres, Aljira A Center For Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

Lectures and Panels

  • 2011   Jayson Keeling In conversation with Rich Blint and Greg Tate, Third Streaming, New York, NY
  • Seoul Food: Apexart Outbound Residents Talk Shop, Apex Art, New York, NY
  • 2009   Racism: An American Family Value, Artists Talk, The Center For Book Arts, New York, NY
  • Artists Talk, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
  • Resident Alien, Artists Talk, Sonfija Grandakovska, Jayson Keeling, Edwin Ramoran, Apex Art, New York, NY
  • Artist Talk, Goethe-Institute, Gebre Kristos Desta Modern Art Museum in conjunction with The Asni Gallery, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Bibliography

  • 2011   Carlin, Tova, It’s Getting Hairy in Here, Time Out, New York, NY (reproduction)
  • Lee Ann, Jungle Love, Artslant NYC, Picks & Perspectives This Week, New York, NY (reproductions)
  • 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
  • Henig, Samantha, Richard Price: “Don’t Bring A Book To An Art Show,” The New Yorker Online, August 14, 2010 (reproduction)
  • Cotter, Holland, “Lower East Side Tale, Refracted Nine Times,”
  • The New York Times, July 8, 2010.
  • Townsend, Tyrus, Interview: Jayson Keeling, Bleu Magazine Summer/Fall 2010 (reproduction)
  • Grantham, Tosha, “30 Seconds Off an Inch,” IRAAA, The International Review of African American Art, Vol. 23 No. 1/2010 (reproduction).
  • Adams, Ann-Marie, “ Rockstone and Bootheel Speaks Poignantly Amid Noise,” The Hartford Guardian, March 15, 2010.
  • Kates, Natalie, Jayson Keeling Studio Visit and Interview, THESTYLECURATOR.COM, January 20, 2010 (Video)
  • 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 (reproduction)
  • Catlin, Roger, All That Glitters, The Hartford Courant, June 18, 2009 (reproduction)
  • Cotter, Holland, “Queens International 4, The New York Times,” April 9, 2009.
  • 2008   Genocchio, Benjamin, “The House Party Spirit in All Its Glory, The New York Times,” December 26, 2008.
  • Bischoff, Dan House Party Enviornment Captured in New Exhibition, The Star Ledger, Newark, NJ, December 13, 2008
  • Gerrity, Jeanne, “ Interview: Jayson Keeling, The Y issue, Beautiful/Decay magazine,” (reproduction).
  • Bischoff, Dan Visions of Life and Death, The Star Ledger, Newark, NJ (reproduction)
  • 2007   Kalm, James, “Brooklyn Dispatches,” The Brooklyn Rail.
  • Piccinini, Amalia, “Festival Di Dumbo a Brooklyn,” FlashArt online.it (reproduction).
  • Genocchio, Benjamin, From Young Story Tellers, A Playful Tone, The New York Times, August 26, 2007 (reproduction).
  • Genocchio, Benjamin, From Simple Snapshots To High Concepts. The New York Times, April 2, 2007
  • 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, Critics Pick, week of February 6, 2006 (reproduction).
  • 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 (reproduction)
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