FELICITY KEEFE - BIOGRAPHY
"If postmodernism marked a ‘loss of the real’ the poetics of landscape and resurgence of interest in materiality can be seen as a dialogic response to that. In painting, the materiality of process has also been bound up with materiality of subject in recent years. Felicity Keefe’s work can be seen as a contemporary articulation of the romanticism of the expressive English landscape. The poetics of landscape evidenced in the work has a legacy and context that has crossed into a variety of visual discourses from the Romantic landscape artists of the 19th century to more modernist interpretations by the Nash brothers and artists like Ravillious to more contemporary visual interpretations of landscape by artists such as Peter Doig."
Dr Anna Middleton writing about Felicity Keefe’s work. 2013
RECENT EXHIBITIONS - (2017 - PRESENT)
2019 - WINTER COLLECTION, The Stratford Gallery, Stratford.
2019 - FRESH ART FAIR - The Stratford Gallery, Stratford.
2019 - AAF BATTERSEA, The Art Agency, Esher.
2019 - AAF HAMPSTEAD, The Art Agency, Esher.
2019 - SUMMER EXHIBITION, Byard Art, Cambridge.
2018 - A CONTOUR, ACURVE - THE LIE OF THE LAND, Gallery57, Arundel.
2018 - FRESH ART FAIR, Contemporary Art Holdings.
2018 - IN ALL LINE OF ORDER (with Ashraf Hanna and Melanie Goemans) The Stratford Gallery, Stratford.
2018 - SUMMER EXHIBITION, Byard Art, Cambridge.
2018 - AAF BATTERSEA , The Art Agency, Esher.
2018 - GALLERY ARTIST”S SHOWCASE, Byard Art. Cambridge.
2017 - WINTER EXHIBITION The Stour Gallery
2017 - THE WINTER COLLECTION, Gallery57, Arundel.
2017 - SEASCAPES, Byard Art, Cambridge.
2017 - SUMMER EXHIBITION, Byard Art, Cambridge.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS - (2005 - 2016)
LONDON ART FAIR. Islington. Byard Art
ARTISTS OF FAME AND PROMISE. Beaux Art, Bath.
AAF SINGAPORE, with Byard Art.
AAF STOCKHOLM, with Byard Art.
CELTIC WINTER. Stour Gallery, Warwickshire.
COAST TO COAST, Wey Gallery, Surrey.
AAF AMSTERDAM, With Byard Art.
WESSEX AND WEST COUNTRY ARTISTS. Bowlish Contemporary
ARTLONDON. With Byard Art
LONDON ART FAIR, Islington. With Anthony Hepworth Fine Art.
AAF LONDON. With Byard Art
PARTIAL VIEW. Selected by MATHEW COLLINGS, Hotbath Gallery.
CHELSEAART FAIR. With The Brownston Gallery
AS I WAS GOING TO ST. IVES. Byard Art. Cambridge.
WINTER EXHIBITION. Stour Gallery, Warwickshire.
NEW AT THE ASHGATE. With Dion Salvador Lloyd, New Ashgate gallery.
LASTING IMPRESSIONS. Defined art, Surrey.
NATURAL REPRESENTATIONS. Byard Art, Cambridge.
CORNISH AND WESTCOUNTRY LANDSCAPES. Stour Gallery.
SEA AND SKY. Brownston Gallery, Modbury, Devon
EDINBURGH ART FAIR. Scotland, with Bowlish Contemporary Art.
FORMLONDON. Olympia, With Cube Gallery
ONE ABOVE ZERO. Brownston Gallery, Modbury, Devon.
WESSEX WOMEN ARTISTS. Bowlish Contemporary Gallery, Somerset.
REPRESENTATIONS OF WEATHER. Byard Art, Cambridge.
GALLERY GROUP SHOW. Cube gallery, Bristol.
AAF BRISTOL. With Cube Gallery.
FIFTY WESSEX ARTISTS. Exhibition& book launch, Taunton.
ART IRELAND. Dublin, with Cube Gallery.
LONDON ART FAIR Islington. With Six Chapel Row
LIE OF THE LAND. Byard Art, Cambridge.
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. Byard Art, Cambridge.
PRIMA MATERIA (With IONE PARKIN) Six Chapel Row.
SELECTED COMMISSIONS, RESIDENCIES, COLLECTIONS.
CORPORATE COLLECTIONS include:
Ernst and Young, Bristol. Elizabeth Arden, London. Midland Bank PLC, Brighton.
West Sussex Health Trust, Arundel. The University of Cambridge.
PRIVATE COLLECTIONS in:
England, Holland, France, Switzerland, USA, Japan.
COMMISSIONS AND RESIDENCIES include:
University of Cambridge.
WINTER LIGHT. Mural commission, Private client.
EARTH BUILDING, book cover design, Taylor and Francis, London and New York.
SUNFLOWERS, Commissioned by Elizabeth Arden for national product launch.
Artist in residence at Brighton Marina Arts Complex.
THE SEA THE SEA, Mural commissioned by Brighton council.
TRANSPERSONAL ASTROLOGY, book design commissioned by Element Books.
BATH FESTIVALl, commissioned poster design.
BETWEEN WALLS LIKE SHEETS, Theatre set design, for The Brighton Festival
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, BROADCASTS, ARTICLES. (2005 - PRESENT)
FIFTY WESSEX ARTISTS, Book published by Evolver
PARTIAL VIEW Catalogue. Introduction by Matthew Collings.
VENUE Magazine, Article Prima Materia -Venue choice,
PRIMA MATERIA Catalogue. Introduction by Vivienne Light.
B Magazine. HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS.
BLINK: PAINTING IN THE 21st CENTURY, Catalogue. By Anna Middleton Ph.D.
GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER, PICKS OF THE WEEK (Blink), Exhibitions.
FELICITY KEEFE, Article by Valmae Young, Punter magazine.
Film profile screened in Brighton Festival, Interview broadcast, BBC radio Sussex.
EXPRESS NEWSPAPER, Sunflowers commission.
FELICITY KEEFE, Published by Helen Lardner, Manchester University.
SELECTED ARTIST MENTORING, LECTURING, CURATING, WRITING.
Visiting Lecturer in Painting, Design and Visual Studies, City of Bath College.
Freelance arts writer, for Punter Magazine, Sussex.
Curator of Fine Art Exhibitions, at First Light Gallery and Media Centre, Brighton.
Pre-degree in Art and Design, South Devon College, Devon.
BA Hons Degree, University of Brighton.
FAETC City of Bath College.
FOR FULL AND DATED CV PLEASE CONTACT FELICITY.