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Somewhere on a bridge at The Getty Center or on a hotel balcony in Paris, you'll find Warren Keating with his video camera, capturing footage of unsuspecting figures walking below.
Later, in a studio in Encino, you can find him pouring through fram... more
|Artist Statement:||Somewhere on a bridge at The Getty Center or on a hotel balcony in Paris, you'll find Warren Keating with his video camera, capturing footage of unsuspecting figures walking below.
Later, in a studio in Encino, you can find him pouring through frame after frame of video footage to digitize a still frame that shows the perfect moment of weight shift, swing of the arm or tilt of the head that tells volumes about each subject, which he feverishly paints, covering large canvases with thick swashes of paint depicting an overhead view of a person in transit.
A native of New Orleans and graduate of Otis Parsons, his work now reflects the culmination of 25 years of painting both the figure and the landscape. His first solo show at the Desmond Gallery in Los Angeles in 1995 was followed by numerous solo shows of his paintings in the U.S. and Mexico, including a special exhibit sponsored by the governor. Now, his work is sold directly to a variety of collectors in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Keating’s latest series, Overview, which combines video and paint, was selected as an LA Times Calendar pick and won awards at juried exhibits at Long Beach Arts and recently at the Visual Arts Society of Texas, Dallas. An interview with Keating about this series was featured on CNN.
|Education:||graduate of Otis Art Institute|
|Awards & Distinctions:||Honorable Mention, California Open, Los Angeles 2011
Grumbacher Award, 41st Visual Arts Society of Texas Juried Exhibition, Dallas, TX
2nd Award, HUMAN FIGURE EXHIBITION, nationally-juried, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA
1st Place, Rediscovered, internationally-juried exhibition, North Light Gallery, Westwood, CA
ArtSlant Showcase Winner
|Professional/Teaching Experience:||Lecture, Women Painters West, 2010
Teacher at Los Angeles County High School For The Arts, 2008-present
LAscapes series commission, John Wayne Cancer Society, 2001,
Old Yeller commission, Buick Motor Company, 1999.
Site-specific works, The Children’s Hour, University of Southern Mississippi Theatre Department, 1987
2008 OVERVIEW, M.J. Higgins Fine Art, solo show, Los Angeles, CA
2003 PRIVATE EYE’S VIEW, Ventura College Art Gallery, solo show, Ventura, CA
1999 SOBRE HUATULCO Galeria de Oaxaca, Mexico
1999 ÚLTIMAS PINTURAS La Secretería del Gobernador, represented by Art de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
1998 SOBRE HUATULCO, special exhibit sponsored by Sheraton Resorts, solo show, Huatulco, Mexico
1995 INDUSTRIAL WAIST Desmond Gallery, solo show, Los Angeles, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 CALIFORNIA OPEN Honorable Mention, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles
2010 SCORE VII regionally-juried exhibit, Valley Institute of Visual Arts
2009 42nd Annual Visual Arts Society of Texas Exhibition, Grumbacher Award, Dallas, TX
2009 SUPERHEROS, JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2008 4th Annual Landscape Show, M.J. Higgins Fine art, Los Angeles
2008 Human Figure Exhibition, 2nd Award in juried show, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA
2008 DREAMS ON CANVAS, juried exhibition benefitting Circle Of Care Foundation
2007 Global Warming, juried show, Orange County Center of Contemporary Art
2007 PAINTOGRAPHY, M.J. Higgins Fine Art, Los Angles, CA
2006 MY EYES - Noted Artists..., group show, Chase Mitchell Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
2004 Galerías Oaxaca, group show, Oaxaca, Mexico
1995 LA Art/Installations One Gallery, group show, Encino, CA
1994 REDISCOVERED Northlight Gallery, juried national competition, Los Angeles, CA
1988 Mississippi Artists Juried Competition, Hurst Gallery, Hattiesburg, MS, juried by Hiram Williams
|Artistic Influences:||Abstract Expressionists, Impressionists|
|Artist Tags:||original, figurative, impressionism, pixel, art, expressionist|