Ian McKeever, biography

Born 1946 Withernsea, Yorkshire, UK. Lives in Dorset, UK.

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

 Painting and Painted Panels, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden 

2016

…and the sky dreamt it was the sea, HackelBury Fine Art Limited, London, UK

 

Portrait of a Woman Paintings 2014 – 2016, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015

Twelve Standing, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland

 

Hours of Darkness, Hours of Light, Kunstmuseet i Tønder, Tønder,  Denmark

 

Between Darkness and Light, National Gallery of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn

 

Between the Stone and the Paper, Steinprent, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

2014

Ian McKeever: Painted Panels, 2012-2014, Galerie Nanna Preußners, Hamburg, Germany

 

Ian McKeever: Hours of Darkness and Hours of Light, Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne, Germany

 

Ian McKeever: Twelve-Standing and Three, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark

 

Ian McKeever: Eagduru - Against Architecture, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Ian McKeever: Against Photography: Early Works 1975-1990, HackelBury Fine Art Ltd, London, UK

2013

Ian McKeever: Twelve-Standing, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Ian McKeever: Paintings and Photographs, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Umeå, Sweden 

2012

Hartgrove: Paintings and Photographs, Josef Albers Museum, Quadrat, Bottrop, Germany

 

Twelve - Standing, Galerie Nanna Preussners, Hamburg, Germany

2011

Black and Black again.... Paintings 1987 - 2010, Museum Sønderjylland Kunstmuseet I Tønder, Denmark 

2010

Artists' Laboratory 01, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

 

Hartgrove. Paintings and Photographs, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Lithographs 2006-2010, Hostrup-Pedersen & Johansen, Valby, Denmark

2009

Recent Paintings, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden

 

The Temple Paintings, Kings Place, London, UK

2008

Assembly, Paintings and Works on Paper 2006-2007, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK

2007

Four Quartets, Paintings 2001-2007, Morat-Institut für Kunst und Kunstwissenschaft, Freiburg, Germany

 

Assembly,Paintings 2002-2007, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark

2006

New Paintings, Galerie Andersson Sandstrom, Umeå, Sweden

 

Whispers, New Drawings, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005

Bilder, 1983-1993, Morat-Institut fur Kunst und Kunstwissenschaft, Freiburg, Germany

2004

Recent Paintings and Ten Years of Drawing, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK

2003

Watercolours and Gouaches 1993-2003, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden

 

Text and Work, Ian McKeever and David Miller, The Arts Institute, Bournemouth, UK

2002

New Paintings, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden

 

Paintings from the Four Quartet Series, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark

2001

Paintings 1993-2000, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark

2000

Paintings and Works on Paper, Alan Cristea Gallery, London and Michael Hue-Williams Gallery, London, UK

1999

Ian McKeever and Kurt Kocherscheidt, Galerie 3, Klagenfurt, Germany

1997

Paintings 1990 - 1996, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham and The Bonnington Gallery, University of Trent, Nottingham, UK

 

Porin Taidemuseo, Pori, Finland

 

Recent Paintings, Galerie Modulo, Lisbon, Portugal

1995

Paintings, Galerie Janine Mautsch, Cologne, Germany

 

An Aspect of Landscape, Al Bustan, Beirut, Libanon

1994

Recent Paintings and Drawings, The Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, USA

 

Hartgrove Paintings, Bernhard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK

 

Hour Paintings, Galerie Tanit Munich, Munich, Germany

1993

Ninety New Guinea Gouaches, Morat-Institut, Freiburg, Germany

 

Hour Paintings, Stephen Solovy Gallery, Chicago, USA

1991

Greenland, Watercolours and Drawings from the Morat-Institut, Freiburg, Stadtische Galerie, Wurzburg, Germany

1990

Notes, DAAD Galerie, West Berlin, Germany

 

Ein Diptychon, Galerie Weisser Elephant, East Berlin, Germany

 

Large Diptychs, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany

 

Paintings 1978 - 1990, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK

1989

A History of Rocks 1986 - 1988, Kunstforum, Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

 

Greenland, Galerie Tanit, Munich and Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth, UK

1988

Qororssuaq (Greenland 1988), Galleria Fantasia/ Pelin, Helsinki, Finland (with Timo Valjakka)

1987

The Staffa Project, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston; Arnolfini, Bristol, UK; Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum and  Provinciaal Museum, Hasselt, Belgium (with Thomas Joshua Cooper)

 

Recent Paintings, Galleria Krista Mikkola, Helsinki, Finland

 

Ian McKeever im Innsbrucker Kunstverein, Kunstverein Innsbruck, Austria

 

Echo and Reflection, Arbeiten 1983-1987, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

 

Recent Paintings and Drawings, Galerie Harald Behm, Hamburg, Germany

 

Paintings 1986-1987, Galerie Janine Mautsch, Cologne, Germany

1986

Traditional Landscapes and Works on Paper, Galerie Ralph Wernicke, Stuttgart, Germany

 

Recent Paintings, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London UK

 

Through the Ice Lens, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany

1985

Traditional Landscapes and Works on Paper, Galerie Nachst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria

 

Works on Paper, Galerie Janine Mautsch, Cologne, Germany

 

Borderlines-Abstracting Art from Nature, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK (with Frank Auerbach)

1984

Traditional Landscapes, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany

 

Recent Paintings, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK

1983

Traditional Landscapes, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, UK

1982

Deutscher Zyklus, Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Nuremberg, UK

 

Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Arno Kohnen, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

Black and White…or How to Paint With a Hammer, Matt's Gallery, London, UK

 

Lino-Cuts, Riverside Studios, London, UK

1981

Islands, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, UK (with Bernd Koberling)

 

Paintings: Islands and Night Flak Series, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK

1980

Fields, Waterfalls and Birds, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

 

Third Eye Centre, Glasgow and Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK

 

Vacuum, London, UK (with Rafael Jablonka)

 

Aspects of Work 1973-1980, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

 

Ian McKeever, Galleria del Cavellino, Venice, Italy

1979

Field Series 1978, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, UK

1978

Sand and Sea Series, Spectro Arts, Newcastle, UK

 

Sand and Sea Series, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

 

Sand and Sea Series, Galleria Foksal, Warsaw, Russia

1977

Sand and Sea Series, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London and Galleria Tommaseo, Trieste, Italy

1976

Ian McKeever, Icon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

 

Works 1974-76, Galleria del Cavellino, Venice, Italy

1973

Ian McKeever, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

1971

Ian McKeever, Cardiff Arts Centre

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

Art Museum Riga Bourse, Riga, Latvia, Contemporary Art Exhibition Qwaypurlake, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, UK

2014

Leitmotif, HackelBury Fine Art Ltd, London, UK

 

Structures, British and German Painting in Dialogue, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany; The Exchange, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, UK

  Some Artists' Artists, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

2013

Convergence, HackelBury Fine Art Ltd, London, UK

 

In Cloud Country: Abstracting from Nature, Terrace Gallery, Harewood House, Leeds, UK

 

Gifted, From the Royal Academy to the Queen, Royal Collection Trust, London, UK

2012

Format, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Prism: Drawings from 1990-2011, National Museum of Norway, Oslo, Norway

 

Materiality, HackelBury Fine Art, London, UK

2011

Watercolour, Tate Britain, London, UK

 

Artists for Kettle's Yard, Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge, UK

 

Royal Academicians, Seongnam Arts Center, South Korea

 

Under Stor Press, Master Graphic from Atelier Larsen, Helsingborg, Sweden

2010

Watercolours from the Sir Sydney Jones Collection, Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool, UK

 

Arbeiten auf Papier, Schaltwerk, Hamburg, Germany

 

21, Harewood House, Leeds, UK

 

p.p.painting 2010, Eisengraberamt, Austria

2009

Northern Print Biennale, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, UK

 

Art for Life, Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity, Jonathan Clark Fine Art, London, UK

2007

At Home, Portraits of Artists in The Royal Academy Collection, The John Madejski Fine Rooms, Royal Academy, London, UK

 

Fairytale Cabinets, Montana, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark

 

Hugh Stoneman: Master Printer, Tate St.Ives, Cornwall, UK

2006

The Art of White, The Lowry, Manchester, UK

 

50 Years with Art, Lovjbergsamlingen, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark

2005

Seven Royal Academicians in China, National Art Gallery, Beijing, China; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, and Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

 

2nd Beijing Biennale, Beijing, China

 

Matisse to Freud, A Critic’s Choice: The Alexander Walker Bequest, The British Museum, London and Hayward Gallery, London, UK

2004

Works and Days, Acquisitions for the Louisiana Collection 2000-2004, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

2003

Hakodate Museum of Art and Marugame Museum of Contemporary Art, Shikoku Island, Japan

2002

Centenary Exhibition, Carlsberg Foundation, Glyptothek, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

In Print, The Art Pavilion Gallery, Belgrade; Yaroslavl Museum of Fine Art, Yaroslavl, Russia

2001

Eigenschatten, Museumsberg Flensburg and Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark

1999

Graphic, British Print Now, Yale Center for British Art, Newhaven, UK

 

Last Dreams of the Millennium, The Stephen Solovy Art Foundation, Chicago, USA

 

Into the Light, The Royal Photographic Society, Bath; Callografia Nacional, Madrid and Fundacion Municipal de Cultura, Valladolid

1996

Strangers in the Arctic, Rundeturn, Copenhagen, Denmark; Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, USA

 

Nuevas Abstracciones, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte, Reina Sofia, Madrid; Museo d'Art

 

Contemporarie de Barcelona and Kunsthalle Bielefeld

 

A Series of Twelve Prints by Six Artists, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK

1995

Contemporary British Art in Print, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK

 

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven and McNay Museum, San Antonio, Texas

 

Life Patterns, Tate Gallery, London, UK

 

Zeichnungen Sammeln, Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Basel, Switzerland

 

Desenho Contemporaneo, Galerie Modulo, Porto, Portugal

 

From Picasso to Woodrow, New Acquisitions of Prints, Tate Gallery, London, UK

 

Zehn von Hundert, BASF-Feierabendhaus, Ludwigshafen, Germany

 

International Biennale of Graphic Art, Ljubljana, Sloveina

 

Artists Books, Rocket Gallery, London, UK

1994

Paintmarks, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK; Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK; Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, UK

 

Artists Impressions, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge and Castle Museum, Nottingham, UK

1992

Geteilte Bilder; das Diptychon in der neuen Kunst, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

 

Des Dessins, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland

 

Air and Other Elements, Porin Taidemuseo, Pori, Finland

 

Tierra de Nadie, Hospital Real, Granada, Spain

 

Aus der Sammlung, Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany

1991

Nature, Creation du Peintre, Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland

1990

Le Paysage, Trace de la Memoire, Galerie Barbar & Cie, Paris, France

1989

Landschaft in der Erfahrung, Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

 

Lifelines: Four British Artists, BASF-Feierabendhaus, Ludwigshafen and Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK

 

Synnyt: Sources of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

1988

ROSC '88, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin Ireland

 

New British Painting, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

 

Zuruck zur Natur, aber wie?, Stadtische Galerie im Prinz-Max-Palais, Karlsruhe, Germany

 

A British View, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1987

Current Affairs - British Painting and Sculpture in the 80s, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK; Mucsarnok,Budapest; Narodni Galerie, Prague, Chezh Republic; Zacheta, Warsaw, Poland

 

British Art of the 1980s, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden; Sara Hildenin Taidemuseo, Tampere, Finland

 

Photography: Art and Image, Oldham Art Gallery, Oldham, UK

 

Watercolours, Galerie Harald Behm, Hamburg, Germany

 

Viewpoint: British Art of the 1980s, Musees Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels, Belgium

1986

British Painting 1986, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria

 

Prospect '86, Frankfurter Kunstverein/Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

 

The Forest, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

1985

4. Europaische Grafik-Biennale, Baden-Baden, Germany

 

Landscape: Fact and Feeling, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, UK

 

A Journey Through Contemporary Art with Nigel Greenwood, Hayward Annual 1985, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

 

Ambiguities and Characters, Konsthall Landskrona, Landskrona, Sweden

 

Dialogue, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

 

Steirischer Herbst'85 - Phase II: Das Bild einer Ausstellung, Stadtmuseum Graz, Graz, Austria

1984

British Art Show 2…Old Allegiances and New Directions 1979-84, Ikon Gallery Birmingham, UK; National Gallery of Scotland, UK; City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK

1983

The Granada Collection-New British Painting and Drawing, Whitworth Art, Whitworth, UK

 

Gallery, Manchester, UK

 

z.B. Landschaft, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

 

Photo (Graphic) Vision, The Winchester Art Gallery, Winchester, UK

 

Art Itinera 1983, Castello Pasquine, Castigliancello, Volterra, Italy

1982

Presences of Nature-Words and Pictures from the Lake District, Carlisle Museum and Art Gallery, UK

1981

Art and the Sea, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

1980

Works from the British Council Collection, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

 

Paesaggio di Paesaggi, Salone degli Specchi del Teatro Communale, Milan, Italy

1979

Zeichen-Triennale, Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany

 

Photographic Works, Galleria Cannaviello, Milan, Italy

1978

Reference Works, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

1976

Englische Landschaftsmalerei, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany; Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany; Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany

 

Figures into Space, Curwen Gallery, London, UK

1975

From Britain '75, Taidehalli Helsinki, Finland; Alvar Aalto-Museo, Jyvaskyla, Finland; Taidemuseo, Tampere, Finland

 

Sculture in the Park, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, UK

 

Coversation, Folkstone Arts Centre, UK

1974

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

1973

The English Landscape, Arts Centre, Lincoln, UK

1972

Inquisitive Eye, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

 

Spring in the Air, Scottish Arts Council Gallery, Glasgow and Scottish Arts Council Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

1971

London Now, Messehallen am Funkturm, West Berlin, Germany

 

 

TIMELINE

 

1965

Moved to London to study English literature

1970

Began painting and took a SPACE Studio at St. Katherine’s Dock, London

1971

Exhibited in a group show in Berlin, subsequently invited to teach part-time at the Slade School of Fine Art, London

 

First one- man exhibition at Cardiff Arts Centre

1973

Arts Council Bursary

1976

Exhibition with Galleria del Cavellino in Venice as a result of which he met London dealer

 

Nigel Greenwood and exhibited with him from 1977 to 1987

1978

Arts Council Bursary

 

Arts Council of Great Britain Scholarship, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

 

Scholarship, Kunsthalle Nuremberg and subsequent one-man exhibition

 

Beginning of association with German galleries and museums

1984

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Printmakers Award

1984-89

Senior Lecturer in Painting, Camberwell School of Arts, London

1987

Major exhibition at Kunstverein Braunschweig; also participated in British Art of the Eighties at Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm

1989–90

DAAD Scholarship, Berlin

1990

Retrospective exhibition at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1992–96

Trustee of the Whitechapel Art Gallery

1992–96

Lecturer in Postgraduate Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London

1993

Guest Professor at Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt  

 

Participated in Nuevas Abstracciones, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte, Reina Sofia,

 

Madrid and Museo d’Art Contemporarie de Barcelona

 

Commenced working with Alan Cristea Gallery, London

 

First one-man exhibition in Denmark with Galleri Susanna Ottesen

2000

Studio Scholarship, Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut

2000

Appointed Honorary Professor at University of Brighton

2001

Honorary Fellowship, The Arts Institute at Bournemouth

 

Retrospective exhibition at Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense

2003

Elected Royal Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts, London

2005

Participated in Royal Academicians in China at National Art Gallery, Bejiing

2006

Appointed Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy of Arts, London

2007

Exhibition Four Quartets at Morat-Institut, Freiburg im Breisgau

   

 

COLLECTIONS

Tate Gallery, London, UK

British Museum, London, UK

The British Council, UK

The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

The Government  Art Collection, UK

The Arts Council of Great Britain, UK

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, UK

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK

Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK

Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Warwick, UK

Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK

Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, Austria

Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Morat Institut fur Kunst, Freiburg, Germany

Schloss Morsbroich Leverkusen, Germany

Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany

Museum of Fine Art, Budapest, Hungaria

Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

Porin Taidemuseo, Pori, Finland

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

The New Carlsberg Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark

Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark

Sønderjyllands Kunstmuseum, Tønder, Denmark

New Carlsberg Glytotek, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Nordic Aquarell Museum, Skärhamn, Sweden

National Gallery of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa

Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA

Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

New York City Library, New York, USA

Yale Center for British Art, UK

Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, USA

MIT List Visual Arts Centre, Massachusetts, USA

Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, USA

Cincinnati Museum of Modern Art, Cincinnati, USA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA

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