Ian McKeever, Biography

Born 1946 Withernsea, Yorkshire, UK. Lives and works 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, UKGallery, 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

1973
▹ Arts Council Bursary

1978
▹ Arts Council Bursary
▹ Arts Council of Great Britain Scholarship, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
▹ Scholarship, Kunsthalle Nuremberg and subsequent one-man exhibition

1984
▹ Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Printmakers Award

1984–89
▹ Senior Lecturer in Painting, Camberwell School of Arts, London

1989–90
▹ DAAD Scholarship, Berlin

1992–96
▹ Trustee of the Whitechapel Art Gallery
▹ Lecturer in Postgraduate Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London

1993
▹ Guest Professor at Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt

2000
▹ Studio Scholarship, Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut
▹ Appointed Honorary Professor at University of Brighton

2001
▹ Honorary Fellowship, The Arts Institute at Bournemouth

2003
▹ Elected Royal Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts, London

2006
▹ Appointed Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy of Arts, London

 

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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