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NEWS

Imminent Thunder, Best in Show 2008, "Aftermath", Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA

Resident Exhibiting Artist, 4ART INC Gallery, Zou B Art Center, Chicago, IL  May thru October, 2009, 2010, 2011

ARTWORK

Mixed Media on Wood

The Imminent Thunder
6' x 6'
Mixed media on wood
2006

The Imminent
Thunder
6' x 6'
2006
[ more info ]

Open Heart
50" x 50"
Mixed media on wood
2005

Open Heart
50" x 50"
2005

Time Marches On
24" x 40"
Mixed media on wood
2006

Time Marches On
24" x 40"
2006

The Path
40" x 50"
Mixed media on wood
2005

The Path
40" x 50"
2005

Pulse
40" x 80"
Mixed media set in a shadow box
2004

Pulse
40" x 80"
2004
[ close-up views ]


Mixed Media on Paper

Angels of Hospice
Mixed media on paper

Angels of Hospice

Remember When
Mixed media on paper

Remember
When

Silent Footsteps
Mixed media on paper

Silent
Footsteps

It Started
with a Twitch
Mixed media on paper

It Started
with a Twitch

Silent Hearts
Mixed media on paper

Silent
Hearts

The Death of Winter
Mixed media on paper

The Death of Winter

With Nothing To Loose
Mixed media on paper

With Nothing To Loose

Closure
Mixed media on paper

Closure

In the Beginning
36" x 40"
Oil on paper
2005

In the Beginning
36" x 40"
2005

September Rain
36" x 38"
Mixed media on paper
2002

September Rain
36" x 38"
2002

No Longer Afraid of the Dark
24" x 36"
Oil on paper

No Longer Afraid of the Dark
24" x 36"

Long Open Road
28" x 42"
Mixed media on paper
2001

Long Open Road
28" x 42"
2001

Guardian Angel
30" x 42"
Mixed media on paper
2004

Guardian Angel
30" x 42"
2004

The Fallen
30" x 42"
Mixed media on paper
2004

The Fallen
30" x 42"
2004

Happy Little People In
Pretty Little Homes
36" x 44"
Mixed media on paper
2002

Happy Little People In Pretty Little Homes
36" x 44"
2002

Living With The Mob
30" x 42"
Mixed media on paper
2001

Living With The Mob
30" x 42"
2001

Coming Forward
30" x 42"
Mixed media on paper
2000

Coming Forward
30" x 42"
2000

Psychotic By Numbers
30" x 42"
Mixed media on paper
2003

Psychotic By Numbers
30" x 42"
2003

Those With Brains
28" x 36"
Mixed media on paper
2003

Those With Brains
28" x 36"
2003

Am I Evil
30" x 42"
Mixed media on paper
2003

Am I Evil
30" x 42"
2003

Touching A Soul
30" x 40"
Mixed media on paper
2001

Touching A Soul
30" x 40"
2001

Playing God
24" x 36"
Oil on paper

Playing God
24" x 36"


Pencil on Paper

2-D Project
Pencil on paper

2-D Project

Another Autumn Fall
Pencil on paper

Another Autumn Fall

Echoes
Pencil on paper

Echoes


Photography

The Meek
Photography

The Meek

[ view statement ]

2085 Earth's Final Conflict. 
Blondes verses Brunets
The Meek
Photography

2085 Earth's Final Conflict. Blondes verses Brunets
The Meek

Bust'in a Move
The Meek
Photography

Bust'in a Move
The Meek

Not a Scratch On It!
The Meek
Photography

Not a Scratch On It!
The Meek

 

Rise of the Plastic Generation
The Meek
Photography

Rise of the Plastic Generation
The Meek

 

Pile Drivers of a New
World Order
The Meek
Photography

Pile Drivers of a New
World Order
The Meek

 

RESUME

Education

B.F.A. in Fine Art, specialized in printmaking, The Ohio State University, 1992
Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD), Illustration emphasis, 1983-1988
East Tennessee State University, Fine Art curriculum, 1981-1983

Exhibitions

5/11 - 10/11 4art Inc Gallery 1932 S. Halsted Unit 100 Chicago, IL
On display: six month resident show in Chicago

5/10 - 10/10 4art Inc Gallery 1932 S. Halsted Unit 100 Chicago, IL
On display: six month resident show in Chicago

5/09 - 10/09 4art Inc Gallery 1932 S. Halsted Unit 100 Chicago, IL
On display: six month resident show in Chicago

9/08 - 10/08 "Aftermath" Alexandria VA
On display: one piece "The Imminent Thunder"

5/08 - 10/08 4art Inc Gallery 1932 S. Halsted Unit 100 Chicago, IL
On display: six month resident show in Chicago - Phase VI Group Show

9/07 Dynamix Engineering Spring Art Show
On display: nine pieces

4/07 4art Inc Gallery 1932 S. Halsted Unit 100 Chicago, IL
On display: one piece "The Imminent Thunder"

4/06 - 5/06 Studio | ASH 17 5th Ave, Columbus, Ohio
Solo Exhibit featuring 8 pieces

9/05 Columbus Museum of Art Yart Sale
On display: two mixed media pieces

6/05 Dynamix Engineering Spring Art Show
On display: two mixed media pieces

5/05, Curator for Ohio Art League, “The View From Dione”
On display: A collaboration with OAL and Perkins Observatory

11/04 Ohio Art League “One Night at a Go Go
On display: two mixed media pieces

7/04 - Studio | ASH 17 5th Ave, Columbus, Ohio
Solo Exhibit featuring over 20 pieces | read review

9/03 - 10/03 Studio | ASH 17 5th Ave, Columbus, Ohio
On display: seven prints, mixed media

1/03 - 2/03 Roy G Biv Gallery 997 North High, Columbus, Ohio
On display: 3 small art pieces, mixed media on paper

8/02 - 9/02 P.M. Gallery 760 South High, Columbus, Ohio
On display: eight prints, mixed media, oil on canvas and oil on wood

8/01 - 9/01 P.M. Gallery 760 South High, Columbus, Ohio
On display: Eleven prints, mixed media oil on wood

8/00 - 9/00 P.M. Gallery 760 South High, Columbus, Ohio
On display: nine prints, mixed media and pencil

11/99 - 12/99 P.M. Gallery 760 South High, Columbus, Ohio
On display: 10 prints, mixed media and pencil

10/98 - 11/98 Z Gallery West Bridge and High Street, Dublin Ohio
On display: seven prints, mixed media and pencil

8/98 - 9/98 P.M. Gallery 760 South High, Columbus, Ohio
On display: eleven prints, mixed media, lithography and intaglio

STATEMENT

Born in Columbus, Ohio in 1961, I earned a F.A. from The Ohio State University in 1991.  In the past, most of my work's subject matter was derived from my interest in ancient history as it relates to current events.  Other pieces focused on my perspective on life's adversities. 

I looked at my work as a "surreal snapshot" of the events and attitudes one encounters in day to day life and the impact they can have on a person's demeanor.  One blink, one turn in a different direction, or one moment of hesitation can change a life.  Political and social turmoil or devastating news from a doctor or loved one can forever change every footstep you take. 

I paint only through memory and imagination, there are no preliminary sketches or rough drafts.  I use color and shapes as a transition device to move the eye throughout the composition and create stability in an otherwise chaotic piece.

 

HONORS

Best in show for "The Imminent Thunder" at the Torpeto Factory Art Center, Target Gallery 2008 Currated by Laurel Rueter, Director and Chief Curator at North Dakota Museum of Art

"The View from Dione" curated for The Ohio Art League and Perkins Observatory

CONTACT

Thank you for you interest in my work.

If you would like more information, please send me an e-mail using the form to the right or by clicking here. Also, keep up-to-date by checking out my FaceBook page.

I look forward to hearing from you.

- Tom Keefer


The Imminent Thunder
Mixed Media on Wood, 6'x6', 2006
Artist Thomas Keefer standing next to "The Imminent Thunder"

View the making of "The Immenent Thunder"
The Making of The
Imminent Thunder

Close-up Views of "The Imminent Thunder"
Close-up Views


The View from Dione - Overview

The View from Dione was my first curated exhibition and it was a collaboration between the OAL and Perkins Observatory. It Featured 15 artist from the OAL and 7 astronomy photographers from the Columbus Astronomy Society. It was a two part exhibition with the first show on May 1st at OAL Gallery and the second show was at Perkins Observatory on May 13th. Each exhibition featured separate pieces from OAL Artist and CAS Photographers. Some of the participating OAL artist include Betty Colling, Anne Holman, Tom Baillieul, John Beaver, Bill Hemming and myself. Some of the participating CAS Photographers include Bill Krammer, Tom Klausing, Isaac Cruz and Kathy Shaw with special thanks to Tom Burns, the Director or Perkins Observatory for allowing us to have the show at the observatory.


Ohio Art League Gallery


Perkins Observatory


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©2011 Thomas Keefer