Zachary Keeting, ‘saar loop’, 2016, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Zachary Keeting, ‘saar loop’, 2016, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Zachary Keeting, ‘saar loop’, 2016, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

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Zachary Keeting’s works swirl and clatter. They’re down in the orchestra pit under the timpani, and watching quietly from the back of a cafe. Multiple moving parts vie for prominence, some garish some tender. He punches, scrapes, shakes, blots, pours, and stains. The surfaces are physical, riddled with overt gesture, yet built slowly. They’re improvisational, yet each image refers to a specific life-situations, to specific people. His is striving for an art of realistic complication, of crosscurrents and contradictions, group energy. He admires chaotic Robert Altman scenarios: overlapping voices, overlapping thoughts, overlapping desires. This is an art of more. More complexity, more concealment, more fluidity, more radical balance. Multiple personalities in every scene, brave with generosity. Zachary received his MFA from Boston University and his BFA from Alfred University, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

2018 Melanie Carr Gallery, Group Exhibit - Mighty Minis; Essex CT
LABspace, Group Exhibit - The Nature Lab; Hillsdale NY
2017 Giampietro Gallery, Two Person Exhibit - What A Simple Thing It Seemed, That Vast Yellow Light Sailing Slowly; New Haven CT
Geoffrey Young Gallery, Group Exhibit - All Things Great And Small; Great Barrington MA
Park Place Gallery, Group Exhibit - The Landscape Show; Brooklyn NY
Gallery Souterrain, Group Exhibit - Mighty Minis; West Cornwall CT
2016 Life On Mars, Group Exhibit - An Occasional Dream; Brooklyn NY
Torrance Art Museum, Group Exhibit - Sibling Rivalries; Torrance CA
Silvermine Arts Center, Group Exhibit - Thunder Umbrella; New Canaan CT
UBS Gallery, Group Exhibit - Drishti A Concentrated Gaze; New York, NY
2015 Connecticut Office of the Arts, Artist Fellowship Exhibit; Hartford CT
Dartmouth College, Group Exhibit - Repeat; Hanover NH
The People’s Garden, Group Exhibit - Paintings In Trees; Brooklyn NY
Russian Consulate, Group Exhibit - Tribute To Mayakovsky; New York, NY
Brian Morris Gallery, Group Exhibit - On The Money; New York NY
Giampietro Gallery, Two Person Exhibit - Rockless Volume; New Haven CT
2014 Boston University Alumni Exhibit - Convergence; Boston MA
Morgan Lehman Gallery, Group Exhibit - Conversations; New York NY
Artspace, Group Exhibit - Smart Painting; New Haven CT
2013 Giampietro Gallery, Solo Exhibit - Recent Paintings; New Haven CT
John Slade Ely House, Group Exhibit - Handful of Art; New Haven CT
Metro Show Art Fair, Giampietro Booth; New York NY
2012 Giampietro Gallery, Group Exhibit - Chromacosm; New Haven CT
Scope Art Fair, Giampietro Booth; New York NY
2011 Mass Moca / Cabinet, Group Exhibit - An Exchange with Sol LeWitt; MA / NY
Artspace, Group Exhibit - Scrawl; New Haven CT
2010 Haskins Laboratory, Group Exhibit - Mind Sets; New Haven CT
Vaudeville Park, Group Exhibit - True Singing is a Different Breathing; Brooklyn NY
Fort Point Gallery, Two Person Exhibit - Gorky’s Granddaughter; Boston MA
2009 Carroll and Sons, Group Exhibit - Boston Drawing Project; Boston MA
Artspace, Solo Exhibit - Fussing and Fighting; New Haven CT
Pilot Pen Invitational, Group Exhibit; New Haven CT
2008 Lawn Club, Solo Exhibit - Recent Paintings; New Haven CT
2007 Spring Arts Collective, Group Exhibit; Los Angeles CA
2006 Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Solo Exhibit - Ricochet; Ottawa ON
Temporary, Group Exhibit; Düsseldorf Germany
2005 Apartment, Solo Exhibit - Transparent Radiation; Pittsburgh PA
2011 Artist-in-Residence, VCCA; Amherst VA
2010 Artist-in-Residence, Yaddo; Saratoga Springs NY
Artist-in-Residence, Petrified National Forest AZ
2009 Artist-in-Residence, Byrdcliffe; Woodstock NY
2006 Artist-in-Residence, Montana Artists Refuge; Basin MT
2005 Artist-in-Residence, Santa Fe Art Institute; Santa Fe NM
2001 Artist-in-Residence, Pouch Cove; Newfoundland Canada
Artist-in-Residence, Millay Colony; Austerlitz NY
2000 Artist-in-Residence, Woodstock School of Art; Woodstock NY

Publications & Press
2016 The Conversation Project (May 21) interviewed by Brett Wallace
2015 Gorky’s Granddaughter (May 27) interviewed by Catherine Haggarty and Ellen Siebers
2013 Two Coats of Paint (September 25) review by Sharon Butler
2013 Art In America (December) review by Julian Kreimer
Painters’ Table (September 10) in conversation with Brett Baker
KCLOG (September 23)
2011 Two Coats of Paint (May 5) review by Sharon Butler
2010 Time Out Boston (November 9) review by David Wildman
New Haven Independent (July 16) review by Stephen Kobasa
2009 Rojo Magazine
2008 Studio Visit Magazine

About Zachary Keeting

Through abstract paintings that burst forth from the canvas in an exquisitely composed cacophony of color and form, Zachary Keeting grapples with the complexity of the world. As he describes: “I see the world as an incredibly complex place, a baffling / gorgeous / brutal environment. Over the years, I've increasingly attempted to emulate that richness in the pictures, to participate in it.” References to such movements as Op Art, Geometric and Gestural Abstraction, Color Field Painting, and Pop Art inflect his compositions, shaped by an intensely physical process in which he builds up and breaks down the marks on his canvas. Keeting’s earlier works followed what he calls “jigsaw logic,” with hard-edged shapes structured into loosely rigid patterns. His recent work is looser and lush, filled with fat, gestural brushstrokes, stains, smears, and drips, unfolding across the picture plane.

American, b. 1973, Bitburg, Germany, based in New Haven, CT, USA