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