Born: Boston, MA USA
Lives: Philadelphia, PA USA

Represented by Robert Henry Contemporary, NYC

Education

MFA Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art
BFA Sculpture, Washington University

Solo Exhibitions

2016 "Methods for Breeding Urban Systems" Robert Henry Contemporary, Brooklyn NY
2012 Robert Henry Contemporary, Brooklyn NY
2012 Abington Art Center, Jenkintown PA
2010 RHV Fine Art, Brooklyn NY
2001 ROME Arts, Brooklyn NY

Group Exhibitions

2017

"Architectonic Shift: Colin Keefe, Linda Brenner, Kristin Schattenfield-Rein, and Margery Amdur", Park Towne Plaza, Philadelphia PA

2016

"Derek Lerner, Colin Keefe and Mike Childs", PULSE Miami, Robert Henry Contemporary booth
"Schema: Works on Paper", Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln NE
"Ontology of Influence: Ron Leax and Alumni", Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis MO

2015

“Colin Keefe and Andrea Wohl Keefe”, Allens Lane Art Center, Philadelphia PA
“Woodmere Annual”, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia PA (cur. Dufala brothers)
"Works on Paper: Summer", Pagus Gallery, Morristown PA

2014

“Colin Keefe and Andrea Wohl Keefe”, Winter Gallery, Millersville University, Millersville PA
“Drawing Now Philadelphia 2014”, ArtSpace Liberti, Philadelphia PA (cur. Sabina Tichindeleanu, asst. cur. Emelie Keim Viss)

2013

‘Urban Environments’: Colin Keefe and Fabio Fernandez/Tom Lauerman, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia PA (cur. Jacque Liu)
“Made In Philly”, CFEVA, Philadelphia PA
“Benefit Exhibition for BalletX”, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia PA
“Cellular/Molecular”, EKG Gallery, Philadelphia PA (cur. Gaby Heit)

2012

“Aqua Art Miami”, Robert Henry Contemporary, Miami FL
“Old Friends, New Friends, a Full Circle”, Imperfect Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
“Alana Bograd, Colin Keefe, Sarah Laing”, Rebekah Templeton, Philadelphia PA
“71st Annual Juried Exhibition”, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia PA (cur. Alex Kanevsky)

2011

“Affordable Art Fair NY”, RHV Fine Art, New York NY
“New Trails /// Summer 2011”, Adaptation Art/CAi, Philadelphia PA (cur. Brookes Britcher / Bryan Rice)
“Stimuli • Stimulus”, 110 Church Gallery, Philadelphia PA (cur. Leo Robinson)

2010

“Affordable Art Fair NY”, RHV Fine Art, New York NY

2008

“Art On Tap”, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown PA
“Wall to Wall”, Lexington Art League, Lexington KY

2007

“Overlapped Sensibility”, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles CA
“The Kindness of Strangers”, The Helm Gallery, Tacoma WA

2006

“Art of the Neighborhood 2″, Tastes Like Chicken, Brooklyn NY
“Out of the Blue”, Abington Arts Center, Jenkintown PA
“Critical Mass”, Kentler Int’l Drawing Space, Brooklyn NY (cur. Lisa Hatchadoorian)

2005

“Within Limits”, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles CA
“Affordable Art Fair”, Sabina Lee Gallery, New York NY
“ArtLA”, Sabina Lee Galllery, Los Angeles, CA

2004

“Colin Keefe and Aaron Wexler”, P.S. 122 Gallery, NY NY
“House Bound”, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles CA
“Freehand”, Marvelli Lab, Brooklyn NY
“Plane and Elevation” Art in General, NY NY
“Art in General Silent Auction”, Art in General, NY NY
“All About Drawing” Eisentrager•Howard Gallery, Lincoln NE

2003

“Daniel Carello and Colin Keefe” ROME Arts, Brooklyn NY
“Far Away, Up Close” ROME Arts, Brooklyn NY
“Paradise/Paradox”, Castle Gallery, New Rochelle NY (curated by Sue Canning)

2002

“The Brewster Project”, Brewster NY
“Never-Never Land”, Stedman Gallery, Camden NJ (traveling exhibition)

2001

“Never-Never Land”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampa FL (traveling exhibition)
“Archipod”, Star 67, Brooklyn NY
“2001 Benefit Raffle”, Momenta, Brooklyn NY
“(un)Planned”, Walden, NY NY
“forms”, Project, Toronto Ontario Canada

2000

“Never-Never Land”, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL (traveling exhibition)
(curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud)
“Meat Market Art Fair”, White Columns, NY NY
“Utopiaries”, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
(curated by Kevin Melchionne)
“Transporter”, About Studio, Bangkok, Thailand
(curated by Laurie DeChiara and Naomi Urabe)
“Me & My Friends”, 57hope, Brooklyn NY
“Urban Landscapes”, www.artnet.com
“A Collision of Cool”, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills MI
“White Columns Annual Auction Benefit”, White Columns, NY NY

1999

“ArchiTORTURE”, White Columns, NY NY
“Where’s Walden”, Walden, NY NY
“Outer Boroughs”, White Columns, NY NY
“Netherland NY”, TZ’Art (collab. w. Het Observatorium), NY NY
“NATO Conference Exhibition”, NATOarts, Virginia Beach, VA
“Group Text”, Visual-Text Art Venue (Online)

1998

“Utopia”, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn NY
“The Art Exchange Show”, De Chiara-Stewart Gallery, NY NY
“Shake: An Exhibition of Snow Domes”, P.S.122, NY NY
“Stirring Space: Site Installations at the Brooklyn Brewery”, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn NY

1997

“The Art Exchange Show”, 57hope, Brooklyn NY

Bibliography

“Critical Mass” Exhibition Catalogue, March 2006, ©Kentler International Drawing Space
"Small Changes, Big Impact: 20 Years of Collaborative Public Sculpture", 2006, ©Washington University in St. Louis
“Paradise/Paradox” Exhibition Catalogue, March 2003, ©College of New Rochelle
“Transporter” Exhibition Catalogue, January 2000

Writing

Artists' Commerce, Title Magazine and Citywide Philly, with Jacque Liu, 2013

Teaching/Speaking

2016 Visiting Artist, Nebraska Wesleyan University
2016 Adjunct Professor, Arcadia University, Arts and Entrepreneurship Program Mentor
2016 Speaker, T3 Lectures at Excite Center, Drexel University
2015 Speaker, "Risk and Failure: Stepping into the Art World", Arcadia University
1996 “The Williamsburg Gallery Scene.” Panel with Mike Ballou (Four Walls), Laura Parnes and Eric Heist (Momenta Art), Joe Ahmrein (Pierogi 2000), and Colin Keefe (57 Hope). Artists Talk On Art, Organized by Jane Harris

Residencies

2004 LMCC Downtown Residency Program, Equitable Building
1991 Residency, Studios Midwest, Galesburg IL

Curatorial

Co-Director, Mount Airy Contemporary Artists Space, Philadelphia PA 2009-present
Co-Director, 57hope Gallery, Brooklyn NY 1995-1998 (and reprise 2001)
Curator (for 57hope), Local Spaces, Abrons Art Center 1998

2015 Juror, Arcadia Student Biennial, Arcadia University
2010 Juror, Highwire Gallery annual February benefit

Publications/Reviews

L. Kent Wolgamott: No Figures, Graphite in "Schema" at NWU, Lincoln Journal Star, 12/4/2016
Roberta Fallon, Joyful Space, theartblog.org 4/17/2016
John Haber, The Infrastructure of Abstract Art, 2/12/2016, haberarts.com
Edith Newhall, Woodmere Art Museum: Annual Juried Exhibit a display of quirky aesthetics, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/13/2015
Jacob Feige, Drawing Now, Title Magazine, 10/20/2014
Sam Newhouse, Cities without size, cities without color -Urban Environments at Grizzly Grizzly, theartblog.org, 9/24/2013
Roberta Fallon, First Friday Flash – What I saw Sept. 6 in Chinatown North and Washington Square, theartblog.org, 9/12/2013
Sam Newhouse, A studio visit with Colin Keefe to see his fine ink drawings, theartblog.org, 9/6/2013
Etty Yaniv, Self-Guided Gallery Tour of BOS Created by Arts in Bushwick Blog, Bushwick Daily, 5/29/2013
Donovan Griffin, Breadboard Discovers the Art of the Petri Dish, InLiquid Art+Design, 5/3/2013
Sean Alday, Authoritative Chairs, Freud and Zooplankton: Art Reviews, Bushwick Daily, 9/26/2012
Ben Meyer, Woodmere’s 71st Annual Juried Exhibition, theartblog.org, 8/16/2012
Victoria Donohoe, A Quartet Show Artistry in Abington, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/1/2012
Edith Newhall, Here Comes Summer, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/20/2012
Chip Schwartz, Drawing Organics – Colin Keefe, Sarah Laing and Alana Bograd at Rebekah Templeton, theartblog.org, 5/18/2012
Courtney Sexton, Critical Mass: CURATOR – Organon at Rebekah Templeton, CityPaper, 5/4/2012
Socks-Studio Profile 12/5/2011
Julie Davis, PhillyIST Interview, phillyist.com 1/12/2011
Holly Myers, “The Value of Having Some Space, LA Times, 12/24/2004
Tom Moody, “Paradise/Paradox“, Sculpture Magazine March 2004
Keane Pepper, "Daniel Carello and Colin Keefe (June Art Crawl), Free Williamsburg, June 2003
Holland Cotter, “Colin Keefe at ROME Arts“, New York Times Art In Review, 12/3/2001
Kim Levin, “(un)Planned”, Recommended Pick, Village Voice Jan 2001
Gary Michael Dault, “Adrian Blackwell, Colin Keefe, Rupen at Project” Toronto Globe and Mail 1/20/2001
Roberta Fallon, “Worlds of Possibility” ,Philadelphia Weekly, 2/23/2000
Edward J. Sozanski, Dream Gardens, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/25/2000
Rachel Youens, “Utopia”, Cover Magazine, 1999
Roberta Smith, “Brooklyn Haven for Art Heats Up”, New York Times, 11/6/1998
Jennifer Dalton, “Shake”, Review Magazine, 6/15/1998