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Caitlin Keogh

°1982, Anchorage, Alaska (US) – lives and works in New York (US) 

Caitlin Keogh’s work explores questions of gender and representation, articulations of personal style, and the construction of artistic identity. Her vivid, seductive paintings combine the graphic lines of hand-drawn commercial illustration with the bold matte colors of the applied arts to reimagine fragments of female bodies, natural motifs, pattern, and ornamentation.

Drawing from clothing design, illustration, and interior decoration as much as art history, Keogh’s large-scale canvases dissect elements of representations of femininity with considerable wit, pointing to the underlying conditions of the production of images of women. Natural forms recur throughout her work as a means of depicting artistic style, and for the way that these different depictions speak to specific political and cultural contexts, such as her examination of the naturalistic designs of the 19th-century British textile designer William Morris and how they relate to his utopian politics.

(courtesy of ICA, Boston)

Keogh’s ecent solo exhibitions include ICA Boston; Bortolami, New York; Mary Boone Gallery, New York;and MoMA PS1, New York. Group exhibitions include Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Koenig Galerie, Berlin. Keogh’s work is in the collection of ICA Boston, Boston; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY and The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Arts, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL.

Caitlin Keogh is represented by the following galleries;
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The Approach, London 

Bortalami, New York