Richard Keen

Andrew Estey Photography


2015,16  Merit Award, Dave Bown Projects 11th,13thSemi Annual Competition

2014    Artist Resource Trust Grant, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Sheffield, MA

Visiting Artist, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

2013    Arts Visibility Grant, Maine Arts Commission, Augusta, ME

2012    Visiting Artist, Millikin University / Carriage House Press, Decatur, IL

Visual Arts Sea Grant, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

2010    Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State, US Embassy, Dili

2007,09,11 Good Idea Grant, Maine Arts Commission, Augusta, ME

2008     Guest Artist/ Lecture, Pecha Kucha Night, Space Gallery, Portland, ME

2004    Guest Artist / Lecture, Merrimack College, N. Andover, MA

2003    Surdna Foundation Fellowship, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME

Guest Artist/ Lecture, Brunswick Art and Cultural Alliance, Brunswick, ME

2001    Guest Artist/ Lecture, Fairfield University, Fairfield CT 

My abstractions begin from observation. My inspiration for my abstractions come nature and man-made objects. I filter which elements of my observations and experiences are brought into focus by removing unnecessary detail; often simplified into line, shape, color, and texture. The origins of some finished works reveal direct visual connections to my experiences, while others are more disguised, leaving room for interpretation. I keep my work moving forward by exploring different mediums regularly, not locking my practice into one mode of operating and by working on multiple series simultaneously.

Elizabeth Moss Galleries | 251 US Route One,  Falmouth, ME 04105 | (207) 781-2620

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