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Artists Ian McKeever

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British artist living and working in Dorset.

1946, Withernsea, Yorksire, UK

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015 – Hours of Darkness, Hours of Light, Kunstmuseet I Tønder, Denmark.
Between Darkness and Light, National Galleery of the Faroese Islands, Tórshavn.
Between the Stone and the Paper, Steinprent Gallery, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.

2014 -Eagduru – Against Architecture, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen.
Against Photography: Early Works 1975-1990, HackelBury Fine Art Ltd, London.
Hours of Darkness and Hours of Light, Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne.
Twelve-Standing and Three, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Denmark.
Painted Panels, 2012-2014, Galerie Nanna Preußners, Hamburg.

2013 – Twelve-Standing, Galleri Andersson/Sandström,Stockholm,Sweden.
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.
Hartgrove. Paintings and Photographs, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Lithographs 2006-2010, Hostrup-Pedersen & Johansen, Valby, Denmark.

2009 -Assembly, Paintings 2006–2008, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland.
Recent Paintings, Galleri Sandström Andersson, Stockholm, Sweden.
Temple Paintings, Kings Place Gallery, London.

2008 – Assembly, Paintings and Works on Paper 2006–2007, Alan Cristea Gallery, London.

2007 – Four Quartets, Paintings 2001–2007, Morat Institute, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
Assembly, Paintings 2002–2007, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark.

2006 – New Paintings, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland.
New Paintings, Galerie Andersson Sandström, Umeå, Sweden.
Whispers, New Drawings, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Temple Paintings, Galerie Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark,

2005 – Bilder 1983–93, Morat Institut, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

2004 – Sentinel, Recent Paintings and Works on Paper, Alan Cristea Gallery, London.
Four Quartets, Recent Paintings, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance.
Recent Paintings and Ten Years of Drawing, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge.

2003 – Watercolours and Gouaches 1993–2003, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden.
Small Paintings, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Text and Work, Ian McKeever and David Miller, The Arts Institute, Bournemouth.

2002 – New Paintings, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden.
Ian McKeever: William Blake’s Jerusalem, Alan Cristea Gallery, London.
Paintings from the Four Quartet Series, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark.
Self Shadow Paintings, Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria.

2001 – Ian McKeever, Paintings 1993–2000, Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark.

2000 – Paintings and Works on Paper, Alan Cristea Gallery, London.
Ian McKeever & Richard Deacon, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

1999 – Ian McKeever and Kurt Kocherscheidt, Galerie 3, Klagenfurt, Austria.

1998 – Recent Paintings, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Twelve x Eight and Other Woodcut Monoprints, Alan Cristea Gallery, London.

1997 – Paintings 1990–1996, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, and The Bonnington. Gallery, University of Trent, Nottingham; Porin Taidemuseo, Pori, Finland.
Recent Paintings, Galerie Modulo, Lisbon, Portugal.
Recent Paintings, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany.
Colour Etchings, Monoprints and One Painting, Alan Cristea Gallery, London.

1996 – Hour Paintings, Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Basle, Switzerland.
Works on Paper 1981–1996, University of Brighton and The Terrace Gallery, Harewood House, Leeds.

1995 – The Marianne North Paintings, Matt’s Gallery, London.
Paintings, Galerie Janine Mautsch, Cologne, Germany.
An Aspect of Landscape, Al Bustan, Beirut, Lebanon.
Recent Paintings and Drawings, The Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, USA.

1994 – Hartgrove, Recent Woodcuts and Monoprints, Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Basle, Switzerland.
Hartgrove Paintings, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London.
Hour Paintings, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany.

1993 – Ninety New Guinea Gouaches, Morat Institute, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
Door Paintings, Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth.
Hour Paintings, Stephen Solovy Gallery, Chicago, US.

1992 – Door Paintings, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany.
Door Paintings, Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria.
Door Paintings, Galerie Modulo, Lisbon, Portugal.
Recent Paintings, Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Basle, Switzerland.

1991 – Greenland, Watercolours and Drawings from the Morat Institut, Freiburg im Breisgau, Städtische Galerie, Würzburg, Germany.

1990 –  Notes 1989–1990, DAAD Galerie, West Berlin, Germany.
Ein Diptychon, Galerie Weisser Elefant, East Berlin, Germany.
Large Diptychs, Galerie Tanit, Cologne, Germany.
Paintings 1978–1990, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.

1989 – A History of Rocks 1986–1988, Kunstforum, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany.
Greenland, Galerie Tanit, Munich, and Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth.

1988 – Qorassauq (Greenland 1988), Galleria Fantasia/Pelin, Helsinki, Finland (with Timo Valjakka).

1987 – The Staffa Project, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston; Arnolfini,
Bristol; Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum and Diensthoofd Provincial 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.
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.
Through the Ice Lens, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany.

1985 – Traditional Landscapes and Works on Paper, Galerie Nächst St Stephan, Vienna, Austria.
Borderlines–Abstracting Art from Nature, Arnolfini, Bristol (with Frank Auerbach).

1984 – Traditional Landscapes, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany.
Recent Paintings, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton.

1983 – Traditional Landscapes, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London.

1982 – Deutscher Zyklus, Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany.
Neue Arbeiten, Galerie Arno Kohnen, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Black and White . . . Or how to paint with a hammer, Matt’s Gallery, LondonLino-Cuts, Riverside Studios, London.

1981 – Islands, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London (with Bernd Koberling).
Paintings: Islands and Night Flak Series, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.

1980 – Fields, Waterfalls and Birds, Arnolfini, Bristol; Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, and Institute of Contemporary Art, London.
Vacuum, London (with Rafael Jablonka).
Aspects of Work 1973–1980, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
Ian McKeever, Galleria del Cavellino, Venice, Italy.

1979 – Field Series 1978, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London.

1978 – Sand and Sea Series, Spectro Arts, Newcastle.
Sand and Sea Series, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh.
Sand and Sea Series, Galleria Foksal, Warsaw, Poland.

1977 – Sand and Sea Series, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London and Galleria Tommaseo, Trieste, Italy.

1976 – Ian McKeever, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.
Works 1974–76, Galleria del Cavellino, Venice, Italy.

1973 -Ian McKeever, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.

1971 -Ian McKeever, Cardiff Arts Centre.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 – Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.

2014 – Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.
Structures: British and German Paintingin Dialogue, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

2013 – Convergence, HackelBury Fine Art Ltd,London.
In Cloud Country: Abstracting from Nature, Terrace Gallery, Harewood House,Leeds.

2012 – Format, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Prism: Drawings from 1990-2011, National Museum of Norway, Oslo, Norway.
Materiality, HackelBury Fine Art, London.

2011 – Watercolour, Tate Britain, London.
Artists for Kettle’s Yard, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge.
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.
Arbeiten auf Papier, Schaltwerk, Hamburg, Germany.
21, Harewood House, Leeds.
p.p.painting 2010, Eisengraberamt, Austria.

2009 – Northern Print Biennale, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle.
Art for Life, Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity, Jonathan Clark Fine Art, London.

2007 – At Home, Portraits of Artists in The Royal Academy Collection, The John Madejski Fine Rooms, Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Fairytale Cabinets, Montana, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark.
Hugh Stoneman: Master Printer, Tate St Ives, Cornwall.

2006 -50 Years with Art, Løvbjergsamlingen, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark.

2005 – Seven Royal Academicians in China, National Art Gallery, Beijing, China;Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China, and Royal Academy of Arts, London.
2nd Beijing Biennale, Beijing, China.
Matisse to Freud, A Critic’s Choice: The Alexander Walker Bequest, The British Museum, London,  and Hayward Gallery Touring.
The Art of White, The Lowry, Manchester.

2004 – Works and Days, Acquisitions for the Louisiana Collection 2000–2004, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark.

2003 – In Print, 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, Serbia, and Yaroslavl Museum of Fine Art, Yaroslavl, Russia.

2001 – Eigenschatten, Museumsberg Flensburg, Germany and Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense,

1999 – Graphic! British Prints Now, Yale Center for British Art, Newhaven, Connecticut, USA.
Into the Light, Photographic Printing Out of the Darkroom, The Royal Photographic Society, Bath; Callografia Nacional, Madrid, and Fundacion Municipal de Cultura, Valladolid, Spain.
Erwerbungen der Marianne und Heinrich Lenhard Stiftung, Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

1997 – Last Dreams of The Millennium – Reemergence of British Romantic Painting, University of California, Turlock, USA.

1996 – Strangers in the Arctic, Rundetårn, Copenhagen, Denmark; Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland, and The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada.
Nuevas Abstracciones, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte, Reina Sofia, Madrid; Museo d’Art Contemporarie de Barcelona, Spain, and Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany.
A Series of Twelve Prints by Six Artists, Alan Cristea Gallery, London.

1995 -Contemporary British Art in Print, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, and McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Life Patterns, Tate Gallery, London.
Zeichnungen Sammeln, Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Basle, Switzerland.
Desenho Contemporaneo, Galerie Modulo, Porto, Portugal.
From Picasso to Woodrow, New Acquisitions of Prints, Tate Gallery, London.
Zehn von Hundert, BASF-Feierabendhaus, Ludwigshafen, Germany.
International Biennale of Graphic Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Artists’ Books, Rocket Gallery, London.

1994 – Paintmarks, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge; Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, and Mead Gallery, University of Warwick.
Artists’ Impressions, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, and Castle Museum, Nottingham.

1992 – Geteilte Bilder; das Diptychon in der neuen Kunst, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany.
Des Dessins, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basle, Switzerland.
Air and Other Elements, Porin Taidemuseu, Pori, Finland.
Tierra de Nadie, Hospital Real, Granada, Spain.
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Aus der Sammlung, Seit 25 Jahren, Norishalle,Nuremberg, Germany.

1991 – Nature, Création du Peintre, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland.

1990 – Le Paysage, Trace de la Mémoire, Galerie Barbar & Cie, Paris, France.

1989 – Landschaft in der Erfahrung, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany.
Lifelines: Four British Artists, BASF-Feierabendhaus, Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Tate Gallery, Liverpool.
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, USA.
Zurück zur Natur, aber wie?, Städtische 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; Mucsarnok, Budapest, Hungary; Narodni Galerie, Prague, Czech Republic, and Zacheta, Warsaw, Poland.
British Art of the 1980s, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, and Sara Hildenin Taidemuseo, Tampere, Finland.
Photography: Art and Image, Oldham Art Gallery.
Watercolours, Galerie Harald Behm, Hamburg, Germany.
Viewpoint: British Art of the 1980s, Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels, Belgium.

1986 – British Painting 1986, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria.
Prospect ’86, Frankfurter Kunstverein/ Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany.
The Forest, Arnolfini, Bristol.

1985 – John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 14, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
Modern Landscape, Sunderland Arts Centre, Sunderland.
Painting – Photography, the Seventh Floor Gallery, Saint Martin’s School of Art, London.
4. Europäische Grafik – Biennale, Baden-Baden, Germany.
Landscape: Fact and Feeling, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth.
A Journey Through Contemporary Art with Nigel Greenwood, Hayward Annual 1985, Hayward Gallery, London.
Ambiguities and Characters, Konsthall Landskrona, Sweden.
Dialogue, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Living Art, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin, Ireland.
Steirischer Herbst ’85 – Phase II: Das Bild einer Ausstellung, Stadtmuseum Graz, Austria.

1984 – British Art Show 2 . . . Old Allegiances and New Directions 1979–84, Ikon Gallery Birmingham; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, and City Art Gallery.

1983 – The Granada Collection – New British Painting and Drawing, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester.
z.B. Landschaft, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany.
Photo (Graphic) Vision, The Winchester Art Gallery, Winchester.
Art Itinera 1983, Castello Pasquine, Castigliancello, Volterra, Italy.

1982 – Presences of Nature – Words and Pictures from the Lake District, Carlisle Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle.

1981 – Art and the Sea, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.

1980 – Works from the British Council Collection, Serpentine Gallery, London.
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.

1976 – Englische Landschaftsmalerei, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, and Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
Figures into Space, Curwen Gallery, London.

1975 – From Britain ’75, Taidehalli Helsinki; Alvar Aalto-Museo, Jyväskylä and Taidemuseo, Tampere, Finland.
Sculpture in the Park, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell.
Conversation, Folkestone Arts Centre, Folkestone.

1974 – Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.

1973 – The English Landscape, Arts Centre, Lincoln.

1972 – Inquisitive Eye, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
Spring in the Air, Scottish Arts Council Gallery, Glasgow, and Scottish Arts Council Gallery, Edinburgh.

1971 – London Now, Messehallen am Funkturm, West Berlin, Germany.

Selected Public Collections

Arts Council of Great Britain, The Royal Academy of Art, London, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, The British Council, London, The British Museum, London, The Government Art Collection of Great Britain, London, The Tate Gallery, London, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Warwick, Red Mansion Foundation, London, Huddersfield City Art Gallery, Huddersfield, Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Porin Taidemuseo, Pori, Sønderjyllands Kunstmuseum, Tønder, Denmark, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, New Carlsberg Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark, New Carlsberg Glytotek, Copenhagen, Denmark, Nordic Aquarell Museum, Skarhamn, Sweden, Morat-Insitut für Kunst und Kunstwissenschaft, Freiburg, Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, Kunsthalle Kiel, Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Museum of Fine Art, Budapest, National Gallery of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, The Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, New York City Library, New York, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cincinnati Museum of Modern Art, Cincinnati, Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts, The Haggerty Museum of Modern Art, Milwaukee, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Selected Bibliography

Ian McKeever, Between Darkness and Light, Nils Ohrt, National Gallery of the Faroe Islands, 2015.

Against Photography: Early Works, 1975-1990, HackelBury Fine Art, London, 2014.

Ian McKeever: Hartgrove, Paintings and Photographs, Texts by Heinz Liesbrock and Ian McKeever, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, Cologne, 2012.
Materiality, HackelBury Fine Art, London, 2012.
Prism: Drawing from 1990-2012, Essays by Gavin Jantjes, John Berger and James Elkins, National Museum of Norway, 2012.

Ian McKeever: Black and Black again…Paintings 1987-2010, Foreword by Ove Mogensen with writings by the artist dating from 1982 – 2009, Museum Sønderjyland, Kunstmuseet i Tønder, Denmark (in English and Danish), 2011.
Watercolour (edited by Alison Smith), ‘Ian McKeever’, by Katharine Stout, p.196, Tate Publishing, London, 2011.
Artists for Kettle’s Yard, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, 2011.
Royal Academicians, Seongnam Arts Center, South Korea, 2011.

Artists’ Laboratory: Ian McKeever RA. Hartgrove Paintings and Photographs, 2010.
Essay by Norbert Lynton, ‘Ian McKeever: Hartgrove Paintings 1992-1994′, and Ian McKeever in conversation with Richard Deacon Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2010.

Ian McKeever: Assembly, Paintings and Works on Paper 2006–2007, Essay by Jill Lloyd, ‘Ian McKeever: Against the Fading of the Light’ Alan Cristea Gallery, London, 2008.

Ian McKeever: Four Quartets, Malerei/Paintings 2001–2007, Essay by Martin Caiger-Smith, ‘The space between words’ Morat Institute, Freiburg im Breisgau, and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne. 2007.
Ian McKeever: Assembly, Malerier/Paintings 2002–2007, Essays by Karsten Ohrt, ‘Paintings Beyond Language’ and Henrik Wivel, ‘Veils’ Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense (in English and Danish), 2007.
Eventyrskabe/Fairytale Cabinets, Essay by Lisbeth Bonde, Montana, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense (in English and Danish), 2007.
Hugh Stoneman, Masterprinter. Essays by Sara Lee, ‘Studio Practice’ and Mike Tooby, ‘The Master Printer’ Tate, St Ives, Cornwall, 2007.

50 Years with Art, Løvbjergsamlingen, Essay by Erik Steffensen, ‘Milde himmel’
Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, 2006.
Ian McKeever: Whispers Essay by Mette Berndsen, ‘Whispers’ Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 2006.

Seven Royal Academicians in China, Essay by William Packer, ‘Seven Royal Academicians in China’ The Red Mansion Foundation, London, 2005.
The Art of White,  Essay by Clive Adams, ‘Footprints in the Snow’ The Lowry Press, Manchester, 2005.

Ian McKeever: Recent Paintings and Ten Years of Drawing, Essay by Jill Lloyd, ‘Ian McKeever: Recent Paintings and Ten Years of Drawing’ Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, 2004.
Ian McKeever: Sentinel, Recent Paintings and Works on Paper, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, 2004.
Ian McKeever, Four Quartets: recent paintings, Essay (republished) by Michael Tucker, ‘Here: Reflections on Paintings from the Four Quartets Series’ Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance.

Ian McKeever: Watercolours and Gouaches 1993–2003, Essay by Jill Lloyd, ‘Ian McKeever: Drawings from the Last Decade’ The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhamn (in English and Swedish), 2003.

Ian McKeever: William Blake’s Jerusalem. The Emanation of the Giant Albion, Essay by Francis Carey, ‘Ian McKeever: William Blake’s Jerusalem’ Alan Cristea Gallery, London, 2002.
Ian McKeever: Paintings from the Four Quartets Series, Essay by Michael Tucker, ‘Reflections on Paintings from the Four Quartets Series’ and Statements
by the Artist, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens (in English and Danish), 2002.

Ian McKeever: Bethany and Malerier/Paintings 1993–2000, Essay and interview with the Artist by Karsten Ohrt, ‘Inside Colour.The Slowness of Colour.’ Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense (in English and Danish), 2001.
Eigenschatten, Essays by Frauke Rehder, ‘Self Shadow’ and Karsten Ohrt, ‘Angels Cast No Shadow’ Museumsberg Flensburg, 2001.
Contemporary Art in Print, Edited by Patrick Elliott with an essay by Jeremy Lewison, ‘Contemporary British Art in Print?’ Booth-Clibborn Editions, London, 2001.

Ian McKeever: Paintings and Works on Paper, ‘Between Space and Time: An Interview between Ian McKeever and Jill Lloyd’ Alan Cristea Gallery, London, 2000.

Into the Light, Photographic Printing out of the Darkroom, Essay by Chris Townsend, ‘Hands On – Hands Off, Printing and the Ontology of Photography’ The Octagon Galleries, The Royal Photographic Society, Bath, 1999.
Graphic! British Prints Now, Essay by Gillian Forrester, ‘Just what is it that makes today’s British prints so different, so appealing?’ Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, 1999.

Ian McKeever: Twelve x Eight and Other Monoprint Woodcuts, Essay by Jill Lloyd, ‘Ian McKeever: Twelve x Eight and Other Monoprint Woodcuts’ Alan Cristea Gallery, London, 1998.

Ian McKeever: Colour Etching, Essay by Pat Gilmour, ‘Ian McKeever Colour Etching’
Alan Cristea Gallery, London, 1997.
Ian McKeever: Paintings 1990–1996, Essays by Jeremy Lewison, ‘Between Black and White’ and Timo Valjakka, ‘Painting has a Body’ Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, and Porin Taidemuseo, Pori (in English and Finnish), 1997.

Ian McKeever: Works on Paper 1981–1996, Essays by Michael Tucker, ‘A dance at the edge(s) of time’ and Tony Godfrey, ‘The marks on the trail and the light in the trees’
Contemporary Art Books, London, and University of Brighton. 1996.
Ian McKeever: Hour Paintings, Essay by Michael Lüthy, ‘Ian McKeever oder die Natur der Malerei’ Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Basle, 1996.
Nuevas Abstracciones, Essays by Enrique Juncosa, ‘las nuevas abstracciones’, Arthur C. Danto, ‘lo puro, lo impuro y lo no puro: la pintura tras la modernidad’ and Demetrio Paparoni, ‘la abstracción redefinida’ Museo Nacional, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 1996.

Zehn von Hundert, Essay by Lewis Biggs, ‘Aspiration Ian McKeever’ BASF-Feierabendhaus, Ludwigshafen, 1995.

Ian McKeever: Hartgrove Paintings, 1992–1994, Essay by Norbert Lynton, ‘Ian McKeever: Hartgrove Paintings 1992–94’ Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, 1994.
Ian McKeever: Paintings and Drawings, Essay by James Yood, ‘Ian McKeever’ and text by the Artist, ‘A Painting is a Door’ The Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, 1994.
Artists’ Impressions, Essay by Sarah Glennie, ‘Artists’ Impressions’ Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, 1994.
Contemporary British Art in Print, Introduction by Patrick Elliott, essay by Jeremy Lewison, ‘Projects and Portfolios: Narrative and Structure’ and Patrick Elliott, ‘Hartgrove’, including Artist’s statement, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, and Paragon Press, London, 1994.

Geteilte Bilder, Essay by Gerhard Finckh, ‘Geteilte Bilder’ Museum Folkwang, Essen, 1992.
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Aus der Sammlung, Seit 25 Jahren, Introduction by Lucius Grisebach and Ulrike Alex, ‘Ian McKeever’ Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg und Kunsthalle Nürnberg, 1992.
Tierra de nadie, Essays by Mar Villaespesa, ‘Presentacion plus ultra’, Mariano Maresca,
‘Un lugar para el estado’ and José Lebrero Stals, ‘Tierra de nadie’ Pabellón de Andalucía en EXPO’92, 1992.

Nature – Création du Peintre, Essay by Erika Billeter, ‘Nature-Création du Peintre’
Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, 1991.
Ian McKeever: Door Paintings, Galerie Modulo, Lisbon, 1991.

Ian McKeever: Werkgruppen 1974–90 and Notes 1989–90, Essays by John Roberts, ‘Blindheit und Licht’ and Joachim Sartorius, ‘Notizen zur Erratischen Ordnung des Universums’ DAAD Galerie, Berlin (in German and English), 1990.
Ian McKeever: Paintings 1978–1990, Essays by Lewis Biggs, ‘The Shape of Time’, Wulf Herzogenrath, ‘The Painting and the Photograph’ and Wolfgang Max Faust, ‘Floating in the Paintings of Ian McKeever: The Diptychs’. Text by the Artist, Black and White . . .
Or how to paint with a hammer, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1990.
Le Paysage, Trace de la Mémoire, Essay by Wolfgang Max Faust, ‘Floating in the Paintings of Ian McKeever: The Diptychs’ Galerie Barbar & Cie, Paris.

Ian McKeever: A History of Rocks, 1986–1988, Essays by Lynne Cooke, ‘A History of Rocks: Meta Incognita’ and Helmut Friedel, ‘The Picture Gallery’ Kunstforum, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich (in German and English), 1989.
Landschaft in der Erfahrung, Essay by Manfred Brunner, ‘Schrift der Landschaft, Schrift der Kunst: Ian McKeever’ Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, 1989.
Lifelines: Four British Artists, Essays by Lewis Biggs, ‘Introduction Lifelines’ and John Roberts, ‘Near and Far’ BASF-Feierabendhaus, Ludwigshafen and Tate Gallery Liverpool
Synnt: Sources of Contemporary Art, 1989.
Essay by Timo Valjakka, ‘Earth’ Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, 1989.

Zurück zur Natur, aber wie?, Essay by Erika Rüdiger-Diruf, ‘Ian McKeever’ Städtische Galerie im Prinz-Max-Palais, Karlsruhe, 1988.
ROSC ’88, Essay by Aidan Dunne, ‘Influences, Cross-Currents and Connections in the Late Eighties’ Guinness Hop Store, Dublin, 1988.

Ian McKeever: Echo and Reflection, Paintings 1983–1987, Essays by Stephen Bann, ‘Ian McKeever’ and Wilhelm Bojeschul, ‘Echo and Reflection’ Kunstverein Braunschweig (in German and English), 1987.
The Staffa Project: A Collaboration, Essay by David Reason, ‘Leaning into the Light’
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, 1987.
Ian McKeever: Recent Paintings, Essay by Rafael Jablonka, ‘McKeever uses photography in his work’ Galleria Krista Mikkola, Helsinki, 1987.
Current Affairs: British Painting and Sculpture in the 1980s, Introduction by Lewis Biggs and David Elliott, Lewis Biggs, ‘Ian McKeever’ and Andrew Brighton, ‘Art Currency’
Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 1987.
Britannia, Paintings and Sculptures from the 1980’s, Essays by Richard Francis, ‘Other People’s Dreams’ and Timo Valjakka, ‘Individuals and Connections’ Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm and Sara Hildenin Taidemuseo, Tampere, 1987.
Viewpoint: L’art contemporain en Grande Bretagne (Viewpoint: British Art of the 1980s), Introduction by Richard Cork and David Reason, ‘Ian McKeever, Pictures Which Take on Pictures’ Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels, 1987.

Prospect ’86, Essays by Lynne Cooke, ‘Ian McKeever’ and Peter Weiermair, ‘Eine Konzeptkunst der Achtziger Jahre’ Frankfurter Kunstverein/Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 1986.
Ian McKeever: Recent Paintings, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, 1986
British Painting 1986, Text by Mel Gooding, ‘Ian McKeever’ Künstlerhaus, Vienna, 1986.

Steirischer Herbst ’85: Phase II: Das Bild einer Ausstellung, Texts by Wolfgang Drechsler, ‘Der Wunsch nach Dauer’, Wilfried Dickhoff, ‘Phase II’ and Gerlinde Gabriel, ‘Künstlerlegenden’ Stadtmuseum, Graz, 1985.
Painting-Photography, Text by Matthew Collings, ‘Painting-Photography’ The Seventh Floor Gallery, Saint Martin’s School of Art, London, 1985.
A Journey through Contemporary Art with Nigel Greenwood, Hayward Annual 1985, Text by Nigel Greenwood, ‘A Journey through Contemporary Art with Nigel Greenwood’
Hayward Gallery, London, 1985.
Dialogue, Texts by Wielslaw Borowski, ‘In a world outside the sanctioned’, Olle Granath, ‘To let live’ and Anka Ptaszowska, ‘Que signifie, à l’heure actuelle, le geste de la direction du Moderna Museet . . . ?’ Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 1985.
Borderlines: Abstracting Art from Nature, Essay by Rupert Martin, ‘Relocating the Image as Painting’ Arnolfini, Bristol, 1985.

British Art Show 2 . . . Old Allegiances and New Directions 1979–84, Essays by Jon Thompson, Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton and Alexander Moffat, Arts Council of Great Britain, London, 1984.
Ian McKeever: Recent Paintings, Essay by Lynne Cooke, ‘In Place of Fictions . . .’  John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, 1984.
Ian McKeever: Traditional Landscapes, Essay by Tony Godfrey, ‘Traditional Landscapes’
Galerie Tanit, Munich, 1984.

zB Landschaft, Essay by Margarethe Jochimsen, ‘zB Landschaft’ Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, 1983.
Photo(Graphic) Vision, Essay by Susan Arrowsmith, ‘Photo(Graphic) Vision’ The Winchester Gallery, Winchester, 1983.

Ian McKeever: Deutscher Zyklus, Essays by Muriel Wilson, ‘Ian McKeever’ and Gerlinde Gabriel, ‘Proposals’ Kunsthalle Nuremberg, 1982.

Ian McKeever: Paintings: Islands and Night Flak Series, Essay by Marco Livingstone, ‘Ian McKeever: One Year’s Work 1980–81’ Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1981.

Englische Landschaftsmalerei, Essay by Peter Rippon and Michael Schwarz, ‘Die Landschaftsbilder von Bob Evans, Paul Hempton, Ian McKeever und Graham Nickson oder neue Ansätze in einer alten Gattung’ , 1976.

Selected Writings by the Artist and Artist’s Books

2011

Ian McKeever: Black and Black again… Paintings 1987-2010, Museum Sønderjylland Kunstmuseet I Tønder
‘Where Myth Meets Paint’, Reflections on paintings by Poussin and Twombly at The Dulwich Picture Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts Magazine, London, summer 2011, p.22
‘Ian McKeever: Beauty cannot be made’, Transcription of lecture delivered at Landscape and Beauty Symposium at University of Plymouth, in 2008. University of Plymouth Press, 2011

2009

Ian McKeever: Paintings, a monograph presenting an in-depth overview on McKeever’s work with text contributions from Michael Tucker, Catherine Lampert and Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton, Lund Humphries in association with Kings Place Gallery, London

2008

‘Stilled Life’, Essay on Vilhelm Hammershøi, Royal Academy of Arts Magazine, London, No. 99, summer, pp. 60–61
‘Ian McKeever: Selected Statements and Notes’, Art of England, Staffordshire, Issue 43, March, pp. 26–28
‘Absolute Light’, Essay on Russian Icons, Republished in Iconi Maalari, 1/2008, Helsinki, pp. 74–76

2006

‘Distances’, Artist’s Travel Notes, Framework, Helsinki, No. 5, July, pp. 94–97
Ian McKeever: Temple Paintings, Reflections, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen

2005

In Praise of Painting,Three Essays, Edited and with an Introduction by Michael Tucker, University of Brighton Publications, Brighton
‘Between the Wall and the Floor: The Wood Sculptures of Kurt Kocherscheidt’, Essay, Kurt Kocherscheidt Catalogue Raisonné, Springer, Vienna and New York, pp. 345–362
Chinese Whispers, Artist’s book, Limited edition of 30 copies with an original drawing inserted, numbered and signed, Galerie Stadtpark, Krems

2004

Ian McKeever: Sentinel, Recent Paintings and Works on Paper, Quotations selected by the Artist, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
‘Absolute Light’, Essay on Russian Icons, British Museum Magazine, London , No. 49, summer, pp. 5–7

2003

‘In Praise of Painters’, Exhibition Catalogue Essay, Kehnet Nielsen, Saudade, Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, pp. 11–15

2002

‘Thinking about Georgia O’Keeffe’, Essay, Louisiana Revy, Louisiana Museum for Modern Art, Humlebæk, 42.årgang, No. 2, February, pp. 26–29
‘Notes on Painting’, Reflections, Ian McKeever: Paintings from the Four Quartets Series, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, pp. 26–29
‘Finishing Touches. William Blake’s Jerusalem’, Essay, Artists and Illustrators, London, July, p. 64

1998

Here and There, Photograph, gouaches and drawings, Limited edition of 98 copies, Plantsüden, Tokio – Polling

1996

‘Gradually Going Magadan’, Artist’s Statement, Strangers in the Arctic, FRAME, Helsinki and Pori Art Museum, Pori, p. 190
‘Gradually Going Magadan’, Artist’s Statement, Republished in The 1996 Drawing Show, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

1995

Ian McKeever: The Marianne North Paintings, Reflections and Diary Notes, Matt´s Gallery, London
‘Chaun’ and ‘Images of Permafrost’, Travel Notes and photographs, Ikijää, Permafrost, Porin Taidemuseo, Pori, pp. 17–20 and pp. 87–99
‘A Painting is a Door’, Artist’s Statement, Ian McKeever: Paintings and Drawings, The Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, p. 5
Thoughts on Emil Nolde, Exhibition Catalogue Essay, Emil Nolde, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, pp. 18–19

1994

Black and White . . . and Very Grey Areas, Manifesto, Cairn Gallery, Nailworth

1993

that which appears, A collaboration with the poet Thomas A. Clark, Sequence of 80 poems by Thomas A. Clark and 22 woodcuts by Ian McKeever, Edition: 50 copies numbered, plus 12 proof copies, Paragon Press, London
‘Hartgrove’, Artist’s Statement, Contemporary British Art in Print, National Galleries of Scotland in association with Paragon Press, London, p. 166
‘Strange Business’, Exhibition Catalogue Essay, Alan Davie: The Quest for the Miraculous, University of Brighton in association with Lund Humphries and Barbican Art Gallery, London, p. 77

1992

Door Painting No. 17, Artist’s Book (limited edition of 26 copies with an original drawing inserted, numbered and signed), Galerie Stadtpark, Krems

1991

‘Aus dem Neuguinea-Reisetagebuch’, Das Plateau, Stuttgart, No. 7, October, pp. 25–45

1989

Ian McKeever: Grønland, Diary notes, Galerie Tanit, Munich and Morat Institute, Freiburg im Breisgau

1988

‘Index’, Artist’s Statement, Zurück zur Natur, aber wie?, Städtische Galerie im Prinz-Max-Palais, Karlsruhe, p. 134

1987

‘Swedish Lapland, an extract’, Transcript of audio-visual statement, British Art of the 1980s, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, p. 71
‘Restaurants, birds . . . and why Constable never painted Staffa’, Essay, The Staffa Project, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, pp. 44–45

1984

Black and White . . . Or how to paint with a hammer, Artist’s statement, Republished in Kunstforum International, Landschaft–Ausgabe, Cologne, May

1982

Black and White . . . Or how to paint with a hammer, Manifesto, Matt´s Gallery, London
‘Notes on Drawing’, Artist’s statement, Ian McKeever: Deutscher Zyklus, Kunsthalle Nuremberg, pp. 13–14
‘Ian McKeever’, Interview with Tony Godfrey, Aspects, Newcastle upon Tyne, No. 17, winter, pp. 1–3

1981

‘Photography as Fine Art’, Transcript of a lecture given at Serpentine Gallery, London, Republished in Open Eye, Liverpool, Issue 14, February/March, pp. 7–9
Artist’s Statement, Studio: International Journal of Modern Art, New York, November

1980

‘Photography as Fine Art’, Transcript of a lecture given at Serpentine Gallery, London, Photographic Journal, London, Vol. 120, No. 5, May, pp. 235–236

1979

‘From an Interview with Tony Godfrey, October 1979’, Interview with Tony Godfrey, Fields, Waterfalls and Birds, Arnolfini, Bristol

1978

Ian McKeever: Field Series, Essay on Photography and Drawing, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London
Notes around a Painting for a Hole in the Ground, Artist’s Statement, Aspects, Newcastle upon Tyne, No. 4, autumn, p. 4
‘Field and Flow; Drawing and Photography’, Essay, Vanguard, The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, December, pp. 6–7

1977

Artist’s Statement, Skira Annual, Vol. 3

1976

Artist’s Statement, Ian McKeever: Works 1974–76, Galleria del Cavellino, Venice
Artist’s Statement , Englische Landschaftsmalerei, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, pp. 66–70

1974

‘White Chalk Quarry Project’, Artist’s Proposal, Studio: International Journal of Modern Art, New York, May
‘Grass Verge Paintings’, Artist’s Proposal, Studio: International Journal of Modern Art, New York, July/August