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'An appreciable part of the power of the [Waterfall] series derives from the motif itself, the frozen waterfall being a metaphor for the work of the artist: to stop time and reveal the hectic activity of the world in all it's structured beauty'

from The Shape of Time by Lewis Biggs, in Ian McKeever - Paintings 1978-1990, Whitechapel Art Gallery

Born 1946, Withernsea, England, Ian McKeever’s first contact with professional artists was in 1969, when he rented a studio from SPACE, an artists’ collective working at St. Katherine’s Dock, in the heart of London’s dockland. His first exhibition was in 1971 when he was invited to participate in an exhibition of SPACE artists in Berlin. Through this contact he began lecturing at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Since then he has taught extensively in Great Britain, Germany and the USA. He is currently Visiting Professor in Painting at the Faculty of Art and Architecture at the University of Brighton and between 2006-2011 he was Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy School of Arts, London. In 2003 he was elected a Royal Academician. McKeever has written numerous texts and essays on art, including Black and White and How to Paint with a Hammer in 1982, Thoughts on Emil Nolde in 1996 and In Praise of Painting, three essays in 2005

In 1989 McKeever was given the prestigious DAAD scholarship to live and work in Berlin. This was followed in 1990 by a major retrospective exhibition of his work at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. Since 1971 he has exhibited extensively including major exhibitions at the Kunstverein Braunschweig in 1987, the Porin Taidemuseo in 1997, the Kunsthallen Brandts Klaederfabrik, Odense in 2001 and 2007, the Morat Institute, Freiburg in 2005 and 2007, the New Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen in 2006, the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2010, the Sønderjyllands Kunstmuseet in 2011 and the Josef Albers Museum, Quadrat Bottrop in 2012. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Dialogue Moderna Museet, Stockholm in 1985 , New Abstraction at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte, Reina Sofia, Madrid and Museo d’Art Contemporarie, Barcelona in 1996, Royal Academicians in China at the National Art Gallery in Beijing, the Shanghai Art Museum and The Royal Academy, London in 2005/06, Tate Britain in 2011 and The National Museum of Norway, Oslo in 2012.

The work is represented in numerous public collections in Europe and the USA including Tate Gallery, London, British Museum, London, Arts Council of Great Britain, The Government Art Collection, The British Council, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, Morat Institute, Freiburg, Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Kunsthalle Kiel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæck, New Carlsberg Foundation, Copenhagen, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Sønderjyllands Kunstmuseet, Nordic Aquarell Museum in Sweden, Kiasma, Helsinki, Metropolitain Museum, New York, Yale Center for British Art, Boston Museum of Fine Art, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts and Cincinnati Museum of Modern Art, Cincinnati.

Ian McKeever lives and works in Dorset, England

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

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

Exhibition Catalogues

2012

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

2011

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)
Watercolour (edited by Alison Smith), 'Ian McKeever', by Katharine Stout, p.196, Tate Publishing, London
Artists for Kettle's Yard, Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge
Royal Academicians, Seongnam Arts Center, South Korea

2010

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

2008

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

2007

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
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)
Eventyrskabe/Fairytale Cabinets
Essay by Lisbeth Bonde
Montana, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense (in English and Danish)
Hugh Stoneman, Masterprinter
Essays by Sara Lee, ‘Studio Practice’ and Mike Tooby, ‘The Master Printer’
Tate, St Ives, Cornwall

2006

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

2005

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

2004

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
Ian McKeever: Sentinel, Recent Paintings and Works on Paper
Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Ian McKeever, Four Quartets: recent paintings
Essay (republished) by Michael Tucker, ‘Here: Reflections on Paintings from the Four Quartets
Series’
Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance

2003

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)

2002

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
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)

2001

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)
Eigenschatten
Essays by Frauke Rehder, ‘Self Shadow’ and Karsten Ohrt, ‘Angels Cast No Shadow’
Museumsberg Flensburg
Contemporary Art in Print
Edited by Patrick Elliott with an essay by Jeremy Lewison, ‘Contemporary British Art in Print?’
Booth-Clibborn Editions, London

2000

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

1999

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
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

1998

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

1997

Ian McKeever: Colour Etching
Essay by Pat Gilmour, ‘Ian McKeever Colour Etching’
Alan Cristea Gallery, London
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)

1996

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
Ian McKeever: Hour Paintings
Essay by Michael Lüthy, ‘Ian McKeever oder die Natur der Malerei’
Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Basle
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

1995

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

1994

Ian McKeever: Hartgrove Paintings, 1992–1994
Essay by Norbert Lynton, ‘Ian McKeever: Hartgrove Paintings 1992–94’
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
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
Artists’ Impressions
Essay by Sarah Glennie, ‘Artists’ Impressions’
Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge
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

1992

Geteilte Bilder
Essay by Gerhard Finckh, ‘Geteilte Bilder’
Museum Folkwang, Essen
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
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

1991

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

1990

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)
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
Le Paysage, Trace de la Mémoire
Essay by Wolfgang Max Faust, ‘Floating in the Paintings of Ian McKeever: The Diptychs’
Galerie Barbar & Cie, Paris

1989

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)
Landschaft in der Erfahrung
Essay by Manfred Brunner, ‘Schrift der Landschaft, Schrift der Kunst: Ian McKeever’
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
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
Essay by Timo Valjakka, ‘Earth’
Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

1988

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

1987

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)
The Staffa Project: A Collaboration
Essay by David Reason, ‘Leaning into the Light’
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
Ian McKeever: Recent Paintings
Essay by Rafael Jablonka, ‘McKeever uses photography in his work’
Galleria Krista Mikkola, Helsinki
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
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
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

1986

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

1985

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
Painting-Photography
Text by Matthew Collings, ‘Painting-Photography’
The Seventh Floor Gallery, Saint Martin’s School of Art, London
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
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
Borderlines: Abstracting Art from Nature
Essay by Rupert Martin, ‘Relocating the Image as Painting’
Arnolfini, Bristol

1984

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
Ian McKeever: Recent Paintings
Essay by Lynne Cooke, ‘In Place of Fictions . . .’
John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton
Ian McKeever: Traditional Landscapes
Essay by Tony Godfrey, ‘Traditional Landscapes’
Galerie Tanit, Munich

1983

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

1982

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

1981

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

1976

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’
Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe


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


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

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