Keith Spencer Keith Spencer

About

My paintings are landscapes, stories told through a haze of physical, emotional, and temporal distance. They are inextricably linked to New Mexico, and are influenced by my background in literature and creative writing.

Keith Spencer (b.1982, New Mexico) is a visual artist, writer, and translator. In 2009 he was named a goodwill ambassador for Fukushima prefecture, Japan and in 2016 received The Mary Koga Memorial Grant from the Japan America Society of Chicago. Keith was a 2019 Emily Carr University of Art + Design Teaching Fellow, and a participating artist in Overworld, a 2020 online exhibition organized by the Japan Foundation in Mexico. He currently lives in Kyoto, Japan.



EDUCATION

2019  Emily Carr University of Art + Design - Vancouver, BC
     Master of Fine Arts
2016  School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL
     Post-Baccalaureate
2005  University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM
     Bachelor of Arts

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

[upcoming]
2022  パスカルの蝶たち:第二章 - Butterflies of Pascal: Chapter II
     K no Ie - Karuizawa

[solo]
2020  おぼろ月 - the hazy moon
     Itonowa - Kyoto    

[group]
2020  Ultramundos - Overworld - オーバーワルド
     online exhibition - Japan Foundation in Mexico
     禅とアートが交わるとき
    
The Blend Inn - Osaka    
     Leaning Out of Windows: Phase 3
     Emily Carr University of Art + Design - Vancouver
2019  Hotel Wall Stew
    
Kagan Hotel - Kyoto
     Netflix and Chill II: The Chillening
     Apartment gallery - Chicago
     Introspection | Extrospection
     Michael O'Brian Exhibition Commons - Vancouver
2018  Understory
     Ground Floor Art Centre - Vancouver
     Polyphony
     Michael O'Brian Exhibition Commons - Vancouver
2017  Netflix and Chill
     D&S Gallery - Chicago
2016  Post-Baccalaureate 2016 Salon
     School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago
     Nippon Steel 23, Exhibition 2
     Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal U.S.A. Office Gallery - Chicago
2015  Nippon Steel 23, Exhibition 1
     Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal U.S.A. Office Gallery - Chicago
     Bad Painting
     School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago
2013  ココデミル - Here You See
     3F Project Room - Kyoto

RESIDENCIES
2019   Kagan Hotel - Kyoto