Matt Keegan is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work addresses the complexities of language and cognition, and is often informed by personal narratives that illuminate larger socio-political histories. As an interdisciplinary practitioner, his work is made in a variety of media including steel sculpture, photography, video, and printmaking. Keegan’s exhibitions are frequently accompanied by artist publications that extend the show’s formal thinking and research. Publication-making has also been an ongoing part of the artist’s practice for over a decade.
Keegan’s work has been widely exhibited internationally in venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New Museum, Bard CCS Hessel Museum (all New York), The Kitchen, Sculpture Center, the Guggenheim Museum (NY, Bilbao and Berlin), Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Grazer Kunstverein (Graz, Austria), ICA Boston, the Columbus Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Henry Art Gallery (Seattle), and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts (Cambridge, Mass) where his 2016 video Generation, traveled after its 2017 debut at Participant Inc., in NYC. Keegan’s first monograph, OR, was co-published by Inventory Press in conjunction with his 2015 solo show, “Portable Document Format” at Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, Norway. Keegan is the co-founding editor and publisher of North Drive Press (2004-2010) and founding editor of == (2012 and 2016).
His work is represented in numerous museum and private collections worldwide, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, The Annette and Peter Nobel Collection, Zurich, The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida.