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BIOGRAPHY

Keith Duncan was born in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana in 1967. He received a BFA from Louisiana State University, and an MFA from Hunter College (CUNY) New York, NY. The CUE Arts Foundation New York presented a solo exhibition of his work, followed by inclusion of all works from the exhibition in Prospect.2 by curator Dan Cameron. Further solo exhibitions include the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, Mississippi and Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Duncan was included in Thelma Golden’s “Black Romantic” exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 2002. Further selected group exhibitions include the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA, Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum in Lafayette, LA, Art in General, David Beitzel Gallery, Rush Arts Gallery, Williamsburg Music Center, Brooklyn, NY, Bronx River Arts Center, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Pontiac, MI, Tustin Center, Philadelphia, PA, and the Artist Center & Gallery, Richmond, VA. Duncan is included in the permanent collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art. His awards include the Camille Cosby Fellowship, The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, and in 2001 his work was commissioned for NASA. Residencies include Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME. Duncan has taught art for over twenty years in New York and New Orleans. Duncan currently resides in New Orleans and is represented by Fort Gansevoort, New York.

EDUCATION

1994
Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, Hunter College, New York, NY

1989
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021
Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY

2019
Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY
Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2017
Creative Arts Alliances (CANO) Space, New Orleans, LA
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, MS

2014
TwentyoneFourteen Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Dillard University Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2013
The Joan Mitchell Center Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2012
Barrister Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2011
Canary Arts Collective, New Orleans, LA

2010
CUE Arts Foundation, New York, NY
Artsproject and GSL Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2009
GSL Arts Projects, New Orleans, LA

2008
GSL Arts Projects, New Orleans, LA

1998
Danny Simmons’ Corridor Gallery Brooklyn, NY

1996
Independent Arts Gallery, Queens, NY

1995
TallerBoricua Gallery, New York, NY

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2020
Per(sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana, Ford Foundation Gallery, New York, NY

2019
Per(sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana, Newcomb Art Museum at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

2018
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, LA

2017
Barrister’s Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2016
N.O.C.C.A Institute Gallery, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Art Center, New Orleans, LA 

2015
Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

2014
The Front Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Williamsburg Music Center, Brooklyn, NY

2013
The Joan Mitchell Center Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Octavia Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2114 Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Art in General, David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY

2011
Prospect 2 New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
M Francis Gallery, New Orleans, LA
NASA/Art: 50 years, Smithsonian National Museum, Washington, D.C.

2010
CUE Arts Foundation, New York, NY
Artsproject and GSL Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2009
Intercultural Museums Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2007
Adam Clayton Powell Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2002
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2001
Williamsburg Music Center, Brooklyn, NY

2000
The Gallery, American Bible Society, New York, NY

1999
Bronx River Arts Center & Gallery, Bronx, NY

1997
Art In General Gallery, New York, NY

1995
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Pontiac, MI
Tustin Center, Philadelphia, PA
Artist Center & Gallery, Richmond, VA

1994
P.S. 122 Gallery, New York, NY

RESIDENCIES, AWARDS, AND GRANTS

2016
Commission for N.O.R.D.C. and WTNO/Arts Council, New Orleans, LA

2015
Commission for Jazz and Heritage Foundation, New Orleans, LA

2013
Joan Mitchell Foundation, Residency Pilot program, New Orleans, LA

2012
The Drop Program Grant

2010
CUE Foundation Grant

2000
NASA Commission

1997
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

1990
Artist in Residence, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
Camille Cosby Fellowship Grant

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

2021
Fuller, Daniel. "Keith Duncan: Bayou Classic, Fort Gansevoort", Burnaway, April14.

2019
Valentine, Victoria L. “Keith Duncan Brought Moments in Black History and the Culture of ‘The Big Easy’ to New York’s Meatpacking District”, Culture Type, February 28.
TimeOut New York. “Keith Duncan ‘The Big Easy’”, December 25.
Bronston, Barri. “Newcomb Art Museum to Open Exhibition on Incarcerated Women”, Tulane University, January 14.
Lieberman, Lynn. “Keith Duncan: The Big Easy opens at Fort Gansevoort”, January 10.
Warburg Realty. “Gallery-Hopping in the West Village”, February 20.

2018
Pereira, Sydney. “Manhattan Happenings, Dec. 25-Jan. 2”, The Villager, December 25.
Africanah. “Keith Duncan: The Big Easy”, December 20.
Art Daily. “Keith Duncan’s ‘The Big Easy’ exhibition opens at Fort Gansevoort”, December.

2017
D’Addario, John. “Behind the postcard views, another New Orleans”, The New Orleans Advocate, May 16.
South Mississippi Living. “Keith Duncan One Man Show”, CANO-LA, April 24.
Bookhardt. “HERstory at Stella Jones; Keith Duncan at CANO’s Myrtle Banks Gallery”, July 9.

2016
Dequine, Harden Kari. “New Mural in New Orleans Designed by Plaquemines artist”, The Plaquemines Gazette, December 20 Artvoices Magazine

2013
Joan Mitchell Foundation. “’New Works’ by Keith Duncan”, Joan Mitchell Foundation, July 10.
NY Art Beat. “Keith Duncan ‘The Big Easy’”. July 10.

2012
Benoit, Raina. “Survival Guide Keith Duncan”, Pelican Bomb, July 26.
MacCash, Doug. “Critic reviews prospect.2 artist Keith Duncan’s paintings” NOLA, January 23

2011
MacCash, Doug. “Prospect.2 New Orleans, international art exhibition, open Saturday”, Times-Picayune, October 27.

2010
Birch, Willie. “Keith Duncan”, CUE Art Foundation, November 18.

2002
Kimmelman, Michael. “ART REVIEW; A Black World of Ins and Outs”, The New York Times, April 26.

2000
Humanitzki, Dorothy. “The Word as Art” Catholic New York, August 24. Caribbean Life, July 25.
New York Daily News, July 8.
Wall Street Journal August 8.
The Sun Star-Ledger, October 8.

1997
Time Out New York.

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