John William Keedy

Education:

2013
MFA, Imaging Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

 

2007
BA, Studio Art / Psychology, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

 

Awards and Scholarships:

2014
Viewpoint Gallery International Feature Photographer Competition Winner, View Point Gallery, Halifax, NS

 

2013
Critical Mass Finalist
Review Santa Fe Participant, CENTER, Santa Fe, NM

 

2012
John Pfahl Award (Excellence in Photography), Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

 

2011-2013
Theodore Chapman Graduate Scholarship, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2014
It’s Hardly Noticeable: Footnotes, Grindstone Gallery, San Antonio, TX

 

2013
It’s Hardly Noticeable, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

 

2012
It’s Hardly Noticeable, Genesee Center for the Arts, Rochester, NY
It’s Hardly Noticeable, Saunders Gallery, Rochester, NY

 

2008
Three Photographic Series, Galeria Ortiz Contemporary, San Antonio, TX

 

Group Exhibitions:

2015
Somewhere in the Balance, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human, Seattle Washington City Hall, Seattle, WA
Performance Contained, Terminal 136 Gallery, Blue Star Art Complex, San Antonio, TX
The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human, artEAST, Issaquah, WA

 

2014
Imagined Realities, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT (Jurors: Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison)
Center Forward 2014, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Juror: Hamidah Glasgow)
Photowork ’14, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY (Juror: Karen Kaas)
Still Life, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Juror: Rebecca Senf)
The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human, Anne Focke Gallery, Seattle, WA
2014 Feature Photographers, ViewPoint Gallery, Hallifax, NS, Canada

 

2013
Convergence, University Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
6th Annual Juried Exhibition, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA
2013 SPAS Honors Show, SPAS Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Personal Portraits, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT (Juror: Frank Goodyear)
New Images, Gallery Photographica, San Francisco, CA (Gold Metal, Juror: Rose Marasco)
Picture This: What We Photograph, MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN (Juror: Cig Harvey)
New Works, SPAS Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
The Unreal, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA (Juror: Ken Rosenthal)
Summer Photo Show 2012, The Lunch Box Gallery, Miami, FL
Simply, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Juror: Louise Clements)

 

2012
Images 2012, Robeson Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (Juror: Barbara McNulty)
Open Walls
, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
Selected Graduate Work, Gannett Hall, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
2012 SPAS Honors Show, SPAS Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

 

2011
New Texas Talent XVIII, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX

 

2010
New Normal, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Juror: Edward Robinson)
Family, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX

 

2010
Texas National 2010, Ledbetter Gallery, Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin StateUniversity, Nacogdoches, TX (Juror: Judy Pfaff)
Cartography of the Whole Mind, the Gallery of the Common Experience, Texas State University San Marcos, San Marcos, TX

 

2009
Tell me everything, as you remember it, Creative Research Laboratory, Austin, TX

 

2008
Playing with Time, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX
Transformations, Kingwood Gallery, Lone Star College, Kingwood, TX (Juror:Clint Willour)

 

2007
29° 27′ 49.44″ N ~ 98° 28′ 53.91″ W, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Collegiate Exhibition, San Antonio Art League and Museum, San Antonio, TX
Olmos Famous, Galeria Ortiz Contemporary, San Antonio, TX
Pomegranate, Saffron & Sage, Southwest School of Art & Craft, San Antonio, TX

 

Reviews and Publications:

2015
Pritchard, Emma Louise. “Honest Photo Series Shows of Reality of Living with Anxiety.” Good Housekeeping.
Wood, William Geoffrey. “An Appropriate Response to Reality.” Houstonia.
Lynch, Alison. “Unsettling, yet Brilliant, Photo Series Shows Exactly whatAnxiety Feels Like.” Metro.
Powell, Drew. “Exhibition Explores Stigma of Mental Illness.” Queen Anne & Magnolia. Seattle, WA.
Cook, Murphi and James Courtney. “What to See? Where to Go? Our Fotoseptiembre Picks.” San Antonio Current.

 

2014
Singh, Maanvi. “A Life of Anxiety Documented.” NPR. Shots.
WMPG Safe Space Radio. “Anxiety in Photos.” Radio Interview with Dr. Anne Hallward.
Munkh-Erdene, Andie. “Being Human.” Thunderwood, Seattle, WA.
Wehr, Nicole. “Wo Beginnt Eine Angstsorung?.” Brigitte
Gampat, Chris. “‘It’s Hardly Noticeable’ Summarizes Anxiety into Photos.” The Phoblographer.
Della Sala, Virginia. “Quando la Normalita Sfiora la Follia: Ansie e Compulsioni Viste da Vicino.” La Repubblica, Florence, Italy.
Sedor, Justin. “Artist Explores Mental Illness – With Beautiful Results.” Refinery29.
Garrett, Jenna. “Photographer Imagines Life Filled with Anxiety and Mentail Illness.” Feature Shoot.
Orlov, Dimitri. “The Root of Collapse.” Adbusters, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Fondriest, Mathieu. “Je Vis Avec Des TOC.” NEON Magazine, Paris, France.
Barry, John W., “Life through a lens: Barrett’s ‘Photowork ‘14’.” Poughkeepsie Journal, Poughkeepsie, NY.

 

2013
Dantes, Ligia. “La transformation individuelle: une demande spirituelle.” Third Millenium, Paris, France.
Schiller, Jakob. “Feeling Neurotic? These Anxiety-Ridden Photos Will Keep You Company.” Raw File, Wired Magazine.
Cade, DL. “It’s Hardly Noticeable: Photographs that Represent the Feeling of Anxiety.” PetaPixel.
Brooks, Katherine. “John William Keedy’s ‘Its Hardly Noticeable’ Series Reveals Our Anxieties.” Arts & Culture, Huffington Post.
Medina, Sammy. “Compulsive Viewing: These Pics Put OCD On Full Display.” FastCo. Design, Fast Company.
Metaproject 03, Metaproject and Areaware, Rochester, NY

 

2012
Chao, Mary. “John William Keedy.” Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY, September 23
De Jesus, Carlos Suarez. “Dog Days.” Miami New Times, Miami, FL, August 9
Lozada, Liana. “August Art Walk Best Bets.” Ocean Drive, Miami, FL, August
Rafferty, Rebecca. “Art Best Bets.” City, Rochester, NY, September 19

 

2011
Compton, JR. “New Texas Talent XVIII.” Dallas Arts Review, Dallas, TX, August

 

2009
Elder, Gene. “View of Reality from a Chartreuse Couch.” Voices of Art Magazine, San Antonio, TX, V.16 – Issue 1

 

2008
Lloyd, Jennifer. “Coloring Outside the Lines.” 210SA, San Antonio, TX, June 25
Silva, Elda. “David Rubin a Bit of a Clock-Watcher.” ArtBeat, San Antonio Express News, June, 29
Wolff, Elaine. “CAM 2008: “Playing with Time.” San Antonio Current, July 2
Silva, Elda. “Keedy Goes Solo.” ArtBeat, San Antonio Express News, August 11
Lloyd, Jennifer. “Photographer Shows What a Good Ass-Kickin’ Can Do for a Career.” 210SA (San Antonio News Publication), August 15
Lloyd, Jennifer. “Keedy-riffic.” 210SA (San Antonio News Publication), August 20

 

2007
Silva, Elda. “Personality Crisis.” ArtBeat, San Antonio Express News, September 27

 

 

Teaching:

2015-2016
Visiting Assistant Professor - Photography and New Media
Department of Art and Art History, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN
Photography I (ART221), Photography II (ART321), Photography III (ART421), Digital Photography (ART223), Introduction to New Media (ART266), Silkscreen (ART125), Bookarts (ART330)

 

2015
Adjunct Professor – Photography
Department of Communications, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX
Photography I (COMM1318)

 

2014-2015
Lecturer II – Photography
Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Art for Non-Art Majors: Photography (ART1143), Beginning Photography (ART2313), Intermediate Photography (ART3513)

 

2014-2015
Adjunct Professor – Art History
Department of Art and Art History, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
Contemporary Art History Survey (ARTH3360), Issues in Contemporary Art (ARTH4360)

 

2011-2013
Instructor of Record – Photography
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Photography for Non-Majors (PHFA105) 

 

Lectures:

2016
Panelist – Performance and Photography, 2016 Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Las Vegas, NV

 

2015
Guest Lecturer – Artist Talk “It’s Hardly Noticeable,” Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

 

2014
Presenter – Artist Talk “It’s Hardly Noticeable,” 2014 Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Baltimore, Maryland
Guest Lecturer – Artist Talk on Performance, Advanced Photography, Professor Libby Rowe, Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

 

2013
Guest Lecturer – Applying and Preparing for an MFA Program, Senior Seminar, Professor Trish Simonite, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

 

2012
Guest Lecturer – On Location Artificial Lighting, Photo Arts III, Professor Ahndraya Parlato, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Guest Instructor, Elements of Fine Art Photography, Professor Patricia Russotti, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

 

2011
Guest Lecturer – Studio Lighting, Photo Arts II, Professor Ahndraya Parlato, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Guest Lecturer – Digital Photography Output, Elements of Fine Art Photography, Professor Christine Shank, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

 

2008
Workshop Instructor, Allen Ginsberg: Beat Generation Photographer, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

 

Professional Experience:

2013-2014
Head Photographer, Phyllis Browning Company, San Antonio, TX

 

2012-2013
Chair, Graduate Photography Association, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
SPAS Representative, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences Graduate Executive Board, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Board Member, Graduate Conduct Committee, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

 

2012
Assistant Exhibition Coordinator, SPE Northeast Regional Conference, Rochester, NY
Production Assistant, Donovan Wylie, Magnum Photos: Postcards from America, Rochester, NY

 

2006-Present
Freelance Commercial Photographer

 

2008-2010
Gallery Assistant / Exhibition Installation, Galleria Ortiz Contemporary, San Antonio, TX

 

2007-2011
Studio Assistant, Stuart Allen, San Antonio, TX
Web Developer, Art-Services, San Antonio, TX

 

Membership:

2013-Present    CENTER, Santa Fe, NM

2012-Present    College Art Association

2011-Present    George Eastman House, Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY

2008-Present    Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

2007-Present    Society for Photographic Education

2007-2012       McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

2006-2012       San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX