Biography

Michael O'Keefe

Nationality: American
Dates: Born 1977
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Education:
 

2006 M.F.A., Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
1999 Post Graduate Studies, New York Studio School, New York, New York
1999 B.F.A., Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
1998 Undergraduate Studies, International School of Art, Umbria, Italy
1997 Undergraduate Studies, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
 

 

Solo Exhibitions:
 

2016 Michael O’Keefe: In Medias Res, Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Dallas, Texas (catalogue)
2014 Michael O’Keefe: Sculpture and Drawings, Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Dallas, Texas (catalogue)
2012 Michael O’Keefe: Continuum, Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Dallas, Texas
2010 Faculty Projects 24: Michael O’Keefe, Forum Gallery, School of the Arts, Brookhaven College, Dallas County Community College District, Farmers Branch, Texas
2010 Michael O'Keefe: Lady Classical, Mother Metamorphosis, and other Holy Fables, Sculpture and Drawings, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2008 Value and Myth: Recent Drawing and Sculpture, Norwood Flynn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2006 Pulsing Impossibilities, Norwood Flynn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2005 Abraham, The Hawn Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
 

 

Group Exhibitions:
 

2017 2017 University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition, Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas, juror Professor Virginia Marsh
2016 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2015 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2014 MAC@20 Part II, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2014 60th Anniversary Exhibition: A Celebration of Valley House Artists, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Masterful Marks: An Exploration of the Medium of Drawing, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Summer Cut, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2014 Marking a Course, curated by Tracee W. Robertson, UNT Art Gallery, Denton, Texas
2013 Annual MAC Membership Exhibition, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2013 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2012 BCSA Art Faculty Exhibition, Forum Gallery, Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas
2012 Houston Fine Art Fair, Reliant Center, Houston, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2012 Respect: Artists Invite Artists, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2012 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2011 “Meltdown” Annual MAC Membership Exhibition, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2011 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2011 Hecho en Dallas, The Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas
2011 Elemental = color / line / texture, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2009 The Plan is the Body. a works-on-paper show, curated by Michael Garguilo, Big Chimney, Chicopee, Massachusetts
2008 Meadows Art Now, SMU Faculty Show, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2008 DCCCD Faculty Show, 500x Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2008 Academia Pushing the Boundary, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2007 Interventions and Contraventions: Michael O'Keefe and Nicholas Cairns, Norwood Flynn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2006 Master of Fine Arts Qualifying Exhibition, Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
2006 The Shew, Mockingbird Station, Dallas, Texas
2006 Ray Larrow & Michael O'Keefe, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, New Works Space Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2005 Figure I, Norwood Flynn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2004 Nicholas Cairns and Michael O'Keefe: Painting, Sculpture and Drawing, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford, Pennsylvania
2003 Emerging Brooklyn Artists, Gallery 718, Brooklyn, New York
2002 Gowanus Artists Association, Studio Exhibitions, Brooklyn, New York, Visiting Artist/Guest Speaker
 

 

Literature:
 

Michael Granberry, "Get In the Middle of Things," The Dallas Morning News, February 21, 2016, Arts section, page 8E.
 

"Events Calendar: Art & Performance," Addison Magazine, February/March 2016, pages 29-30, Indispensable Losses 23 (drawing) reproduced.
 

Michael O’Keefe: Indispensable Losses, exhibition catalogue, Essay by Ben Rubin, Time is the Little Death of All That We Don’t Need: An Introduction to Michael O’Keefe’s “Indispensable Losses”. Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Dallas, Texas, 2016.
 

“Artistic Process: The Artist and Viewer,” Interview with Liz Tucker, Edited by Christine Brooks Cote, Stone Voices No. 12, Summer 2014, pages 44-53.
 

Lauren Smart, “Noted: Galleries,” Patron Magazine, February – March 2014, page 40.
 

Todd Camplin, “A Trip to the Valley,” Todd Camplin Weekly, ModernDallas.net, January 24, 2014. Available from http://moderndallas.net/todd_camplin_weekly.html#.UuLfBrTnZph
 

Michael O’Keefe: Sculpture and Drawings, exhibition catalogue, Interview with Estelle Voisin Fonteneau, PhD, Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Dallas, Texas, 2014.
 

Michael Granberry, “Works by Michael O’Keefe,” Dallas Morning News Guide, January 17, 2014, page 40, “Sons and Lovers” Drill Drawing, #17 reproduced. Also available from http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/arts/headlines/20140117-gallery-spotlight-valley-house-unveils-exhibition-of-sculpture-and-drawings-by-michael-okeefe.ece
 

Georgia Smith, “Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden,” Addison Magazine, January 14, 2014, Agathist Head reproduced. Available from http://www.addisonmagazine.com/2014/01/valley-house-gallery-sculpture-garden/
 

Kent L. Boyer, “Michael O’Keefe,” Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas, Volume 9, 2012-2013, pages 83-91, multiple images reproduced.
 

Jim Mathis, “This Week’s Gallery Openings: February 23-25,” D Magazine Front Row, February 23, 2012, The Laurel Series reproduced.
 

“Arts & Events,” Addison: The Magazine of the North Dallas Corridor, Spring 2012, page 77, The Laurel Series reproduced.
 

Michael Granberry, “Openings & Events,” The Dallas Morning News Guide, February 24, 2012, page 49, The Laurel Series reproduced.
 

“Portfolio: Michael O’Keefe – Painter, Draughtsman, Sculptor,” Stone Voices No. 1, September 2011, pages 38-51.
 

“Noted + Upcoming,” A + C Magazine, May 2010, page 38.
 

“Calendar: Gallery Talk,” D Home, October 2008, page 60, The Three Graces reproduced.
 

Christina Hughes Babb, “Michael O’Keefe,” Lakewood People, section 2A, November 23, 2007.
 

 

Teaching:
 

2013-Present Founder and Instructor, The O’Keefe Studio, Richardson, Texas
2012-2013 Associate Faculty, Collin College, Plano, Texas
2008-2013 Adjunct Professor, Sculpture/Drawing, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, Texas
2008-2009 Adjunct Professor of Art, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
2007-Present Sketchmasters Program Instructor, Corgan Associates, Inc, Dallas, Texas (designed and implemented eight week drawing courses for architects meant to enhance their understanding of the fundamentals of manual drawing)
2007-2013 Adjunct Professor of Drawing, Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas
2007 Instructor of Drawing and Sculpture, Creative Arts Center of Dallas (Classes: Observational Drawing: Things and Spaces, Figurative Sculpture Beyond the Model, Getting to Know the Nasher), Dallas, Texas
2007 Adjunct Professor of Drawing, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
2007 Instructor for the Rosenberg Visual Arts Workshop, for advanced high school art students, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
2005-2007 Drawing and Sculpture Instructor (ages 8-14), Community Education Program, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
2004-2006 Teaching Assistant (sculpture/drawing), Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
2002-2004 Hospital Audiences, Inc., Workshop Artist (Designed and led drawing, painting, and sculpture workshops at various facilities in New York dedicated to the education and well being of high-functioning mentally ill individuals)
2000-2002 Departmental Assistant, Fine Arts department, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania
 

 

Fellowships, Lectures and Discussions:
 

2016 Artist Talk for Michael O’Keefe: In Medias Res, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Artist Talk for Michael O’Keefe: Sculpture and Drawings, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2012 Artist Talk for Michael O'Keefe: Continuum, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2010 Artist Talk for Michael O'Keefe: Lady Classical, Mother Metamorphosis, and other Holy Fables (Sculpture and Drawings), Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2010 Artist Talk, hosted by Arlington Visual Arts Association at Bob Duncan Community Center, Vandergriff Park, Arlington, Texas
2009 Visiting Artist, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
2009 Member of the selection jury, 2009 Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition, American Institute of Architects
2009 Member of the selection jury, Young Masters Exhibit, Dallas Museum of Art, The O'Donnell Foundation, Dallas, Texas
2008 – Present Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas - working artist, Part of the First Saturdays programming, demonstrating various processes for making sculpture
2005 Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas ?8 session demonstration of Alberto Giacometti's working techniques and artistic philosophies
2004 Visiting Artist, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
2003-2004 Visiting Artist, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania
2001-2004 Assistant to sculptor Christopher Cairns

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