RECENT EXHIBITION: Diffusions
June 8-29, 2023
350 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Kim Keever (b. 1955) is an internationally acclaimed photographer. He is known for his colourful large-scale abstractions, which he creates by pouring paint into a 200-gallon tank of water in his studio. Keever uses his large-format digital camera to capture the resulting clouds of colour as they swirl into different forms and diffuse themselves through the water.
After earning an engineering degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, Keever worked briefly as a thermal engineer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Although he switched careers to become a full-time artist in the mid-1970s, his previous vocation continued to inform his work, lending a scientific methodology and investigative process to his artistic practice.
Kim Keever’s work has been exhibited internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions. In 2019, Keever collaborated with world-renowned Dutch designer Iris van Herpen to produce three garments for her Spring collection printed with his photography. His work has been widely collected and can be found in numerous public and private collections, including the Bank of America; Harvard Library; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, and the Kunstmuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands.
Keever lives and works out of Miami, Florida.