Alessandro Keegan

Alessandro Keegan

Adjunct Lecturer of Art
Music and Art



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Alessandro Keeganis a visual artist, writer and adjunct professor with an MFA in painting and drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a MA in art history from Brooklyn College. His paintings and drawings, which depict forms that straddle the lines between science, nature, technology and mysticism, have been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, London, Dublin, Barcelona, and The Hague. Writings about his work have appeared in Artforum, Elephant Magazine, Masthead Magazine and Ephemera NYC as well as journals such as Helvete (Punctum Books, Brooklyn) and J’ai Froid (Castillo/ Corrales, Paris). Keegan’s art practice and ideas are the subject of a short documentary film called “The Matter of Mind”, released in 2020 by Full Moon Films. He currently lives and works in Walden, NY.



2018  MA, Brooklyn College, Art History

2005 MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Painting and Drawing

2003 BFA, State University of New York at Purchase, Painting

Courses Taught

Research and Projects


2019 Heed, with Angela Heisch, Transmitter, Brooklyn, NY

2013 God’s Garden, Magic Pictures, Philadelphia PA


2022 That Wilderness Inside, Prior Art Space, Barcelona, Spain

Cabinet of the Solar Plexus: The Liminal and the Marvelous, Gallery X, Dublin, Ireland

Matches Struck Unexpectedly in the Dark, Oneroom Gallery, London, UK

2021 Chromatic Vigils/ Low Tides, Historic Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY

Studio Associate at the Store for Rent Gallery, Store for Rent Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2020 The Rainbow/Prism Show, The Yard, Brooklyn, NY

Equilibrium of Energies, Mother Gallery at Future Fair (online exhibit), New York, NY

Solitaire, PROTO Gallery (online exhibit), Hoboken, NY

2019 Fractal Labyrinth, Rosenberg Gallery of New York University, New York, NY

Tools, Totems and Traps, Mother Gallery, Beacon, NY

2018 In Form, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, NY

Gungywamp, 42 Social Club, Lyme, CT

Mist Wreathed, Spring/ Break Art Show 2018, New York, NY

In The Studio, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York NY

2017 Et Tu Art Brute?, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

Bleeding Black Noise (Part 2), Locatie Z, The Hague, Netherlands

The Devil’s House, The Living Gallery Outpost, New York, NY

Re:Search, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York NY

2016  Dead Marshes, Magic Pictures, Philadelphia

Geo Necro, ADA Gallery, Richmond VA

Bleeding Black Noise (Part 1), Sector 2337, Chicago, IL

2015 On the Inner and Outer Self, Church of St.Paul the Apostle, New York NY

Lesser Deities of Summer, Underdonk, Brooklyn NY

Ray-Jewel, Pioneers of Inspiration, Brooklyn NY

The Palace, Magic Pictures, Philadelphia PA

2014 Underdonk Selects, Underdonk, Brooklyn NY

2013 Citywide, Vox Populi, Philadelphia PA

Flatland, Magic Pictures, Philadelphia PA

2008 Daily Schemes, A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn NY

2007 The Landscape Within, A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn NY

2005 The Contemporary Baroque, Gallery X, Chicago IL


2020: Fulleylove, Rebecca. “These Jewel-Like Compositions Celebrate the Organic ‘Aliveness’ of Oil Paint.” Elephant Magazine, June 2020.

2019 Masthead Op-Ed, “Alessandro Keegan.” Masthead Magazine, 2019.

Shoenberger, Elisa. “Conjuring up Spirit Photography: Magic in Photography.” Books and Paper Fairs, October 2019.

Chidester, Brian. “Alessandro Keegan.” Ephemera NYC, February 2019.

Sasha Frere-Jones, “Angela Heisch and Alessandro Keegan At Transmitter” Artforum, January 2019.

2017 Lange, Ugo. “Alessandro Keegan: Peinture, Magie et Potential,” Master’s Thesis/ Monograph, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Bourges, France, January 2017.

2016 Ishmael, Amelia. “Bleeding Black Noise” Helvete: Issue 3 (Punctum Books, Brooklyn)

2015 Chidester, Brian. “Alessandro Keegan” (blog post). Ephemera NYC, October 2015.

2014 Boije af Gennas, Staffan and Amelia Ishmael “Mediating Darkness” J’ai Froid May/August, no.4: 16-17. (Castillo/ Corrales, Paris)

2013 Ishmael, Amelia “The night is no longer dead; it has a life of its own” Helvete: Issue 1 (Punctum Books, Brooklyn)

2005 Faumberg, Jason The Contemporary Baroque, Exhibition Catalog, Gallery X, Chicago IL

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

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