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Joined Seton Hill
2017
Hometown
Philadelphia
Contact Info
tkeyser@setonhill.edu
(724) 830-1071
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Todd Keyser is an abstract painter and arts writer. Formally the Assistant Director of Gross McCleaf Gallery (2011-2014) and Curator for Seraphin Gallery (2004-2007), both located in Center City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Keyser presently teaches Exploring Drawing (non-majors) SAR 111 01 and is Director of the Harlan Gallery at Seton Hill University, SHU Arts Building, Greensburg, PA. Keyser has written for a variety of blogs on art and aesthetics from The Pittsburgh Articulate, Title Magazine (Philadelphia, PA), Bmore Art (Baltimore, MD), Critical Eyes. org, and in addition to writing for blogs Keyser has written artist catalogue essays. Keyser has exhibited work in a number of group and solo exhibitions locally and regionally.

Education

  • MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD) 2011 [More Information]
  • Historical 4 Year Certificate Program, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA), 1998 [More Information]
  • BFA, University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA) 1998 [More Information]

Publications

  • Dan Droz, Catalogue Essay, Michael Hertrich Fine Art and Zynka Gallery, (2020), Keyser, T.
  • Imaginary Monuments at Ortega y Gasset Projects, Critical Eyes. org, (2015), Keyser, T.
  • Critiquing Critique: Unloaded at SPACE, The Pittsburgh Articulate, (2015), Keyser, T.
  • A Serious Collection: Graham Shearings' Curiosities for Collectors and Invited Artist's, The Pittsburgh Articulate, (2015), Keyser, T.
  • No Authorship, Critical Eyes.org (2014), Keyser, T.
  • Dee Briggs, The Democratic Value in Materiality, The Pittsburgh Articulate, (2014), Keyser, T.
  • Selected Exhibition of AAP Members, Curated by Thomas Sokowski at the Mine Factory, The Pittsburgh Articulate, (2014), Keyser, T.
  • Peter Mandadjieff: Between Form and Meaning, The Pittsburgh Articulate, (2014), Keyser, T.
  • Chuck Connelly: Wearing Paint on Your Sleeve, The Pittsburgh Articulate, (2014), Keyser, T.
  • David Brewster, Catalogue Essay, Gross McCleaf Gallery, (2014), Keyser, T.
  • Everyday, Mia Rosenthal, Catalogue Essay, Gallery Joe, (2013), Keyser, T.
  • The Artist's Response to Nature: Tonalism, Historical and Contemporary, Catalogue Essay, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, (2013), Keyser, T.
  • Mia Rosenthal, American Landscapes, Title - Magazine (2012), Keyser, T.
  • Tristen Lowe: Under the Influence, Title-Magazine, Issue 5, Vol 1 (2011), Keyser, T.

Awards

Organizations

  • Artist Member, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, aap, Pittsburgh, PA [More Information]
  • Gallery Committee, Harlan and Jodee Harris Galleries, SHU Arts Building, Greensburg, PA [More Information]

Presentations

  • Visiting Artist Talk, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH, 2019
  • What's Happening in Art? Points of View from an Art Critic, Curator, and Dealer, Panel Discussion, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2018
  • Visiting Critic, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2018
  • Artist Talk, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburg, PA, 2015
  • Artist Talk, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA 2015
  • Panel Moderator for Who Say It Be, featured artist's Adam Lovits and Sarah Peoples, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA 2013
  • Visiting Critic, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO, 2013
  • Visiting Critic, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA, 2008

Performances

  • Six Feet, aap, Associate Artists Exhibition Space, Pittsburgh, PA, 2020
  • Faculty Exhibition, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA, 2019
  • Open Plan (solo), Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2017
  • Intimacy and Abnegation, curated by David Lozano, New Boone Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2017
  • Group Exhibition, Space Camp, Baltimore, MD, 2017
  • aap 105 Annual Exhibition, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
  • PhAb Now! curated by Adam Welsh, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015
  • Smart Play (2 person exhibition w David Kettner), Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2015
  • Classifying Pattern, curated by Kristen Letts Kovak, SPACE, Pittsburgh, PA, 2014
  • Before, Again, curated by Bill Scott, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
  • 12 x 12, Alumni Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
  • A City(ies) that walked, the archigram space program, curated by Rubens Ghenov and Cooper Holoweski, TSA & FJORD, Philadelphia, PA, 2013
  • Dematerialization, curated by Jaime Png, Pterodactyl, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
  • Earth and Artifice, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
  • Peep, A Curious Look into Painting, curated by Alana Bograd, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
  • West Philly Abstraction, curated by Douglas Witmer, University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
  • Becoming Something Else, Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2011
  • Mash UP #2 in collaboration with Miller & Rothlein and Fritz Horstman, AUX Performance Space, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA, 2011
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, Pinkard Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2011
  • Student Exhibition, Pinkard Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2010
  • Student Exhibition, Pinkard Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2009
  • The American Scene, Delaware Contemporary Center for the Arts, Wilmington, DE, 2008
  • The Truth About Maximillian (Solo), Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2008
  • Group Exhibition, curated by Ragen Cole-Cunningham, Richmond, VA, 2007
  • Annual Group Exhibition, curated by Alex Baker, Delaware Contemporary Center for the Arts, Wilmington, DE
  • This is Not Your Father's Narrative (solo), Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2006
  • Out of Line, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2005
  • Philadelphia Cheeck, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2005
  • US Artist, Drexel Armory Show, Philadelphia, PA, 2004
  • 15 Exposures, Richard Stockton College, Pomona, NJ, 2004
  • Group Exhibition, Serphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2004
  • Annual Exhibition, West Chester Art Association, Chester, PA, 2004
  • Annual Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, 2004
  • Annual Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA, 2004
  • Group Exhibition, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2003
  • Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, 2003
  • Annual Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, curated by John Yau, Philadelphia, PA 2002
  • The Changing Landscape, Main Line Art center, Ardmore, PA 2001