The Natural World
Caitlin Keogh’s intimately sized paintings often based on scraps of vintage textiles reflect the qualities of their source: visually and technically amazing, beautiful, quiet and tactile. Meandering between Bargello needle point patterns and early Modernist paintings her works are as much about technique as what transpires while she is creating them: “I think about time when I make them, and I think about lettering, repetition, steadiness, and information”.
Keogh’s small, dense paintings (cadeaux princiers) echo the artists’ tentativeness in deciphering the poetics of labour and the conditions of working within a traditional and historically loaded medium.
Caitlin Keogh was born in Spenard, Alaska in 1982. She lives in New York. She studied at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson (MFA), The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York (BFA) and the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Recent museum exhibitions include a solo at MoMA PS1, New York (2012). She had a solo exhibition at Leslie Fritz, New York while her work has been included in shows at Mu.Zee, Ostende, Belgium; Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland; Andreas Melas & Helena Papadopoulos, Athens; MOT International, Brussels, Belgium; Renwick, New York; White Columns, New York; 179 Canal, New York; and Tiny Creatures, Los Angeles.