Educated at Oxford University (Ruskin School BFA 1998) and University College London (Slade School MFA 1990) Keith has since taught at most of London's major art schools and has held senior research positions at both University of Westminster and Sheffield Hallam University, where he retains a research affiliation as Professor of Sculpture. An artist with a longstanding interest in the cultural status of sculpture, and the extent to which sculpture can play a part in social transformation, his practice has been balanced between curatorial ventures (most recently a co-curated project, Modern British Sculpture, at the Royal Academy London in 2011), gallery exhibitions (such as Calendar at the MAC Belfast in 2016), and public works (currently transforming the interior of the Park Hill estate in Sheffield—Europe’s largest listed structure—into a public sculpture park: Sculpture Park Hill). He completed a major commission, Steles, for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012, works that remain as a key part of the new Queen Elizabeth Park; and produced new sculptures at each venue as part of British Art Show 7 as it toured the UK. He takes up his new position here at the Graduate Center as Acting Executive Director of the Center for the Humanities effective August 25, 2017.

Programming

Block Party
exhibition
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 – Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Block Party