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Matthew Keenan Curriculum Vitae  


Matthew Keenan (b. 1985) is an artist and photographer currently based between Cardiff, Manchester and London. Their practice uses portraiture and still life to focus on themes of British male identity and sexuality. They have recently completed a Masters degree in Documentary Photography at the University of South Wales. They work using large format cameras and produce images on black and white film. For commissioned and freelance work, digital photography is employed. 



2021 MA - Documentary Photography, University of South Wales

2019 BA - Documentary Photography,  First Class Hons, University of South Wales, formerly the Newport course. 


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Selected Publications

2021 Times: Highted Selfie Online publication from 87 Gallery, Hull UK

2021 Delo Newspaper editorial photographs

2020 Cardiff Life Magazine

2019 Guest Room Images selected by curator Fiona Rogers for online exhibition Der Greif magazine

2019 Der Greif Magazine issue 12, image selected by Broomberg and Chanarin Images selected for print only magazine.

2019 Source Graduate Magazine, images selected by Kate Edwards - Picture Editor Guardian Weekend



2021 Refrain Group show, Four Corners Gallery, Bethnal Green, London

2020 Digital Dada Digidol Online exhibition produced by newCELF with funding from Arts Council Wales

2019 Group Show MA Documentary Photography USW Cardiff

2019 Truffle Pig,  Graduate exhibition, Safe House 1 & 2, Peckham, London

2019 Fear//Less Brighton, group show at American Express Community Stadium Brighton

2019 The Mutterscream and Other Indignations, Group Show, Cardiff, Wales,UK

2018 Guernsey Photo Festival, Group Show, Old Tax Office, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, UK

2018 Stop Aping Around, Group Show, USW, Cardiff, Wales,UK

2017 Bridge By The Earthen House, Group Show, St. Catherine's Church, Pontypridd, Wales,UK



2020 Photographers Assistant to Sebastian Bruno

2019 Portrait of Adam Corner commissioned by Source Magazine Issue #099

2019 Photographers Assistant to Clementine Schneidermann

2019 Photographers Assistant to Francesca Jones

2018/19 Technician/Driver, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales, UK

2018 LEAD Creative Schools Scheme Training Course, Arts Council Wales

2018 Intern Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales, UK

2018 Photographer/Artist’s Assistant to Lisa Barnard 

2018 Bookbinding Course With Alejandro Acin, USW, Cardiff      

2017 Volunteer/Technician, Cardiff International Photography Festival: Diffusion:  Assisted KennardPhillips to install the ‘State of the Nations’ exhibition. Cardiff, Wales, UK

2017 The Hay Festival Photographer internship with Marsha Arnold

2002-2016 Before returning to education at age 30 I worked principally as a carpenter,  roof tiler and labourer. Many of the skills earned during this time have been transferable to my photographic practice, e.g. prop and set construction, gallery technician and exhibition installation.

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