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.
Website & Social Media
2021 Times: Highted Selfie Online publication from 87 Gallery, Hull UK
2021 Delo Newspaper www.Onaplus.si editorial photographs
2020 Cardiff Life Magazine
2019 Guest Room Images selected by curator Fiona Rogers for online exhibition Der Greif magazine https://dergreif-online.de/guest-room/fiona-rogers/
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 https://www.digitaldadadigidol.co.uk/
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.