Keith Duncan

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Keith Duncan was born in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana in 1967. He received a BFA from Louisiana State University, and an MFA from Hunter College (CUNY) New York, NY. The CUE Arts Foundation New York presented a solo exhibition of his work, followed by inclusion of all works from the exhibition in Prospect.2 by curator Dan Cameron. Further solo exhibitions include the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, Mississippi and Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Duncan was included in Thelma Golden’s “Black Romantic” exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 2002. Further selected group exhibitions include the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA, Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum in Lafayette, LA, Art in General, David Beitzel Gallery, Rush Arts Gallery, Williamsburg Music Center, Brooklyn, NY, Bronx River Arts Center, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Pontiac, MI, Tustin Center, Philadelphia, PA, and the Artist Center & Gallery, Richmond, VA. Duncan is included in the permanent collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art. His awards include the Camille Cosby Fellowship, The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, and in 2001 his work was commissioned for NASA. Residencies include Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME. Duncan has taught art for over twenty years in New York and New Orleans. Duncan currently resides in New Orleans and is represented by Fort Gansevoort, New York.


1994                Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, Hunter College, New York, NY
1989                Bachelor of Fine Arts, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA


2019                Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY
                        Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2017                Creative Arts Alliances (CANO) Space, New Orleans, LA
                       Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, MS
2014                TwentyoneFourteen Gallery, New Orleans, LA
                        Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA
                        Dillard University Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2013                The Joan Mitchell Center Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2012                Barrister Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2011                Canary Arts Collective, New Orleans, LA
2010                CUE Arts Foundation, New York, NY
Artsproject and GSL Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2009               GSL Arts Projects, New Orleans, LA
2008               GSL Arts Projects, New Orleans, LA
1998                Danny Simmons’ Corridor Gallery Brooklyn, NY
1996                Independent Arts Gallery, Queens, NY
1995                TallerBoricua Gallery, New York, NY


2019 Per(sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana, Newcomb Art Museum at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
2018                Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, LA
2017                Barrister’s Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2016                N.O.C.C.A Institute Gallery, New Orleans, LA
                        New Orleans Art Center, New Orleans, LA    
2015                Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
2014                The Front Gallery, New Orleans, LA
                        Williamsburg Music Center, Brooklyn, NY
2013                The Joan Mitchell Center Gallery, New Orleans, LA
                        Octavia Gallery, New Orleans, LA
                        2114 Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Art in General, David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY
2011                Prospect 2 New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
                        M Francis Gallery, New Orleans, LA
                        NASA/Art: 50 years, Smithsonian National Museum, Washington, D.C.
2010                Urban Individualist Gallery, Richmond, VA
2009               Intercultural Museums Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2007               Adam Clayton Powell Gallery, New York, NY
2006               Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2002               Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2000               The Gallery, American Bible Society, New York, NY
2001                Williamsburg Music Center, Brooklyn, NY
1999                Bronx River Arts Center & Gallery, Bronx, NY
1997                Art In General Gallery, New York, NY
1996                David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY
1995                The Museum of Contemporary Art, Pontiac, MI
                        Tustin Center, Philadelphia, PA
                        Artist Center & Gallery, Richmond, VA
1994                P.S. 122 Gallery, New York, NY 


2016                Commission for N.O.R.D.C. and WTNO/Arts Council, New Orleans, LA
2015                Commission for Jazz and Heritage Foundation, New Orleans, LA
2013                Joan Mitchell Foundation, Residency Pilot program, New Orleans, LA
2012                The Drop Program Grant
2010                CUE Foundation Grant
2000               NASA Commission
1997                Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
1990                Artist in Residence, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
Camille Cosby Fellowship Grant


Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA


2019                Valentine, Victoria L. “Keith Duncan Brought Moments in Black History and the Culture of ‘The Big Easy’ to New York’s Meatpacking District”, Culture Type, February 28.
                 TimeOut New York. “Keith Duncan ‘The Big Easy’”, December 25.
Bronston, Barri. “Newcomb Art Museum to Open Exhibition on Incarcerated Women”, Tulane University, January 14.
                Lieberman, Lynn. “Keith Duncan: The Big Easy opens at Fort Gansevoort”, January 10.
Warburg Realty. “Gallery-Hopping in the West Village”, February 20.
2018                Pereira, Sydney. “Manhattan Happenings, Dec. 25-Jan. 2”, The Villager, December 25.
               Africanah. “Keith Duncan: The Big Easy”, December 20.
                Art Daily. “Keith Duncan’s ‘The Big Easy’ exhibition opens at Fort Gansevoort”, December.
2017                D’Addario, John. “Behind the postcard views, another New Orleans”, The New Orleans Advocate, May 16.
                South Mississippi Living. “Keith Duncan One Man Show”, CANO-LA, April 24.
                Bookhardt. “HERstory at Stella Jones; Keith Duncan at CANO’s Myrtle Banks Gallery”, July 9.
2016                Dequine, Harden Kari. “New Mural in New Orleans Designed by Plaquemines artist”, The Plaquemines Gazette, December 20
Artvoices Magazine
2013              Joan Mitchell Foundation. “’New Works’ by Keith Duncan”, Joan Mitchell Foundation, July 10.
                NY Art Beat. “Keith Duncan ‘The Big Easy’”. July 10.
2012            Benoit, Raina. “Survival Guide Keith Duncan”, Pelican Bomb, July 26.
                MacCash, Doug. “Critic reviews prospect.2 artist Keith Duncan’s paintings” NOLA, January 23.
2011             MacCash, Doug. “Prospect.2 New Orleans, international art exhibition, open Saturday”, Times-Picayune, October 27.
2010            Birch, Willie. “Keith Duncan”, CUE Art Foundation, November 18.
2002           Kimmelman, Michael. “ART REVIEW; A Black World of Ins and Outs”, The New York Times, April 26.
2000           Humanitzki, Dorothy. “The Word as Art” Catholic New York, August 24. Caribbean Life, July 25.
                New York Daily News, July 8.
                Wall Street Journal August 8.
                The Sun Star-Ledger, October 8.
1997            Time Out New York.