Richard Keen Biography
Richard Keen (b.1971) is from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He holds a BFA from Millikin University, Dacatur, IL, and an MA from State University of New York (SUNY), Albany, NY. Since moving to Maine in 1999, Keen has maintained a studio at Fort Andross Mill in Brunswick. Keen’s work is inspired by his travels along the coast of Maine, work- ing waterfronts, and his experience diving on boat moorings in Casco Bay. Keen supports his art by maintaining these boat mornings.
Keen’s work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and is held in private and public collections nationally. His work was selected for the Art in Embassies Program and sent to Dili in East Timor. In 2019, the University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Maine, held a solo exhibition of Keen’s work.
Keen has received grants from the Maine Arts Commission, the University of Rhode Island, and the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. He has also been a visiting artist at various educational institutions.
Keen’s work has been reviewed in numerous publications, including Art New England, Portland Press Herald, Maine Home + Design, Dispatch Magazine, Fresh Paint Magazine, and Studio Visit Magazine.