Doug Keyes

Doug Keyes, Thomas Ruff, 2014, archival pigment print, edition of 7, 12 x 9 inches, face mounted to plex, price on request


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Doug Keyes, Museum of Natural History, New York (diptych), 2007

Becoming Language

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Doug Keyes, Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics – Immanuel Kant, 2001, 13.25 x 15.75 x 1.5 inches, edition of 4

Collective Memory

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Biographical Information

(American, b. 1964) As an artist with a background in graphic design, Doug Keyes is hyper aware of the ways in which information and images are conveyed to the public. He is equally aware of the way knowledge stacks upon itself over time, leaving an impression or collective memory. Working primarily in photography, Keyes layers images both in camera and digitally to invoke notions of memory over time.

Doug Keyes’ artwork has been exhibited nationally and is in many public and private collections including the LA County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Berkeley Art Museum and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Awards include the Ned Behnke Fellowship, Photolucida’s Photographer of the Year, Jurors’ Choice Awards from the Tacoma Art Museum Biennial and CENTER – Santa Fe. A monograph of Keyes’ work entitled Collective Memory was published in 2008 by Decode Books.

Artwork by Doug Keyes is in the collection of the Akron Art Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, LA County Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Tacoma Art Museum, King County/4Culture, Microsoft Art Collection,  Perkins Coie, City of Seattle, University of Maryland and the University of Washington.