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Ff, 2019
Acrylic on canvas
90 x 67.5 in.


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The Artist
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Caitlin Keogh (b. 1982, Anchorage, Alaska) depicts figures in fragmentary states, questioning gender, representation and the construction of artistic identity.

In Keogh’s work a malleable ribbon or string is often shown as a figure or it describes a condition, imposing on another figure. This ribbon or string is a materialization of the consistent black line that is the primary descriptor of the artwork’s visual language, looping through an incomplete alphabet, a book with no text, or a headless figure. Taking cues from fashion design, illustration and interior design as well as art history, Keogh’s paintings dissect the representation of femininity and the construction of language.

Caitlin Keogh (b. 1982 in Anchorage, Alaska) lives and works in New York. Keogh recently participated in Art Basel Parcours, Basel, Switzerland and has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Melas Papadopoulos, Athens, Greece; and MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY. Her paintings will be included in New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century at BAMPHA, Berkeley, CA, later this year. She has also exhibited at MoMA Warsaw, Poland; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Künstlerhaus Bremen, Germany; and the Queens Museum, Queens, NY. Her work is represented in the collections of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum in Winter Park, Florida.