faculty profile

Keith Boadwee
Visiting Faculty
New Genres

Keith Boadwee was born in Mississippi in 1961 and studied at UCLA in the late 80s where he worked with Paul McCarthy and Chris Burden who have both been influential on his practice. Boadwee's work achieved some notoriety in the early-to-mid-90s when he was grouped with other artists who were working in the arena of "identity politics." Works of note from this period include his so-called anal targets and enema paintings. Boadwee's works have been included in the Venice Biennial, the New Museum's Bad Girls exhibition, MOCA Los Angeles' Portfolio of Photography, curated by Cindy Sherman, and Bay Area Now 3. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at White Columns and Prospect New Orleans. Boadwee now produces photo-based works, drawings, paintings, and sculptures that address his continued fascination with actionism, the every day, and the abject.

Selected Exhibitions: 
  • Solo Show, White Room, White Columns, New York, 2010
  • Solo Show, Good Children Gallery as part of Dan Cameron’s Prospect New Orleans, 2010
  • Into Me/Out of Me, P.S. 1 MoMA, New York, 2006
  • Bad Girls, The New Museum, New York, 1994
    Selected Publications: 
    • Motley, John. “No Painting Left Behind.” Artforum.com, April, 2011
    • Biesenbach, Klaus. Into Me/Out of Me, Exhibition Catalogue. PS 1, 2008
    • Holland, Carter. “NeoIntegrity.” New York Times, August 9, 2007
    • Jay, Martin. Sensorium. M.I.T. Press, 2006
    • Waters, John and Hainley, Bruce. Art – A Sex Book. Thames & Hudson, 2003
    Education: 
    • MFA, University of California, Berkeley, 2001
    • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1989