about 

Warren Keating is a painter who has based his popular overhead series on images from a digital video camera. The result brings together the perspective of the camera with the nuance control of light and color that can only happen with brush on canvas.

Born in New Orleans in 1965, his work now reflects the culmination of 30 years of painting both the figure and the landscape. He has had numerous solo shows of his paintings in the U.S. and Mexico, has sold hundreds of paintings through the internet to collectors around the world. He has been included in juried shows at the University of Southern Mississippi, Otis College, Los Angeles, Ventura College, Orange County Center For Contemporary Art, Long Beach Arts, TAG Santa Monica and Gallery 825 in Los Angeles.

 

His latest series, Overview, was selected as an LA Times Calendar pick, won Second Award at a juried exhibit at Long Beach Arts. An interview with Keating about this series was featured on both CNN and KTLA in Los Angeles. He work has been featured in the LA Times, Daily News and The Huffington Post. Keating recently won a place in the California Open at TAG Gallery, had a solo show at Los Angeles Art Association’s Gallery 825 and was a Los Angeles regional finalist in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. He is currently represented by ViVO Contemporary in Santa Fe.

artist’s statement

Somewhere on a bridge or a hotel balcony, you'll find me capturing video of unsuspecting figures walking below. Later, in a studio in Encino, you can find me pouring through frame after frame of the video footage to find the perfect moment of weight shift, swing of the arm or tilt of the head, which I feverishly paint, covering large canvases with thick paint depicting an overhead view of a walking figure in an urban setting. My work invites you to celebrate the moment using the perspective of a camera with the subtlety of light and color that can only be captured with oil on canvas. My signature “Pixel Impressionism” brush strokes create the motion and details of the walking figure and communicate my passion for the subject.

 

2019 FACE THE MUSIC ViVO Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2019 HAPPY LITTLE CLOUDS, Santa Fe Community Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2018 GIVING VOICE TO IMAGE VI, ViVO Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2017 TIME FROZEN, ViVO Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2016 ONLINE / OFFLINE ViVO Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2016 THE SPACE WITHIN, ViVO Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2016 PRESENCE/ABSENCE, ViVO Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2015 AFFORDABLE ART FAIR NY, represented by Ugallery

2014 BOMBAY SAPPHIRE ARTISAN SERIES, Coagula Curatorial, juried into L.A. finals

2013 AFFORDABLE ART FAIR NY, represented by Ugallery

2011 CALIFORNIA OPEN, Honorable Mention, TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2011 OUT THERE Gallery 825, West Hollywood, CA

2009 VAST 41st Annual Visual Arts Society Of Texas, Dallas, Texas

2009 SUPERHEROES, JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2008 4th Annual Landscape Show, M.J. Higgins Fine art, Los Angeles

2008 Human Figure Exhibition, 2nd Award, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA

2007 GLOBAL WARMING, Orange County Center of Contemporary Art

2007 group show, M.J. Higgins Gallery, Los Angeles

2004 Galerías Huatulco, group show, Huatulco, Mexico

1996 Temecula Art Gallery, group show, Temecula, CA

1995 LA Art/Installations One Gallery, group show, Encino, CA

1994 REDISCOVERED Northlight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1989 Otis / Parsons Graduate Show, Los Angeles, juried by Charles White

1988 Mississippi Artists Juried Competition, Hurst Gallery, Hattiesburg, MS

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019 PEOPLE IN MOTION ViVO Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2013 EVERY STEP YOU TAKE Gallery 825, Los Angeles

2008 OVERVIEW, M.J. Higgins Fine Art, Los Angeles

2006 MY EYES Chase Mitchell Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
2006 OVERVIEW Orlando Gallery, Tarzana, CA

2003 PRIVATE EYE’S VIEW, Ventura College Gallery, solo show, Ventura, CA

1999 SOBRE HUATULCO, La Secretería del Gobernador, Oaxaca, Mexico

1998 SOBRE HUATULCO, Casa de Cultura, special exhibit sponsored by Sheraton Resorts

1995 INDUSTRIAL WAIST Desmond Gallery, solo show, Los Angeles, CA

 

Public And Corporate Collections

PriceWaterhouseCoopers, New York, New York

Global Atlantic Financial, New York, New York

Gobernador del estado de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

Werner Publishing, Los Angeles

Sheraton Resorts, inc. International

Union Rescue Mission Art Collection, Los Angeles

University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Hotel Marlin, Huatulco, Mexico

 

Private Collections

PGA Tour pro Matt Kuchar

Dr. Richard and Elizabeth Rice Grossman, Ventura, CA

Dr. James B. Harris, Greenville, South Carolina

Ms. Elizabeth Edwards, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

James Donlon and Company, Santa Barbara

Mr. Thomas Calabro, Los Angeles

Dr. Ernest Nagamatsu, Los Angeles

Lic. Arturo Ayllon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Associations / Awards

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Los Angeles finalist

Honorable Mention, Californa Open 2011

Member, Los Angeles Art Association

Grumbacher Award, 41st Visual Arts Society of Texas Juried Exhibition

2nd Award, HUMAN FIGURE EXHIBITION, nationally-juried, Long Beach Arts

1st Place, Rediscovered, internationally-juried exhibition, North Light Gallery

 

Bibliography

Santa Fe Reporter 2017

Santa Fe New Mexican 2016

Santa Fean Magazine 2016

Pasatiempo 2016

Huffington Post 2015

Candid Frame Episode 133, artist interview

Santa Monica: The Art Of Summer, Crussel Fine Arts Books

CNN/SoCal News “A Look From Above”, 2008

Daily News, “Artist Combines Video and Paint”, 2008

Los Angeles Times, Weekend Calendar Pick, 2003

Celebrity Homes, E! Entertainment Network, 2000

Televisa, Mexico, December 15, 1998

The Outlook, Santa Monica, November 19, 1995

 

Corporate Commissions

LAscapes series, John Wayne Cancer Society, 2001

Old Yeller, Buick Motor Company, 1999.

exhibition history
“I love this latest Warren Keating acquisition. I have an entire room singularly featuring your work. It's my favorite room in the house.

 

- Denise, Ohio - sale on at KeatingArt.com

 

“Thank you for your artistic creation and making a rainy day become a lasting memory."

 

- Carol P- testimonial of a commission from a collector via Ugallery

"Gorgeous painting, talented artist! I am thrilled with my purchase and pleased that Amazon is now in the art biz.
- Jaymie J.- sale on Amazon Art in its inaugural week.

Figure Painter Warren Keating Discusses His Process And Intentions At Solo Show Artist Talk 

Getting an Award at California Open Exhibit at TAG Gallery in Bergamot Station 

Gallery 825 Exhibit Of Warren Keating's Figure Painting Series, "Every Step You Take" 

Studio Tour and Painting Demo by Contemporary Figurative Artist Warren Keating