Born Meridian Mississippi, 1961

Lives/Works Emeryville, California



B.A., U.C.L.A., 1989

M.F.A., UC Berkeley, 2000


Solo Exhibitions

2017   Keith Boadwee, Atelier 34zero Muzeum, Brussels, Belgium

       Keith Boadwee and Club Paint, COUNTRY SAD PALETTE MAN, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA

2016   Deborah Schamoni Gallerei, Munich, Germany

       Art Cologne, Deborah Schamoni Gallerei, Cologne, Germany

2015   Shoot the Lobster, New York, NY

       Brennan and Griffin, New York, NY

       “Plaid” with AA Bronson, Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria

2014   Hacienda, Zurich, Switzerland

2013   Paradise Garage, Venice, CA

       Rocksbox, Portland, OR*

2012   Niklas Schechinger Fine Art, Hamburg

       Steven Wolf Fine Art, San Francisco

2011   RocksBox, Portland, OR*

2010   White Columns, curated by Matthew Higgs, New York, NY

       Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

       Prospect 1.5, curated by Dan Cameron, New Orleans, LA

2008   Rocksbox, Portland, OR

2007   Queen’s Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA

2004   Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2001   Lair of the Minotaur, curated by Mariah Robertson, San Francisco, CA

1999   Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997   Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1995   Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1994   San Francisco Camera Works, San Francisco, CA

1993   Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1992   Stux Gallery, New York, NY


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016   Plaid, Deborah Schamoni, Munich, Germany

       Float in a Dark Tank, Yautepec, Mexico City, Mexico

2015   What’s Wrong with We?, Martos Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

       And There is No End, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA

       Paramount Ranch, Hacienda Zurich, Los Angeles, CA

       AA Bronson’s Garden of Earthly Delights, Salzburger  

       Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria    

       AA Bronson’s Sacre du Printemps, Grazer Kunstverein,

       Graz, Austria  

2014   Wrong is what I Do Best, Walter and MacBean Galleries,

       San Francisco Art Insititute, SF, CA*

       M/L Artspace, Paramount Ranch, LA, CA

2013   Homes and Gardens, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles, CA*

       Paradise Garage, NADA, Miami, FL

       A Pair of Scissors Walks into a Bar, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2011   B-b-b-b-bad, Ann Kustera Gallery, New York, New York

2010   15 Minutes of Fame: Portraits from Ansel Adams to Andy

       Warhol, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

2008   Eliminate, curated by John Waters, Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA

       Darling, take Fountain, Kalfayan Gallery, Athens, Greece

2007   Neo-Integrity, Derek Eller Galery, New York, NY

       Softcore, Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

       The Everything Club, The Sawmill, Glasgow, Scotland

2006   Into Me / Out of Me, P.S.1 MoMa, Long Island, NY, and KW

       Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

       Naughty, Heather Marx Gallery, San Francisco, CA

       Redykeulous, Participant Inc., New York, NY

2004   Mad About the Boy, curated by Michael Petry, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Wolverhampton,        England

       TWITCH, College of Santa Fe, New Mexico

2003   Grey Area, curated by Matthew Higgs, California College of Art, San Francisco, CA

2002   Bay Area Now #3, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2000   The People’s Plastic Princess, Banff Center, Calgary, Canada

1999   Museum of Contemporary Art Portfolio Exhibition, curated by Cindy Sherman, MOCA, Los            Angeles, CA

1998   Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San              Diego, CA

1995   Selections from the Peter and Eileen Norton Collection, curated by Kim Dingle, Santa            Monica Museum of Art

1994   Bad Girls, curated by Marsha Tucker, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

1993   Slittamenti, curated by Christine Leigh, Venice Biennale, Venice, CA

1992   Performance Behind the Curtain, curated by Bill Arning, White Columns, New York, NY


Selected Bibliography

2017   Darren Ankenman, "Keith Boadwee & Club Pain Country Sad Palette Man", purple Art,              Purple Magazine, May 12, 2017

2016   Unattributed, “AA Bronson and Keith Boadwee at Deborah Schamoni, Contemporary Art Daily        Writing, April 2016

       Lieberman, Justin, “AA Bronson and Keith Boadwee at Deborah Schamoni, Contemporary Art          Daily, April 2016

2015   Cobb, Chris, “Playing with paint, self-portraiture and penises”, Hyperallergic, October,        2015

       Brown, Brandon, “Bay Area Painting Right Now: Keith Boadwee’s Nasty Master Class”, KQED        Arts, October, 2015

       Bronson, AA, and Boadwee, Keith, “Plaid”, MediaGuro013,2015

2014   Hess, Ewa, “Private View”, Tages Anzeiger, June, 2014

2013   Eisenman, Nicole & Lieberman, Justin, Keith Boadwee 1989-2013, Hacienda &

       Micronaut Books, June, 2013

2012   Songco, Jeffrey, “More than painting: An interview with Keith Boadwee of CLUB

       PAINT”, Huffington Post, March, 2012

       Brown, Brandon, “More Paintings”, Art Practical, March, 2012

2011   Doran, Anne, "REVIEW: B-B-B-BAD", Time Out New York, July, 2011

       Motley, John,, “No Painting Left Behind, Artforum, Critics Picks, April, 2011

2010   Jancar, Ava, “Collective Painting Frenzy, Artslant, March 1, 2010

2009   Young, Spencer, “Picks”, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Nobember 11, 2009

2008   Biesenbach, Klaus, “Into Me/Out of Me”, Exhibition Catalogue, PS 1, 2008

       Speer, Richard, “This is a Low”, Willamette Weekly, May, 2008

       Evans, Clair, “Grifiting”, Veneer Magazine, June, 2008

2007   Holland, Carter, “Neo-Integrity”, New York times, August 9, 2007

       Kakanias, Konstantin, “Darling Take Fountain”, Kalfayan Gallery Publication

2006   Jay, Martin, “Sensorium”, M.I.T. Press, 2006

       Feinstein, Lea, “Naughty”, Art News, December, 2006

       Khuri, Elizabeth, “Provocation in neon, noise”, “The L.A. Times”, February 14,


       Helfand, Glen, “Critics Picks – Naughty”, ARTFORUM.COM, July, 2006

       Hauser, Kevin, “Artist Survey No. 4”, Box Magazine, Issue #5, Winter, 2006

2005   Gewen, Barry, “State of the Art”, “The New York Times”, December 2005

       Carver, Jon, “Sante Fe, New Mexico”, Art Papers, January/February, 2005

2004   Petry, Michael, Mad About the Boy, Artmedia, 2004

       Indyke Dottie, “Twitching for Art”, “Journal Santa Fe”, October 1, 2004

2003   Waters/Hainley, “Art – A Sex Book”, Thames & Hudson, 2003

       Bonetti, David, “San Francisco”, Contemporary, issue 49, 2003

       Jay, Martin, Refractions of Violence, Routledge, 2003

2002   Bonetti, David, “Bringing Up the Rear,” Bay Area Reporter, December 12, 2002.

       Gagnon, Adrienne, “Anxious Times,” S.F. Weekly, December 4, 2002.

       Cash, Stephanie, “Report from San Francisco,” Art in America, November,

2001   McEnery, Paul, “Jackass Art,” The San Francisco Bay Guardian, June 2001.

2000   Bennun, Dave, “You Call That Art?,” Stuff for Men, June / July, 2000.

       Roach, Harry, “Deep End at Southern Exposure,” Artweek, April 2000.

       Watson, Grant, “Haptics – Great Moments in Performance Art drawn by Nuno

       Miguel Duarte Branco Lopes,” Zingmagazine, Winter, 2000

1999   Finstad, Kirstin, “Shorn Heads and Skin Turbans,” The Calgary Straight,

1998   Jones, Amelia, “Body Art, Performing the Subject,” University of Minnesota

       Press, 1998.

1996   Petry, Michael, “Abstract Eroticism, “ Art and Design, 1996.

       Rimanelli, David, “Hype Anxiety,” Out Magazine+, September, 1996.

1995   Perchuck, Andrew, “Keith Boadwee at ACE,” Art Forum, September, 1995.

       Tager, Alisa, “Keith Boadwee at ACE,” Art in America, October, 1995.

       Pagel, David, “The Body Becomes an Art Making Tool,” The Los Angeles Times,

       March 20, 1995.

       Kandel, Susan, “Art Reviews – Body Art,” The Los Angeles Times, August 4, 1995.

1994   Bonetti, David, “Artist’s Abstract Expressionism Without Angst,” The San Francisco              Examiner, January 13, 1994.

       Hess, Elizabeth, “And Everything Nice?,” The Village Voice, February 1, 1994.

1993   Braff, Phyliss, “All the World’s a Stage,” The New York Times, August 1, 1993.

       Greene, David A., “Keith Boadwee at Kim Light,” Art Issues, March / April, 1993.

       Harris, Daniel, “The Cute and the Anti-Cute,” Harpers, July 1993, P. 26, Illustration.

       Pagel, David, “Keith Boadwee at Kim Light,” The Los Angeles Times, February 4, 1993.

1991   Pagel, David, “Boadwee Puts Himself in the Picture,” The Los Angeles Times, October 3,          1991.

1990   Frank, Peter, “Pick of the Week,” L.A. Weekly, August 16, 1990.