Seems Like a Million Miles and a Million Paintings, All in the Same Spot.
I graduated with a MFA in Fine Arts from Wayne State University in 1973 in Detroit. Painted and explored during my maturing era, documenting people’s rooms.
Then in a Christmas Depression which is typical as I am Jewish and feel so left out as the Christmas Spirit was never communicated to me. My Muse grabbed me by the hand and my artistic dream came true. What took her so long?
Images pouring out of my head onto paper. I rewrote my life events that were bothersome and created new endings. I cured myself and rarely looked back, only to see if there was anything I had missed. Next, I painted Avatars to help others and then went to fight for the World and now it’s Dreams of Peace.
I am a painter who tells stories and loves to document the world I live in. Not only the events of today but it’s people, environments, and creatures, who share the planet. All of this falls into my realm, with comments so the audience knows what I am thinking. I don’t want anyone to miss my humor,
So join me on the journey, and let my artwork show you my truth with fun for all.
A Peculiar History of Detroit by Peter O’Keefe, is a testimony that some Detroiters felt I made a difference, documenting places and events of the city. I’m the only artist who has more than one picture. I have all the art pages.
Toronto, Workman Arts Being Seen, 2017
London, Ontario Beauty at the Fusion Gallery, April 2016
Toronto, Canada Tangled Festival, Historical Images, Solo Exhibit Feb. 2016
Munich, Germany, Durer Gallery, Two Women Show 2015
Detroit, MI. Retrospective 50 years away, Detroit Painter Returns, 2014
New York “Illegitimate and Hersterical”, A.I.R.Gallery,group, 2012
Luxembourg, Europe Culture Inside, Competition Winner, 20112010
Toronto , Being Seen, Barwicki Gallery, Gladstone Hotel, 2012
TTC, Commuter Art , Toronto’s Subway, Art in Public Places, 2011
Nontraditional Portraits, Nuit Blanc, Propeller Gallery, 2111
Solo Exhibit AWOL Gallery, 2010
Who Dun’ It, benefit show, Ontario College of Art and Design, 2010
Ottawa, the Governor's Mansion, Fashion Couture 2014
Toronto Art Gallery of Ontario, Ten Artists design Runway Fashions, 2012
Toronto, The Tranzac Club , 2016
Munich, Germany “The Purse heads, “song, poetry, 2015, a one woman show
Film Calargy Film Festival, Cans As Coffins, 8mm, 2009
Rendez-View with Madness, 2011
At Yorkdale Public Library 1012 , second library in Scarborough 2010
Beauty and Historic Events, A solo exhibition , Fusion Gallery, London, ON, Apri 2016
Tangledarts Festival, solo show April 9-27,2015
Solo Show at Christopher Durr Gallery, Munich, Germany May 2015
Solo show at the Show Gallery, 2014
Ridley Hall, Ottawa, home of the Governor General and his wife hosted a Fashion Runway Show My unique hand painted fashions marched down the runway as I sang my original song, Shopping.
Hersterics, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, 2011
Film Calgary Truck Film Show Cans as Coffins , 8mm. 2011
Rendez vous with Madness 2011 Ya" Got Me Now, 1 minute,8mm , Our Empty Nest, 1 min.