Born in New Orleans in 1965, Keating won several regional awards in oil and watercolor painting and received more than a half-dozen commissions before reaching the age of 18. His work now reflects the culmination of 25 years of painting both the figure and the landscape. Before graduating from Otis Parsons, he was chosen to display his work at the Mississippi Artists Annual Juried Exhibition. His first solo show was at the Desmond Gallery in Los Angeles in 1995.
He has had numerous solo shows of his paintings in the U.S. and Mexico, as well as having sold directly to a variety of collectors worldwide. He has been included in juried shows including those at the University of Southern Mississippi, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, Ventura College, Orange County Center For Contemporary Art, Chase Mitchell Gallery and Long Beach Arts.
In the 1990’s, he had overwhelmingly popular solo exhibits in galleries throughout the state of Oaxaca, Mexico including a special exhibit sponsored by the governor, accompanied by Keating’s first release of limited edition prints. He was also featured on a Mexican cultural news program that aired on Televisa and was commissioned by The John Wayne Cancer Society. His latest series, Overview, was selected as an LA Times Calendar pick and won Second Award at a juried exhibit at Long Beach Arts. Recently, an interview with Keating about this series was featured on CNN. The paintings are currently on exhibit at M.J. Higgins in Downtown L.A, Orlando Gallery in Tarzana, and are also available from JoAnne Artman Gallery in Laguna Beach.
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