Keith Sklar

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On the Road To Still Life, 2015 Oil On Canvas 40"H X 30"W © Courtesy of the artist
Cannonball, 2015 Oil On Canvas 18"H X 24"W © Courtesy of the artist
Current, 2015 Oil On Canvas 16"H X 20"W © Courtesy of the artist
Sight, 2015 Oil On Canvas 30"H X 24"W © Courtesy of the artist
Do Nothing, 2015 Oil On Canvas 30"H X 24"W © Courtesy of the artist
Crumb Woman, 2015 Digital Print On Archival Paper 35"H X 28"W © Courtesy of the artist
Inversion, 2015 Digital Print On Archival Paper 48"H X 72"W © Courtesy of the artist
Stone Breaker, 2014 Oil On Canvas 25"H X 18"W © Courtesy of the artist
Indian, 2015 Digital Print On Archival Paper 25"H X 20"W © Courtesy of the artist
Ex, 2011 Oil And Acrylic On Canvas 20"H X 24"W X 4"D © Courtesy of the artist
Fab Urge, 2009 Oil And Acrylic On Canvas 88"H 67"W X 5"D © Courtesy of the artist
Table, 2009 Oil And Acrylic On Canvas 67"H X 89"W X 5"D © Courtesy of the artist
Detail (Miniature. Actual Size Series), 2004 Acrylic On Masonite 4"H X 8"W © Courtesy of the artist
Disguises Are Shed, 2004 Acrylic On Panel 4 1/4"H X 7 1/4"W © courtesy of the artist
Horse Ties Camel To Tracks, 2004 Acrylic On Panel 4 1/2"H X 7 3/4"W © Courtesy of the artist
Storm Shelter, 2003 Oil And Acrylic On 39 Canvases 84"H X 65"W X 86"D © Courtesy of the artist
Palette, 2002 Acrylic Paint 64"H X 85"W X 9"D © Courtesy of the artist
Hero (Paul Robeson), 1999 Oil And Acrylic On Canvas 72"H X 96"W X 7"D © Courtesy of the artist
Hero (Philip Guston), 2000 Oil And Acrylic On 4 Canvases 60"H X 64"W X 3"D © Courtesy of the artist
Hero (Muhammad Ali), 2000 Oil And Acrylic On Canvas 72"H X 96"W X 6"D
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arts-education mixed-media installation, figurative, conceptual, sculpture

KEITH SKLAR                                                                                                                                       Resume






San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

University of California, Berkeley, Art Museum

Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA



2014     Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Rauschenberg Residency.

            Enrichment Grant Award. North Shore Country Day School.

2006    Outstanding Mentor Award. Nominee. University of California, San Diego.

2003    Art Here and Now Award. Semi-Finalist. Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

1990    California Arts Council Fellowship in Visual Art (Painting).

1986    Oakland City Landmark status, Mitzvah, public artwork.

1984-1986    California Arts Council, Artist In Communities Grants.

1985    Oakland City Landmark status, Grand Performance, public artwork.



2012    Quiet/Noise, Almquist Gallery, North Shore Country Day School, Winnetka, IL          

2011    A Good Egg, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT.

2010    de-lux, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

2006    All The Cats Were Fast As Lightning, Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College, CT

2004    Actual Size, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002    Wall Work for Food, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, LA, CA

2001    Cast, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

1999    Heroes, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1998    Valencia, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1997    SeeSaw, P.P.O.W., New York, NY

            Sightseeing, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

1993    Restaurant, A. Montgomery Ward Gallery, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL

            Keith Sklar, Hugieia Art Gallery, Bruges, Belgium

1992    Keith Sklar, Galeria Estol, Barcelona, Spain



Forthcoming, Spring 2019.   

Realness, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA

2016    Process 4, Almquist Gallery, North Shore Country Day School, Winnetka, IL

2013    Outside/In, Almquist Gallery. North Shore Country Day School. Winnetka, IL

2012    Borough/Burrow: Four Brooklyn Artists, Kingsborough Community College Art Gallery. Brooklyn, NY

Scope NY, New York, NY

2010    This Will Be the Last. Commons Gallery, New York University, New York, NY

2008    Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

2007    Scope Miami, Miami, FL

2006    Unrehearsed Acts, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2005    Wallpainting, University of Texas at San Antonio Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX

            Zip, Three-person show, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2004    SouthwestNET: PHX/LA, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

            Three Curators Select, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

            Structure, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 

            Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

2003    LA: Post Cool, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

2002    LA at Kaus, Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands

            West Coast: 16 Artists from LA, Art Affairs, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2001    Made in California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

            Blood Lines, Roberts and Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

            New Langton Arts, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

2000    Biennial Art Auction, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

            Facing the New Millennium, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999    Painting: Fore and Aft, ACME Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

            Sig-Alert, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

            Pushing Paint, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA



2010    Visiting Artist. The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY. Lecture and critique

2006    Guest Artist. Rhode Island School of Design. Providence, RI

2005    Visiting Artist. University of Texas, San Antonio, TX. Lecture and critique

2003    Visiting Artist. Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Lecture and critique

2002    Panelist. San Jose Museum of Art. San Jose, CA. Lecture. LA: Post-Cool

2000    Visiting Artist. University of Illinois at Chicago. Lecture and critique

            Visiting Artist. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

            Visiting Artist. Cal. Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA. Lecture and critique

            Visiting Artist. Otis College of Arts and Design. Lecture and critique

            Visiting Artist. University of California, Irvine. Lecture



2010    Hand to Foot. Available Space, Brooklyn, NY

2009    Like A Cool Clear Glass of Water, Available Space, Brooklyn, NY

            Goodnight Analog. Available Space, Brooklyn, NY

2007    Pie in the Face. Ten–person show curated for Jail Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



2012    Forest, Site-specific painting. PS. 95, Brooklyn NY. Brooklyn Arts Council.

2006    All the Cats Were Fast As Lightning, Site-specific painting. U of Texas at San Antonio Art Gallery.

2005    Opus 20, Large-scale public painting. Lancaster Arts Festival, Lancaster, OH.

2002    Dining Room, Topiary sculpture. West Hollywood Arts Commission.

1988    Learning Wall, Large-scale public painting. Board of Education Building, San Francisco, CA.

1985    Mitzvah, Large-scale public painting. Oakland, CA. Sponsors include California Arts Council (CAC) and

Mayor's Office on Community Development (MOCD).

1983    Grand Performance, Oakland, CA.  Sponsors include California Arts Council, MOCD.



2011    M.A. in Art Education. NYU, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

1980    B.A. Wesleyan University. Middletown, CT.



2010    Adjunct Professor. Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. Introduction to the History of Art Education

2007    Adjunct Professor. Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT. Drawing I

2005    Adjunct Professor. Manchester Community College. Drawing I & II

2004     Adjunct Professor. Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Drawing I

            Adjunct Professor. Graduate Liberal Studies Program, Wesleyan University. Beyond Style: Painting

2000-2003   Adjunct Professor. Otis College of Art and Design, LA, CA. Classes include: Foundation: Oil

       Painting, Figurative Painting, Representational Painting, Painting II, Extended Techniques: Painting



2012- present    North Shore Country Day School (IL), Middle School Visual Art Teacher.

2011- 2012     

Teaching Facilitator. NY City Department of Education Arts Achieve i-3 Innovation Program.

           Teaching Artist. Studio In A School. Early Childhood Program and Special Programs.

           Teaching Artist. Gallery/Studio Program, Brooklyn Museum, NY.

           MoMA Teen Program, In the Making. Museum of Modern Art, NY.



Architecture and Design Teacher. Afterschool Program. The Allen-Stevenson School. (Grades 5-6).

2010    Visual Arts Director. NYU IMPACT (Interactive Multimedia Performing Arts Collaborative Technology).

Summer Program combining Visual Art with Dance, Theater and New Media. (Ages 16 and up).  

2000- 2003

Adjunct Professor. Summer of Art College Preparatory Program. Otis College of Art and Design.

           (Grades 11-12). Oil Painting Intensive.

2003    Art Teacher. LA County High School of the Arts, Los Angeles. (Grades 10-12). Advanced Oil Painting.



“NSCDS Art Teacher Receives Rauschenberg Residency.” Wilmette Sun Times. August 13, 2014

Woods, Eben. “Borough/Burrow: Four Brooklyn Artists,Exhibition catalogue essay. Brooklyn, NY.

February 2012

Keating, Zachary and Joy, Chris. “Keith Sklar at Giampietro Gallery, Nov 2011” Video Interview for Gorky's Granddaughter, “,  November 24, 2011

Rahn, Jami Nix. "Painting Is Messy Business," Review. Art South Florida, "Three Solo Shows." Feb.19, 2010

Oaktown Art. “Create For Yourselves,” Oaktown Art, Oaktownart, September 21, 2010

Veltman, Chloe. “Learning Wall,” ArtsJournal Blog, “Lies Like Truth,”, Oct 30, 2009

Clothier. Peter. "Pie in the Face," Interview for Artscene Radio, “Art of Outrage.” September 2007

Sklar, Keith. "Pie in the Face," Curator essay. Los Angeles. October, 2007

Raphael-Hernandez, Heike and Steen, Shannon, Editors. “AfroAsian Encounters: Culture, History and Politics,” Banerjee, Mita. Ch.11,  p.217-218. New York University Press, New york and London, 2006

Colpitt, Frances. "Wallpainting," Exhibition catalogue essay, San Antonio, TX, September 2005

Markonish, Denise. "Zip," Exhibition catalogue essay, New Haven, CT, April 2005

Frank, Peter. “Actual Size,” AC Institute [Direct Chapel], AC Reviews #2,, Fall-Winter 2004

Ayres, Anne.” Interview with Rosamund Felsen, ” Archives of American Art,” Smithsonian Institution, Oct. 2004

Cavallo-Collins, Gina and Vanesian, Kathleen. Review. ArtScene, June 24, 2004

Nilsen, Richard. “Environmental Conscience,” Review. Arizona Republic, p.E4, May 16, 2004

Vanesian, Kathleen. “Urban Cowpie,” Phoenix New Times, May 13, 2004

Kane, Erin "SouthwestNet: PHX/LA," Exhibition catalogue essay, Scottsdale, AZ,  2004

Cooper, Bernard. “In the Raw,” Review. Los Angeles Magazine, p.12, December 2002,

Fischer, Jack. “LA Post Cool Looks Inside,” Review. San Jose Mercury News, December 6, 2002

Pincus, Robert. “Forget the Theoretical Musings,” Review. San Diego Union Tribune, 2002

Baker, Kenneth. “Post Cool Show Raises Hot Questions,” SF Chronicle, p.D3, December 20, 2002

Duncan, Michael. “LA Post Cool,” Exhibition catalogue essay, San Jose, CA, 2002

Frank, Peter. “Art Picks of the Week,” LA Weekly, p.11-17, 2002

Ayers, Anne. “Transport,” exhibition essay, Ben Maltz Gallery, LA, 2002

Cavallo-Collins, Gina and Vanesian, Kathleen. Review. Art Scene, June 24, 2004

Public Art Review. “Recent Projects,”, Vol. 4, Number 1, p.43, Fall/Winter 2002

Dunits, Robin and Prigoff, James. “Painting the Towns,” p.16, 70-71,100-102 (reproductions), 2002

Scarborough, James. NY Arts Magazine, p.58-59, (reproduction), October 2001

Harvey, Doug. “Peripheral Visions,” LA Weekly, p.4 (reproduction), February 2-8, 2001

Harvey, Doug. “Multiple Exposures,” LA Weekly, p.6, June 20, 2001

Frank, Peter. “Art Picks of the Week, LA Weekly, p.160, June 9-15, 2000

Mcgovern, Thomas. Review. Art Papers, (reproduction), May/June 2000

Roth, Charlene. Review. New Art Examiner, p.51, (reproduction), March 2000

Myers, Holly. Review. Art Issues, p.45, (reproduction), January/February 2000

Duncan, Michael. “LA Portraiture: Post-Cool,” Art in America, p.124-131,(reproduction), October 1999

Frank, Peter. “Art Picks of the Week,” LA Weekly, p.188, (reproduction), October 22-28, 1999

Clothier, Peter. “Heroes,” exhibition catalogue essay, Los Angeles, 1999

Muchnic, Suzanne. “Making Their Mark,” article, Artnews, p.72-74, June 1999

Knight, Christopher. “Post-Boomers Spearhead the Boom,” LA Times, Calendar, p.5, 80, April 4, 1999

Pagel, David. “Look Between the Lines,” Review, Los Angeles Times, p.F30, April 10, 1998

Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. “History Embedded in the Paint,” Profile, Los Angeles Times, Calendar,

            p. 76, 78, (reproduction), Sunday , March 22, 1998


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