Georgina Keenan is a self-taught artist working in cut paper and embroidery. She has been included in numerous exhibitions nationwide. The swirling lines and mythic figures that inhabit her collages and embroidered pieces are inspired by ancient depictions of the divine feminine. Composed of tiny images of lips, eyes, nipples, teeth, navels, and hair, her intricately detailed collages reconfigure photos of nude women to emphasize the navel and nipple as sources of nourishment, power and connection to elements larger than oneself. Likewise, her stitched designs portray the female body as simultaneous creator and creation. Embroidered on vintage gloves, these works echo the patterns of tattoos once worn by women in the Marquesas Islands to mark major life events.

 

Exhibitions

Meeting, Issyra Gallery, Hoboken, NJ, two-person show with Issa Sow (2017)

Beauty Matters: The Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition, Giles Art Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY (2014)

Topeka Competition 31, Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, KS (December 6, 2013–January 19, 2014)

Imagine: Craft Hilton Head 2013, Walter Greer Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC (December 5, 2013–January 18, 2014)

Texas National 2013, Ledbetter Gallery, The Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX, juried by Peter Selz (2013)

Expo 32, bj spoke gallery, Huntington, NY, juried by Stan Brodsky (2013)

Strange Glue: Collage at 100, Thompson Gallery, Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, MA (2012)

Visual Arts Society of Texas 42nd Annual Visual Arts Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX (2010)

Art on Paper, Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD (2010)

Goddess, Under Minerva Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2009)

PaperWork: In, On and Of Paper, Foundry Art Centre, Saint Charles, MO (2004)

Pattern & Decoration, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, juried by Joyce Kozloff (2004)

Press

http://www.wnyc.org/story/116680-design-for-the-real-world-envelope/

© 2017 by Georgina Keenan