Exhibit and Opening Night at William Siegal Gallery

•September 2, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Thanks everyone for attending the opening night!

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Upcoming Show at William Siegal Gallery

•July 19, 2012 • 1 Comment

I have a new show coming up at  William Siegal Gallery.   Opening night is Friday, August 31 from 5-7pm.  The show runs through September 22nd.

60,000 Positive Thoughts

60,000 Positive Thoughts” is an inaugural showing of my current conceptual project – a perpetually evolving installation of past, present (in form) and future positive thoughts which are fleeting and transitory. It is said that we have approx 60,000 thoughts per day.  What if we reprogram those to be positive thoughts? This work exists as a counterpoint to the deluge of negativity that we often face, especially from the media. Fiercely guarding our optimism is a choice.

In creating these individual brush strokes I embed a positive thought as the brush moves over the surface of the paper. The resulting work imparts a peaceful and calming attitude.

ARTnews Review, Santa Fe, Summer 2012

•July 16, 2012 • 1 Comment



Center for Contemporary Arts

Two sculptors with wildly different formal approaches commanded the cavernous galleries of this nonprofit arts organization for an ambitious show titledArrhythmic Visions.

Alison Keogh, formerly an architect, works with locally sourced clay to create sculptures and drawings that are  about as far as you can get from the traditional use of this material. Her Cloaked Earth (2012), a 6-by-7-by-2 foot monolith made from muslin dipped in clay slurry and wrapped around a support, was weirdly reminiscent of both mummified pharaohs and a Richard Serra.

Smaller but equally boxlike, Stratum 264 (2012) featured densely layered pieces of cotton canvas immersed in clay and stacked like sheets of mocha mille-feuille. Seductive two-dimensional works offered dramatic gestural statements in a soft earthy palette realized from clay slurries, some on paper and others rendered directly on the walls of the gallery.

If Keogh’s sculptures are of terra firma, many of Jamie Hamilton’s trippy constructions seemed primed to take flight. The largest of these, Thanatos (2012)- assembled from steel poles and cables, terse ribbons of nylon, and spandex “sails” – resembled a vessel ripped apart by a violent storm.

Its tentlike forms occupied more than 800 square feet of floor space in the larger gallery. Eros (2011), a tangle of scooped and fanlike shapes, burst forth from one wall, while Branch (2000), crafted from wood and copper, extended its knobby, somewhat menacing arm seven feet into the room. Hamilton is also a formidably talented draftsman and his elaborate schemes on paper suggested a freewheeling modern-day Leonardo.

Both sculptors push the boundaries of their chosen materials, drawing on traditions like earth art and Minimalism. While Keogh’s work brought to mind both the spontaneity of the AbEx painters and the geometric rigor of Donald Judd, Hamilton’s creations recalled the majestic burnished-steel legacy of David Smith and George Rickey.

By Ann Landi


An Interview on Cracked Earth, “Cloaked Earth,” and the Artist’s Journey

•April 20, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Click the link to read my interview with Donna Ruff on AdobeAirstream

Opening Night at the Center for Contemporary Arts

•March 27, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Arrhythmic Visions opened at CCA on March 16.  Click here for a slideshow of the evening.

To see photos of Alison’s installation, go here.

Alison with “Cloaked Earth

Upcoming Exhibit at CCA

•January 24, 2012 • Leave a Comment

I’ll be showing a new installation exhibit at CCA in March.  This will include all new works using hand-collected clay.

Place:                     Center for Contemporary Arts, Munoz Waxman Gallery

Exhibit Title:        Arrhythmic Visions

Dates:                    March 16, 2010 to June 10, 2012

“Exit 297” in progress

“Cloaked Earth”

Studio Installaton: “Repose”

•December 19, 2011 • 1 Comment

Small piles of sand, poured in place.  The sand is the out takes of the sieving process of the hand-collected clay.  This piece is a contemporary Mandala and is dedicate to Gwen Keogh, my Mum.

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Exit 297: Santa Fe clay applied to wall

•October 19, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Santa Fe clay applied to studio wall, 17′ x 10′

“Exit 264”

•October 14, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Local Santa Fe clay applied to studio wall, 10′ x 10′


•September 10, 2011 • Leave a Comment

“Strata Installation”  Handmade paper, hand collected clay from Santa Fe, beeswax

3 pcs @ 13″ x 12″ x 12″, 2011

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Big Paper Group Show Images

•May 12, 2011 • 1 Comment

My group show opens tomorrow at 333 Montezuma, Santa Fe.  Here are a few preview images.

Big Paper – A Group Show in Santa Fe

•April 28, 2011 • Leave a Comment

A group show of drawing by Alison Keogh, Shelby Shadwell, Wesley Berg,
Peter Ligon, Larry Bob Phillips and Lisa Wederquist

Exhibition Dates: May 13 – June 18, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, May 13, 2011, 5-7pm at 333 Montezuma Annex

333 Montezuma Annex opens an exhibit entitled Big Paper Friday, May 13th with an artist’s reception from 5-7 PM. Pulling from the diverse community of artists with ties to Santa Fe, Big Paper features six artists from around the country: Wesley Berg, Alison Keogh, Peter Ligon, Larry Bob Phillips, Shelby Shadwell, and Lisa Wederquist.

The Big of Big Paper refers not only to the scale of the drawings but also to the continued importance of drawings on paper in contemporary art. There is a timelessness in the concentration necessary for drawing and it’s mysterious power to be both subjective and objective in the act of hand to paper. The six artists in Big Paper remind us that touch is a sense aligned with the imagination and that it is capable of rendering every human nuance.

Each artistic generation finds anew in the hand to paper that “the human imagination and an individual mind is more unique than an individual fingerprint.”

Stay tuned for more information. We hope you will drop by and visit with us. 333 Montezuma Annex’s spring hours are Thursday and Friday, 10 am – 5 pm. To schedule an appointment please contact Tom Tavelli at 505/699-2833 or tom@shelbystreet.com.

The Clay Room

•February 1, 2011 • Leave a Comment

The Clay Room” is an interactive site- specific installation, which I am currently developing. This project allows visitors to perceive the land in a new way and to reconnect with the earth through the medium of local clays. Many of us have lost our connection to the land. The primary objective is to use art as a vehicle that engages people, especially children with the earth that will heighten their awareness of the land.

This project is of particular value for urban locations. For those who work with the land this installation may provide an unexpected experience of something already known.

Currently I am harvesting clays from Santa Fe and the surrounding area. This particular project proposes an untraditional presentation of clay in two dimensions on the walls and floor of the “clay room”.

Clay Hand Imprint





The Artist and her work

•January 30, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Nude and Leaves

A new studio in Santa Fe

•December 7, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I moved into my new studio on Upper Canyon Road in Santa Fe.  We had an open house last weekend and it was great to meet many new art contacts in the area.  I only had out older work for sale, as my new project is still very much a work-in-progress (see a sneak preview below).

Here is a peek at some new work that consists of local clay (unfired) on paper.  More to follow…

Whatcom Museum Exhibit

•April 24, 2010 • Leave a Comment

One of my Newsprint Series is part of the Whatcom Museum “Show of Hands” exhibit that runs from April 24-August 8, 2010.

Exhibit at Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle

•September 1, 2009 • 1 Comment

My most recent exhibit ended at Francine Seders Gallery in Seattle, on September 27, 2009.  Please click on Alison Keogh’s exhibit for close-up images of what was showing.

Alison Keogh


Sumi-scapes at left, Newsprint series at right, and the “Karesansui” (dry lanscape) site-specific installation, center.



Making the Karesansui, a 14 foot-long clay installation.


A detail from the finished work.



Sumi-Scapes.  The walnut ink pieces at left are the newest works.





Additional photos are posted at Robert Wade’s ‘Round about Seattle Blog.

Welcome to my Blog

•March 9, 2009 • 3 Comments

Alison Keogh This blog will be a repository of my new work as it evolves.  The Pages at right have my Resume, Artist Statement, and Contact Artist.  You will also see Links to other sites.

There is another section for Exhibits where you can see photos of my recent exhibitions.  The last section is Gallery.  Here you can see my recent work in close-up detail.  This section will be updated regularly.

All Links, Exhibits, and Gallery  pages are designed to open up in a new window.  Once there, you can click on an image to see a larger view, and hit your back button to go back to the overview of that section.

Thank you for visiting.


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