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BIO


Keith was born in 1978 in Tacoma, WA. He went to Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, where he received his BA in Fine Art. He later went to Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR. He left a year before completion of his BFA to pursue his career. He has worked as a designer at Ames Bros Design in Seattle, WA, as well as Nike Headquarters and R-West Agency in Portland, OR.

He has created work for clients that include: Threadless.com, Design By Humans, Pearl Jam, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Lollapalooza Music Festival, Mtv, Wired Magazine, Harley Davidson, The Pickford Cinema, Campfire USA, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, University of Washington Medical Center, Willamette Week, Portland Mercury, Seattle Weekly, Amazon Publishing, and Columbia Sportswear.

He has designed many T-Shirt graphics, some of them have been seen on TV shows like LOST, The Big Bang Theory, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia and The Last Man On Earth.

He currently lives in Portland, OR. He spends most of his time painting pictures of animals and people.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Included in Group Exhibition "Bad Dads 8" at Talon Gallery, Portland, OR. Nov 2017

Included in Annual Group Exhibition "Unnatural Histories" at Antler Gallery, Portland, OR. Oct 2012-2017

Included in Group Exhibition "The Tall Trees of Portland" at City Hall, Portland, OR. Oct 2015

Included in Group Exhibition "Unnatural Histories" at Antler Gallery, Portland, OR. Sep 2015

Included in Group Exhibition "Bad Dads 6" at Joseph Gross Gallery, New York, NY. Aug 2015

Included in Group Exhibition "Unfathomable" at Piranha Shop, Seattle, WA. July 2015

Included in Group Exhibition "Jeunet and Caro" at Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA. May 2015

Included in 3 Person Exhibition "Tread Softly" at Antler Gallery, Portland, OR. April 2015

Included in Group Exhibition "Friends and Makers" at Flatcolor Gallery, Seattle, WA. Nov 2014

Included in Group Exhibition "Bad Dads 4-5" at Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Nov 2013-2014

Included in Traveling Group Exhibition "Boxes of Death" sponsored by Juxtapoz Magazine. Seattle, Portland, San Francisco & Los Angeles. Oct 2014

Included in Group Exhibition for MusicFest Northwest Festival, Portland, OR. Aug 2014

Solo Exhibition "Summer Harvest" at Pony Club Gallery, Portland, OR. Aug 2014

Included in Group Exhibition "Kings Of Cult" at Hero Complex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. May 2014

Included in Group Exhibition "12inch OTAKU" at Hatos Bar, Tokyo, Japan. April 2014

Included in Group Exhibition "The Tall Trees of Portland" at Hellion Gallery, Portland, OR. April 2014

Included in Group Exhibition "Ex Libris" at AXIS Gallery, Seattle, WA. March 2014

Curator of Group Exhibition "Nostalgia" at Pony Club Gallery, Portland, OR. Oct 2013

Included in 3 Person Exhibition "Second Nature" at Compound Gallery, Portland, OR. July 2013


Solo Exhibition "Past, Present and Future" at Pony Club Gallery, Portland, OR. Mar 2013

Curator of Group Exhibition "The End" at Pony Club Gallery, Portland, OR. Dec 2012

Included in Group Exhibition "Insert Change Here" at Wieden+Kennedy Gallery, Portland, OR. July 2012

Included in Group Exhibition "Home Is Where The Art Is" at Hellion Gallery South, San Diego, CA. July 2012

Included in 4 Person Exhibition "Visions from the Other Side" at Fulcrum Gallery, Tacoma, WA. May 2012

Included in Group Exhibition "Year of the Dragon" at Compound Gallery, Portland, OR. Apr 2012

Included in Annual Group Exhibition "On Deck 6-9" at The Brink Gallery, Missoula, MT. May 2011-2014

Included in the TechnoCRAFT Exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA. July 2010




RECOGNITION

Winner of the Peacock Award for best use of Illustration in WeMakePDX Birdhouse Competition, April 2016.

Winner of the Peacock Award for best use of Illustration in WeMakePDX Birdhouse Competition, Oct 2014.

Included in the book "The Tall Trees of Portland" by Matt Wagner, published by Overcup Press.

Included as contributing artist to Bluffer's Guide to Wes Anderson. Bluffers.com, March 2014

Included in the book "TORSO: T-Shirt Graphics Exposed" by Daniel Eckler, published by Gestalten

Included in the book "Threadless" by Jake Nickell, published by Abrams Image Books.

Awarded scholarship to "The Illustration Academy" in Richmond, VA. June 2010

Society of Illustrators – Los Angeles, Illustration West 46

CMYK magazine No.21, Illustration Competition.


     © 2018 Keith Carter

Portland, OR