Keith M. Francis was born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. He received a B.A. for the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 1989, and is currently a M.F.A. candidate at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA. Keith has attended classes at the Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, ME, and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
Francis earned renown for his stainless steel public sculptures Reflections of Being (2013), for the University of Mississippi, Art Museum and The Firefighters (2008) a private commission in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts.
He has exhibited throughout the world, at venues including the Delaware State University, Dover, DE; Butler University, Indianapolis, IN; New Art Center, Newton, MA; Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA; New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA; Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH; The Cambridge School at Weston, Weston, MA; New England School of Art & Design, Boston, MA; The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Hairpin Art Center, Chicago, IL; Carmel Film and Art Festival, Carmel, CA; and Giornata Del Contemporaneo Di Amaci, Milan, Italy.
Keith's artworks have been showcased and featured in The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, The Standard Times, WGBH, Art Works, Big Red & Shiny, Printer's Devil Review, Artscope and Graphis. He has made appearances on C-Span, WGBH Greater Boston, and CBS television.
Francis was selected by the Democratic National Committee as the official artist for the 2004 Democratic National Convention, Boston, MA, and was selected to design a commemorative poster for the public opening of the 2002 Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, Boston, MA.
Currently, he will be exhibiting, May-September, 2017 at Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI and was selected by a committee of art experts as one of the 100 best independent, emerging artist today, to exhibit at The Other Art Fair New York by Saatchi Art, June 1–4, 2017.
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