EDUCATION
2018, MFA    Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
1989, BA       Photography/Visual Communications, University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA
2014, 1991     Professional Development, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1987–1988    Fine Art Photography, Maine Media Workshops & College, Rockport, ME

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS (solo where indicated)
2022          2022 Biennial Art Exhibition, “Passages”, Juried, Jamestown Arts Center, Jamestown, R.I.
                   Seaport Art Walk 2022, Juried, New Bedford Creative, New Bedford, MA
                  Wise Guise, Group Exhibition, The Narrows Art Center, Fall River, MA
                  New Bedford Worker’s Art Center, Poster Contest (Juried) Silver Medal, New Bedford, MA

2021           Juried Exhibition, Juried by Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of
                   
the Norman Rockwell MuseumNew Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA
                   Power and Protest, MassArt SoWa Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA; Curated 
                   by Keith M. Francis MFA ’18
                   ART IN THE TIME OF CORONA™, VOL.2 | 2021 (YEAR 2), Juried, Dab Art Co., Los Angeles, 
                   Venture, Mexico City. Online exhibition, a full color publication of all selected works, a multi-gallery 
                   international exhibition and a follow-up documentary film.

2020         Juried Exhibition, Juried by Dina Deitsch, Director and Chief Curator of Tufts University Art Galleries;                                                                                       
                   New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

2019           The Other Art Fair, Juried, Saatachi Art, Brooklyn Expo Center, Brooklyn, NY
                   Onyx, Alfa Gallery, Miami Art Basel and ARTSY, Miami, FL

2018           MFA Thesis Exhibition, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA
                   (inter) National: Dual Identities, Gallery at Atlantic Wharf, Boston, MA 
                   (Juried by Karolina Hac, Big Red & Shiny, and Boston Art Review)
                   Materials, Alfa Gallery and ARTSY, Miami, FL
                   The No Show, Juried, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA

2017           Café, deCordova Museum & Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
                   The Other Art Fair, Juried, Saatachi Art, Brooklyn Expo Center, Brooklyn, NY
                   Trafffik 2017, 1st Prize Winner, Juried, Viterbo University Gallery, Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI
                   
                   Politics & Discourse, Solo Exhibition, Colo-Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA
                   Resistant Culture, Juried, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA

2016           Nowhere Everywhere, Juried, Thompson Gallery, The Cambridge School at Weston, Weston, MA
                   Change Agents: Personal Art as Political Tactic, Juried, Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, 
                   Exeter, NH
                   Art & Activism, Juried, Uforge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

2015           Big Picture III, Juried, Gallery at Atlantic Wharf, Boston, MA (Leonie Bradbury, 
                   Director/Curator, Monterrat College of Art, Beverly, MA)
                   
                   Call of the Wind, Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Kinetic Sculpture,Westport, MA
                   Public Art Commission, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 
                   (Robert Saarnio, Director, University Museum & Historic Houses, University of Mississippi)
                   New Directions, Solo Exhibition, Colo-Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA
                   All of Us or None, Juried, AFSC Exhibit; March: Butler University, Indianapolis, IN; 
                   June: Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago, IL; October: New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH;  
                   December: Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
2014           R Visions Public Art, Juried, W/Y Gallery, Boston, MA
                   A Commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement 1964–1968, Juried, Delaware State University, 
                   Dover, DE
2013           Collective Exhibition of Artist from 12 Countries, Juried, Giornata del Contemporaneo Di Amaci, 
                   Milan, Italy (catalogue)
                   Congruence, Solo Exhibition, Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA
                   New Bedford Harbor in a New Light, Juried, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA 
                   (Lasse Antonsen, Director/Curator, University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth) (catalogue)
2012           New Media Fresh Paint II, Juried, New Art Center/deCordova Museum & Sculpture Park, Newton, MA  
                   (Leonie Bradbury, Director/Curator Monterrat Galleries; Joe Wardwell, deCordova Sculpture
                   Park and Museum and New Art Center; Maria Lockheardt, Senior Development Officer for the Arts,
                   Wellesley College and Former Corporate Program Director) 
                   
                  String Theories, New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University, Boston, MA (catalogue)

BIBLIOGRAPHY–Periodicals
Eleanor Rowe, “Interview of Artist Keith Francis” Newport Life Magazine, September 2022.
Alexander Castro, “Magi Tricks” 13th State Art + Text, August 29 2022.
Don Wilkinson, “Art Beat takes a look at the New Bedford 2022 Seaport Art WalkStandard Times, August 13, 2022 
Ron Fortier, “Art Beat: Wise Guise exhibit at Narrows” Standard Times, July 28, 2022.
Kathryn Gallerani, “New Bedford’s downtown Seaport Art Walk takes a stroll on the wild side” Standard Times, July 26, 2022.
Spotlight Contemporary Art Magazine, Issue 17. Published in France by Circle Art Foundation. Distributed internationally. p.25, 2021.
Hyperallergic, MassArt x SoWa Gallery Presents Protest and Power, an Alumni Curated Exhibition, October 7, 2021. Curated by Keith M. Francis MFA '18
Circle Quarterly Art Review, Summer 2020. Published in France by Circle Art Foundation.  p.32, 2020.
Don Wilkinson, “Art Beat: Talking politics and economics of art with Keith Francis" 
Standard Times, April 26, 2018.
Keith Francis, Kansas City Voices, Whispering Prairie Press, Volume 14, 2017.
“Nowhere Everywhere” Art New England, May/June 2016.
Peter Pereira, “An Artistic Statement,” Standard Times, October 25, 2015.
Don Wilkinson, “Francis takes his art in a new direction,” Standard Times, June 11, 2015, Art Review.
Jess Barnett, “Keith M. Francis,” Printer’s Devil Review, Volume 3, Number 2, Fall 2013, 
(Published by Black Key Press, 2013), 52–57.
Keith M. Francis, Art Opportunities Monthly, Issue 159, November 2013.
“Collective Exhibition of Artist from 12 Countries,” Giornata Del Contemporaneo Di Amaci (catalogue) 2013.
Don Wilkinson, “Keith Francis at Colo-Colo,” Standard Times, June 12, 2013, Art Review.
Keith Francis, Artscope Magazine, May/June 2013.
“New Bedford Harbor in a New Light,” New Bedford Art Museum (catalogue) 2013.
Joanna McQuillian Weeks, “Best Bets,” Standard Times, May 27, 2010, Coastin’ Magazine.
“Keith Francis, Chaos & Fulfillment,” Artscope Magazine, May/June 2010.
Cate McQuaid, “World on a String,” The Boston Globe, October 15, 2008, Art Review.
Paul E. Kandarian, “Rings of Remembrance,” The Boston Globe, August 14, 2008, News/Local Arts.
Tamara Schillin, “The Firefighters,” Big Red & Shiny, August 10, 2008, Art Review.
Don Cuddy, “Forged in Fire,” Standard Times, August 8, 2008, Coastin’ Magazine.
Who’s Who in the World 2008 (Published by Marquis Who’s Who LLC., 2008).
Robert Chiarito, “A Tribute to Heroes,” The Wanderer, August 7, 2008.
“Keith Francis Alumni,” The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Magazine, March 2008 
and November 2006.
Who’s Who in America 2006 (Published by Marquis Who’s Who LLC., 2006).
Carol Beggy & Mark Shanahan, “Artist rides to DNC Victory,” The Boston Globe, July 20, 2004, Living/Arts.
Graphis, “Poster Annual 2004,” (New York: Published by Graphis Inc., 2005), page 20

BIBLIOGRAPHY–Television/Podcasts
Podcast Episode 127: Keith Francis, The Artist Index, August 2022, https://theartistsindex.com
Keith Francis Boston Marathon Memorial, WGBH-TV Greater Boston, Boston, MA, April 8, 2014.
America 2004 Boston Artist: Keith Francis, C-Span Television, July 23, 2004.
The Democratic Convention Artist: Keith Francis, CBS Boston, WBZ-TV, July 21, 2004.

COLLECTIONS
Private and corporate collections in the USA, and Worldwide.

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/CRITIQUES
2018           Artist Talk, Gallery at Atlantic Wharf, Boston, MA
2016           Artist Panel, Phillips Exeter Academy, Lamont Gallery, 
                   Exeter, NH, March 26, 2016.
2015           Lecture/Presentation, New Hampshire Institute of Art, 
                   Manchester, NH, October 20, 2015.
2012           Lecture/Presentation/Critiques, New Art Center, 
                   Newton, MA, November 10, 2012.
2012           Graduate and Undergraduate Critiques, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 
                   Boston, MA, April 28, 2012.
2011            Graduate and Undergraduate Critiques, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 
                   Boston, MA, April 23, 2011.
2010           Lecture/Presentation, New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University, 
                   Boston, MA, October 12, 2010.
2010           Graduate and Undergraduate Critiques, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 
                   Boston, MA, April 17, 2010.
2009          Lecture/Presentation, University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth, 
                   North Dartmouth, MA, May 8, 2009.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Visual Design & Communications Instructor, Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School
Professional Licensed, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

AWARDS
2022          Silver Medal, New Bedford Worker’s Art Center, Poster Contest, New Bedford, MA
2021           Certificate of Artistic Excellence, Circle Foundation for the Arts
2019           Certificate of Artistic Excellence, Circle Foundation for the Arts
2017           Massachusetts Vocational Association, New Teacher of the Year Award, South Region
2011            Career Achievement/Hall of Fame Induction, Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational 
                   Technical High School
2004           Recognition Award, World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition, New York, NY
2004           Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Corporate Artist, Lincoln, MA
Fort Point Art Community, Member and Lending Artist, Boston, MA
Massachusetts Vocational Association (MAVA)
University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth, Alumni Association
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