Keith Mayerson was born in 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Brown University and received his BA in 1988, and his MFA from the University of California Irvine in 1993.
Mayerson is a Contemporary painter, known for his work depicting historical figures, family snapshots, urban landscapes, and more. Frequently exhibiting his paintings in salon-style installations, Mayerson creates broader narratives out of the sum of his work, citing comic books as an inspiration and influence.
Mayerson has been exhibiting his work since 1993, and today is in the permanent collection of many major institutions, including the MOMA and the MOCA, among others. He was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennale, installing a large body of work made over 20 years titled My American Dream, as well the new Whitney building’s inaugural exhibition, America Is Hard to See.
Mayerson currently lives and works in New York.