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.
- My American Dream: Mystery Train (in loving memory of Daniel Tinker Knapp), Marlborough Contemporary, New York
- My American Dream, MOCA Cleveland
- My American Dream, Marlborough Contemporary, New York
- Iconoscapes, Freddy Gallery, Baltimore, MD, United States.
- EAGLES II, Galeria Marlborough Madrid, Madrid, Spain
- The Great Figure, Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, United States
- Keith Mayerson and Peter Saul, Robert Blumenthal Gallery, New York, NY, United States
- Don't Look Now, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY, United States
- Inaugural Exhibition, Sarah Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, United States
- Parallel Myths, David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX, United States
- The One's Optimistic, New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, CT, United States
- Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, United States
- Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, United States
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, United States
- The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, United States
- Museu of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
- Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United States
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, United States
- The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, United States