Beau Rivage Casino Gallery of African American Art
January 31 – March 18, 2017
Keith Duncan received a BFA from Louisiana State University and an MFA in studio art from Hunter College (CUNY). His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Michigan, and Virginia; and in 2001, he was commissioned to create a piece for NASA. Duncan has been awarded the Camille Cosby Fellowship, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, and The Drop Program Grant. He has taught art for over 20 years in both New York and New Orleans and currently resides in Gretna, Louisiana as an artist and educator of Fine Arts.
The origins of my art are narrative and my images with familiar signifiers embody everything that is unique, diverse, and “creolized” in the manner of storytelling. Undoubtedly, I am a storyteller signifying the human condition in the old South, most importantly, in a post-Katrina era. I paint about my environment around me.
This exhibition is funded by the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency