Rosy Keyser

Born in 1974, Baltimore, MD

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and Medusa, NY


2013 M.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, I

1997 B.F.A., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

The Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

The Zabludowicz Collection, London, The United Kingdom

Rosy Keyser (b. 1974, Baltimore, MD) grew up in rural Maryland where she developed an awareness of tools and materials in the outdoors. She earned her BFA at Cornell University in 1997 and her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003. Keyser has shown extensively throughout the United States and Europe, including solo exhibitions at Maccarone (New York and Los Angeles), Peter Blum Gallery (New York), and Contemporary Fine Arts (Berlin, Germany). Group exhibitions include: Rosy Keyser & Eleanor Mikus, Parts & Labor, Beacon, NY; Painter Painter at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, and Pink Caviar at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark. Keyser’s work is held in the permanent collections of: the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; and Zabludowicz Collection, London, England. Rosy Keyser was a Fall 2017 artist in residence at the Chinati Foundation (Marfa, TX).

Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
Wrecked Angle, New York
June 18 - July 30, 2021



Distal’s Musk, UMBC CADVC, Baltimore, MD

Rosy Keyser: Works on Paper, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX


Catapult Chuparosa, Variable Edition of 100 for Chinati members, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX


The OtherOther, Maccarone, Los Angeles, CA

Rosy Keyser: The Insensate Foot, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX


Half-Light Periscope, Austin, TX


We Sing Sin, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

Lap of the High Plains, Freddy, Baltimore, MD

The Hell Bitch, Maccarone, New York, NY


My Heads Are My Hands, Karma, New York, NY


Medusa Pie Country, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY


Promethean Dub, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, NY


The Moon Ate Me, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, NY


Rivers Burn and Run Backward, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, NY



Wrecked Angle: Rosy Keyser & Joseph Montgomery (forthcoming in June), Ceysson & Bénétière, NY


Sympathetic Magic, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA


Twilight Zone, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalbog, Denmark

Rosy Keyser and Eleanore Mikus, Parts & Labor, Beacon, NY

Listening Closely, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX

Notebook, curated by Joanne Greenbaum, 56 Henry, New York, NY


Somatic Gesture, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA

Off the Wall, The ICA at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

Featured Works, Marguiles Collection, Miami, FL

The Way Things Go, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN


MIDTOWN, Lever House, New York, NY

In the Abstract, MASS MoCa, North Adams, MA

Witches, September Gallery, Hudson, NY

Squid Ink, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Your Face In The Mirror Isn’t Your Face, Similar To Plastic Silverware, curated by Torey

Thornton, Morán Morán, Los Angeles, CA 


Object Painting – Painting Object, Jonathan Viner Gallery, London, United Kingdom 

Community of Influence, Vermont Studio Center Alumni Show, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY


Maximalism, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

2014 White Columns Benefit Auction and Exhibition, White Columns, New York, NY

Women, G Gallery, Houston, TX

The Space Where I Am, Blain Southern, London, United Kingdom 


The New Sincerity, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX

Painter Painter, curated by Eric Crosby and Bartholomew Ryan, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Painting from the Zabludowicz Collection: Part II, The Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK


Hue and Cry, Sotheby’s S2 Gallery, New York, NY

Heat Waves, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, NY Pink

Caviar, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

Science on the back end, curated by Matthew Day Jackson, Hauser and Wirth, New York, NY

Luis Camnitzer, Rosy Keyser, Robert Kinmot, and Linda Matalon, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY

Idealizing the Imaginary: Illusion and Invention in Contemporary Painting, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI


Miriam Bohm, Rosy Keyser, Erin Shirreff, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY

A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY



I Can’t Forget, But I Don’t Remember What, Freymond Guth Fine Art, Zurich, Switzerland

Black and White, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY

Spray, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY

Immaterial, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX,

Reflection, Peter Blum Soho, New York, NY


Almost, curated by Lance Goldsmith, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY

New Work, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

Hi, low and in between, Grimm Fine Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Converter, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Sack of Bones, Peres Project, Los Angeles, CA

Zero Zone, Tracy Williams Ltd., New York, NY


Stubborn Materials, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, NY


Durer Reenactment, Laeso, Denmark; Baltimore, MD


Family Portraits and Energetic Blueprints, Rensselaerville, New York, NY

7-Year Installation, Track House (Remote Back Side),Marble, CO


The Stray Show, Track House, Chicago, IL

On A Wave, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Yard Sale, Track House, Chicago, IL


Sulcata Solves, Track House, Chicago, IL

Depiction, Gallery 400, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Impotent Landscape, The Pond, Chicago, IL



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