Erin O'Keefe

Erin O’Keefe is a visual artist and an architect. Her work explores both the specific properties of photography and many of the material and theoretical concerns of architecture. She is in conversation with a lineage of photographers from Florence Henri and others in the early 20th century to Barbara Kasten, who started exhibiting in the early 1970s, to contemporaries who are also examining photography on an elemental level specific to the digital age.


Erin O’Keefe is based in New York City and New Brunswick, Canada. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornell University and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University. Recent solo exhibitions have included Certain Things, Seventeen Gallery, London; Seeing Things, Denny Dimin Gallery New York, Ecstatic Vernacular with Matt Kleberg, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York; Book of Days, Denny Gallery, New York, Natural Disasters, Platform Gallery, Seattle. Group exhibitions have included  Triple Play, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles; Joy Before the Object, Seventeen Gallery, London; Paperworks, Albada Jelgersma Gallery Amsterdam, 20 x16 Biennial, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York; Invariants Ampersand Gallery Portland; NEW YORK, NEW WORK, Albada Jelgersma Gallery Amsterdam; Press One For Show Lorimoto Gallery, Ridgewood, New York and Inside Out/Upside Down, The Photographer’s Gallery, London. O’Keefe was recently awarded the 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship in Photography.