Keith Boadwee was born in Mississippi in 1961and now produces photo-based works, drawings, paintings, and sculptures that address his continued fascination with actionism, the every day, and the abject. He received his BA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1989 and his MFA from University of California, Berkeley in 2001.
While Boadwee studied at UCLA he worked with and was influenced by Paul McCarthy and Chris Burden. Boadwee’s work achieved some notoriety in the early-to-mid-90s when he was grouped with other artists who were working in the arena of “identity politics.” Works of note from this period include his “anal targets” and enema paintings. Boadwee’s works have been included in the Venice Biennial, Ann Kustera Gallery, the New Museum’s “Bad Girls” exhibition, MOCA Los Angeles’ Portfolio of Photography, curated by Cindy Sherman, PS1’s “Into Me/Out of Me” and Orange County Museum of Art. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at White Columns, New York, Rocksbox, Portland, OR and Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA as part of Dan Cameron’s PROSPECT series.