Brian McKee

Biography Born 1977 in Kansas City, Missouri, attended the Interlochen Arts Academy and Bard College studying photography with Stephen Shore, Larry Fink and Barbara Ess. Worked as assistant and studio manger to Lynn Davis 1996-2001. Currently lives and works in New York City. About the work For the past four years I have traveled throughout America and Eastern Europe photographing sites that represent important political and social events in contemporary world history. My most recent project in Afghanistan is a continuation of this larger conceptual body of work. Acting as a kind of visual historian I seek to create images that convey a unique and important view of select aspects of World History. Within architecture and landscapes I find my true subject, the detritus of civilization, and seek to explore the way we define and relate to its existence. Although creating precisely composed and executed images I carefully chose projects that have a conceptual meaning and importance beyond their visual interest or beauty. These images from Afghanistan encompass and express the intents of my vision as an artist. All images are photographed with a Deardorff 8x10 inch camera on Fuji negative film. Final print sizes vary from 30x40 inches to 50x60 inches and are in an edition of 5. Menue: Biographie . Ausstellungen . Literatur Ausstellungen Solo Exhibitions 2003 . Galerie Hilger Wien 2003 . Galerie Poller, Frankfurt am Main 2002 - Fotografie aus New York: Gallery KunstRaum, Essen, Germany 2001 - The Soviet Military Bases: KunstMarkt , Krefeld, Germany 1999- SITES: Olin Gallery, Annandale, New York Group Exhibitions 2003 . ART 34 Basel, Galerie Hilger 2003 - Arco: with Gallery Christa Schübbe, Madrid, Spain 2002 - Mudai: Gallery Christa Schubbe, Dusseldorf, Germany 2002 - October Report: The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University 2002 - The Blue Square: Gallery Viehofer Strasse 26, Essen, Germany 2002 - International Young Art: Sotheby.s Tel Aviv 2002- International Young Art: Sotheby.s Amsterdam 2002- International Young Art: Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, New York 2000- Annual New Images Exhibition: New Images Gallery, James Madison University, Virginia Upcoming Group Exhibitions Fall 2003 - 25 Under 25: Tisch Gallery, New York, New York Awards 1999 - The Eugene Atget Prize for Photography presented by Bard College 2001- International Emerging Young Artist: Sponsored by ArtLink and Sotheby.s and followed by a series of group shows with Sotheby.s Auction House 2001- 25 Under 25: Sponsored by Duke University.s Center for Documentary Studies and followed by the publication of 25 Under 25 Menue: Biographie . Ausstellungen . Literatur Literatur Upcoming Publications March 2003: Featured Artist Portfolio: Bardian Magazine Fall 2003: Artist Portfolio: Eikon September 2003: 25 Under 25: sponsored by Duke University.s Center for Documentary Studies and published by Powerhouse Books