Erin O’Keefe

© Courtesy of Erin O’Keefe and cadet capela

Born in 1962, Bronxville, NY
Lives and works in New York, NY

Erin O’Keefe is a photographer based in New York City and New Brunswick, Canada.

I am a photographer and an architect, and my work is informed by both of these disciplines. My background in architecture is the underpinning for my art practice, providing my first sustained exposure to the issues and questions that I contend with in my photographs. The questions that I ask through my work are about the nature of spatial perception, and the tools that I use are rooted in the abstract, formal language of making that I developed as an architect.
As a photographer, I am interested in the layer of distortion and misapprehension introduced by the camera as it translates three dimensional form and space into two dimensional image. This inevitable misalignment is the central issue in my work.

Curriculum vitae

  • Cleveland Clinic Collection, Cleveland, OH, US
  • The Deutsche Bank Collection, London, GB
  • Donatella Versace, Milan, IT
  • General Mills Art Collection, Golden Valley, MN, US
  • Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA, US
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, US
  • Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, NL
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, US
  • Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield, OH, US
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, US