Anwen Keeling, born 1976 in Sydney, completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) at the Australian National University, Canberra and was awarded the University Medal. She also holds a Masters of European Fine Art from the Winchester School of Art, South Hampton University, Barcelona, Spain.
Keeling was a finalist in the Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2010 and 2011. Her paintings have been selected for The Year in Art (2003) and the Salon des Refuses (2004) at the SH Ervin Gallery, The National Trust, Sydney. Keeling’s portrait of the Sydney radio hosts Merrick Watts and Tim Ross (Merrick and Rosso) was a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (2004) at the State Library of New South Wales. In 2007 Keeling was awarded the ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award (Employee’s Choice) for her painting, Marnie. In late 2010 Keeling was commissioned by the University of Notre Dame to paint the Chancellery – His Eminence Cardinal Pell, the Honourable John Howard and the Vice Chancellor Emeritus Professor Peter Tannock.
Keeling’s work is represented in the collections of the National Australia Bank and the Australian National University, Canberra, regional galleries including Tweed River Regional Art Gallery and the Gold Coast City Art Gallery, as well as private collections in Australia, the United States of America, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Anwen Keeling lives and works in Sydney and is represented by Liverpool Street Gallery.
General credit: Courtesy the artist and Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney.