• Bio:


    Keisha Scarville (b. Brooklyn, NY; lives Brooklyn, NY) weaves together themes dealing with transformation, place, and the unknown. She studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Parsons/The New School. Her work has shown at the Studio Museum of Harlem, The Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Rush Arts Gallery, BRIC Arts Media House, Lesley Heller Gallery, Contact Gallery in Toronto, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Museum of Contemporary Diasporan Arts, Baxter St CCNY, Lightwork, and The Brooklyn Museum of Art. Scarville has taken part in residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program, BRIC Workspace Residency Program, and Light Work Residency Program. Her work has been featured and reviewed in the New York Times, Vice, Transition, Nueva Luz, Small Axe, The Village Voice, and Hyperallgeric. Collections include the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. Currently, Scarville is an adjunct faculty member at the International Center of Photography and Parsons School of Art & Design in New York.

  • Upcoming Exhibitions:

    The Rose
    lumber room
    July 29th - October 28, 2023

    If I Had a Hammer
    Fotofest Biennial 2022, Houston
    September 24 2022 - November 6 2022

    Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London
    September 20 2022 - October 11 2022

    Picture Gallery of the Soul
    Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota
    September 13 2022 - December 10 2022

    Higher Pictures Generation
    December 4 2021 - February 5 2022

    LA Louver
    November 11 2021 - January 8 2022
    Curated by Alison Saar

    Systems Entwined
    Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space
    Apr 2 - May 29 2021
    Curated by Christie Neptune

    We Wear the Mask
    Higher Pictures Generation Gallery
    December 2020 - February 2021
    Curated by D'Angelo Lovell Williams

    Body/Split Trick
    Essex Flowers Gallery
    October 2020
    Curated by Melissa Brown

    Jeffery Deitch, LA
    February 8th - April 11th (reception Saturday, February 8th, 6pm-8pm)
    Curated by Dan Nadel and Laurie Simmons

    Art Summit Nigeria
    October 30-31, 2019
    Lagos, Nigeria

    Bamako Encounters 2019: Streams of Consciousness
    November 30–December 3, 2019
    Bamako, Mali

    November 1st - December 13th 2018 (artist talk November 1st 6pm)
    Lightwork, Syracuse

    Placelessness of Echoes (and kinship of shadows)
    June 7 – July 7, 2018
    Baxter Street CCNY

    The Last Place They Thought Of
    April 27th - August 12th, 2018 (reception April 27th 6pm-8pm)
    Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia

    Elegy: Selections from Mama's Clothes
    April 20th - May 20th, 2018 (reception April 20th, 6pm-8pm)
    Lesley Heller Gallery

    Revival: Contemporary Pattern and Decoration
    April 4th - June 6th, 2018 (reception April 4, 6:30pm-9:30pm)
    Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

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  • Upcoming Events:

    Artist-led Talk & Tour
    Longwood Art Gallery @Hostos
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:00 - 8:00pm

    Artist Talk with curator, Daniella Rose King
    Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia
    Wednesday, May 9th 6pm