Michelle was brought up on Romney Marsh a desolate corner of Britain on the South East Coast. Michelle studied Fine Art at the Kent Institute of Art and Design [formally Maidstone College of Art] she specialised within Printmaking and a subsidiary in Painting, graduating with First Class Honours.
For her post graduate study, she undertook this at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London between 1998 – 1990, specialising in Printmaking.
Michelle completed a Post Graduate Certificate of Education between 1984-1986 at Nottingham Trent University.
In 2015 Michelle became a Fellow of the The Higher Education Academy.
Michelle’s practice has always been predominately within the discipline of Printmaking.
Michelle teaches on both our undergraduate courses, BA Fine Art and BA Painting and Drawing and also on the MA Fine Art course.
Michelle exhibits Prints both nationally and internationally in commercial galleries and public art spaces. Michelle is a guest tutor across numerous Print Workshops.
Michelle won the Flourish award for Printmaking in 2014 and is a member of the research collective Space and place Practice.
Michelle’s Printmaking Practice is a way in which to conduct conversations with the landscape and reflect on notions of belonging, identity, rootedness, liminality, and ‘home’. The work explores the dynamics and ambiguities of relationships, therefore exposing private ways of seeing and that of wider public discourses.
Keegan, M. (2019) Organic form, Listening for the Past. Exhibit at: Gallery 57 Arundel November 2018 – February 2019.
Keegan, M. (2018) Interior Space,Drawn in the Margins. Exhibit at: Gallery 57 Arundel April 2018 – June 2018.
Keegan, M. (2018) Contemplation. Exhibit at: Gallery 57 Arundel March 2018 – April 2018.
Keegan, M. (2018) Make Colour Sing, review of contemporary abstraction Exhibit at: Nottingham Society of Artists Gallery – May 2018.
Keegan, M. (2018) Still Navigating Exhibit at: Tarpey Gallery– April 2018.