Gary Keown


Professor of Graphic Design


East Stadium 132B
(985) 549-5419


Professor Gary Keown has taught graphic design at Southeastern Louisiana University for over twenty years. He joined the Visual Art + Design Department in 1996 where he developed the Graphic Design curriculum.


Claude Ellsworth 
digital print
60” H x 26” W x 2” D

digital print
60” H x 26” W x 2” D


Professionally, Keown is an experienced graphic designer who has worked in the field at various levels for over thirty years. He is also a visual artist who is involved in technological approaches to interactive, installation, three - dimensional structures and large digital prints.

Gary was a visiting artist for the North Carolina Arts Council from 1985-1986. Exhibitions of his work have appeared throughout the United States and Europe. In summer 2005, he was an artist-in-residence at the Fundacion Torre Pujales in Corme, Spain. Specific solo and group exhibitions have included TerrorVison at Exit Art in New York City, a two-person exhibition at Matrix Gallery in Sacramento, California, a solo exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, a solo exhibition at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, a solo exhibition at the 621 Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida, and Techno Seduction at Cooper Union in New York City.

Will Build to Suit Roundabout

Will Build to Suit,
wood, paint, aluminum, stainless steel, hardware,
72” H x 17” W x 14” D

wood, paint, aluminum, hardware
22” H x 11” W x 9” D


Keown’s work has been referenced in various periodicals and books including: The New York Times, NexusArt Magazine, The Village Voice, Sculpture Magazine, The Washington Times, Art Papers, Exploring Color Photography: From the Darkroom to the Digital Studio, and How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist.


Updated 10/9/17