Professor Gary Keown has taught graphic design for over twenty years. He has integrated
computer technology into his teaching of this discipline since 1986. Keown joined
the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Southeastern Louisiana University in
1996 where he developed the Digital Design (graphic design) curriculum.
Professionally, Keown is an experienced graphic designer who has worked in the field
at various levels for the past thirty years. He is also a visual artist who is involved
in technological approaches to interactive, installation and large digital print work.
Keown was a visiting artist for the North Carolina Arts Council from 1985-1986. Exhibitions
of his work have been seen from California to New York City to 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.
His 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.