Keith Stanton
photo-based mixed media artist
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Keith Stanton was born in Downers Grove, Illinois in 1975.

 

As a child growing up in the suburbs of Chicago Keith took painting and drawing classes through the park district. In high school he realized he only enjoyed making art and watching Chicago White Sox baseball. Being a latch key kid and a free spirit, Keith would take the train into the city and visit the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Inspired by the Museum of Contemporary Art's Art at the Armory: Occupied Territory exhibition, Keith decided to attend art school. He ventured to Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona where in 1997 he received his BFA in Intermedia.

 

After receiving his BFA Keith moved across the country. Working in New York he learned still-life photography at Kraft Food's photo studio. Living between Washington, D.C. and Mesa, Arizona Keith decided to study Display and Exhibit Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, New York. At FIT he created models to help illustrate design proposals for retail interiors and display windows. Currently, Keith lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and creates photographs of fabricated suburban landscapes.

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